Skip to Content


Create unforgettable memories this holiday season at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.  From picturesque festive décor, seasonal eats and plenty of sunshine and cheer to go around, you’ll want to make Sarasota an annual tradition with friends and family. 

Festivities at The Ritz-Carlton

Festive Welcome
December 1 – January 2 in the Lobby 

A holiday in paradise will surely include sunshine and a lot of sand – approximately 450 pounds. Carved by local Sarasota sculptors, our display will be a prominent feature in the main lobby embracing elements of a tropical holiday with a sprinkle of traditional symbols of Christmas and Hanukkah.

Holiday Music Live
Every Friday and Saturday starting December 3rd | 5:30pm – 7:30pm

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without beautiful yuletide tunes that brighten our spirits. Stephen Baker, an acclaimed pianist who has been a featured soloist with many symphony orchestras and performed with Academy Award-winning composers, will be playing some of your favorite holiday classics every Friday and Saturday in the main lobby.

Letters to Santa
November 28 – December 23

Is there something special you want for Christmas this year? Write a personalized letter or list to Santa on our custom stationary addressed to Santa’s Workshop in the North Pole.

Thanksgiving at The Ritz-carlton

Thanksgiving Day Feast at Jack Dusty 
November 25, 2021 l 11am to 4pm

Experience a Thanksgiving feast with chef-attended action stations. 

$130 per adult++, $45 per child++

Thanksgiving Dinner at Ridley’s Porch
November 25, 2021 l 4pm to 8pm

Gather for a Thanksgiving dinner steps from Lido Key Beach featuring holiday-inspired favorites. 

Christmas at The Ritz-Carlton 

Christmas Eve Dinner at Jack Dusty
December 24, 2021 l 4:40pm to 9pm

$95 per adult++, $30 per child++

Christmas Day Brunch at Jack Dusty
December 25, 2021 l 11am to 4pm 

‘Tis the season to gather with friends and family for a festive brunch. 

$130 per adult++, $45 per child++

Christmas Eve Dinner at Ridley’s Porch
December 24, 2021 l 4:30pm to 9pm 

Savor the flavor of the holiday season and join us for meal full of tidings and good cheer. 

$95 per adult++, $30 per child++

Christmas Dinner at Ridley’s Porch
December 25, 2021 l 4:30pm to 9pm 

Join us for a grand holiday feast featuring traditional festive favorites. 

$95 per adult++, $40 per child++

New Year’s Eve at The Ritz-Carlton 

New Year’s Eve
December 31, 2021 | 6pm to 12am

Ring in 2022 at Jack Dusty with waterfront views, live entertainment, and a complimentary champagne toast. 

$135 per adult++, $60 per child++

New Year’s Day Brunch at Jack Dusty

Celebrate the new year with a lavish Brunch featuring a special a la carte menu. 

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Ridley’s Porch 
December 31, 2021 | 6pm to 10pm

Celebrate the start of a new year with oceanfront views.