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The St. Armands Circle Association is sad to announce the cancellation of the 44th annual Holiday Night of Lights on St. Armands Circle.  Although the celebration has changed over the last 43 years, the first Friday of December has become a celebration and tradition on St. Armands Circle for many Sarasota residents, families, and visitors.

For the 2022 Holiday Season, we are excited to unveil the new 60-foot Christmas Tree, and planned a celebration fitting this exciting event.  The City of Sarasota granted the 60 foot Christmas Tree to the St. Armands Circle Association and the grant request was secured with the assistance of the St. Armands BID.  Unfortunately, for the 2022 holiday season, the City of Sarasota entered into a contract with a private organization for use of the Circle Park for a two-month period spanning November to early January.  The restrictions placed on the St. Armands Circle Association for Holiday Night, have made it impossible for us to present a celebration on Friday, December 2nd for the public this year, but we look forward to celebrating Holiday Night of Lights with you in 2023.

The St. Armands Circle Association wants to thank you for your ongoing support of the small business owners on St. Armands Circle.  We wish you, your families, and your friends a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.

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Holiday Night of Lights magically transforms St. Armands Circle into your favorite Holiday destination on the Gulf Coast of Florida.  Be a part of the celebration, as the Circle comes to life at the official kick-off to the holiday season.

The event begins with a special performance at 5:30pm – 6:00pm.  Join in with our annual Christmas Carol Sing-a-long beginning at 6:00 pm.  Once Santa arrives, he needs your help to countdown the final 10-seconds and illuminate St. Armands Circle with our new 60 foot Christmas Tree!  From 6:30pm – 8:00pm, enjoy these free, family-friendly activities and more!  Dress your best, and have your childrens photos taken with Santa.  And don’t forget to mail your Letter to Santa, because we know you are all on the Nice List.  From 6:30pm – 9:00pm, stroll the Circle and enjoy the live musical performances.

Enjoy holiday entertainment, special store promotions, and gracious hospitality provided by our many shops and restaurants.  We recommend making your dining reservations in advance at one of our many delicious Circle restaurants.

A special evening for the young . . . and the young at heart.

Holiday Night of Lights is sponsored by Crab & Fin, Lynches Pub, St. Armands Antiques, the City of Sarasota, the St. Armands Residents Association, and the St. Armands Circle Association.  The City of Sarasota granted the 60 foot Christmas Tree to the St. Armands Circle Association in 2022.  This grant was secured with the assistance of the St. Armands BID.

In 2022, we are excited and proud to be partnering with Flight to the North Pole, a charity that provides financial and emotional support to terminally ill children and their families in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.  For more information, please visit, flighttothenorthpole.org

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