The Bradenton Times Events
Olde Fashioned Christmas Festival at The Village of the Arts
Date: December 8, 2012
Between 9th Street West & 14th Street West
It's an Olde Fashioned Christmas at The Village of the Arts in Bradenton this weekend. The Village is the Gulf Coast's Largest Art Community, featuring over 35 galleries and 5 restaurants in colorful restored vintage cottages. Friday, Dec. 7., from 6-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., stroll through this quaint village festooned with holiday lights to the sounds of Christmas Carolers and the Barber Shop Quartet.
Enjoy a visit with Santa and special holiday treats and sugar plums and a Christmas Tea Room at restaurants throughout the Village. Special displays of antique quilts, toys, dolls and vintage holiday fashions by Retro Rosie, plus Village artists will be displaying their latest one-of-a-kind creations for your holiday shopping pleasure.
The 12th Annual Lighting of the Village will take place at 6pm. Located 4 blocks south of Manatee Ave. between 9th. St. West & 14th. St. West, the event is put on by the Artists Guild of Manatee. Visit www.villageofthearts.com, more info.