Annual Christmas on Bridge Street

holidayChristmas on Bridge Street will transform Bradenton Beach’s historic business district into a holiday-themed winter wonderland Saturday afternoon and evening.
Promising family fun from 4 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 13, Christmas on Bridge Street will feature a visit from Santa, snow, the Island’s largest live Christmas tree, holiday street lighting, a brand new hot chocolate bar, and holiday music performed by Russ and Brandi and Savannah Brady and Friends!



Bridge Street

Event Date:
Saturday, December 13, 2014
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Other Events Dates: Saturday, December 13, 2014
117 Bridge Street
Bradenton Beach, 34217

Cost: FREE

Anna Maria Holiday of Treasures Open House

snowAnna Maria Holiday of Treasures Open House

Friday, December 12, 2014 from 05:30 PM – 08:30 PM
A city-wide yuletide City of Anna Maria Celebration. The City of Anna Maria’s Businesses District invites you to a Holiday Walk-About
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE – Friday December 12th from 5:30 to 8pm

Stroll the business district on Gulf Drive and along Pine Avenue while enjoying lite bites and refreshments. The front porches of the shops along Pine Avenue will be alive with merchandise, music, food and drink. There will be chairs for those who need to rest or if they just want to sit and visit with the others. Santa will be listening to wishes at the Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper and the Roser Church Children’s Choir will be giving a performance at 6:00pm

Resort Wedding Reviews

Reviewed 12/1/14

Stayed @ the Bayfront Villa Top Floor overlooking the bay..We were here for a relatives wedding and the accommodations could not have been better! The villa is comprised of 3 seperate units each with its own kitchen and the most spacious is the entire top floor # 23. Family stayed in the lower units and we all congregated for get togethers in MY unit as it was so large and luxurious!
Date of Stay was Nov 6-9th and the first 2 days were lovely and warm however the beachfront wedding was rainy & chilly as was the next day.
The grounds were immaculate and extremely quiet. Nice heated pool and glorious bayviews from the huge porch!
Very convenient location to several restaurants including the Bridge St Bistro which had excellent food and great ambiance & water views to boot. Trolley ran length of Island with a pick up very nearby. (Free)

Reviewed 11/28/14

My new wife and I chose the Tortuga Beach Resort as the preferred hotel for all our guests attending our wedding last week. We could not have made a better choice! The staff was top notch and the grounds were perfectly maintained with 2 pools and a grilling area to host a BBQ. Our room made us feel right at home as we celebrated the best week of our lives! We already have the same room booked for next year to go back for out anniversary! Cant wait!

Reviewed 11/28/14

My daughter’s dream has always been to get married on the beach and last week, that dream became reality. The Tortuga Beach Resort was the hotel selected for nearly all of the guests for her “destination wedding” and everyone was extremely pleased with the accommodations. Our room was spacious, clean and had all the convenience of home. The location is very convenient to the local restaurants, thanks to the Monkey Bus service and the lack of cell phone service on the island turned out to be a blessing. Multiple pools and easy beach access make Tortuga Beach Resort a great place to stay!!!

Reviewed 10/13/14

What an amazing place to stay! We arrived a week prior to a wedding that was being held on the beach. We had a great room location and the staff was amazing. We will most definitely stay at the Tortuga Beach Resort again, if given the chance! The only suggestion that I could make would be on the housekeeping end. The rooms were spotless, but sometimes they forgot to give you enough towels for your party (we would get 4 sets, but had 6 people in our room). A quick stop at the front desk, and the issue was resolved quickly and without question. The complimentary washer and dryer came in super handy, just purchase a $1 pack of soap at the front desk, and the rest is FREE! Thank you to the entire staff of the Tortuga Beach Resort for making our week very memorable.