Enjoy the Wonder and Merriment of the Holidays This Season at the Ringling Estate
Sarasota, FL—Nov. 09, 2009— Embrace the joy and merriment of the holiday season at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. In November, the Ca’ d’Zan Mansion is adorned with festive period décor setting the stage for holiday celebrations. In December, guests are invited to the annual Holiday Splendor, a Toy for Tots benefit on Dec. 3. The Ringling Museum is consistently one of the top contributors to the area’s Toys for Tots program. New this year is a Holiday Swing-Big Band Courtyard Concert on Thursday, Dec. 10.
Thursday, Dec. 3, 6-9 p.m.
Guests will stroll the Estate during evening hours enjoying holiday music and performances by more than 400 students from local schools. Performances will take place throughout the evening at the Ca’d’Zan Mansion, the Museum of Art Courtyard and outside of the Tibbals Learning Center. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Admission is one unwrapped toy per guest or $10 without a toy. All toys benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots of Sarasota and Manatee Counties. To get more information, call 941.359.5700 x5705.
Historic Asolo Theater
Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Guests will experience the holidays through the eyes of a child as The Florida Voices present holiday classics with a twist in the Historic Asolo Theater. Tickets are $15 and $8 for students.
Holiday Swing-Big Band Courtyard Concert
Thursday, Dec. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Guests will get into the spirit while enjoying the sounds of the season as The Bay Band, directed by Bob Edwards, performs holiday favorites in the Courtyard. Food and beverages are available for purchase only, no coolers permitted. Tickets are $10 for adults and children 6 years and under are free. Will call opens at 5:30 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. and music begins at 6:30 p.m. Bring a chair and blanket, as no reserved seating is available. Advance reservations are recommended by calling 941.358.3180.
For more information visit www.ringling.org.