Holidays at UTC

Enjoy nightly lightshows, dazzling decor, fireworks, ice skating, horse-drawn carriage rides, outdoor holiday movies & more!

Now through January 2

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UTC is where friends and families find themselves at the center of it all — at Sarasota-Bradenton's favorite shopping, dining and lifestyle destination. Soak up the Florida sun in this open-air environment where new discoveries are always waiting to be made, and favorites are waiting to be enjoyed again.

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EXPLORE THE SOCIAL SCENE @utcsarasota

There's always something to see in the center of it all. Follow along and never miss a beat.

oh what fun ⛸️ get ready for some wintertime fun because the rink at utc, presented by @raysbaseball is officially open 🤩 meet us there this season in the east district at #utcsarasota, right next to popstroke

#therinkatutc #holidaysatutc
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fresh picks💐 @posiesflowertruck is rolling in TODAY from 11 am - 2 pm. while you're out black friday shopping, stop by the green at utc to make your own fresh floral bouquet. #utcsarasota ...

thankful for the smiles shared and moments that bring us together 🧡 happy thanksgiving!

select utc locations are open today but hours may vary. please call ahead. link in bio for roundup of restaurants open today. 🦃 #utcsarasota
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santa claus isn’t the only one coming to town 🎅meet the four new shops and restaurants that landed at the shoppes at utc, just in time for holiday decorating, gifting and celebrating✨  #utcsarasota

📍@hello.suns
📍@letoys_universitypark
📍@postkitchenandbar
📍@tandoorsrq(new, expanded location opening soon)
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feast mode🦃 warm up your thanksgiving day appetite at the 5th annual @floridaturkeytrot at @nathanbendersonpark . bring the whole family for this fun event with festive treats awarded at the finish line. there's only 2 days left to register, so run to link in bio to sign up.

#holidaysatutc #floridaturkeytrot #turkeydayrace #utcsarasota
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let's glide ⛸️ we are thrilled to welcome back a beloved holiday tradition at utc. get ready to lace up your skates and meet us at the rink at utc, presented by @raysbaseball, nov. 25 through jan. 2. we cannot wait to meet you on the ice! 💙

the rink is located in the east district at #utcsarasota, right next to popstroke. for more information on hours, ticket prices and to reserve your spot online, visit link in bio. #holidaysatutc

📷: Sarasota Herald-Tribune
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it's showtime 🎬 cozy up and catch your favorite holiday flicks at utc's holiday movies under the stars, presented most friday and saturday nights starting at 7pm in the lot by ford's garage. onsite concessions are available 🍿 seating is limited, so bringing your own chairs is encouraged.

this weekend's free holiday movie lineup👇

11/18: harry potter and the sorcerer’s stone
*starting at 6pm, meet harry potter & friends

11/19: the nightmare before christmas
*starting at 6pm, meet jack skellington & sally

link in bio for complete movie schedule. #utcsarasota #holidaysatutc
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nama-sleigh 🧘 we're adding some festive fun to our #UTCFIT free outdoor workout series. this week's class lineup includes:

💃wednesday at 5:30 pm: holly jolly holiday zumba dance party with @yaelcampbell

💪saturday at 9:30 am: full-body balanced workout with @barre3lwr , powered by @lululemon featuring music by @downwithdjtruth and goodies from @vitaminshoppe_utc

meet us on the green, located in the west district at #utcsarasota across from the vitamin shoppe. no registration required, link in bio for details.
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'tis the season✨ join us mon, nov. 21 from 6:30-8pm for an outdoor ornament-making workshop with @driftheory. make a one-of-a-kind ornament to keep or give as a gift, while enjoying refreshments on the green at #utcsarasota. limited spots available; link in bio to purchase tickets. #utcsarasota #holidaysatutc ...

merry & bright 🤗 join us for the night market this thursday, nov. 17 from 5-9pm. shop local vendors, enjoy seasonal delights and listen to live music by @keithjamesmusic. we'll be rockin' around the christmas tree on the green at #utcsarasota and enjoying the lightshow that starts at 6:30pm🎄 link in bio for more details. #holidaysatutc ...

everyone totally sleighed it at santa’s grand arrival parade 🎅we had the best time celebrating the start of the holiday season with you! ✨

#sarasota #florida
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oh hoppy day! 🍻 @fatpointbrewing is coming soon to the west district at #utcsarasota. the new brewpub will serve coastal-inspired bar fare and beers ranging from fat point’s flagship ale to site-exclusive small batches. stay tuned for more details 👏 ...

trimming the trees, decking the halls 🎄 the holidays at UTC kick off in 2 days with santa’s grand arrival parade along cattlemen dr. and the first lightshow of the season ✨ all the festive fun details are in link in bio. #utcsarasota ...

welcome to florida, @homesense_us 🎉 the new home store opens tomorrow at 8am in the west district at #utcsarasota. stop by to discover an ever-changing selection of famous brand furniture, rugs, lighting, wall art and décor from around the world✨
📍125 n cattlemen rd
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wednesday plans all booked up 📚 trot on over to the green this wednesday, november 9 at 10 am for storytime with @bnsarasotautc featuring thanksgiving stories, snacks and crafts 🦃 link in bio for details. ...

*closed* ho-ho holiday giveaway 🎅 the holidays at UTC kick off in 1 week on nov. 12 with santa's grand arrival parade, the first lightshow of the season and a fireworks spectacular ✨ we want to put you (and three friends) in the center of the action with a chance to win a ride in the parade in a horse-drawn carriage. to enter:

🎁 like this post
🎁 tag the three friends you're taking to the parade
🎁 follow @utcsarasota

winner announced tuesday, nov. 8. must be available to participate in the parade on saturday, nov. 12. visit link in bio for parade details.
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holidays are here ✨ @starbucks holiday drinks have arrived and they're giving us all the festive feels (and caffeine fix) we need to finish installing the millions of lights for our holiday kick-off event on november 12 ❄️ #utcsarasota #holidaysatutc ...