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Timeshare Traditions: Invest in Your Holiday Getaway on Longboat Key

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Start a new holiday tradition in the southwest Gulf Coast by purchasing a timeshare on Longboat Key.

Each year, visitors journey to Sarasota for the holiday season to trade-in snow boots and fires for sandals and pool parties. With the influx of guests and travelers falling in love with our area at the busiest time of the year, now is the perfect time to take advantage of purchasing a timeshare.

Timeshare owners at Veranda Beach Club and White Sands on Longboat have used the holidays as a time to reconnect with friends that have become more like family. The timeshare community feels like a home away from home yet still embodies the meaning of the holidays on the southwest Gulf Coast.

Beautifully situated on Longboat Key, guests are just a short trek from all the festivities of the season taking place around St. Armand’s Circle, Siesta Key, Downtown Sarasota, and even the worth-while exploration of Bradenton and Venice.


True to the holiday, guests at the timeshares are normally found hosting generous potlucks dinners and fun social activities. Besides playing a round of golf in the morning, watching football in the afternoon, and hitting the town for Black Friday shopping at St. Armand’s Circle, there is plenty to do around this time.

November 15th-18th — The 10th Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition takes place on the beaches of what has been named the number one beach in America. Guests enjoy walking the shores and seeing sand artists focused and hard at work creating incredible masterpieces.

November 21st — The Siesta Key Turkey Trott Pub Crawl brings Siesta Key Village to life with a wealth of activities and entertainment.

November 24th — The 34th Annual Light Up Siesta Key and Village Holiday Parade kicks off the holiday season in style.


Christmas on the Gulf is a little more laidback than it is in bustling cities and crowds of people. The lights are twinkling, Christmas trees are decorated, and holiday tunes are still played in most of the shops.

December 5th — Holiday Splendor at Ringling is a lively celebration of sights and sounds of the season that help support the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

December 7th — Gather around St. Armand’s Circle for the 40th Annual Holiday Night of Lights to ring in the season with a sing-along, Santa and twinkling lights.

December 7th — The 24th Annual Sarasota Holiday Parade takes place downtown with decorated floats, live marching bands, and a parade ending with Santa himself.

December 14th — Possibly the most popular holiday event is the Annual Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade of Lights which begins around 6 PM.


From the beginning of Chanukah, there is so much to do that will surely bring a smile on your face while you’re enjoying your timeshare getaway.

December 9th — Annual Taste of Chanukah Food & Music Festival takes place at the Phillippi Estate Park, just a brief drive from St. Armand’s Circle.

December 9th — Join together in preparation of the lighting of the 12-foot Menorah and interactive Dreidel House with music, food and fun at the Chanukah Klezmer Festival in Venice.

New Years

There may be no better way to ring in a new year than sitting on pillowy white sand, listening to waves, and watching fireworks burst in the night sky.

December 31st — Ring in the New Year at “Main Street Live,” the New Year’s Eve 2019 Celebration on Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton

December 31st — The Annual Fireworks on the Bay hosted by Marina Jack is a must-see to experience fireworks over the water and live music to celebrate a new year.

The holidays spent at Veranda Beach Club and White Sands on Longboat add special meaning to the season and the timeshare experience, all around.

Veranda Beach Club on Longboat Key is all about the simple pleasures of a Florida vacation. Gather with family and make new friends enjoying the pleasures of swimming, lounging on the beach, unwinding in the whirlpool spa, and exploring the local area. Every day will be filled with fun in the sun where the luxury of beachfront living meets an array of leisure activities, and where a lifetime of memories are made.

Veranda Beach Club | 2509 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL. 34228 | 800.411.5511


Nestled on beautiful Longboat Key, White Sands is a charming boutique resort situated perfectly between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. Guests enjoy vacation rentals or interval ownership opportunities in delightful beachfront condominiums and Bayfront Bermuda-style villas. White Sands is ideal for anyone seeking a relaxing getaway to an exhilarating vacation experience.

White Sands of Longboat | 5114 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL. 34228 | 800.230.2428


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Timeshare Traditions: Invest in Your Holiday Getaway on Longboat Key was last modified: August 21st, 2019 by Shanna Bellingham