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Celebrate “An Old Florida Christmas” at Manatee Village Historical Park

BRADENTON, Fla. (November 2, 2022) Experience an old-fashioned Florida holiday celebration at Manatee Village Historical Park. “An Old Florida Christmas” will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2022, featuring food, crafts, music, and vendors selling handmade goods. Manatee Village staff and volunteers will also be offering free "make and take" seasonal crafts.

Kids can make a free craft, like orange pomanders, a traditional Florida holiday decoration.

The buildings of Manatee Village Historical Park will be decked out in Victorian and Florida pioneer inspired décor. While on the museum grounds, explore landmarks like the "Old Cabbage Head" locomotive, Junior Junction playground, museum exhibits, and the Whistle Stop Gift Shop.

This annual festival is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and admission is FREE. Food vendors will include Alston’s Chicken, Breezy Eazy Bistro, Kona Ice and Carousels Soft-Serve Icery. Vendors will have their own pricing for their goods and cash is encouraged.

Parking is free and available at Manatee Village (1404 Manatee Avenue E), or overflow parking is available at East Manatee Health and Wellness Center (1312 Manatee Ave E) or Manatee Village’s Vanderipe house property (703 14th St E) located on the South side of Manatee Village Historical Park.

Additional details and musical performance times will be announced on the website,, and social media pages for Manatee Village Historical Park.

Manatee Village Historical Park is located at 1404 Manatee Avenue East (State Road 64), Bradenton, Florida. For more information, visit, email or call 941-749-7165.

Manatee Village Historical Park is part of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller Historical Resources Department. This program is offered in conjunction with the Manatee County Historical Commission, Inc.


The Clerk of the Circuit Court was established as a public trustee by the Florida Constitution in 1838. The Clerk of the Circuit Court serves as the Clerk of Courts, the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, Auditor, Recorder, and Custodian of all County Funds. In Manatee County, the Clerk’s office also administers a child support enforcement program, violence protection advocacy program and Teen Court programs. Located at 1115 Manatee Avenue West in Downtown Bradenton, the Courthouse is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please be sure to visit our web site at


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