Breakfast with Santa event to be held at Newtown Estates Park in Sarasota on Dec. 15

County staff also accepting toy donations

Photo courtesy Sarasota County via Twitter

The Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department is inviting children ages 12 and younger to attend the 14th annual Breakfast with Santa from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at Newtown Estates Park in Sarasota.

“This free, fun event features a breakfast buffet, holiday music, toy giveaway, holiday crafts, a gift raffle and of course, a visit from Santa Claus,” a news release explains.

Sarasota County staff also is accepting donations of unwrapped toys at the following locations, the release notes:

  • Newtown Estates Park, located at 2800 Newtown Blvd. in Sarasota.
  • Twin Lakes Park, located at 6700 Clark Road in Sarasota.
  • Sarasota County Administration Center (fifth floor), located at 1660 Ringling Blvd. in downtown Sarasota.
  • Venice Community Center, located at 326 S. Nokomis Ave. in Venice.
  • Woodmere Park, located at 3951 Woodmere Park Blvd. in Venice.
  • Fruitville Library, located at 100 Coburn Road in Sarasota.
  • Gulf Gate Library, located at 7112 Curtiss Ave. in Sarasota.
  • North Sarasota Library, located at 2801 Newtown Blvd. in Sarasota.

For more information, call the county Contact Center at 861-5000 or visit