Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce Presents Light Up Siesta Village & Holiday Parade

Siesta Key, FL: For the 33rd year, Siesta Key will present Light Up the Village on Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 6 to 9 PM.  Siesta Village will be decorated in full holiday splendor with the Christmas tree lighting taking place at the Gazebo, located at Ocean Blvd. and Canal Road, at approximately 6:15 PM.

Santa Claus will be arriving on a float in the holiday parade which will begin at Avenida del Mare and Beach Road at 5:40 PM traveling north on Beach Road onto Ocean Blvd. into the Village. Many businesses and local groups will be participating in the parade and welcoming Santa to Siesta Village.  If you would like to participate in the parade, please email Mark Smith, Parade Coordinator, at  There is no fee to register.

Santa will reign at the Siesta Center to greet all children.  The first 250 to see him will receive gift bags donated by Beach Bazaar. At Santa’s Village there will also be face painting and activities.  Photos may be taken with Santa, free of charge.

Shops and restaurants will offer refreshments and special holiday bargains from 6 to 9 PM.  There will also be live music at various venues, plus carolers and a martial arts demonstration.

Free transportation is provided courtesy of the Siesta Breeze Trolley from Siesta Public Beach to the Village from making it easier for all to participate in the festivities.

This festive event is sponsored by merchants, businesses, and friends of Siesta Key; and is free and open to the public.

The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce Announces THE NEW “SHOP LOCAL CARD” SHOP, DINE, & STAY LOCAL!

The Siesta Key Chamber believes in the power and value of small, locally owned businesses. The Shop Local Card promotion highlights our local businesses through discounts and specials.  Currently over 30 businesses are participating with more expected to join.  The greater the variety, the greater the value!  The participation list will be kept updated on the Chamber website and be enclosed with the purchase of the cards.  Cards will be valid from October 1, 2017 – September 31, 2018.  Let the shopping begin!

How it works:  Cards will be sold through the Chamber for $25 each, or 5 for $100.  Card holders may use the cards as frequently as they wish but must show card to receive the specials and discounts.  No refund or replacement card will be given if lost or stolen.  Cards are perfect for residents, tourists, gift giving, and they make great stocking stuffers!

Participating businesses will display a participation window “sign”, with the artwork pictured above.  Cards may be purchased online at or at the Chamber Office, located at 5114 Ocean Boulevard, Siesta Key, FL 34242. 

Click here to download a list of participants

Thank you for supporting our local businesses! 


– Trip Advisor - 

There are great family rental destinations all over Florida, but only one sports the best beach in America. Siesta Key, with its stunning traveler-favorite Siesta Beach, gets our vote for your summer getaway because of its serene beauty, powdery sand, clear blue waters, and local attractions for all ages. On the water, families can enjoy scuba, snorkeling, jet-skiing, kayaking, fishing, or whale/dolphin-watching tours. On land, there’s Segway rentals and leisurely bike tours.

Read the whole article here.



Enjoy the ride and take the new Siesta Key Breeze Trolley - it’s FREE!  The trolley route goes to and from Siesta Key Village and Turtle Beach approximately every 30 minutes, every day 8:00 a.m. to Midnight, March through September. Riders may also be picked up and dropped off at bus stop locations along Beach Road or flag it down south of Stickney Point Road.   

2017 Board Officers & Directors

Chair:                              Mark Smith, Smith Architects
Chair-Elect:                    Wendall Jacobsen, Beach Bazaar
Immediate Past Chair:   Alana Tomasso, Midnight Cove
Treasurer:                       Maria Bankemper, Best Western Plus - SK Gateway
Secretary:                       Nikki Logan Curran, Mattison's Forty-One

Joye Argo, Studio F Digital Marketing
Stephanie Brown, Siesta Key Oyster Bar
Kathleen Elliott, Signarama
Eric Fleming, Law Offices of Eric Fleming, PA
Helene Hyland, Coldwell Banker
Al Maio, Commissioner, District 4
Bob Stein, Siesta Key Island Visitor
Debbie Szczesny, My Siesta Concierge, LLC
Chris Tenaglia, SunTrust Bank
Mason Tush, CB's Saltwater Outfitters

Thank you to Kay Kouvatsos, Keith Martin, Bob Shaffer, Brad Stewart, and Aledia Tush for your service to the Board and the Chamber!.




Save Our Siesta Sand Project:

For more information and to sign up to receive the SOSS2 newsletter, please go to  Also here is the link to the library of information collected about this project. and a direct link to the Army Corps own study


The Siesta Key Chamber has some fun and exciting events planned for 2017! Below is a full calendar of SKCC events and dates to be aware of, so please be sure to mark your calendars and we hope to see you there!



10/31 - Safe Treats for Kids Halloween Event

TBD - Chamber Volunteer Trolley Tour of accommodations



No Luncheon or BCE

11/10 - 11/14 - Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival

11/23 - Thanksgiving (Office Closed)

11/25 - Light up the Village Holiday Parade



No Luncheon or BCE

TBD - Volunteer Holiday Cocktail Party

TBD - Member Holiday Dinner

12/25 - Christmas (Office Closed)


To Download or Print the Full Calendar, CLICK HERE