Today's best bets: Dec. 21

December 21, 2012 

Dakin Dairy Farms season: Dakin Dairy Farms, 30771 Betts Road, Myakka City

"The Maze" seven acres of winding fun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 20-21 and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 22; $7. Bring a flashlight; participants receive free ice cream if all posts/questions are answered. "It's A Country Christmas" with Christmas Carol hayrides; $5, live Manger family photo opportunities; $5 through Dec. 22. Farm tours are noon Wednesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m., noon, 3 p.m. and a special Sunset tour at 5 p.m. through Dec. 22; $10. Information: or 941-322-2802.

"Snow Fest Sarasota": Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota

Celebrate the season with "Snow Fest Sarasota" 5-10 p.m. Dec. 21 and noon-10 p.m. Dec. 22-23 with forecasted snow for 10 scheduled days and experience tubing, giant snow slides, bounce houses, caroling, ice skating, Christmas trees, Christmas shows with "Santa's Extravaganza" on stage daily, 20 ft. snow globe and DJ Grinch, meet Rudolph and Frosty, and enjoy the Jellybean Jugglers, face painting, hands on arts and crafts, Santa's Circus, pony rides and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Lazarus Foundation Kids Force. Admission is free. Parking $5. Information: 941-365-0818 or visit

"Arthur Christmas": Riverwalk on the Manatee River, Bradenton

Reels at Rossi Movie: "Arthur Christmas," 7 p.m. or dark Dec. 21 in the Pavilion and Event area. For a full schedule of events, hours and admission prices, call 941-840-0113 or visit.

"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night": Towles Court, Sarasota

"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. Dec. 21 and every third Friday of the month featuring live performances by Sarasota's premier entertainers and performing arts organizations and enjoy shopping at a unique mix of boutiques, galleries, and salons. Businesses will be open with extended hours. Admission is free. Information: 941-366-7040 or

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