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Celebrate the Season with Michael's On East!


Life gets really busy this time of the year. But some things just can't wait!  It's time to pause for a moment to plan your holiday celebrations with Michael's On East and Michael's Wine Cellar. 

We’ll handle all of the preparations, cooking, and service so you can relax and enjoy spending time with your loved ones. You can be sure to expect high-quality ingredients, superior service and memories your guests won’t forget.

Make lasting memories this holiday season at Michael’s On East.


  • Thanksgiving Day | Thursday, November 28, 2019, 2-8 p.m. 
    • Celebrate Thanksgiving at Michael’s on East with full plates & full smiles. In addition to the featured holiday menu, a traditional turkey dinner will be available which includes mashed potatoes, pan gravy, candied sweet potatoes, green beans, dried cranberry, and cornbread stuffing for only $34.95 per person.
  • Christmas Eve | Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 4-8 p.m.
    • Bring your loved ones together to celebrate at Michael's On East. Our holiday menu will feature signature dishes à la carte.
  • Christmas Day  | Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 2-8 p.m.
    • Have a holly-jolly Christmas with your family at Michael's On East. Our special holiday menu will feature signature dishes à la carte.
  • New Year's Eve | Monday, December 31, 2018, 5-7 p.m. or 9-10 p.m. 
    • Ring in the new decade in style at Sarasota's only AAA Four Diamond Award restaurant. A $50 cover charge applies to the later seating, which includes live music & dancing. Michael's holiday menu will feature signature dishes à la carte.

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FOR RESERVATIONS: Call 941-366-0007, ext. 224 or click here for online reservations.


  • Holiday Open House Wine Tasting & Toy Drive | Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2-4 p.m.
    • Please bring an unwrapped toy donation for the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program as "admission" for this annual tasting during the holiday season.
  • Holiday Champagne Tasting | Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
    • It’s The Most Wonderful – And Sparkling – Time Of The Year! Put a little effervescence into your holiday cheer as you taste more than 20 fabulous Champagnes and sparkling wines from around the world. Be sure to reserve your spot as this event always sells out early. Click here for details.


Guests interested in sharing the gift of great food and fine wines are invited to purchase Michael’s On East & Michael’s Wine Cellar gift cards. For a limited time, guests will receive a $20 bonus gift certificate with every $100 gift card purchased. Call 941-366-0007, ext. 249 or click here to purchase a gift card online. Some restrictions apply.


In addition to holiday parties catered on-premise and off-property by Michael’s Events & Catering, the Private Dining Room at Michael’s On East provides an elegant backdrop for breakfast, luncheon or dinner holiday celebrations for corporate groups, families, and friends. Michael’s also serves as the exclusive caterer for all private parties held at Selby Gardens in downtown Sarasota and Bay Preserve in Osprey.

On select dates during the month of December, Selby Gardens hosts Lights In Bloom, an annual holiday light exhibit with more than one million lights illuminating the Gardens! Book your holiday party on one of these special nights and offer your guests an exclusive, interactive holiday experience to complement your event! Guests will have private access to the Michael's on the Bay Ballroom, catered privately for your event, and complimentary access to enjoy an evening stroll through the Gardens to enjoy Lights in Bloom. Book now as limited dates remain available for holiday parties. Contact Michael’s Events & Catering Division at 941-366-0007, ext. 238 for more information or click here to request a proposal.

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Sarasota, FL 34239
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