Holidays in Naples
Enjoy the sunshine and embrace the holiday spirit in Naples, Florida this season. Whether you’re escaping the cold or just looking for a relaxing holiday getaway, this seaside town offers festive activities from the annual Celebration of Lights at Third Street South to Winter Fest at the Naples Zoo. If you enjoy shopping, concerts, art fairs or festivals, spend your next holiday in Naples.
Local Concerts & Shows
For music, dance and theater enthusiasts, visit the Artis, a venue for visual and performing arts in Southwest Florida. The Artis is home to the Naples Philharmonic and has annual events for the holiday season. See a classic performance of the Nutcracker or count down to the New Year at the Naples Philharmonic concert.
Third Street South, located in Old Naples, is a must-see during the holidays. The Celebration of Lights takes place annually the week before Thanksgiving, and attendees can enjoy twinkling lights, musical performances and falling snow. After the initial week, snow will fall every Thursday evening until New Year’s. The festivities, also known as Christmas on Third, kick off with an official tree lighting by the Mayor.
For those interested in learning some history and celebrating the holidays at the same time, explore the historic Palm Cottage which will be decorated in festive lights and relevant historical ornaments. The Christmas at Historic Palm Cottage allows visitors to learn about historic holiday traditions in the oldest house in Naples. For example, a day is dedicated to learning the history of holiday trees and ornaments.
A broad variety of holiday events to choose from including the Boat Parade at Naples Bay. Boaters decorate their vessels with creative lighting according to a theme that changes annually. View the parade along Naples Bay from spots such as Pincher’s Crab Schack, Naples Landing or the Boat House Restaurant.
Visitors can also stroll through the Naples Botanical Gardens for its Night Lights in the Garden event. The garden will be decorated with thousands of lights to create an enchanting experience. This event is perfect for the whole family with delicious treats, local music and holiday performances.
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Every day from now until Christmas Eve. *Reservations are REQUIRED this year! No walk-ins.
The week of Thanksgiving and every Thursday in December.
Friday, November 17th
8pm-10pm, Barbara B. Mann A Magical Cirque Christmas
Monday, November 20th
6pm-9pm, Naples Christmas on Third Street South Tree Lighting
Tuesday, November 21st
6pm-8pm, Coconut Point Holiday Paws for the Night
5pm-7pm, Marco Island Santa's Arrival
6pm-9pm, Ford Winter Estate Holliday Nights Opening
Saturday, November 25th
5pm-8pm, Gulf Coast Town Center Tree Lighting
Wednesday, November 29th
5pm-8:30pm, Mercato Tree Lighting Ceremony
Thursday, November 30th
11am-9pm, Fort Myers Festival of Trees
5pm-8pm, Naples Holiday Celebrations Around the World
6pm-9pm, Immokalee Tree Lighting
6pm-9pm, Cape Coral Tree and Menorah Lighting
6pm-9pm, Bell Tower Shops Tree Lighting
7pm-10pm, Fort Myers Wreath Lighting
9am-1pm, Cape Coral Holiday Craft Fair
10am-11am, Cape Coral Meet The Grinch
10am-2pm, Fort Myers Santa Block Party
10am-12pm, Cape Coral Pet Photos with Santa
11am-1pm, Naples Winter Celebration
With activities to entertain visitors of all ages, experience the holiday spirit that Naples, Florida has to offer. At Naples Grande, our Reservations & Concierge team can help arrange the perfect vacation for you.