December 2015 Events in SWFL

This month’s events are full of great holiday fun for all ages!

Don’t miss the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony at Mercato this year! It’s known for being the largest live Christmas tree in SWFL. The event is held on December 2nd at 5:00 PM!

Can’t get enough of the Christmas spirit? Stop by 5th Avenue December 3rd from 5-8:30 PM for their 41st annual tree lighting ceremony and Christmas walk where tons of local choral groups, dance troupes, and musicians will be performing.

The annual Christmas Gala Fundraiser will be hosted at the historic Palm Cottage, Naples’s oldest home, on December 4th at 6:30 PM. Seating is limited so reserve your spot today!

Ave Maria’s Festival of Lights will be happening December 4th from 5-9:00 PM and will have tons of awesome activities for the whole family such as an outdoor skating rink, zip line, bungee, food, and live performances!

December 5th marks this year’s 30th Annual Snowfest at the Golden Gate Community Center! Meet lots of Christmas characters and enjoy this once-a-year change in precipitation.

If you’re a car enthusiast, you’ll love Mercato’s Holiday Collector Car Show where patrons can view 125 different exotic, classic, and sports cars! Stop by December 5th from 10 AM to 3 PM.

Celebrate Christmas “island style” at Marco Island’s boat parade where you can view tons of decked out sea vessels! The event starts December 5th at 6:00 PM.

December 8th is the Naples Zoo’s Toddler Tuesday! Children ages 3-5 can enjoy great animal-themed activities starting at 10 AM!

“Live on the Edge” with Corkscrew Swamp’s After Hours presentation on the Florida black bear! Experience great information, great music, and great people! Mark your calendar for December 11th from 5:30-9 PM.

December 12th is the date of a time-honored Naples tradition: the annual Christmas Boat Parade! Pick a spot along Naples Bay and enjoy the great sights starting at 6:30 PM. Check out their website for areas with the best views.

Did you know that Naples was rated the best small art town in America? Come see what all the fuss is about at the Naples Artcrafters Show in Cambier Park on December 12th from 10 AM to 5PM.

Remember, it’s always toasty in Naples and you deserve your piece of Naples sunshine!

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