It’s December and Time for Christmas Events in Naples!

As you can imagine there are Christmas events galore during the month of December.  It is hard to pick some to feature here but I think I have picked the best ones and the ones that shouldn’t be missed this holiday season.

franklin templeton shoot outFranklin Templeton Shootout – December 5 to 10 – Tiburon Golf and Country Club – this event is in it’s 28th year.  Hosted by Greg Norman this competition features 24 of the world’s top professional golfers playing on two man teams in a mixed format.  Tickets are available for this event, the only professional golf tournament actually played in Naples and broadcast on TV.

Naples Bay Christmas Boat Parade – December 10 – pick your spot at one of the many restaurants on Naples Bay and enjoy dinner and a boat parade with sparkling Christmas lights.  Last year I was at The Riverwalk and had a great time watching the boats and eating oysters!  The atmosphere is festive and fun as many of the boats play music and are partying right on the boats also.  Get to the restaurant of your choice early as the tables fill up quickly.

Venetian VillageHoliday Boat Parade at Village on Venetian Bay – December 13 – haven’t had your fill of boat parades yet?  The Village on Venetian Bay offers their evening boat parade down Venetian Bay.  Again there are some restaurants overlooking the bay that are a great vantage point to enjoy the parade while dining and sipping on cocktails.  There will be live entertainment in the Village, holiday carolers and a special visit by Santa Claus!

2016-07-04 21.28.50-2New Year’s Eve Fireworks – December 31 – Naples Pier – of course no New Year’s Eve is complete without a firework display.  You can stake out a place anywhere along the beach and enjoy the display from the Naples Pier.  Even better if you have a boat and can moor out in the Gulf to see them from the water.  If you live in Old Naples like I do and have a high balcony you can enjoy the fireworks right from your own home!

Remember it is always toasty in Naples and you deserve a wonderful holiday season!  Happy holidays to everyone and I hope you enjoy the Naples festivities throughout the month.

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