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Have a Holly Jolly Holiday Vacation in Naples, Florida, this December

  • November 28, 2023

December is the most festive month of the year, which makes it the perfect time to go out and experience new things with family and friends. Holiday events, concerts, performances, and celebrations are lined up in Naples to make your visit more memorable. Check out these activities and find the most suitable for your itinerary. We can guarantee you’ll have a fun and wonderful time trying everything Naples has to offer. 


Join the locals to commemorate Collier County’s Centennial Anniversary with the Centennial Community Celebration at Cambier Park on Saturday, December 2, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This is the perfect opportunity to get to know Naples and its people while partaking in fun activities, live entertainment, and delicious food. The celebration ends with a fantastic fireworks showcase on Naples Beach at 6:00 pm! 


Take your family to Fifth Avenue South for the biggest Christmas showcase in Naples! The Annual Christmas Walk and Tree Lighting with Avenue Dining is happening on Friday, December 8, from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, and Saturday, December 9, from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Fifth Avenue will be closed to traffic for dining on the Avenue under the stars. Several partner restaurants will be serving dinners during the activities, so you better check them out early and RSVP as soon as you can. 


If you want to get crafty this holiday, Collier Museums will hold an educational Homemade Holidays Family Day on Saturday, December 9, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Bring your little ones and learn how to make all sorts of holiday decorations and ornaments together inspired by Florida, nature, and holiday traditions. Add your crafts to your home’s holiday ensemble, or send some as presents to your relatives and friends. 


Spend a lovely evening outside watching the beautifully decorated boats and yacht for the 34th Annual Christmas Boat Parade hosted by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County (MIACC) on December 9, Saturday from 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM. The parade may be viewed from Naples City Dock, Pincher’s Riverwalk Restaurant, Naples Landing, Kelly’s Fish House, The Boat House Restaurant and Bayview Park. Tickets are currently on sale. Proceeds from the event will benefit Ricky King Foundation.  


Groove and sing along to popular holiday tunes at the Naples Philharmonic’s Holiday Pops at Artis Naples from Thursday, December 14, to Sunday, December 17. Playing with Naples Philharmonics are Naples Philharmonic Chorus, Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus, and special guest multi-platinum singer and American Idol alum Clay Aiken. From cherished classics to contemporary favorites, the combined ensemble delivers another symphonic celebration that will warm the soul. The Naples Ballet will also perform the Yuletide classic, The Nutcracker, from Wednesday, December 20 to Friday, December 22, on the same stage. 


Feast your eyes on gorgeous Christmas lights under the stars at the Johnsonville Night Lights in the Garden. Thousands of lights will illuminate the Naples Botanical Garden’s beautiful landscape, making it a genuinely Instagram-worthy place to visit! Visit the Garden from Tuesday, December 26 to Saturday, December 30, and snap as many pretty photos as you can. 


Enjoy the rest of the year with the Naples community by joining these fun and relaxing events! For a comfortable stay in Naples during the holiday season, book with Naples Park Central Hotel, which is conveniently located within walking distance of 5th Avenue South and has a variety of shops, restaurants, and event venues. We look forward to hosting you and your family for the holidays and the upcoming season! 


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