Celebrating the Holidays in Naples

Whether you call Naples home, or are simply escaping the cold for the holidays, we have the scoop on a variety of holiday activities to keep you entertained. Between trips to the beach, delicious al fresco dining, and time on the links, mark your calendars for these well-loved, family-friendly annual holiday traditions.

Holiday Boat Parade

On December 10th, head over to the Tin City Docks in South Naples for the Holiday Boat Parade to watch captains cruise by with their fully decorated boats. It is the perfect way to get into the holiday season, Florida-style! Move to the music, enjoy entertaining narration from Pure Florida’s captain and crew and watch for dolphins and other native wildlife and cheer on the decorated boats in the parade.

Home for the Holidays

Catch the seasonal show at Naples’ Theatre Zone during the weekend of December 9th through 11th. Home for the Holidays is a festive feast for the senses with a selection of memorable songs, exuberant and unique choreography, and extravagantly colorful costumes illuminated for a dazzling effect. Performed by a professional cast and live orchestra, Home for the Holidays reminds audiences of the universal power of music, song and dance celebrated by audiences the world over. Get your tickets now.

Holidays at the Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples has a full schedule of activities for the everyone this holiday season. For the kids, consider Breakfast with Santa where you can join Santa and his elves for a magical morning filled with fun activities. Visit with Santa Claus himself and take full advantage of the holiday themed breakfast buffet. Plus every child receives a special gift. This event is open to local and hotel guests only.

For adult options, check out the 12 Days of Cocktails series. Between December 13th through the 24th, toast the season with colorful and festive daily cocktails. There will also be an Ugly Sweater Cocktail Part on December 16th with live music, festive food and drinks, and the ugliest sweaters you can imagine. Cheers to that!

Johnsonville Night Lights in the Garden

You can find something to do nearly every day in the month of December at the Johnsonville Night Lights in Naples Botanical Garden. Between live musical performances, special light exhibitions, and seasonal food and drink options, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. Check out the full schedule of events here and find the best day for you and your loved ones.

This is just a sampling of the holiday fun waiting to be had in Naples, Florida. No need to dream of a white Christmas when you can enjoy all of the festivities of the holiday season along with sunny skies, gorgeous beaches, and ideal mid-80s winter temps.

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