Holiday on the Bay
November 25, December 2, 9, 16, 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm & December 24 @ 2pm to 5pm
Enjoy a festive snow show and take delight in holiday entertainment including complimentary photos with Santa, stories with Mrs. Claus, holiday carolers, dance group performances and extraordinary shopping and dining all evening. Snow show starts at 7 p.m. (4 p.m. on December 24th)
Every Saturday from Thanksgiving until Christmas from 5pm to 8pm, and Christmas Eve 2pm to 5pm!
Food, Wine and Beer Festival
December 2 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Tickets $100
The Rotary Club of Naples – Food, Wine & Beer Festival is scheduled for Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Bayfront in Naples. This event will feature over 50 premium wines and 30 craft beers, along with food from many local restaurants. The Saturday night party also includes music groups and entertainment all along the street. This year we will again feature VIP vintner dinners, with special menus and exclusive wines, providing an opportunity for unique dining experiences. Proceeds from the festival benefit a variety of charitable causes. This is a rain or shine event, no refunds.
44th Annual Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Don’t miss this Naples’ tradition as choral groups, dance troupes, theatre troupe, bands and more come together to bring this annual extravaganza to the Avenue. Join Mayor Bill Barnett and ABC 7 Anchor Krista Fogelsong as they light the tree and kick of the holidays on the Avenue.
MHCP Christmas Event
December 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come join us for our annual Christmas event and pictures with Santa. There will be crafts, food, and music to enjoy. $5 per family.
Christmas Boat Parade
December 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The MIACC Christmas Boat Parade is a Naples holiday tradition. Organized by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County Foundation, the lighted Christmas Boat Parade is a beautiful display of holiday cheer on the water. Pick your spot along Naples Bay to view the parade from Pincher’s Crab Shack, Riverwalk Restaurant, Naples City Dock, Naples Landing, Kelly’s Fish House, The Boat House Restaurant and Bayview Park. 100% of the proceeds benefit Ricky King Foundation.
December 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Floats, Fire engines, school groups, School Bands, dance troupes, boy and girl scouts, civic groups and so much more bring this annual tradition to life! And, don’t forget Santa and Mrs. Claus! The parade follows the traditional route starting at South Broad, to 3rd Street to 5th Avenue South.
Boat Parade on Venetian Bay
December 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for a Village tradition as we watch the twinkling procession of boats making their way down Venetian Bay. Enjoy live entertainment, a snow show, face painting, balloon art, holiday carolers, stories with Mrs. Claus and a special appearance by Santa Claus. Boat parade starts at 6:30 p.m. and will follow a shortened route so spectators at The Village will see more of the beautifully lit parade!
December 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Jewish Federation of Collier County will be hosting a Chanukah Celebration at Mercato featuring the lighting of their menorah. Also featured will be live music, crafts at the kids corner, face painting, Israeli folk dancing, and live performances. Food will be available for purchase. Sponsored by Mercato.
December 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bring out the pups to meet and take holiday photos with Santa! Meet the adorable, adoptable pets from the Humane Society of Naples and make your holidays even more dog-friendly! Drop off your receipts from Thursday, December 14th to Sunday, December 17th and The Village will donate 10% back to the Humane Society of Naples.
December 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The holidays come to life as more than 70 musicians ranging in age from 11 to 80 ring in the season on tubas, euphoniums, and more at this annual event. So bring a chair, your best singing voice, and come down to the Sugden Plaza for an unforgettable performance.
Christmas Santa Stroll 5k Glow Run
December 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Run on paths lined with thousands of lights and dozens of lighted characters and add to the excitement and fun by running or walking with glowing decorations. A true glow run and walk where participants help to decorate beautiful Lake Avalon with their shining movements as they compete in the professionally chip-timed 5K. Runners will have the choice of running in the Competitive Wave that has a 30-minute time limit or have fun with family and friends in the non competitive wave. Walkers can walk either one lap or two laps of the 1.5 mile path.
The next morning triathletes and duathletes will hit the course and compete in the last of the year in the entire United States Christmas Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon. Join us for a most festive and athletic weekend in Naples, Florida and, yes, there is a 100% chance of a fun and pretty snowfall at the finish!
New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Naples Pier
December 31 at @ 9:00pm
This is a very popular event and parking can be challenging, so go early to park in a legitimate spot and to stake out your territory on the beach. Read more about the best places to park and go to after the fireworks at 365 Things to Do in Naples, FL.