Celebrate the Holidays in Style with these Naples Holiday Events
Join In on A Naples Holiday Festivals
The Naples area is home to many wonderful holiday festivals, both big and small. The Naples Spice and Tea exchange offers a fun-filled “Trees and Teas” festival with trees decorated by local artists on display. Then, in the heart of Naples you can join in on the fun of Christmas on Third and the Christmas Fest of 5th Avenue South. Christmas on Third isn’t just a onetime event, the celebration takes to the streets every Thursday and Friday from 5pm to 8pm in December with beautiful storefront displays, Santa photoshoot opportunities, and plenty of live music. The Christmas Fest of 5th Avenue South offers similar excitement for two days in early December!
Celebrate The Season with the Philharmonic
During the holiday season, the Naples Philharmonic offers two fabulous holiday-themed events. The first is Handel’s rousing holiday classic, “Messiah.” Laer in December, the Philharmonic takes to the Hayes Hall for “Holiday Pops” featuring the holiday standards from the Naples Philharmonic, Naples Philharmonic Chorus and Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus.
Enjoy A True Holiday Classic – The Nutcracker!
It doesn’t quite feel like the holiday season without seeing the Nutcracker! Naples Ballet offers a beautiful rendition of this Christmas classic every December, bring Tchaikovsky’s timeless tale to life. You can read more about the event and book your tickets on the Artis Naples website.
Honor The History of Naples with A Christmas Tour of The Palm Cottage
During the holiday season, the Historic Palm Cottage is fully decorated for the merriest time of year! You’ll hear sleigh bells jingling, see lights twinkling, and be in awe at the beautiful holiday decor within the oldest home in Naples. Every nook and cranny of this 3,500 square foot home is cozily decorated with Christmas charm as well as artwork and furnishings dated back to 1895 for the holiday season!
Embrace the Christmas Spirit with A Naples Style Parade
We may not have snow to celebrate the holiday season in Naples— but we do have the unique ability to host a boat parade in the middle of winter! The Christmas Boat Parade at Naples Bay can be viewed from the Naples City Dock, Pinchers Tin City, Riverwalk Restaurant, Naples Landing, Kelly’s Fish House, The Boat House on Naples Bay, and Bayview Park. Each boat in the parade is beautifully decorated to match the annual theme. You can also enter your own boat in the parade at no cost or charter a decorated yacht to celebrate on!