Naples Florida Christmas Events and Holiday Celebrations on the Paradise Coast

Naples and Marco Island abounds with the magic of the holidays. 

Spending the holiday season on the Paradise Coast? 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 and Christmas events in Naples and Marco Island.

Drive through Victoria Park

All December
Shh… this one is a locals' favorite. The Victoria Park neighborhood, located off Airport-Pulling Road in Naples, is as festive as they come. Each holiday season, parades of cars drive through to marvel at the houses done up in true Clark Griswold style. Best of all: It's free.

Christmas on Third

November 21 – December 31
CHRISTMAS ON THIRD Enjoy the celebration with even more twinkly lights and decorations than ever, music, snow, and a window decorating contest where all stores and restaurants compete to show they have the most holiday spirit on the street.

Light-Up Bayshore

November 18
It's the first Tree Lighting celebration at "The Lawn" on Del's Corner on Friday, November 18. The tree lighting will take place at 6 pm. (located at the intersection of Thomasson Drive and Bayshore Drive in East Naples)


Night Lights in the Garden at Naples Botanical Garden

November 25 – January 1
Take in the magic of Naples Botanical Garden during Night Lights on select evenings. Rediscover the natural beauty of plants from the tropics and subtropics as thousands of lights illuminate the Garden during the Annual Night Lights in the Garden.

49th Annual Christmas on Fifth Avenue South

December 2 & 3

Celebrate the holidays on Fifth Avenue South at the most spectacular Christmas showcase in Naples. The event includes exceptional outdoor dining, Christmas Walk, and Tree Lighting with a special guest! 


Trees and Teas Festival 

November 29 - December 18
Take part in the Trees and Teas Festival on Fifth Avenue South, presented by The Naples Players. This festival features carols performed by theater members with unique artist-designed trees along the avenue. In addition, the Naples Spice and Tea Exchange have partnered up for the event to offer an assortment of its luxurious teas so you can sip while you stroll.


Fifth Avenue South Christmas Parade

December 6, 6 pm - 8 pm
The spectacular march begins on Broad Street South and finishes on 8th Street South. 

Christmas Boat Parade on Naples Bay 

December 10
The parade starts at 6:15 pm, but get there early to get a good view. This parade of privately-owned boats captivates as they cruise along the bay, wrapped in thousands of lights.

Marco Island Christmas Island Style Boat Parade

December 17
Enjoy a fabulous festive family evening. Watch the boats sail, decked with festive holiday lights and decorations! Recommended viewing spots include The Esplanade on Smokehouse Bay and Snook Inn on the Marco River. The parade starts at 6:00 pm, but we recommend you get there early.