Naples Florida Christmas Events and Holiday Celebrations on the Paradise Coast

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

Are you 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.

The Naples Players Trees & Teas Festival

November 1 - November 19
Attend the 4th annual Trees & Teas Festival at The Naples Players. McSpadden Hall at Naples United Church of Christ will be filled with trees designed by local artists. The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Naples has planned a weekly selection of their favorite holiday teas to sample. A pop-up gift shop featuring teas, treats, holiday wreaths, and mini trees will offer something special for anyone on your nice list. The only way to access this exclusive event is by buying tickets to and attending Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley or our sold-out performance of The Marvelous Wonderettes, so get your tickets now while they last.


December 1 – December 30
Celebrate a wonderful time of the year at the merriest place in Naples, Historic Palm Cottage™, during the annual holiday showcase. Tours Tuesday thru Saturday, 12 to 4pm, $13pp. Reservations recommended. FREE during evening visits: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 4 to 7pm. 

Christmas on Third

November 20 – December 31
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.

Tree Lighting and Naples Centennial Celebration on Third

November 20
Holiday festivities begin Monday, November 20, with Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving on a vintage fire engine at 6:00 p.m. The Tree Lighting is at 6:20 pm in the courtyard in front of Tony’s Off Third. Snow will fall at 6:20 p.m., and again at 8:00 p.m. Visitors may spend the evening strolling along the street and avenues, enjoying live musical performances, viewing elaborately decorated storefront windows with scenes of the North Pole, and stopping into Santa’s Workshop to meet St. Nick himself. Restaurants and shops will be open for extended hours that evening, and the street will be lined with local vendors selling North Pole Treats and Sweets. Dining reservations are highly recommended at restaurants.

Johnsonville Night Lights in the Garden at Naples Botanical Garden

November 24 – 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.

Snowfest at Paradise Coast Sports Complex

Saturday, December 2nd, from 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm. For just $5 entry, enjoy a day filled with SNOW, games, bounce houses, face painting, music, and so much more! Don't miss out on the fun at Paradise Coast Sports Complex at 3940 City Gate Blvd. North Naples, FL 34117.

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.

50th Annual Christmas on Fifth Avenue South

December 8th - December 9th
Celebrate the holidays on Fifth Avenue South at the most spectacular Christmas showcase in Naples. The event includes exceptional outdoor dining, a Christmas Walk, and Tree Lighting with a special guest! 

Fifth Avenue South Christmas Parade

December 5, 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 9
The parade starts at 6:15 p.m., 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 16
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 p.m., but we recommend you get there early.