Naples Florida Christmas Events and Holiday Celebrations on the Paradise Coast

By Maria Power

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 of 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 23 – 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 will compete to show they have the most holiday spirit on the street.

Night Lights in the Garden at Naples Botanical Garden

November 26 – January 2
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 12th annual Night Lights in the Garden.

Christmas at Historic Palm Cottage

December 1 – December 31
Celebrate a wonderful time of the year at the merriest place in Naples, Historic Palm Cottage. If you love the sound of sleigh bells and the sight of twinkling lights as much as you love learning about local history, then you won't want to miss this year's Christmas at Palm Cottage! Historic Palm Cottage will be appropriately dressed for the occasion, showcasing elegant holiday decor to warm the hearts of visitors.

48th Annual Christmas on Fifth Avenue South

December 3 & 4

Celebrate the holidays on Fifth Avenue South at the most spectacular Christmas showcase in Naples. More Information Coming Soon.


Trees and Teas Festival 

December 4 - December 19
Take part in the Trees and Teas Festival on Fifth Avenue South presented by The Naples Players. This festival features carols performed by members of the theater 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 7, 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 11
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 18
Enjoy a fabulous festive family evening. Watch the boats sail by, decked out 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 once again we recommend you get there early.