Christmas in Naples on 5th Avenue South
December 6, 2019
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Christmas in Naples ushers in the holiday season on Friday, December 6 when Naples Mayor Bill Barnett switches on the Christmas tree lights at Sudgen Plaza on 5th Avenue South. The street will sparkle with splendid illuminations adorning the numerous Christmas trees lining the avenue. There will be a live Nativity scene, an operatic concert, snow, ice skating and skate rentals, a visit from Santa, and a new culinary tradition: on-street Long-Table dining at a 1,600-ft table stretching five blocks down. 5th Avenue South's finest restaurants will each have a section.
International pop tenor and Flamenco guitarist Ghaleb, a Venezuelan-born tenor, classical Flamenco guitarist and recording artist performs a live concert with hits including Broadway favorites, boleros such as "Bésame Mucho" and famous classical arias and folklore favorites like "Alma Llanera,"at 7 pm.
The Long-Table dining showcases some of the award-winning restaurants located within the Downtown area with seating at a 1,600-ft. long table stretching five blocks down the double yellow line along 5th Avenue South. Restaurants Vergina, Sails, Caffe Milano, La Trattoria, BICE, Cafe Molto, The French, Osteria Tulia and Ocean Prime will have table sections. You must make a reservation in advance with the individual restaurant section at which you wish to dine. Dining spots are expected to sell out so sign up quickly to secure your spots.
Everyone will be able to vote for the "Best in Show" decorated table scape design. From elegant to eclectic, each restaurant stages a unique theme through its table settings to showcase its special style or cuisine. Arrive early and walk the Avenue to view the beautifully decorated tables then vote for the People's Choice Award by uploading a picture of it to Facebook or Instagram, using #ChristmasinNaples and checking into or tagging the restaurant name. A judging panel will also be scoring the tables to award three top prizes to the restaurant with the best table décor.