A Warm, Warm Christmas in Naples, FL

Christmas 2023 in Naples, Florida

The holiday season is such a magical time of year! Naples does a great job of transforming paradise into a warmer Winter Wonderland. We wanted to share some of favorite holiday activities to do in Naples for Christmas 2023. 

Celebrating the Holidays in Paradise

1. Christmas Lights at Naples Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens transforms into a Tropical Winter paradise every Christmas. This is one of the best spots to go see Christmas lights in Naples.

Where: Naples Botanical Gardens

2. Snow on 3rd Street

Third Street South Tree Lighting is the start of Christmas in Naples with Santa’s arrival on a vintage fire truck, the official tree lighting and a Naples Snowfall. This year’s celebration will be even more festive as Third Street South celebrates the Naples Centennial 100-year anniversary!

Where & When: The North Pole on 3rd

All of December 2023 | Naples Snowfall and Christmas Music
Traditional Holiday Stroll | Thursday, December 7, 2023 | 5-8 pm
Santa Paws! | Saturday, December 7, 2023 | 12-2 pm

3. Christmas on 5th Ave

Join us for the 5th Avenue Christmas Lighting Ceremony 2023! This iconic street in Naples gets beautifully lit up for the holiday season.

When: Friday, December 8th, 2023 @ 5:00 pm – 10 pm

Where: Naples 5th Ave South

4. The Centennial Fireworks

Enjoy a very special celebration this Christmas Season- Naples Turns 100! Fireworks will be on December 2nd to celebrate the Centennial.

When: 6:00PM

Where: Naples Beach

5. Christmas Boat Parade

Now this is how I really like to spend my holidays, in the warm weather on a boat! This parade spreads so much Christmas cheer throughout Naples.

When: December 9th

Where: Naples Bay

6. The Village on Venetian Bay

The Village Shops for a Christmas Extravaganza starting Saturday December 22nd from 5-8pm. Sunday, December 23rd, 2023 @ 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. & Monday, December 24th, 2023 @ 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday will be filled with fun, festivities, and endless holiday entertainment. Surrounded by over 100,000 lights, Naples tallest Christmas tree, friends, and family, you’ll surely get in the Christmas spirit just in time for the big day

When: Saturday, December 22nd, 2023 @ 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Some additional Holiday Fun:

  1. Candlelight Christmas Carols at Cambier Park | December 15, 2023
  2. Annual Boat Parade – Marco Island | December 16, 2023 
  3. Bonita Springs Holiday in the Park | December 5, 2023
  4. Bonita Holiday Fair | December 16-Jan , 2023
  5. The Jingled Elves Annual Trolley Tour & Party | December 6, 2023
  6. Movies at the Mercato | December 19, 2023

The Inside Scoop on the Best Christmas Lights in Naples:

Victoria Park: Located in North Naples off Airport Road (about 1 mile south of Immokalee), Victoria Park homeowners get together and decorate for Christmas. Many streets coordinate and have matching decorations. It’s so much fun to roll the windows down and drive through. Everyone drives very slow, enjoys Christmas music and there are usually big crows but it’s worth it.

Magic of Lights at Collier Fairgrounds: Collier Fairgrounds hosts a dazzling drive-through holiday lights experience! This holiday season will be brighter, bolder, and more colorful as Collier Fairgrounds is transformed into a vibrant drive-through, holiday-themed light display starting Friday, November 17, through Sunday, December 31, 2023. 

Driving around to see Christmas lights is such a great family experience and tradition. It’s perfect for children and puppies too! Make your 2023 holiday season even brighter this year with these spectacular lights in Naples.

Christmas is Not Complete Without a Tree!

The scent of a real Christmas tree just has a feeling. The sparkle, the shine and the aroma a real tree gives off in your home just says the Magic of Christmas season is here. 

Below is a list of where you can purchase a REAL Christmas Tree even in our paradise of Naples.

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