Make your holidays brighter by spending them in the sunshine state! Naples Florida Vacation Homes has the perfect homes to celebrate the upcoming holidays. From our updated kitchens, large enough to hold a turkey and all the fixings, all the way to our spacious living areas with room for a tropical themed holiday tree, our properties offer all the comforts of home.
Perhaps visitors may be hesitant about leaving home over the holidays, thinking they won’t be able to get in the holiday spirit surrounded by palm trees, beaches, and bathing suits. We guarantee your own traditions can continue, and there is always the great idea of planning a pre-holiday long weekend to soak up some sun and do some shopping!
Below are some Naples area family friendly holiday events to make your spirit bright. And here’s a little drink recipe to make it even brighter!
Christmas on Third Street South
Christmas on Third Street South is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Taking place the Monday before Thanksgiving, this event is rich with beautiful twinkle lights and other nostalgic decorations sure to make you feel like you are in the North Pole! Music and bells resound from every courtyard and plaza. The mayor lights the Christmas tree, Santa arrives, and just in case you northerners are a little homesick, it even snows!
City of Naples Annual Christmas Parade
6pm – 8pm
The annual Christmas parade begins on Broad Street South, comes north on Third Street South, turns east onto Fifth Avenue South and then finishes as it turns onto 8th Street South. The most crowded areas are along Fifth Avenue South, of course, but anywhere on this street is a good vantage point and you can combine the parade with all of the other interests on Fifth Avenue South. Think about getting down there early and getting a ringside seat at one of the outdoor restaurants or cafes along Fifth Avenue South. This parade gets a big turnout, so plan ahead for parking!
Marine Industries Christmas Boat Parade
What’s better than a parade? A boat parade! Sure to set your holiday experience apart from all others! You can’t help but get in the spirit of things with lights gleaming off the cool ripples in the water with the holiday sounds coming from the lavishly decorated vessels. Best bet for viewing is at Pincher’s Crab Shack, Riverwalk Restaurant, Naples City Dock, Naples Landing, and Kelly’s Fish House.
Naples Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker
Saturday 12/15/12 @ 5pm
Sunday 12/16/12 @ 4pm
The Naples Ballet offers the highest level of professional ballet training in the Naples area. Their annual performance of the Nutcracker is like a Christmas stocking stuffed full of ballet talent, just waiting to be pulled off the fireplace mantle and enjoyed!