Here are some area events to get you in the Holiday Spirit. Live performance, boat parades and spectacular events to ring in the New Year. Happy Holidays and warm wishes for a Bright New Year!
Holiday Splendor on Florida’s Southwest Coast
December 1 – 20
Perfect for the whole family! A Christmas Story is a hilarious and touching coming-of-age story of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s! Audiences will follow 9-year-old Ralphie on his desperate quest for a genuine Red Ryder BB Gun despite everyone’s warning! More info
December 12, 2015, 6:00pm
The Pine Island Community Boat Parade in St. James City. There are many ways to enjoy the boat parade, including viewing from various restaurants, homes and other vantage points along the parade route. The parade route will remain the same and will include Monroe, Cherry Estates and Henley waterways.
December 12th, 6:00 pm
More than 30 boats parade down Roosevelt Channel for this spectacular event. Visitors can choose to cruise in the parade with special passenger tickets or watch the parade from McCarthy’s Marina, ‘Tween Waters Inn, Jensen’s Marina or the Green Flash. More info
Dec 18, 2015 – Dec 31, 2015
Featuring favorite standards that will take you through a musical winter wonderland, this fresh, spectacular holiday revue will cheer and excite the whole family! 7:30 shows: Dec. 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 28, 29, 30 | Matinees: 4 pm on Sunday, Dec. 20 & 27 | Special Time! 7 pm on New Year’s Eve. More info
Dec. 19 – 20
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens will be delivering gifts to the animals. Zoo guests will watch big cats claw into beautifully wrapped presents while many other animals enjoy holiday-related delicacies. More info
Dec 24, 2015
Where is Santa on his last day before flying out? We found him on a deserted island in the waters surrounding Sanibel! Bring the family and cruise out among the dolphins and then visit with Santa on Picnic Island. Free photos with Santa! Cruise departs at 10am and returns at 11:30am. More info
Christmas Eve Sunset Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise
Dec 24, 2015
Join us for cookies & eggnog! Bring the whole family and celebrate Christmas Eve aboard the “Sun Princess”! Listening to tropical music, we will cruise the tranquil waters of San Carlos Bay for a relaxing journey during the most visually spectacular part of the day. More info
Start the New Year off right!
Sundial New Year’s Eve Bash 2015
Bring in the New Year at our Family-Friendly Party Under the Stars! More info
New Years Eve Celebration
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
Noon – 5 p.m., Troublemakerz & 7-midnight, High Tide.
New Year’s Eve Celebration
1200 W. Retta Esplanade
Come ring in the New Year at Fishermen’s Village! Family friendly festivities throughout the evening, beginning at 5 p.m. Live Music/Dancing, Fun Photos Face Painting/LED Juggling Tarot Readings, Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst. More info
Fort Myers Downtown River District
Food, fun, live music on multiple stages, fireworks, free admission, ball drop at midnight. More info