With a host of fun events happening all month long, there is never a dull moment in our lively town.
Whether you're a resident or visiting for the first time, there are plenty of things to add to your December itinerary.
From the twinkling holiday lights that illuminate the streets to lively music concerts and performances, Naples certainly knows how to keep the holiday spirit alive.
To ensure you don't miss out on the fun this December, we've compiled a list of some exciting things to do in Naples that will make your holiday season all the more enjoyable.
1. Centennial Concert Night with the Ben Allen Band
Rock the night away at the Centennial Concert Night with the Ben Allen Band and Rock Republic!
When: Friday, December 1st from 6pm - 10pm
Where: Cambier Park, 755 8th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102
- Performances by Ben Allen Band & Rock Republic
- Beer Garden - Local Breweries
- Local Food Vendors/Food Trucks
Get ready to experience the ultimate concert of the year, as the Ben Allen Band and Rock Republic take the stage for a night of pure entertainment.
The Ben Allen Band will have you dancing and singing along to their infectious energy and incredible talent. With a mix of rock classics and modern hits, they'll take you on a musical journey like no other.
Take your friends and family for a night filled with laughter, amazing music, and a fantastic atmosphere. Mark your calendars now and grab your tickets for a night you won't forget! Get ready to rock the night away with the Ben Allen Band!
2. Naples Christmas Glow Run 5k
When: Friday, December 1st 2023 at 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Where: Sugden Regional Park, 4284 Avalon Dr, Naples, FL 34112
Are you looking to experience Christmas magic like never before?
Look no further than the Naples Christmas Glow Run 5k! This event is a breathtaking (pun intended) opportunity to immerse yourself in the spirit of the season.
With lights, characters, and even a snowfall finale, you'll feel like you're running through a winter wonderland. You'll be surrounded by hundreds of people who share your excitement, and with professional chip timing, you can even compete with other participants in real time.
So, whether you're looking to stay active or simply looking for a fun and healthy way to celebrate the season, the Naples Christmas Glow Run 5k is the perfect event for you.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to make lasting memories with your loved ones - register now!
3. Centennial Community Celebration and Fireworks
When: Saturday, December 2nd from 12pm - 4pm
Where: Cambier Park, 755 8th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102
- Bounce Houses, Rock Climbing Wall
- Arts & Crafts, Games
- Local Food Vendors
- Live Performances
- Fireworks (after sunset at Naples beaches)
It's time to dance, play, and make memories with your loved ones! Join the City of Naples Centennial Community Celebration for an exciting day full of laughter and joy.
With fun-filled activities, live music, and tasty cuisine, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors, and make this momentous occasion a day to remember.
And to top it all off, don't forget to stay for the beautiful fireworks show on the beaches of Naples, marking a century of our beloved community. This is an event not to be missed!
4. Festival of Speed
When: Sunday, December 3rd from 11am - 3:00pm
Where: 9110 Strada PL Naples, FL 34108
Get ready to witness the ultimate car show of the year on Sunday, December 3rd! This is not your average car show, as the world's most exotic cars, motorcycles, and luxury brands will be on full display for all to see.
As you stroll through Mercato, you'll be surrounded by vintage and contemporary vehicles of all makes and models. Prepare to be in awe as automotive designs by the likes of Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Bentley, BMW, Mercedes, and McLaren will all be onsite.
Don't miss out on this epic opportunity to see some of the most exclusive cars in the world!
Click here to claim your free tickets.
If you have an exotic, classic, or muscle car you may want to register for display, click here.
5. Traditional Holiday Stroll on Third
When: December 7th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: 1207 3rd Street S. Naples, FL 34102
Have fun and embrace the festive cheer this holiday season with the Third Street South Traditional Holiday Stroll!
Mark your calendars for Thursday, December 7, from 5pm-8pm and enjoy an evening of merriment, shopping, and dining.
Dress in your holiday best and enjoy the twinkling lights, Christmas Carolers, and special gourmet Christmas Cocktails. The stroll is the perfect opportunity to start your Christmas shopping and seek out those finishing touches for your loved ones.
Keep your eyes peeled for the special promotions and gift wrapping offered by local merchants to add even more festivity to your experience. Get into the spirit of the season and enjoy a night of pure joy along Third Street South!
Learn more: 239-434-6533
6. "Faithfully Christmas" Brass and Organ Concert
When: Friday, December 8th from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Where: Faith Lutheran Church, 4150 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples, FL 34103
General Admission: Free
The Christmas season is a time for joy, love, and celebration, and nothing encapsulates this spirit quite like the "Faithfully Christmas" Brass and Organ Concert.
This year's event promises to be a truly unforgettable evening, with the incredible Naples Philharmonic Brass Quintet and Faith Lutheran Church Director of Music J. Matthew Swingle teaming up to deliver an unparalleled experience. From heartwarming carol sing-alongs to the exhilaration of Sleigh Ride on the organ, this is a Christmas concert that simply cannot be missed.
Whether you're a lover of classical music or simply looking to get into the festive spirit, you're bound to be swept away by the majesty and magic of this incredible concert. So mark your calendars and join us for a night that you'll remember for years to come!
7. Santa Paws! On Third
When: December 9th from 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Where: 1207 3rd Street S. Naples, FL 34102 | 239-434-6533
Santa Claus is coming to town and this time, he's making a special stop just for your furry, four-legged, and feathered friends! Take your pets on December 9th from 12-2pm to meet the jolly man himself and snap a cherished photo.
Don't worry about capturing the moment - a professional photographer will be on-site to snap photos. Whether your pet is a dog, cat, bird, or something more exotic, Santa Paws promises to be a treasured memory for years to come.
And, for an extra treat, post your photos on social media with the hashtag #ChristmasonThird to be entered for a chance to win a $250 gift card to a restaurant or shop on Third Street South!
8. Holiday Boat Parade & Sunset Cruise
When: Saturday, December 9th at 9:00 pm
Where: Pure Florida, 1200 5th Ave S, Ste 501, Naples
Treat yourself to a truly unique experience as you set sail on a Holiday Boat Parade & Sunset Cruise departing from the iconic Tin City docks.
With breathtaking views of Naples Bay, Port Royal canals, and the Gulf of Mexico, this adventure is not to be missed. As the sunset hues paint the horizon, the MIACC Holiday Boat Parade begins with locals showcasing their festive and jolly spirit with fully decorated boats!
Keep an eye out for our beloved dolphins and other native wildlife as they pop up to say hello. This unforgettable experience is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Tickets are available for $90 Adults: $70 Child (infant to 12 years old) plus taxes.
The cruise is approximately 3 hours in length.
9. Christmas Boat Parade
When: Saturday December 9th at 6:15pm
Where: Naples City Dock, 880 12th Ave S, Naples
Experience the magic of the 34th Annual Marine Industries Christmas Boat Parade on Naples Bay, taking place on Saturday, December 9, 2023.
This year's parade theme is "Let it Glow," inviting participants to let their creativity shine and compete for coveted best in class and best overall theme awards. The Naples City Dock will host VIP guests and the judging committee, with limited presale tickets available for a front row seat to the spectacle.
Donations will be accepted in lieu of an entry fee, with proceeds benefiting the Ricky King Foundation.
Whether you participate by decorating your own boat or watching from a prime viewing location, the Christmas Boat Parade is sure to inspire holiday cheer in all.
Mark your calendars and bring your loved ones for a Naples tradition that is not to be missed.
The parade may be viewed from: Naples City Dock (ticketed), Pinchers Tin City, Riverwalk Restaurant, Naples Landing, Kelly’s Fish House, The Boat House on Naples Bay, and Bayview Park.
Tickets to view the parade from the Naples City Dock can be purchased at https://MIACC.org.
10. Matt Rife Tickets Naples FL Off the Hook Comedy Club
When: Thursday, December 14th - 17th from 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Where: Off The Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Suite 1100, Naples
If you're in the mood for a good laugh, you won't want to miss the highly anticipated Matt Rife comedy show at the Off The Hook Comedy Club in Naples, FL. Rife is known for his hilarious stand-up routines and his appearances on MTV's Wild 'N Out.
His quick wit and sharp humor will have you laughing until you cry. Be sure to grab your friends and head to the comedy club for a night of non-stop laughter.
With Rife's comedic talent and Off The Hook's great atmosphere, it is sure to be a one-of-a-kind experience that you will never forget. So mark your calendar and get ready for a night full of entertainment and enjoyment.
11. Music in the Garden
When: Saturday, December 16th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112
There's nothing quite like enjoying live music in an outdoor setting, and the Water Garden outdoor performance stage provides the perfect backdrop for some of our most talented musicians.
From October through June, on select Saturdays, you'll have the chance to sit back and relax in your favorite tropical oasis while taking in the sounds of local artists.
With showtimes ranging from 2-4 pm from October through May, you'll have plenty of opportunities to soak up the sun and the sounds.
There's no better way to enjoy the weekend than with great music and a stunning natural setting.
12. New Year's Celebration | Tiburón
Celebrate the New Year with a glamorous ‘Midnight Masquerade’ party at The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón
When: December 31 · 7pm - January 1, 2024 · 1am EST
Where: The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón 2600 Tiburon Drive Naples, FL 34109
Ring in the New Year with a night to remember at The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón's Midnight Masquerade celebration.
Indulge in an exquisite buffet filled with delicious, chilled seafood, hearty roasted meats, and fish, as well as carving stations offering maple-glazed salmon and beef wellington. Be sure to leave room for the charcuterie table, salad bar, sushi station, and expansive dessert presentation.
With complimentary welcome beverages and a midnight toast, the party continues into 2024 with live music, champagne bars, and a festive atmosphere.
Families with children can enjoy the children's buffet with holiday handhelds, entrees, and vegetables, plus a selection of dessert favorites.
Don't miss out on an opportunity to ring in the New Year in style at this one-of-a-kind celebration.
Please note that menu items are subject to change due to regional availability.
Dinner Seatings at 7:00 P.M. and 7:30 P.M.
NYE Party 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Fireworks 12:00 a.m.
$325 ages 13 to adult | $125 children to age 12
All tickets and packages will be charged an 18% service charge, taxes, & ticketing fees.
Guests may order additional alcoholic beverages directly from their server or from the cash bars located throughout the ballroom. To add to the celebratory ambiance, a champagne bar will be available. A champagne toast will be shared with all guests at midnight.
Learn more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-celebration-tiburon-tickets-709695437157?aff=erellivmlt
Naples is bursting with excitement this holiday season! No matter what your interests may be, there are plenty of events and activities to keep you entertained all month long. From dazzling light displays to classic cars and boat parades, Naples has got you covered when it comes to holiday fun.
We wish you a Wonderful Holiday Season from the team at Hoffman Korff Group w/ William Raveis Real Estate.