Christmas and Hannukah Events and Entertainment

Christmas ornaments in the surf on the beach - naplesbonitamarco.com“Miracle on 34th Street”: Through December 23 – various times
Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South, Naples
Musical version performed by The Naples Players.
$45 | $10 students and educators
239-263-7990 | naplesplayers.org

“Elf” Jr: 2pm and/or 4pm December 2-11.
Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South, Naples
KidzAct players perform the story of Buddy, the elf. $20 | $10 students
239-263-7990 | naplesplayers.org

Advent Noontime Concert: December 6, 13, 20 Noon-12:30pm
Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd., North Naples
Concert featuring the church’s new Lively-Fulcher pipe organ, singers and instrumentalists.
Freewill offering
www.vpcnaples.org | 239-597-5410

A Christmas Experience: December 13, 14, 15, 17 – 7pm,   December 17 – 4pm
First Baptist Church of Naples, 3000 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples
Old-town Christmas village festival; children’s stations, hot chocolate, wassail; photo opportunities. Live nativity with 100-voice choir and 25 piece orchestra with “Les Mis” veteran J. Mark McVey as guest artist.
$5 to $10
fbcn.org | 888-795-1559

Holiday Pops: December 14-16 8pm, December 16 2pm , December 17 7pm
Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., North Naples
Naples Philharmonic, Naples Philharmonic Chorus, Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus, Capathia Jenkins, vocalist, Stuart Chafetz, conductor, James Cochran, chorus director.
$60-$103
artisnaples.org

Christmas cookie Sale: December 8 4-6pm, December 9 9-11am
Faith Lutheran Church, 4150 Goodlette-Frank Road North

Night Lights in the Garden: The Naples Botanical Garden will be aglow December 8-23, 26-30, and January 1-3.
Advance tickets required – Cost varies
www.naplesgarden.org

December 2

Festival of Advent Carols: 5pm
Faith Lutheran Church, 4150 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples.
Genesis Ensemble, Brian Aranowski conducting.
FREE
239-434-5811

Handel’s “Messiah”: 7pm
First Presbyterian Church, 250 Sixth Street S., Naples
Naples Philharmonic, Radu Paponiu, conductor; and the Naples Philharmonic Chorus, James Cochran, director.
$35 | $15 students
artisnaples.org | 239-597-1900

“The Nutcracker”: 2pm and 7pm
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
$29-$75
bbmannpah.com

December 3

Holidays in Paradise: 3pm
Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
Classical seasonal music; Musical Moments series.
239-495-8989 | artcenterbonita.org

Christmas with the Gulfshore Tenors: 3pm
Naples Italian-American Foundation, 7035 Airport Pulling Road N., North Naples
Standard love songs of the last 50 years plus Christmas favorites.
$30
www.gulfshoreopera.org | 239-529-3925

December 4

A Big Band Holiday Spectacular: 7pm
6000 Goodlette Road, North Naples
Trumpeter Dan Miller, saxophonist Lew Del Gatto with an all-star big band for swinging music, featuring Duke Ellington & Count Basie orchestra arrangements of holiday tunes, followed by a jam session.
$15 | $30 VIP
www.northnaplesumc.com | 239-593-7600

December 5

Holiday Pets on Parade: 5:30-7:30pm
C.J.s on the Bay, 740 N Collier Blvd., No. 105, Marco Island
Pets on parade in holiday finery.
FREE

December 9

Christmas Cookie Decorating: 12-2pm
Miromar Outlets, Estero, near WINK Playland
Kids cookie decorating stations for special holiday treats they can make and eat.
Facebook.com/outletmall | MiromarOutlets.com

Christmas Bazaar: 11am-2pm
The Ladies Auxiliary of The Amvets Post 23, 2727 Bayshore Drive, East Naples
Christmas Bazaar.

Marco Island Christmas Island Style Boat Parade: 6-8pm
Festive holiday lights and decorations adorn boats on parade around the island. The Esplanade on Smokehouse Bay, and Snook Inn on the Marco River offer excellent viewing.
239-250-8348

Captiva Island Boat Parade: 6pm
Captiva Island.
Begins at South Seas Island Resort Marina, through Pine Island Sound to ‘Tween Waters Inn Marina on Roosevelt Channel.
www.captivaholidayvillage.com

Naples Bay Christmas Boat Parade: 6-8:30pm
Good views of the parade at Pinchers Crab Shack, Riverwalk Restaurant, Kelly’s Fish House, The Boat House Restaurant, Naples City Dock and Naples Landings Park.
239-682-0900

Bonita Springs Christmas Boat Parade: 5pm
Begins at Bay Water Exclusive Boat Club and Rentals, 5124 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
239-495-0455

December 10

“The Nutcracker”: 2:30pm and 6:30pm
Golden Gate High School, 2925 Titan Way, Golden Gate Estates
Performed by Etudes de Ballet students.
$25 | $19
edbnaples.com/nutcracker | 239-593-8280

Christmas Concert: 3pm
United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road, Naples
Becky Weese-Rumpf, Jamie and The Carolers. Reception in the Gathering Place.
www.naplesucc.org | 239-261-5469

Advent Concert: 4pm
St. Monica’s Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Road, North Naples
A Service of Lessons and Carols.
Freewill offering
239-591-4550 | stmonicasnaples.org

Chancel Choir Christmas Concert: 4pm
First Presbyterian Church, 250 Sixth Street South, Naples
Music through the centuries.
Freewill offering
239-262-1311 ext. 239 | briceg@fpcnaples.org

Choirs Christmas Concert: 4pm
Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd, North Naples
“A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols,” readings by the VandeReaders, choral anthems and congregational carol singing.
Freewill offering.

December 13

Jewish Federation Hanukkah Celebration: 5pm
On the Lawn at Mercato, North Naples. Performance by Naples Klezmer Revival Band, menorah lighting, crafts at the “Kids Corner,” face painting, Israeli folk dancing, children’s performances.

Holiday Brass: 7:30pm
Wang Opera Center, 2408 Linwood Ave., East Naples
Naples Chamber Brass, including members of the Naples Philharmonic, perform sounds of the season; Spectrum Series concert.
$40, |$10 students/children | $50 for VIP seating plus reception with the artists
capacenter.org | 239-775-2800

December 14

Santa Paws: 5-7pm
Village Shops on Venetian Bay, 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. North, Naples
Bring your dog for photos with Santa.

A Seraphic Fire Christmas: 7pm
Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd., North Naples
Seraphic Fire choral/instrumental performance of Christmas music.
$58
seraphicfire.org | 305-285–9060

Tuba Christmas Concert: 6:30-7:30pm
Sugden Plaza, 701 Fifth Avenue South, Naples
Seventy-plus musicians from 11 to 80 on tubas, euphoniums and more.
FREE
239-692-8436

December 15

Holy Rocka Rollaz Christmas Show: 2 and 7pm
First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs, 9751 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs
Band plays rock ’n’ roll, rockabilly of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, and more.
$75 and $150 sponsorship tickets; free tickets 10 days before show
www.fpcbonita.org | 239-992-3410

December 16

Cookies and Milk with Santa: 10am-12pm
Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terrace, Marco Island
Christmas activities, games, cookies and milk with Santa. Sponsored by Marco Parks and Recreation.
Free; charge for photos with Santa
239-642-0575

Taylor and Friends: 2pm
Lely Presbyterian Church, 110 St. Andrews Blvd., East Naples
Christmas Concert, music director Taylor L. Ferranti and his wife, Laura, with some special musical friends.
Freewill offering
lelychurch.com | 239-774-6151

Christmas Carol Concert: 5pm
Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church, 553 Galleon Drive, Naples
The chamber choir singS Christmas favorites WITH harp, flute, pipe organ and harpsichord. Audience singalong.
FREE
239-262-6581 | trinitybythecove.com

Applebee’s Toys for Tots Fundraiser: 8:30-10:30am
Southwest Florida restaurants.
Complimentary breakfast; goodies, door prizes, photos with Santa Claus.
Tickets to Breakfast with Santa are $10 each. Call or visit a local Applebee’s. Advanced reservations are required as seating is limited. Children younger than 2 admitted free.
applebees.com

Christmas Island-Style Street Parade: 6:30pm
Along San Marco Road, Marco Island
FREE

“The Nutcracker”: 7pm
Gulf Coast High School Performing Arts Center, 7878 Shark Way, North Naples
Naples Ballet performs.
239-732-1000

December 17

Christmas Carol Concert: 5pm
Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church, 553 Galleon Drive, Naples
The chamber choir singS Christmas favorites WITH harp, flute, pipe organ and harpsichord. Audience singalong.
FREE
239-262-6581 | trinitybythecove.com

“The Nutcracker”: 2pm
Gulf Coast High School Performing Arts Center, 7878 Shark Way, North Naples
Naples Ballet performs.
239-732-1000

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