Winter Guide – Places To Go & Things To See
If you're looking to celebrate the holidays right here in Southwest Florida, we've got your back. We've compiled a list of holiday events taking place this month. So put your ugly Christmas sweater on, grab a hot chocolate, and get ready for some holiday cheer. Christmas at Farmer Mikes This event will take place on December 18th and 19th from 5:30-9 pm at Farmer Mike’s U Pick 26031 Morton Ave. in Bonita Springs. For more information, click here. You can also listen to B1039 to win tickets from now through Friday, Dec. 18. Check it out here. Christmas Festival at Springtime Farms Adventure Park Come out and enjoy over 30 decorated Christmas trees, Christmas displays, and arts and crafts in North Fort Myers through Jan. 3 at the Adventure Park located at 10761 Aqua Vista Lane in North Fort Myers. For more information, click here. NGALA “Wild Drive Through” with LIVE Giraffe and Nativity This takes place on December 18th-20th from 6-9 pm. You can drive through and see Coulter the Giraffe, Zeus the Zebra, and several other exotic animals, plus a unique Live Nativity Scene all with plenty of lights and holiday cheer. For more information, click here. The Hangout's First Annual Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Starting at 9:00 pm on Dec. 19, anyone in an ugly Christmas sweater is entitled to one free drink at The Hangout by Two Guys on 2360 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL 34109. for more information, click here. Pelican Larry's Ugliest Christmas Sweater Party! The annual Pelican Larry's Ugliest Christmas Sweater Party will take place Saturday, Dec.19 at 10 p.m. There will be live music by DJ EQ, drink specials, and a cash prize for the ugliest Christmas sweater! For more information, click here. Holiday Boat-A-Long at Four Freedoms Park The event will take place on Dec. 19 from 4-10 p.m. at 4818 Tarpon Court in Cape Coral. The event features holiday-themed music, food trucks, a visit from Santa, and the boat parade, followed by a movie, “Christmas Vacation.” For more information, click here. Holiday Nights at Edison and Ford Winter Estates The event will continue through Jan. 3 (closed Christmas Day), 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 2350 McGregor Blvd in Fort Myers. This year’s theme is “Sounds of the Season” and will incorporate musical elements. For more information, click here. Santa Fest at Wa-Ke Hatchee Park This event will take place on Dec. 19 from 3-9 p.m. at 16760 Bass Rd. in Fort Myers. Enjoy bounce houses, food trucks, photos with Santa, and a movie in the park. The movie is 2003’s “Elf” and begins at 6:15 p.m. Free. Toy donations for Golisano Children’s Hospital encouraged. For more information, click here. Christmas on Third This will continue through New Year’s Eve. There will be live music and strolling carollers. Snow will fall at 7 p.m. on these evenings as well. For more information, click here. Kids Christmas Party at Max Hasse Community Park Kids ages kindergarten through 5th grade can enjoy holiday music, crafts, candy, games, and prizes on Dec. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All CDC guidelines will be followed and masks must be worn. this will take place on 3390 Golden Gate Blvd. W. in Naples. For more information, click here. Candy House Creation at Vineyards Community Park Children ages 5 to 12 will use an assortment of candy, frosting, and cookies to design their own candy house on Dec. 18 from 4 to 5 p.m. This will take place at 6231 Arbor Blvd. in Naples. For more information, click here.