Celebrate the Holidays in SWFL!


It has been unreasonably warm this December here in Marco Island and Naples. That doesn’t mean we don’t celebrate like the rest of you. Here are a few holiday events to consider attending while you are visiting with Island Escapes!

  • Santa will be flying in this year by HELICOPTER! Saturday, December 14th! Don’t miss his grand entry at 10AM on the Mackle Park Soccer Field on Marco Island. Bring your Christmas list to Santa and enjoy cookies & milk and crafts.
  • Then head out for the Annual Christmas Street Parade along San Marco Rd. at 6:30
  • Naples Botanical Gardens turns into a beautiful holiday wonderland! December 18-23, 26-30 and January 2-5, enjoy live musical performances, family activities, and thousands of lights throughout the Garden every night! Please note: The Garden WILL be closed from 5pm to 6pm to facilitate setup- Thank you for understanding!
  • December 14, 2013 6:30-8:30pm: Pick your spot along Naples Bay to enjoy the colorful and sparkly annual Marine Industries Association Naples Bay Christmas Boat Parade. View from Naples City Dock as well as waterfront restaurants such as Boat House on Naples Bay, The Dock at Crayton Cove, Riverwalk and Pinchers at Tin City and Kelly's Fish House at Port O Call marina.

Visit our Naples Calendar of Events and Marco Island Calendar of Events pages for more fun things to do here in paradise!