The Best Places to See Holiday Lights in Naples, Florida

December 02, 2022


With the holidays right around the corner, it's time to get in the spirit of the season. One of the best ways to make your spirits bright is to enjoy the many festive, twinkling holiday light displays around Naples, Florida. 

Whether you want to enjoy the displays from the comfort of your car, or you want to take a relaxing walk and see the holiday splendor up close, we've rounded up the best places to see holiday lights in Naples, Florida.

Naples Christmas Parade In Downtown Naples

On December 6th at 6 p.m., enjoy the annual holiday season spectacular parade that begins on Broad Street South and finishes up on 8th Street South in Downtown Naples. 

Cambier Park 

Come down for the 5th annual candlelight Christmas carols at Cambier Park on Friday, December 16th at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of hundreds of local musicians and carolers singing and illuminating the park with candles. Lyric sheets and electric candles will also be provided so it's a perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit!


There's nothing better to get into the holiday spirit than a performance of The Nutcracker ballet! Performed by the extraordinary Moscow Ballet, you’ll be enchanted every minute of the show. See a performance on either December 20th or 21st at 7 p.m. 

December 15th - 18th the Naples Philharmonic, Naples Philharmonic Chorus, and the Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus will usher in the holidays with a program of timeless classics and modern hits of the holiday season. For more information click here.

The Ritz Carlton Golf Resort

From cocktails to breakfast with Santa to gingerbread school, The Ritz Carlton Golf Resort has it all. Enjoy events starting on December 13th like the 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails with a dozen cocktails marrying seasonal herbs and spices resulting in delightful yuletide flavors.

You can also enjoy breakfast with Santa on December 17th at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., or 11 a.m. Santa and his North Pole friends will grant Christmas wishes with a special gift for every child and traditional complimentary holiday photos. $75 for adults, $42 for children ages 4-9, and three and below are complimentary.

On December 22nd and 23rd, children of all ages will enjoy the delicious tradition of decorating a gingerbread masterpiece with the help of the hotel’s talented pastry chefs. There is limited space and reservations are required.

Collier Fairgrounds

For the very first time, Collier Fairgrounds presents Magic of Lights, a dazzling drive-through holiday lights experience. From November 18th - January 1st, see displays such as a 32-foot-tall animated Mattel’s Waving Christmas Barbie®, Prehistoric Christmas featuring life-sized dinosaurs celebrating the season, BIGFOOT® Monster Trucks, Winter Wonderland, as well as Magic of Lights favorites including the 12 Days of Christmas, Toyland and the 200-foot long Enchanting Tunnel of Lights. Tickets are available now for a limited-time deal! 

The Naples Players

Get ready for the 3rd annual Trees & Teas Festival at The Naples Players. Their lobby will be filled with Christmas trees all designed by local artists with production themes such as HairsprayCruellaThe Nutcracker, Wicked, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Naples has planned a weekly selection of their favorite holiday teas for you to sample as you enjoy the beautiful trees. The event runs through December 18th and if you have tickets to A Christmas Carol The Musical, or Southern Comforts you get FREE entry! 

Victoria Park 

The Victoria Park neighborhood in North Naples has one of the most popular drive-through light displays in the area. Around 300 homes go all out with over-the-top decorations every year—some streets even have their own themes. 

Be sure to drive down Windsor Way—known for having brightly lit arches over the road—Meadowland Drive, and Whitehall. 

More Naples Neighborhoods to Explore

While not every neighborhood does light displays quite as spectacularly as Victoria Park, there are some others where the holiday spirit is on full display, including: 

  • Pelican Bay 
  • Golden Gate City 
  • Port Royal 
  • Palm River
  • Willoughby Acres

‘Nightlights in the Garden’ at Naples Botanical Garden 

Another favorite winter tradition is Nightlights in the Garden at Naples Botanical Garden. Take a stroll through the beautiful grounds and pathways lit by millions of colorful twinkling lights. 

This year while in the Scott Florida Garden you can purchase and enjoy the famous Dutchkinz® “Poffertjes” or Poffers® (bite-size, puffed-up beignets), coffee, and hot chocolate on select nights. The event runs through January 1st and tickets are required.

Christmas on Third

Find the enduring magic of an old Naples holiday at Christmas on Third. Stroll along charming Third Street South and experience all the sights and sounds of the holiday season. 

Explore the holiday scenes and decorations that adorn the street and listen to the strolling carolers who will be spreading holiday cheer every Thursday and Friday. 

You can even see snowfall at 7 p.m. in the evening and carolers from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.!

Of course, you can also see gorgeous holiday lights and decorations spread across the three campuses of Moorings Park Communities. Contact us today to learn more about each of our unique campuses and schedule a personal tour.

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