Are you in the holiday spirit? Are you gearing up for another fun-filled Christmas season? If so, you’re in luck – Bonita Springs and the surrounding area has tons of awesome events coming up that you’re sure to enjoy, starting this week!
Naples Christmas Parade
You have to travel a bit for this one, but it’s worth it. The Naples Christmas Parade takes place at night and features floats, costumes, bands, and more. It lasts from 6pm to 8pm tonight in downtown Naples (starting on Broad Avenue) and is absolutely free. If you have kids, this is a great place to take them to enjoy a festive holiday experience.
John Patti’s “A Calyp-soul Christmas”
Most of us love Christmas music. The familiar jingles and tunes lift up our spirits and bring back sweet nostalgia.
But sometimes, a little variety is nice. That’s exactly what you’ll discover if you go and see John Patti’s “A Calyp-soul Christmas”.
Musician John Patti takes traditional Christmas melodies and infuses them with a tropical island beat to create a thrilling sound. With his percussion and steel drums, he transforms your favorite Christmas sounds into something new and fresh.
Want to attend? The show will be hosted tonight, December 9th, at 8pm at the Center for Performing Arts in Bonita Springs. Tickets are just $30 for non-members ($35 at the door) and can be bought by calling 239-495-8989 or visiting http://artcenterbonita.org.
Flesher Family Holiday Light Show
This week also gives you the chance to treat your family to a special Bonita Springs tradition: the holiday light show presented by the Flesher family.
Each year, the Fleshers deck out their five-acre Bonita Springs farm with 4.5 million lights, including a lighted archway, miniature village, candy cane lane, and hundreds of decorations spread out over the property. They’ve been doing this for over 15 years, and this year’s show will surely be one of the best.
You can find the Flesher farm at 27865 Bonita Grande Drive in Bonita Springs. The show is open from 6pm to 9pm Sunday through Thursday, and 6pm to 10pm on Friday and Saturday. The cost is free, but they do accept donations on behalf of a local charity.