NAPLES, FL. – The Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District (BID) will host the 48th annual “Christmas on Fifth” on Friday, December 3rd from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, December 4th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. This special festival will combine holiday themed activities along with the ultimate nights of ‘al fresco’ dining on the street.

Fifth Avenue South will be closed off to traffic throughout the two-day event, allowing for a wide variety of holiday experiences to take place in a safe and socially distanced environment.

Among the traditional activities are a Living Nativity by First Church of the Nazarene, a skating rink, live entertainment and an appearance by Santa Claus.

There also will be a 20-foot artificial Christmas tree, fully lit with more than 10,000 LED lights. The tree lighting takes place on Friday at 6 p.m. with live music on Baker stage. 

Other highlights include an exclusive showcase of modern and vintage cars by Porsche Naples, and live music will be provided during the festival at VIP areas along the street.

This year’s “Christmas on Fifth” will also feature expanded outdoor dining, allowing guests to dine at their favorite restaurants right on the street. Participating restaurants include La Trattoria, Hob Nob, Osteria Tulia, The French, Sails, Ocean Prime, Dolce & Salato, BICE, Caffe Milano, Vergina, Roma, L’Olivio, Bistro 821, Molto Trattoria, La Pescheria and Sidebar. Reservations should be made directly with the specific restaurant.

Featuring more than 220 businesses, including high-end shops, world-class dining, unique boutiques and galleries, and exciting entertainment options, Fifth Avenue South is the vibrant heart of Naples.