Naples Celebrates the Holidays on Fifth Avenue South!
November 24, 2014
Naples Celebrates the Holidays on Fifth Avenue South
NAPLES, Fla. (November 18, 2014) – Fifth Avenue South will host several upcoming holiday events including the 40th Annual Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting, the Christmas Parade, Holiday Evening on 5th, TUBA Christmas, New Year’s Eve Fireworks, and more!
The 40th Annual Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Thursday, December 4, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This momentous Naples’ holiday tradition will commence with holiday performances, the lighting of the majestic Christmas tree by Mayor John Sorey, and a visit from Santa himself! The evening will also include holiday performances and activities by local schools, dance troupes, church choirs, and area performers all along Fifth Avenue South from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Restaurants, shops, and businesses along Fifth Avenue South and adjoining streets will be open for shopping, dining, and holiday cheer. Fifth Avenue South will be blocked to traffic for this event starting at 2:00 p.m. Free parking is available in the two public garages on 8th Street, in the public lots on Park Street and 8th Street South along 5th Avenue South Parkway, and in spaces surrounding Cambier Park.
The City of Naples’ annual Christmas Parade will take place on Tuesday, December 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. along historic Fifth Avenue South. The parade route will begin on Broad Street South, go north on Third Street South, turn east onto Fifth Avenue South and then finish on 8th Street South. Join thousands of Naples residents and visitors for this traditional holiday event on Fifth Avenue South. The night will include the parade with dozens of dazzling floats, live music, children’s activities, and more! And, don’t forget to enjoy the fabulous restaurants and holiday shopping at the distinct boutiques, shops, and galleries that span from 9th Street to 3rd Street. Fifth Avenue South will be blocked to traffic for this event starting at 4:00p.m. Free parking is available in the two public garages on 8th Street, in the public lots on Park Street, along 5th Avenue South Parkway, and in spaces surrounding Cambier Park.
The 19th Annual TUBA Christmas will take place on Thursday, December 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the Sugden Plaza. This exciting special performance will include over 40 musicians and feature tubas, euphoniums, baritone, and more! Additional happenings include a proclamation from Mayor John Sorey; and prizes for best, most interesting, funniest, and seasonal costumes on the musicians.
The City of Naples ‘Annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks will take place on Saturday, December 31 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Naples Pier. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the fireworks from one of the many outdoor dining locales along Fifth Avenue South or to dine and then stroll down to the Pier to enjoy the fireworks after.
Special thanks to event sponsors Naples Daily News, Bayfront Inn, Inn on 5th, Gator Country 101.9, 98.9WGUF, Mix 104.7 FM, Bob FM, Sunshine Ace Hardware, Regina’s Ice Cream, Peach Tree Designs, Iberia Bank, Fidelity Investments, DeVoe, Arthrex, Foodie Naples, Arma Communications, ABC 7, and Trimmers Holiday Decor.
Additional holiday events include Evening on 5th: Rockin’ and Shoppin’ for the Holidays on 5th on Thursday, December 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Music Makers Holiday Concert in appreciation of Naples residents and 5th Avenue South on Monday, December 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Cambier Park; and Chabad Naples presents Frozen Chanukah: A winter wonderland festival on Tuesday, December 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Cambier Park.
Naples lives, works, plays, shops, and dines on Fifth Avenue South. It is the heart of Naples, the history of Naples, and the spirit of Naples, today. Fifth Avenue South is home to award-winning restaurants and cafés, world-class art galleries, chic boutiques, elegant inns and a wealth of professional businesses and services. When you’re on Fifth Avenue South, you’re home. Mark your calendar and plan to attend one or all of these time-honored holiday traditions. For more information about this event or other holiday happenings on Fifth Avenue South, please visit www.FifthAvenueSouth.com.
Public Relations Director
IMA CREATIVE, INC.