SWFL Events – December 2019

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SWFL Events – December 2019

Mon – 2

Sizzle SWFL Restaurant Week
Dec. 2 – 15
Various restaurants throughout SW Florida, www.sizzleswfl.com


Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
8 p.m. 239-597-1111

Handel’s Messiah
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
7 p.m. 239-597-1111

Bonita Springs Historical Society Parade of Trees
Historic McSwain Home
Old US 41, Bonita Springs
holiday trees and wreaths displayed for the community to enjoy on exhibit in the throughout the week 5-9 p.m. Live music nightly, 6 – 8 p.m.
www.bonitaspringshistoricalsociety.org


Tue – 3

FSW Student Concert Series: Orchestra & Choir
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
7:30 p.m.
239-481-4849

Ho! Ho! Ho!
The Christmas Show
Dec. 3 – 22
Players Circle Theatre, Shell Factory, 16554 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers
239-800-3292
www.playerscircle.org

Visiting Artist Reception
Harbour View Gallery,
5789 Cape Harbour Drive,
Suite 104, Cape Coral
Reception for Mike Masin and Jim Ellsworth 6 – 8 p.m.
www.Harbourviewgallery.com


Red Hannah’s Bob & Joe
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 6 – 9 p.m. 239-990-9901

Holiday in the Park
Riverside Park
10451 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs
The City of Bonita Springs will be hosting their annual Holiday in the Park! Come enjoy the sounds of the season featuring the very popular blizzard with a giant snow slide, snow piles for the children, train rides and free cookies and cider! Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by horse and carriage! 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. 239-949-6262

FGCU Choir & Symphony Orchestra Concert: Joyful & Triumphant
Moorings Presbyterian Church,
791 Harbour Dr., Naples
4 & 7 p.m., Please consider an RSVP to this event by registering at fgcu.edu/joyful2019


SW Florida Fine Craft Guild
at COCO Art Gallery
Dec. 3 – 17
Coconut Point Mall, 8074 Mediterranean Drive, Estero
239-949-3073

Wed – 4


Winterlude: Tree Lighting Ceremony and Festival
Mercato
9132 Strada Pl, Naples
Featuring the illumination of the largest live tree in Southwest Florida! Featuring face painters, the World’s Tallest Elf and introducing the Ice Queen! Music by Patchouli, dance performances by Dance Arts by Maria, Backstage Dance Academy, and the Naples Dance Conservatory. Stop by Lu Lu Belle Children’s Boutique of Naples to take your photo with the Grinch, write your letter to Santa and meet Patsy Stiles Burkhart, author of Goodnight Santa, Goodnight Me. 5 – 7:30 p.m. 239-254-1080

Sunset Celebration
Yacht Club, Cape Coral
Celebrate the beauty of a Southwest Florida sunset, while listening to live music on the beach from 3pm to sunset. There will also be food trucks, vendors selling arts & crafts, jewelry, gift items & much more! Free admission. 3 p.m. – sunset.
Art Alive Studio & Gallery Tours
Naples Art District
ART ALIVE evening consists of over 50 professional artists, who will be showcasing their recent works of art and demonstrating their medium. Meet the artist, party and bring home unique treasures for your home. Look for the magenta and white art flags. 5-8 p.m.
www.NaplesArtDistrict.com



Thu – 5

Inspecting Carol
Dec. 5 – 22
New Phoenix Theatre, 13211 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
239-284-5214

COCO Art Gallery reception
Coconut Point Mall, 8074 Mediterranean Drive, Estero
5 – 7 p.m. 239-949-3073


Live Music and Snow
Third Street South
1207 3rd Street S. Naples
During the month of December, visit Third Street South each Thursday, 5-8 p.m., for live music and snow! A rotating schedule of musicians will grace the Fleischmann Courtyard and play in front of Bad Ass Coffee Company. The snow will be at 7 p.m. www.thirdstreetsouth.com

Celebrate America exhibit
Cape Coral Art League
516 Cultural Park, Cape Coral
Reception 5 to 7 p.m.
239-772-5657

Charlotte Players: Christmas Through the Ages
Dec. 5 – 8
Langdon Playhouse, 1182 Market Circle, Port Charlotte
941-255-1022

Voices of Naples Presents: Chapel by the Sea Christmas Concert
The Chapel by the Sea, 100 Chapel St., Fort Myers Beach
No ticket necessary; free will offering. 7 p.m.
www.voicesofnaples.org

Gatsby Holiday Concert
The French Horn Collective
Mercato
9132 Strada Place, Naples
Travel back in time to the Roaring Twenties for a decadent evening of jazz and swing under the stars featuring The French Horn Collective.
6 – 9 p.m. 239-254-1080


Goodwill Festival of Trees
Dec. 5 – 8
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, First Street, Fort Myers
www.goodwilltrees.com


Fri – 6

ACT Gallery exhibit opens
Arts for ACT Gallery,
2265 First St., Fort Myers
Artists Daniel Venditti, Jeff and Dale Ocasio, 6 – 10 p.m. during Art Walk 239-337-5050

Small Works exhibit opens
DAAS Co-Op Art Gallery & Gifts,
1815 Fowler St., unit 3, Fort Myers, Opening reception, 6 – 10 p.m. 239-590-8645

Luminary Holiday Stroll
Dec 6 & 7
Periwinkle Place Shops, Sanibel and Captiva Drive, Captiva
Sanibel Stroll is celebrated island wide, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, while the Captiva Stroll is on Saturday. 239-472-1080

Light Up the Night 2019
Downtown Punta Gorda
W Marion Ave & Taylor Street
This spectacular holiday tradition of music, food, Santa Claus and snow is a not-to-be-missed evening. The towering tree with dazzling lights, colorful ornaments, and a stunning star topper will light up at 7 p.m. The festivities will kick off at 5 p.m. with local performances followed by the headliner — Storyline Band.
www.ci.punta-gorda.fl.us


Christmas Walk
Dec. 6 – 7
5th Avenue South, Naples
46th Annual Christmas Walk and Tree Lighting Ceremony Ring in the holidays during a two-day Christmas Event, the city’s exquisite tree is lit, along with a live Nativity scene, an operatic concert, ice skating and skate rentals, a visit from Santa, and a new culinary tradition: on-street Long Table dining with 14 of 5th Avenue South’s finest restaurants. www.fifthavenuesouth.com

Christmas in the Park
Centennial Park, Fort Myers
This event features bounce houses and other free activities for children, live performances and a free movie! At approximately 5 p.m., Santa Claus will arrive in the Park by fire truck to visit with the children so be sure and bring your cameras! For the grown ups, the event will feature a performance of Holiday favorites. Mayor Randy Henderson will light the City’s Christmas Tree at approximately 6 pm. At 7:30 p.m., stay and enjoy a free movie in the park featuring the movie “Santa Claus” starring Tim Allen. Concessions are available throughout the event. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy a great day at the Park. Free onsite parking is available. 4 -10 p.m. 239-321-7530

19th Annual Pottery Sale
Arts Complex Courtyard, FGCU
This event is free and open to the public, 10 a.m. www.fgcu.edu/artevents

13th Annual Empty Bowls Soup Lunch
Arts Complex Courtyard, FGCU
$15 suggested donation per bowl with the proceeds supporting the food pantry at Interfaith Charities of South Lee. 11:30 a.m.
www.fgcu.edu/artevents

Friday Night Concert Series
Miromar Outlets
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
in the Restaurant Piazza
The Marty Stokes Band performs sultry jazz and melodic blues.
6 to 9 p.m., 239-948-3766

Water Stories
December 6-8
TheatreLab, Arts Complex, FGCU
Performances are Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and are available at fgcu.edu/theatrelab 239-745-4268

Small Works Exhibit: Off the Wall
Dec. 6 -28
Lee County Alliance for the Arts.
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Reception 5 to 7 p.m. 239-939-2787

Promenade Festival of Lights
Tree Lighting/Photos with Santa
Promenade at Bonita Bay
26795 S Bay Dr, Bonita Springs
Be surrounded by the sights and sounds of Christmas, including music, lights, stars, and delicious treats that will spark that magical anticipation of the big day. Get FREE pictures with jolly ole Saint Nick! Just bring a new unwrapped toy for Operation Santa. Tree lighting, live music, shopping, dance demonstration, dining, food and drink specials! 5 p.m. 239-949-1573

Cape Coral Outdoor
Expo & Boat Show
Dec 6 -8
Sun Splash Family Water Park
400 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral
10 a.m. capecoraloutdoorexpo.com

Fort Myers Art Walk
Downtown Fort Myers
Always on the First Friday, visit the many exciting galleries, exhibitions, and performances. Free to the public with many venues featuring additional attractions and specials. Rain or shine. 6 -10 p.m.
www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com


Exhibition Opening-Under the Sea
Center for Visual Arts
26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs
Whether its 20,000 leagues or a singing crab and a Little Mermaid, it’s got to be under the sea, 6 – 8 p.m. 239-495-8989

Sat – 7

Concert: A Songwriter’s Journey Through American Music
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Angela Easterling presents a performance of her own original songs interspersed with selections of classic folk, roots, country and rock tunes. As part of her performance, she discusses the craft of songwriting and tells the stories behind her songs and how they came to be, weaving in some of the history of roots music and the artists who have influenced her writing. Registration is requested. 1 p.m. 239-479-4636

Art Divine
Dec. 7 through Jan. 9
Fort Myers Beach Art Association,
3030 Shell Mound Blvd.
Reception Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m.
239-463-3909

The East Palm Mercado
Every Saturday & Sunday
Neenie’s House, 481 Marsh Ave., Fort Myers, Sellers inside & outside, booth space available $10. Rain or shine,
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 224-678-4901


Annual Old Fashioned Holiday Bazaar
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero
A holiday flurry is coming! Last year we had over 80 vendors, kid’s games, Santa, story time with a Librarian, Florida “snow”, and more! The park will be decorated in classic/old-fashioned Holiday decorations. State park entrance fee required per vehicle. We will be doing a toy drive during the event. Bring in new toys, unwrapped and drop off at the Santa’s Workshop (Art Hall). Toys will only be taken Saturday and Sunday during the event – Dec 7 and 8 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. 239-992-0311

Food, Wine & Beer Festival
Bayfront of Naples
465 Bayfront Place, Naples
This event will feature unlimited tastings of premium wines and craft beers, & food from many local restaurants. The party also includes music groups and entertainment all along the street.
5 – 8 p.m. 239-272-5186
Holiday on the Bay
Dec. 7, 14, 21, 24
The Village Shops on Venetian Bay
4200 Gulf Shore Blvd N, Naples
Holiday entertainment including complimentary photos with Santa, stories with Mrs. Claus, Dickens Period Carolers, dance group performances and shopping and dining. Snow shows start at 7 p.m. (4 p.m. on Dec. 24). 239-261-6100

Fandom Fest
Fort Myers Regional Library, 2450 First St., Fort Myers
5 p.m. www.leelibrary.net

Bee Gees & Rolling Stones tribute
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

FGCU Wind Orchestra Concert
Estero High School,
21900 River Ranch Rd, Estero
7:30 p.m. 239-745-4268

Gulfshore Opera: Christmas with The Gulfshore Tenors
Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte, 7 p.m. 239-529-3925

One Too Many
Center for Performing Arts Hinman Auditorium, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs
One Too Many is six individuals who came together through the common love of a cappella music. 8 p.m. 239-495-8989

Holiday Festival of Lights
Downtown Cape Coral
With all attractions free to the public you can visit Santa in Christmas Town Center, sled down Snowcap Square very own Snow Drift, watch the magic as we light up the Christmas tree in Town Center. Free inflatables, face painting, and entertainment. 4 – 10 p.m. 239-549-6900

A Magical Cirque Christmas
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
8 p.m. 239-481-4849

Art in the Park
Cambier Park
755 8th Ave S, Naples
Naples Art proudly connects artists with art shoppers in another terrific season of Art in the Park. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
www.naplesart.org

The Sunset Celebration – Double Standard
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
5 – 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900

GreenMarket
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Ft Myers
Enjoy entertainment by local musicians and fun activities for kids, gardening classes and live cooking by local chefs. The GreenMarket hosts neighbors and growers who bring seasonal, limited crops to market. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 239-939-2787


31st Annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade!
The bay on Fort Myers Beach
Enjoy a night on the water full of Christmas spirit and spectacular up-close views of the dazzling brightly lighted, and decorated watercrafts. It’s a fun and festive time along the waterway, where you may even see a few of Santa’s elves dancing aboard to some festive music. 6 p.m. fortmyersbeach.org

Skip Weber
at COCO Art Gallery
Dec. 7 & 8
Coconut Point Mall, 8074 Mediterranean Drive, Estero
noon – 5 p.m. 239-949-3073


Sun – 8

Julio Iglesias
Hertz Arena,
11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
7 p.m. 239-948-7825


Lee County Community Band
presents A Jazzy Christmas
Cape Coral High School
2300 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral
3 p.m. www.leecountyband.org


Beethoven Piano Trio No. 1
Dec. 8 & 10
Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd.
3 p.m. 239-597-1111

Gulf Coast Symphony: Deck The Halls
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
7 p.m. 239-481-4849

The Left Bank Art Fest
Greater Family Marco Island YMCA
101 Sand Hill St., Marco Island
Juried artists include photography, jewelry, oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, ceramics, wood, bronze, glass, and more Free admission and free parking. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 239-290-7927

Gulfshore Opera:
Christmas with The Gulfshore Tenors
Naples Art, 585 Park St.
4 p.m. 239-529-3925

Magic of Christmas
Phil Fisher Gallery,
810 12th ave. S., Naples
Live music and art reception 5 – 8 p.m.
www.philfishergallery.com


Tue – 10


Naples Christmas Parade
5th Ave. South, Naples
Line up on Broad Ave. The Floats will turn right onto Third Street South, then right on 5th Ave South, and end on 8th Street South. Parade runs from 6-8 p.m. 239-213-7120

BIG ARTS Chorus Holiday Concert
Sanibel Community Church,
1740 Periwinkle Way
Enjoy the music of the holidays with the BIG ARTS Community Chorus. An annual holiday tradition and a great way to celebrate the songs of the season. 7 p.m. www.bigarts.org





Thu – 12

Harlem Globetrotters
Hertz Arena,
11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
7 p.m. 239-948-7825

Art Under the Stars
Hirdie Girdie Gallery
2490 Library Way, Sanibel
5 – 8 p.m. with Tower Gallery and Sun Catcher’s Dream,
239-395-0027
www.hirdiegirdiegallery.com

Jingle & Mingle
Naples Art, 585 Park Street,
Eat, Drink and Be Merry With Naples Art at Our Holiday Open House! Join us for Games, Socializing, Art, Music & Festive Prize Raffles starting at 2 p.m. 239-262-6517



Fri – 13


Gardens Aglow
Peace River Botanical
& Sculpture Gardens
5827 Riverside Dr, Punta Gorda
6 p.m. 941-621-8299

Holiday Pops Concert Christmas in Paradise
The Village Church on The Island
13921 Shell Point Blvd., Fort Myers
Maestro Nir Kabaretti will conduct the Southwest Florida Symphony’s sparkling Holiday Pops program with a sophisticated twist. 7 p.m.
239-454-2067


Lee Greenwood:
A Tennessee Christmas
Seminole Casino Hotel
506 S 1st St, Immokalee
8 p.m. www.jaytv.com
800 514-ETIX


Holiday House:
The Colors of Christmas
Dec. 13 – 22
Burroughs and Langford Kingston Homes, First and Fowler streets, Fort Myers
5 – 9 p.m. www.fmwcc.net


Sat – 14

Winter Wonderland Concert
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds Street
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Dave DeLuca will perform the very best holiday favorites at this family-oriented event that celebrates the magic of the holiday season through songs. 2 p.m. 239-479-4636

The East Palm Mercado
Every Saturday & Sunday
Neenie’s House, 481 Marsh Ave., Fort Myers, Sellers inside & outside, booth space available $10. Rain or shine, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 224-678-4901


Janis McCracken
at COCO Art Gallery
Dec. 14 & 15
Coconut Point Mall, 8074 Mediterranean Drive, Estero, noon – 5 p.m. 239-949-3073

Spin Zone
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 8 – 11 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Half Step Down
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill
at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
7 – 11 p.m., 239-540-8454

The Nutcracker
Dec. 14 – 15
Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte, 941-625-4175


Christkindlmarkt
Holiday Craft Market
Dec 14 – 15
German American Social Club
2101 SW Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, Saturday 2 – 9 p.m. & Sunday 1 – 8 p.m.
239-283-1400

Tuba Christmas
Sugden Plaza
701 5th Ave S, Naples
Celebrate the holidays on 5th Avenue South with live music, shopping, dining and dancing from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Join more than 50 musicians of all ages as they perform traditional holiday tunes and sing-a-longs during TUBA Christmas in Sudgen Plaza from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 239-692-8436

Christmas Boat Parade
Naples City Dock
880 12th Ave S, Naples
6:15 – 8:30 p.m. 239-682-0900

Naples Artcrafters
Fine Art & Craft Show
Cambier Park
755 8th Ave S, Naples
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
www.naplesartcrafters.com

Naples Ballet The Nutcracker
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
7 p.m. 239-597-1111

Bonita Springs Boat Parade
5124 Bonita Beach Rd SW, Bonita Springs
Watch from the bridges docks and river banks as the brightly decorated boats parade up and down the Imperial River. Color lights, music, and imagination all in this wonderful Boat Parade. 5:30 p.m. www.cityofbonitasprings.org


SW Florida Symphony: Holiday Pops
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
7:30 p.m. 239-481-4849

We are Rocking and Rolling
Dec. 14 & 18
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
Join us in the library garden to listen to a musical performance by Tommy Barr. Bring a folding chair or blanket. During inclement weather, outdoor concerts will be moved inside. 2 p.m. 239-479-4636

Bromeliad Plant Show and Sale
Dec. 14 – 15
Araba Shrine Temple
2010 Hanson Street, Fort Myers
Admission is free and includes a judged show of spectacular displays of bromeliads and area’s largest bromeliad plant sale. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday 239-850-4048


Holiday Performance
by Bonita Springs Charter
Miromar Outlets,
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
Students from Bonita Springs Charter School are the stars of this magical Christmas-themed performance. 6 p.m. in WINK Playland. 239-948-3766


Sun – 15

Spirit of the Gulf
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
2 – 4 p.m. 239-481-4849



CeeLo Green
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
7 p.m. 239-597-1111


Tue – 17

Fabulous Facts: Medieval Renaissance Art and Music
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
A wonderful sampling of extraordinary culture from the Middle Ages through 16th century with a bit of history thrown in. Registration is required. 2 p.m. 239-479-4636




Thu – 19


Holiday Pops
Dec. 19 – 22
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
Get in the spirit of the holidays with the Naples Philharmonic in this annual event that always leaves members of the audience both young and old whistling a seasonal tune. With Sheléa, the Naples Philharmonic, Chorus and Youth Chorus. 239-597-1111

The Gatlin Brothers
Seminole Casino Hotel
506 S 1st St, Immokalee
8 p.m. www.jaytv.com
800-514-ETIX


Magic Tree House:
A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens Jr.
December 19 – 21
Center for Performing Arts – Hinman Auditorium, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs
Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens Jr. is an adaptation of book #44 of Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series. 239-495-8989

An Evening of Christmas Cheer featuring Michael D’Amore
Cultural Park Theater
528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral, 8 p.m. 239-772-5862


Fri – 20


Candlelight Christmas Carols at Cambier Park
755 8th Ave S, Naples
6:30 – 8 p.m. 239-261-552

Thompson Square
with Chris Kemp
The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon,
2158 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
Doors at 7 p.m. 239-985-9839

Friday Night Concert Series
Miromar Outlets,
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
in the Restaurant Piazza
The Silver Sneakers Band gets fans on their feet with high-energy dance music. 6 to 9 p.m. 239-948-3766
Half Step Down – 8 p.m.
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 239-990-9901


Sat – 21



Gulf Coast Symphony: The Nutcracker
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
2 & 7 p.m. 239-481-4849


Holiday Boat-A-Long
Four Freedoms Park
Cape Coral Pkwy, Cape Coral
This night features a Holiday Boat-A-Long followed by a free movie in the park..The festival has food, Christmas music, and a visit from Santa Claus along with the parade. Watch as the boats line up in Bimini Basin for the parade which first passes by the park’s beach before heading down various canals in South Cape Coral. Starting at dusk, a movie will be shown. Enjoy the movie and a free family night out. Bring a blanket, chairs and dinner! 4 – 10 p.m. 239-573-3123




Mon – 23

Lindsey Stirling
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
7:30 p.m. 239-481-4849




Thu – 26


Third Thursday Wine Walk
Downtown Punta Gorda
Every third Thursday from 5 to 8 the downtown merchants bring you live music, artists and demoing, food trucks, other entertainment through out downtown. 5 – 8 p.m.
941-391-4856



Sat – 28



Salute to Vienna
New Year’s Concert
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway, Ft Myers, 8 p.m. 239-481-4849
Elvis and more tributes
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral,
7 p.m., 239-549-3000

Coconut Point Art Festival
Dec. 28 – 29
Coconut Point, 23106 Fashion Drive, Estero, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
www.artfestival.com



Sun – 29

Jim Gaffigan
Hertz Arena,
11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
7 p.m. 239-948-7825

AURA
The Center Bar, The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 5 – 8 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com


Bluegrass Indoor Concert
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
2 – 5 p.m. $15. 239-939-2787

Grumpy Old Men The Musical
Dec. 29 – Feb 8
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers
239-278-4422

Moscow Ballet’s
Great Russian Nutcracker
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
Noon, 4 & 8 p.m. 239-481-4849



Tue – 31


New Year’s Fireworks
Naples Pier, 12th Avenue South at 7 p.m. 239-213-7120

The Book of Mormon
Dec. 31 – Jan. 5
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers 239-481-4849

New Year’s Eve Celebration
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
The festivities begin at 6 pm! Music by DJ Michael White, dancing, face painting, tattoos, hair glitter, LED juggling, plate spinning, balloon creations and Michael Hirst 6 p.m. -midnight, Fireworks at midnight. 941-575-3007

South Cape New Year’s Eve Ball Drop
Cape Coral’s Entertainment District
Live music on the big city stage, kids area, vendor village, food trucks, drink tents and a massive beach ball drop at midnight. 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. 239-900-4028

Rockin’ Country New Year’s Eve
Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference
75 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda
Hosted by Nashville recording artist Johnny Lee Howard & The Suncoast Opry Band. 7 p.m. 941-833-5444

New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Times Square, 830 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, Ball drop is at midnight with fireworks. www.fortmyersbeach.org

NYE Downtown Countdown
Downtown Fort Myers
There will be live bands, food trucks and plenty of fun! Ball drop will be at midnight! Free to the public. 8 pm. www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com


NYE Sunset Cruises – Naples and Fort Myers
Pure Florida in Naples, Fort Myers visit www.PureFL.com or call 239-919-2965 for more details

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