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Great Upcoming Holiday Events in Southwest Florida

Southwest Florida is a wonderful place to live with plenty of action for everyone, ranging from community events to attractions and beyond.

This week, there are several notable events and activities occurring that may catch your eye and give you a chance to enjoy yourself and your family in the great weather we’re scheduled to have over the next few days.

Santa’s Wonderland: Tuesday, Dec. 3

Tomorrow, Santa Claus is putting on his sunglasses and paying our part of the country a little visit!

Stop on by and let your children take a free photo made with Santa while enjoying free games and activities. If you stop by from 3pm to 5pm on Christmas Eve, you can also decorate Christmas cookies you can enjoy later (or leave for St. Nick).

Celebration of Lights: Friday, Dec. 6

Later this week, Ave Maria will host its annual Celebration of Lights, a fantastic holiday celebration involving an outdoor ice skating garden, festive drinks and food in the Town Center, a holiday parade, stage performances from the community, an inflatable obstacle course for the kids, a rock climbing wall, face painting, and unbeatable family fun that only Southwest Florida can offer.

The event starts at 5pm and lasts until 9pm, so arrive early so you can enjoy all Ave Maria will have to offer.

Festival of Lights: Saturday, Dec. 7

If you can’t make it to the Celebration of Lights (or just want a double dose of holiday spirit), head over to the CenturyLink Holiday Festival of Lights this Saturday in downtown Cape Coral. Here you can enjoy a massive holiday celebration, including pictures with Santa Claus, a Kidz Street play area your kids will love, a tree lighting, and the 25-ton snowdrift slide that you can’t miss.

Wherever you go and whatever you do, enjoy Southwest Florida, the upcoming holidays, and – of course – your friends and family!


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Mark Your Calendars, Bonita Springs, for These Local Events

Bonita Springs is a great place to live, work, play, raise a family, and enjoy the weather – no matter what season it may be!

This fall, you can help ring in the holiday season with a few fun-filled events that will be taking place in Bonita Springs over the next month:

Rockin’ at Riverside Park

If you like free concerts – and who doesn’t? – the city will play host to the first of several concerts held at Riverside Park, starting on Friday, December 6, 2013, from 5pm to 9pm. The next concert will be held in January, so make sure you stop by to get your fill of music by the Imperial River.

Holiday in the Park

Speaking of Riverside Park, you can also start enjoying the holiday season at the same location on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm. Enjoy live entertainment, rides by train and horse and carriage, a beautifully decorated park, and, of course, the city’s official Christmas tree lighting.

Bonita Springs Concert Band Series

If you’re in the mood for more music, return to Riverside Park on Sunday, December 8 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm for a free concert hosted by the Bonita Springs Concert Band. Nothing beats a free concert, especially one from such a talented and entertaining group of musicians. Plus, it’s right before the hustle of the Christmas season, meaning you can get some much needed relaxation to prepare you for a busy, busy week.

Feel free to explore Bonita Springs and Riverside Park as you also enjoy the wealth of amenities and activities waiting for you at The Colony at Pelican Landing. If you have any questions about the high-quality living and lifestyle of The Colony, all you have to do is ask. Enjoy the park!