The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the traditions that fill our hearts with warmth. This year, Naples invites you to be part of a magical celebration at the Mercato, where the spirit of the holidays shines brighter than ever. Get ready to witness the lighting of Southwest Florida’s largest REAL Christmas tree!
Wednesday, November 29 from 5:00-8:30pm
Here are a list of events happening on this magical night!
Central Piazza: A Symphony of Dance and Music
5-5:30PM: Dance Extravaganza
Kick off the evening with breathtaking dance performances by local talents from Dance Arts by Maria, Backstage Dance Academy, and Naples Dance Conservatory. Let their graceful moves set the tone for an unforgettable night.
5:30-8:30PM: Musical Merriment
The festivities continue with Jade Strings and Cayman serenading you with holiday classics. Prepare to be swept away by their melodies as you rock around the Christmas Tree.
Approx. 6:45PM: The Main Event – Tree Lighting
The highlight of the evening is the lighting of the largest REAL tree in Southwest Florida. Join ABC-7’s Jen Stacy and Greg Parker in a heartwarming countdown and watch as the tree bursts into a spectacular display of lights.
Event Lawn: A Circus Spectacle: 5:00-8:30PM: Cirque Performances
Over on the Event Lawn, the night sky will light up with awe-inspiring cirque performances. From silks to lyra, fire performances to contortionists, and more, each act promises to leave you spellbound. Don’t forget to grab a festive drink from The Pub’s outdoor bar to complete your experience.
Activity Row: Family Fun Galore: 5:00-8:30PM
Stroll down Activity Row with your family for an evening filled with face painting, hot cocoa, and unique holiday crafts. Sip on delicious cocktails and mocktails, and find the perfect holiday gift or keepsake.
Spread the Joy
In the spirit of giving, we encourage you to bring an unwrapped toy for The Guadalupe Center’s Toy Drive. You can also participate by purchasing gifts from their Amazon Wishlist.
And keep your eyes peeled for Torrie, the world’s tallest elf! Capture a memorable photo with her before she heads back to the North Pole.
We can’t wait to share this magical evening with you. See you at Mercato for a night of holiday enchantment!