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Jeb Bush: The Things I Really Love About Florida

Jeb Bush: The Things I Really Love About Florida

The man who governed this state for eight years takes us on a tour of its treasures.

How to Do Almost Anything

How to Do Almost Anything

Learn from the experts in this field guide to important Southwest Florida challenges.

Gulfshore Life's 2014 Model of the Year

Gulfshore Life's 2014 Model of the Year

Meet our winner, Samara Wignall, and two finalists, Amy Sanford and Kristine Gill.

25 Great Surprises

25 Great Surprises

Go beyond the ordinary to find your bliss.

The Gulfshore's Top Doctors

The Gulfshore's Top Doctors

We’re fortunate to live in a region that includes some of the best, most innovative physicians and surgeons of the times.

2014 Five Star Home Professionals

2014 Five Star Home Professionals

Five Star Professional partnered with Gulfshore Life magazine to identify real estate, mortgage and insurance professionals in Southwest Florida who deliver outstanding service and client satisfaction.

Best of the Gulfshore

Best of the Gulfshore

Our guide to the best food, fun, people and experiences in Southwest Florida. Plus, a look at a few of our least favorite things.

2014 Best Lawyers®

2014 Best Lawyers®

Best Lawyers would like to congratulate 129 attorneys in 50 practice areas with the Fort Myers area.

10 Best New Restaurants

10 Best New Restaurants

Try out the fresh flavors and venues at these up-and-coming gems in Collier and Lee counties.

Men & Women of the Year

Men & Women of the Year

Meet nine dynamic people we honor for their major contributions to our community.

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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Coastal Sealife, Shelling & Dolphin Cruise

View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Good Time Charters
Telephone: 239-218-8014
Contact name: Cristina
Website »

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Small Works of Art

For more than thirty-five years Harmon-Meek Gallery has covered their walls with hundreds of works of art in smaller sizes in the annual favorite group exhibition “Small Works of...

Cost: Free

Where?
Harmon-Meek Gallery
599 9th St. N. #309
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Telephone: 239-261-2637
Contact name: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Website »

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FMBAA Art Divine Annual Holiday Sale original artwork at great prices

Art Divine Annual Holiday Sale original artwork at great prices

Cost: Free admission

Where?
Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery building
3030 Shell Mound
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL  33931
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association
Telephone: 239-463-3909
Contact name: publicity chair
Website »

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Norman Love will sign his new book Dec. 21 at Miromar Outlets

Norman Love will introduce his new book Sunday afternoon, Dec. 21, at the Norman Love Confections Miromar Outlets location. Love will sign copies of the just published “Artistry in...

Cost: $40

Where?
Norman Love Confections
10801 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL  33928
View map »

8:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Comedian Philadelphia Plowden

Philadelphia Plowden is one of the most sound actors/comedians working today. His observations & revelations about the human condition, mixed with stories from his own life, take an audience...

Cost: $20

Where?
Off The Hook Comedy Club
10045 Gulf Center Dr.
E110
Fort Myers, FL  33913
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Off The Hook Comedy Club
Telephone: 239-389-6901
Contact name: Jenn
Website »

Holiday Stroll at South Seas Island Resort

During three weekends, South Seas Island Resort will host the South Seas Holiday Stroll where attendees can access the resort grounds and marina that will be aglow...

Cost: $10 per adult, free for children under 12

Where?
South Seas Island Resort
Captiva, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-472-5111
Website »

Holiday Spectacular at BIG Arts

This is a one-of-a-kind celebration to share with family, friends and loved ones. The radiant Strauss Theater is decked out for the season, and the on-stage talent shine like never before in a...

Cost: $35 per general admission, $5 per student or child

Where?
BIG Arts
Sanibel, FL

For more information:
Website »

Works in Glass exhibit

For our December exhibit we are bringing together four artists to create a show that will provide viewers an opportunity to explore how glass has traveled into the hierarchy of fine art. Works in...

Cost: Free

Where?
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-939-2787
Website »

The Santaland Diaries

The Florida Rep Tradition is back for a sixth season of holiday mischief with Crumpet the Elf. This thorny comedy from acclaimed satirist David Sedaris proves that...

Cost: $25

Where?
Florida Repertory Theatre at Arcade Theatre
Ft Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-332-4488
Website »

Christmas Sprint Duathlon and Triathlon

The Christmas season has a Sprint Duathlon and Triathlon at beautiful Sugden Regional Park.  This is your last chance to compete in a triathlon for the year!...

Cost: $79-129

Where?
Sugden Regional Park
Naples, FL

For more information:
Website »

Hansel & Gretel by Gulfshore Opera

Gulfshore Opera continues its inaugural 2014-15 Season with an original production of Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck at the Center for the Arts of...

Where?
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Website »

Abstract 9 exhibit

Enjoy an exhibition of large-scale abstract paintings from Florida Southwestern College visual art students.
Opening reception will be Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Where?
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Website »

DECK THE WALLS, Fa la la la la

Think outside the (sweater) box this year and give the gift of art.

Cost: Free to public

Where?
TRUDY LABELL FINE ART
2425 Tamiami Trail N
Naples, FL  34103
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: TRUDY LABELL FINE ART
Telephone: 239-434-7778
Contact name: Lynn Pitochelli
Website »

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Gulfshore Playhouse

Marley was dead to begin with. In a magical departure from the Dickens classic, Jacob Marley finds himself in Hell and the adventure begins. This theatrical tour-de-force brought dazzlingly to...

Cost: $20-49

Where?
The Norris Center, Naples
Naples , FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-261-7529
Website »

Versailles Collection +1 Year Anniversary exhibit

From Naples to New York and back, Thomas Riley Studio is excited to unveil the Versailles Collection in its hometown of Naples, Florida, after a successful launch during NYCxDESIGN at...

Where?
Thomas Riley Studio
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-594-1098
Website »

Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum

Opening: Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum exhibit at The Baker Museum, through Jan. 18

Fine Lines: American Drawings from...

Where?
Artis—Naples
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 597-190-0
Website »

12 Days of Wild Holiday Fun at the Naples Zoo

It’s not a partridge in a pear tree or five golden rings, but for 12 days in December from Dec. 13 all the way to Christmas Eve, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens will be delivering gifts to...

Cost: Regular admission

Where?
Naples Zoo
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-262-5409
Website »

Night Lights at Naples Botanical Garden

Enjoy live musical performances, family activities and thousands of lights throughout the Garden every night in this favorite festivity Dec. 17-23 and 26-30 and Jan. 2-4.

Cost: $17 per adult non-member, $7 per child non-member

Where?
Naples Botanical Garden
Naples, FL

For more information:
Website »

Naples Dixieland Jazz Band

Cap off the cool weekend outdoors with a free concert. The Naples Dixieland Jazz Band has brought smiles to thousands of faces and forced the tapping of countless happy toes in Cambier Park in...

Cost: Free

Where?
Cambier Park
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-263-1113
Website »

A Christmas Carol at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre

Based on Charles Dickens’ story, A Christmas Carol is a musical version of the classic Christmas tale. Fabulous sets and rich costumes bring to life the story of grumbly...

Cost: Children $20-24, adults $37-60

Where?
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-278-4422
Website »

New exhibits at The von Liebig

Three related exhibits will run simultaneously at The von Liebig Art Center:

My Life: Artists Reveal Themselves in Their Work...

Cost: Free

Where?
The von Liebig Art Center
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-262-6517
Website »

Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent

Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent at The Baker Museum, through Jan. 4

See vibrant prints that challenge racism, war, poverty and religion and remain iconic symbols of...

Where?
The Baker Museum
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 597-190-0
Website »

Christmas at Historic Palm Cottage

This annual holiday event presents a charming  presentation of decorations throughout Palm Cottage and the Norris Gardens.  Visitors will not only enjoy a docent guided tour of...

Cost: MEMBERS FREE/ NON MEMBER $10.00

Where?
Historic Palm Cottage
137 12th Avenue South
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples Historical Society
Telephone: 239-261-8164
Website »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Coastal Sealife, Shelling & Dolphin Cruise

View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Good Time Charters
Telephone: 239-218-8014
Contact name: Cristina
Website »

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FMBAA Art Divine Annual Holiday Sale original artwork at great prices

Art Divine Annual Holiday Sale original artwork at great prices

Cost: Free admission

Where?
Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery building
3030 Shell Mound
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL  33931
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association
Telephone: 239-463-3909
Contact name: publicity chair
Website »

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Holiday Crafts for Kids

Make wildlife crafts such as marine mammal puppets, fish prints and cabbage palm reindeers. Activities are geared to children ages 6 to 12. Free with Environmental Learning Center admission ($5...

Cost: $5 adults, $3 kids 6-12, FREE kids under 6

Where?
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Rd
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-530-5972
Website »

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Small Works of Art

For more than thirty-five years Harmon-Meek Gallery has covered their walls with hundreds of works of art in smaller sizes in the annual favorite group exhibition “Small Works of...

Cost: Free

Where?
Harmon-Meek Gallery
599 9th St. N. #309
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Telephone: 239-261-2637
Contact name: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Website »

New exhibits at The von Liebig

Three related exhibits will run simultaneously at The von Liebig Art Center:

My Life: Artists Reveal Themselves in Their Work...

Cost: Free

Where?
The von Liebig Art Center
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-262-6517
Website »

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Gulfshore Playhouse

Marley was dead to begin with. In a magical departure from the Dickens classic, Jacob Marley finds himself in Hell and the adventure begins. This theatrical tour-de-force brought dazzlingly to...

Cost: $20-49

Where?
The Norris Center, Naples
Naples , FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-261-7529
Website »

Works in Glass exhibit

For our December exhibit we are bringing together four artists to create a show that will provide viewers an opportunity to explore how glass has traveled into the hierarchy of fine art. Works in...

Cost: Free

Where?
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-939-2787
Website »

Versailles Collection +1 Year Anniversary exhibit

From Naples to New York and back, Thomas Riley Studio is excited to unveil the Versailles Collection in its hometown of Naples, Florida, after a successful launch during NYCxDESIGN at...

Where?
Thomas Riley Studio
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-594-1098
Website »

A Christmas Carol at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre

Based on Charles Dickens’ story, A Christmas Carol is a musical version of the classic Christmas tale. Fabulous sets and rich costumes bring to life the story of grumbly...

Cost: Children $20-24, adults $37-60

Where?
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-278-4422
Website »

Holiday Spectacular at BIG Arts

This is a one-of-a-kind celebration to share with family, friends and loved ones. The radiant Strauss Theater is decked out for the season, and the on-stage talent shine like never before in a...

Cost: $35 per general admission, $5 per student or child

Where?
BIG Arts
Sanibel, FL

For more information:
Website »

Holiday Stroll at South Seas Island Resort

During three weekends, South Seas Island Resort will host the South Seas Holiday Stroll where attendees can access the resort grounds and marina that will be aglow...

Cost: $10 per adult, free for children under 12

Where?
South Seas Island Resort
Captiva, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-472-5111
Website »

Christmas at Historic Palm Cottage

This annual holiday event presents a charming  presentation of decorations throughout Palm Cottage and the Norris Gardens.  Visitors will not only enjoy a docent guided tour of...

Cost: MEMBERS FREE/ NON MEMBER $10.00

Where?
Historic Palm Cottage
137 12th Avenue South
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples Historical Society
Telephone: 239-261-8164
Website »

Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent

Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent at The Baker Museum, through Jan. 4

See vibrant prints that challenge racism, war, poverty and religion and remain iconic symbols of...

Where?
The Baker Museum
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 597-190-0
Website »

The Santaland Diaries

The Florida Rep Tradition is back for a sixth season of holiday mischief with Crumpet the Elf. This thorny comedy from acclaimed satirist David Sedaris proves that...

Cost: $25

Where?
Florida Repertory Theatre at Arcade Theatre
Ft Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-332-4488
Website »

Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum

Opening: Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum exhibit at The Baker Museum, through Jan. 18

Fine Lines: American Drawings from...

Where?
Artis—Naples
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 597-190-0
Website »

Night Lights at Naples Botanical Garden

Enjoy live musical performances, family activities and thousands of lights throughout the Garden every night in this favorite festivity Dec. 17-23 and 26-30 and Jan. 2-4.

Cost: $17 per adult non-member, $7 per child non-member

Where?
Naples Botanical Garden
Naples, FL

For more information:
Website »

12 Days of Wild Holiday Fun at the Naples Zoo

It’s not a partridge in a pear tree or five golden rings, but for 12 days in December from Dec. 13 all the way to Christmas Eve, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens will be delivering gifts to...

Cost: Regular admission

Where?
Naples Zoo
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-262-5409
Website »

Abstract 9 exhibit

Enjoy an exhibition of large-scale abstract paintings from Florida Southwestern College visual art students.
Opening reception will be Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Where?
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Website »

DECK THE WALLS, Fa la la la la

Think outside the (sweater) box this year and give the gift of art.

Cost: Free to public

Where?
TRUDY LABELL FINE ART
2425 Tamiami Trail N
Naples, FL  34103
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: TRUDY LABELL FINE ART
Telephone: 239-434-7778
Contact name: Lynn Pitochelli
Website »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Coastal Sealife, Shelling & Dolphin Cruise

View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Good Time Charters
Telephone: 239-218-8014
Contact name: Cristina
Website »

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Holiday Crafts for Kids

Make wildlife crafts such as marine mammal puppets, fish prints and cabbage palm reindeers. Activities are geared to children ages 6 to 12. Free with Environmental Learning Center admission ($5...

Cost: $5 adults, $3 kids 6-12, FREE kids under 6

Where?
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Rd
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-530-5972
Website »

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Small Works of Art

For more than thirty-five years Harmon-Meek Gallery has covered their walls with hundreds of works of art in smaller sizes in the annual favorite group exhibition “Small Works of...

Cost: Free

Where?
Harmon-Meek Gallery
599 9th St. N. #309
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Telephone: 239-261-2637
Contact name: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Website »

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FMBAA Art Divine Annual Holiday Sale original artwork at great prices

Art Divine Annual Holiday Sale original artwork at great prices

Cost: Free admission

Where?
Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery building
3030 Shell Mound
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL  33931
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association
Telephone: 239-463-3909
Contact name: publicity chair
Website »

7:00 PM

Beginner Salsa Group Class

Dolce Vita Dance Co. Offers Beginner Salsa Classes every Tuesday at our Ft. Myers Location 7pm (12901 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers FL 33919) and Every Thursday at our Naples location 8pm (3285...

Cost: $20 walk in or see our website for discounts!

Where?
Naples and Fort Myers Locations
, FL

For more information:
Sponsor: Dolce Vita Dance Company
Telephone: 484-680-0693
Contact name: Christina tully
Website »

Christmas at Historic Palm Cottage

This annual holiday event presents a charming  presentation of decorations throughout Palm Cottage and the Norris Gardens.  Visitors will not only enjoy a docent guided tour of...

Cost: MEMBERS FREE/ NON MEMBER $10.00

Where?
Historic Palm Cottage
137 12th Avenue South
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples Historical Society
Telephone: 239-261-8164
Website »

Holiday Stroll at South Seas Island Resort

During three weekends, South Seas Island Resort will host the South Seas Holiday Stroll where attendees can access the resort grounds and marina that will be aglow...

Cost: $10 per adult, free for children under 12

Where?
South Seas Island Resort
Captiva, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-472-5111
Website »

Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent

Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent at The Baker Museum, through Jan. 4

See vibrant prints that challenge racism, war, poverty and religion and remain iconic symbols of...

Where?
The Baker Museum
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 597-190-0
Website »

12 Days of Wild Holiday Fun at the Naples Zoo

It’s not a partridge in a pear tree or five golden rings, but for 12 days in December from Dec. 13 all the way to Christmas Eve, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens will be delivering gifts to...

Cost: Regular admission

Where?
Naples Zoo
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-262-5409
Website »

Night Lights at Naples Botanical Garden

Enjoy live musical performances, family activities and thousands of lights throughout the Garden every night in this favorite festivity Dec. 17-23 and 26-30 and Jan. 2-4.

Cost: $17 per adult non-member, $7 per child non-member

Where?
Naples Botanical Garden
Naples, FL

For more information:
Website »

Holiday Spectacular at BIG Arts

This is a one-of-a-kind celebration to share with family, friends and loved ones. The radiant Strauss Theater is decked out for the season, and the on-stage talent shine like never before in a...

Cost: $35 per general admission, $5 per student or child

Where?
BIG Arts
Sanibel, FL

For more information:
Website »

Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum

Opening: Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum exhibit at The Baker Museum, through Jan. 18

Fine Lines: American Drawings from...

Where?
Artis—Naples
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 597-190-0
Website »

The Santaland Diaries

The Florida Rep Tradition is back for a sixth season of holiday mischief with Crumpet the Elf. This thorny comedy from acclaimed satirist David Sedaris proves that...

Cost: $25

Where?
Florida Repertory Theatre at Arcade Theatre
Ft Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-332-4488
Website »

Versailles Collection +1 Year Anniversary exhibit

From Naples to New York and back, Thomas Riley Studio is excited to unveil the Versailles Collection in its hometown of Naples, Florida, after a successful launch during NYCxDESIGN at...

Where?
Thomas Riley Studio
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-594-1098
Website »

Abstract 9 exhibit

Enjoy an exhibition of large-scale abstract paintings from Florida Southwestern College visual art students.
Opening reception will be Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Where?
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Website »

New exhibits at The von Liebig

Three related exhibits will run simultaneously at The von Liebig Art Center:

My Life: Artists Reveal Themselves in Their Work...

Cost: Free

Where?
The von Liebig Art Center
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-262-6517
Website »

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Gulfshore Playhouse

Marley was dead to begin with. In a magical departure from the Dickens classic, Jacob Marley finds himself in Hell and the adventure begins. This theatrical tour-de-force brought dazzlingly to...

Cost: $20-49

Where?
The Norris Center, Naples
Naples , FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-261-7529
Website »

DECK THE WALLS, Fa la la la la

Think outside the (sweater) box this year and give the gift of art.

Cost: Free to public

Where?
TRUDY LABELL FINE ART
2425 Tamiami Trail N
Naples, FL  34103
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: TRUDY LABELL FINE ART
Telephone: 239-434-7778
Contact name: Lynn Pitochelli
Website »

A Christmas Carol at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre

Based on Charles Dickens’ story, A Christmas Carol is a musical version of the classic Christmas tale. Fabulous sets and rich costumes bring to life the story of grumbly...

Cost: Children $20-24, adults $37-60

Where?
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-278-4422
Website »

Works in Glass exhibit

For our December exhibit we are bringing together four artists to create a show that will provide viewers an opportunity to explore how glass has traveled into the hierarchy of fine art. Works in...

Cost: Free

Where?
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-939-2787
Website »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Coastal Sealife, Shelling & Dolphin Cruise

View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Good Time Charters
Telephone: 239-218-8014
Contact name: Cristina
Website »

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FMBAA Art Divine Annual Holiday Sale original artwork at great prices

Art Divine Annual Holiday Sale original artwork at great prices

Cost: Free admission

Where?
Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery building
3030 Shell Mound
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL  33931
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association
Telephone: 239-463-3909
Contact name: publicity chair
Website »

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Small Works of Art

For more than thirty-five years Harmon-Meek Gallery has covered their walls with hundreds of works of art in smaller sizes in the annual favorite group exhibition “Small Works of...

Cost: Free

Where?
Harmon-Meek Gallery
599 9th St. N. #309
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Telephone: 239-261-2637
Contact name: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Website »

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Holiday Crafts for Kids

Make wildlife crafts such as marine mammal puppets, fish prints and cabbage palm reindeers. Activities are geared to children ages 6 to 12. Free with Environmental Learning Center admission ($5...

Cost: $5 adults, $3 kids 6-12, FREE kids under 6

Where?
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Rd
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-530-5972
Website »

Holiday Stroll at South Seas Island Resort

During three weekends, South Seas Island Resort will host the South Seas Holiday Stroll where attendees can access the resort grounds and marina that will be aglow...

Cost: $10 per adult, free for children under 12

Where?
South Seas Island Resort
Captiva, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-472-5111
Website »

Holiday Spectacular at BIG Arts

This is a one-of-a-kind celebration to share with family, friends and loved ones. The radiant Strauss Theater is decked out for the season, and the on-stage talent shine like never before in a...

Cost: $35 per general admission, $5 per student or child

Where?
BIG Arts
Sanibel, FL

For more information:
Website »

Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum

Opening: Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum exhibit at The Baker Museum, through Jan. 18

Fine Lines: American Drawings from...

Where?
Artis—Naples
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 597-190-0
Website »

The Santaland Diaries

The Florida Rep Tradition is back for a sixth season of holiday mischief with Crumpet the Elf. This thorny comedy from acclaimed satirist David Sedaris proves that...

Cost: $25

Where?
Florida Repertory Theatre at Arcade Theatre
Ft Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-332-4488
Website »

DECK THE WALLS, Fa la la la la

Think outside the (sweater) box this year and give the gift of art.

Cost: Free to public

Where?
TRUDY LABELL FINE ART
2425 Tamiami Trail N
Naples, FL  34103
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: TRUDY LABELL FINE ART
Telephone: 239-434-7778
Contact name: Lynn Pitochelli
Website »

Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent

Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent at The Baker Museum, through Jan. 4

See vibrant prints that challenge racism, war, poverty and religion and remain iconic symbols of...

Where?
The Baker Museum
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 597-190-0
Website »

Versailles Collection +1 Year Anniversary exhibit

From Naples to New York and back, Thomas Riley Studio is excited to unveil the Versailles Collection in its hometown of Naples, Florida, after a successful launch during NYCxDESIGN at...

Where?
Thomas Riley Studio
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-594-1098
Website »

New exhibits at The von Liebig

Three related exhibits will run simultaneously at The von Liebig Art Center:

My Life: Artists Reveal Themselves in Their Work...

Cost: Free

Where?
The von Liebig Art Center
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-262-6517
Website »

Works in Glass exhibit

For our December exhibit we are bringing together four artists to create a show that will provide viewers an opportunity to explore how glass has traveled into the hierarchy of fine art. Works in...

Cost: Free

Where?
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-939-2787
Website »

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Gulfshore Playhouse

Marley was dead to begin with. In a magical departure from the Dickens classic, Jacob Marley finds himself in Hell and the adventure begins. This theatrical tour-de-force brought dazzlingly to...

Cost: $20-49

Where?
The Norris Center, Naples
Naples , FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-261-7529
Website »

Christmas at Historic Palm Cottage

This annual holiday event presents a charming  presentation of decorations throughout Palm Cottage and the Norris Gardens.  Visitors will not only enjoy a docent guided tour of...

Cost: MEMBERS FREE/ NON MEMBER $10.00

Where?
Historic Palm Cottage
137 12th Avenue South
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples Historical Society
Telephone: 239-261-8164
Website »

A Christmas Carol at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre

Based on Charles Dickens’ story, A Christmas Carol is a musical version of the classic Christmas tale. Fabulous sets and rich costumes bring to life the story of grumbly...

Cost: Children $20-24, adults $37-60

Where?
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-278-4422
Website »

12 Days of Wild Holiday Fun at the Naples Zoo

It’s not a partridge in a pear tree or five golden rings, but for 12 days in December from Dec. 13 all the way to Christmas Eve, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens will be delivering gifts to...

Cost: Regular admission

Where?
Naples Zoo
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-262-5409
Website »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Coastal Sealife, Shelling & Dolphin Cruise

View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Good Time Charters
Telephone: 239-218-8014
Contact name: Cristina
Website »

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Small Works of Art

For more than thirty-five years Harmon-Meek Gallery has covered their walls with hundreds of works of art in smaller sizes in the annual favorite group exhibition “Small Works of...

Cost: Free

Where?
Harmon-Meek Gallery
599 9th St. N. #309
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Telephone: 239-261-2637
Contact name: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Website »

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FMBAA Art Divine Annual Holiday Sale original artwork at great prices

Art Divine Annual Holiday Sale original artwork at great prices

Cost: Free admission

Where?
Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery building
3030 Shell Mound
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL  33931
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association
Telephone: 239-463-3909
Contact name: publicity chair
Website »

7:00 PM

Beginner Salsa Group Class

Dolce Vita Dance Co. Offers Beginner Salsa Classes every Tuesday at our Ft. Myers Location 7pm (12901 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers FL 33919) and Every Thursday at our Naples location 8pm (3285...

Cost: $20 walk in or see our website for discounts!

Where?
Naples and Fort Myers Locations
, FL

For more information:
Sponsor: Dolce Vita Dance Company
Telephone: 484-680-0693
Contact name: Christina tully
Website »

Holiday Stroll at South Seas Island Resort

During three weekends, South Seas Island Resort will host the South Seas Holiday Stroll where attendees can access the resort grounds and marina that will be aglow...

Cost: $10 per adult, free for children under 12

Where?
South Seas Island Resort
Captiva, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-472-5111
Website »

A Christmas Carol at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre

Based on Charles Dickens’ story, A Christmas Carol is a musical version of the classic Christmas tale. Fabulous sets and rich costumes bring to life the story of grumbly...

Cost: Children $20-24, adults $37-60

Where?
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-278-4422
Website »

Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum

Opening: Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum exhibit at The Baker Museum, through Jan. 18

Fine Lines: American Drawings from...

Where?
Artis—Naples
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 597-190-0
Website »

Christmas at Historic Palm Cottage

This annual holiday event presents a charming  presentation of decorations throughout Palm Cottage and the Norris Gardens.  Visitors will not only enjoy a docent guided tour of...

Cost: MEMBERS FREE/ NON MEMBER $10.00

Where?
Historic Palm Cottage
137 12th Avenue South
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples Historical Society
Telephone: 239-261-8164
Website »

Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent

Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent at The Baker Museum, through Jan. 4

See vibrant prints that challenge racism, war, poverty and religion and remain iconic symbols of...

Where?
The Baker Museum
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 597-190-0
Website »

New exhibits at The von Liebig

Three related exhibits will run simultaneously at The von Liebig Art Center:

My Life: Artists Reveal Themselves in Their Work...

Cost: Free

Where?
The von Liebig Art Center
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-262-6517
Website »

Holiday Spectacular at BIG Arts

This is a one-of-a-kind celebration to share with family, friends and loved ones. The radiant Strauss Theater is decked out for the season, and the on-stage talent shine like never before in a...

Cost: $35 per general admission, $5 per student or child

Where?
BIG Arts
Sanibel, FL

For more information:
Website »

Works in Glass exhibit

For our December exhibit we are bringing together four artists to create a show that will provide viewers an opportunity to explore how glass has traveled into the hierarchy of fine art. Works in...

Cost: Free

Where?
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-939-2787
Website »

Versailles Collection +1 Year Anniversary exhibit

From Naples to New York and back, Thomas Riley Studio is excited to unveil the Versailles Collection in its hometown of Naples, Florida, after a successful launch during NYCxDESIGN at...

Where?
Thomas Riley Studio
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-594-1098
Website »

DECK THE WALLS, Fa la la la la

Think outside the (sweater) box this year and give the gift of art.

Cost: Free to public

Where?
TRUDY LABELL FINE ART
2425 Tamiami Trail N
Naples, FL  34103
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: TRUDY LABELL FINE ART
Telephone: 239-434-7778
Contact name: Lynn Pitochelli
Website »

Pure Naples Open

For families looking to get outdoors this holiday season, Pure Naples offers sightseeing, dolphin-watching, shelling and eco tours as well as sunset cruises on the legendary vessels M/V DOUBLE...

Cost: Varies

Where?
Pure Naples
1200 Fifth Avenue South
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-263-4949
Website »

The Santaland Diaries

The Florida Rep Tradition is back for a sixth season of holiday mischief with Crumpet the Elf. This thorny comedy from acclaimed satirist David Sedaris proves that...

Cost: $25

Where?
Florida Repertory Theatre at Arcade Theatre
Ft Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-332-4488
Website »

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Gulfshore Playhouse

Marley was dead to begin with. In a magical departure from the Dickens classic, Jacob Marley finds himself in Hell and the adventure begins. This theatrical tour-de-force brought dazzlingly to...

Cost: $20-49

Where?
The Norris Center, Naples
Naples , FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-261-7529
Website »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Coastal Sealife, Shelling & Dolphin Cruise

View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Good Time Charters
Telephone: 239-218-8014
Contact name: Cristina
Website »

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Holiday Crafts for Kids

Make wildlife crafts such as marine mammal puppets, fish prints and cabbage palm reindeers. Activities are geared to children ages 6 to 12. Free with Environmental Learning Center admission ($5...

Cost: $5 adults, $3 kids 6-12, FREE kids under 6

Where?
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Rd
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-530-5972
Website »

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Small Works of Art

For more than thirty-five years Harmon-Meek Gallery has covered their walls with hundreds of works of art in smaller sizes in the annual favorite group exhibition “Small Works of...

Cost: Free

Where?
Harmon-Meek Gallery
599 9th St. N. #309
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Telephone: 239-261-2637
Contact name: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Website »

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FMBAA Art Divine Annual Holiday Sale original artwork at great prices

Art Divine Annual Holiday Sale original artwork at great prices

Cost: Free admission

Where?
Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery building
3030 Shell Mound
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL  33931
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association
Telephone: 239-463-3909
Contact name: publicity chair
Website »

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Live Entertainment Featuring Guy Smith Duo

The Center Bar is the social center of The Promenade at Bonita Bay and features a full wine, beer and cocktail menu. Live entertainment will be featured from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through...

Cost: Free

Where?
The Center Bar
26811 South Bay Dr.
Bonita Springs, FL  34134
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-325-3583
Website »

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Initials at Agave Bar & Grill

Cost: Agave Bar & Grill

Where?
Agave Bar & Grill
2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Naples, FL  34109
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-598-3473
Website »

8:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Comedian Bob Zany

Three-time American Comedy Award nominee Bob Zany has a resume bursting with close to 1000 national television stints, including a coveted spot on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,”...

Cost: $22

Where?
Off The Hook Comedy Club
10045 Gulf Center Dr.
E110
Fort Myers, FL  33913
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Off The Hook Comedy Club
Telephone: 239-389-6901
Contact name: Jenn
Website »

Versailles Collection +1 Year Anniversary exhibit

From Naples to New York and back, Thomas Riley Studio is excited to unveil the Versailles Collection in its hometown of Naples, Florida, after a successful launch during NYCxDESIGN at...

Where?
Thomas Riley Studio
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-594-1098
Website »

Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent

Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent at The Baker Museum, through Jan. 4

See vibrant prints that challenge racism, war, poverty and religion and remain iconic symbols of...

Where?
The Baker Museum
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 597-190-0
Website »

A Christmas Carol at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre

Based on Charles Dickens’ story, A Christmas Carol is a musical version of the classic Christmas tale. Fabulous sets and rich costumes bring to life the story of grumbly...

Cost: Children $20-24, adults $37-60

Where?
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-278-4422
Website »

New exhibits at The von Liebig

Three related exhibits will run simultaneously at The von Liebig Art Center:

My Life: Artists Reveal Themselves in Their Work...

Cost: Free

Where?
The von Liebig Art Center
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-262-6517
Website »

Works in Glass exhibit

For our December exhibit we are bringing together four artists to create a show that will provide viewers an opportunity to explore how glass has traveled into the hierarchy of fine art. Works in...

Cost: Free

Where?
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-939-2787
Website »

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Gulfshore Playhouse

Marley was dead to begin with. In a magical departure from the Dickens classic, Jacob Marley finds himself in Hell and the adventure begins. This theatrical tour-de-force brought dazzlingly to...

Cost: $20-49

Where?
The Norris Center, Naples
Naples , FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-261-7529
Website »

Christmas at Historic Palm Cottage

This annual holiday event presents a charming  presentation of decorations throughout Palm Cottage and the Norris Gardens.  Visitors will not only enjoy a docent guided tour of...

Cost: MEMBERS FREE/ NON MEMBER $10.00

Where?
Historic Palm Cottage
137 12th Avenue South
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples Historical Society
Telephone: 239-261-8164
Website »

Holiday Spectacular at BIG Arts

This is a one-of-a-kind celebration to share with family, friends and loved ones. The radiant Strauss Theater is decked out for the season, and the on-stage talent shine like never before in a...

Cost: $35 per general admission, $5 per student or child

Where?
BIG Arts
Sanibel, FL

For more information:
Website »

Holiday Stroll at South Seas Island Resort

During three weekends, South Seas Island Resort will host the South Seas Holiday Stroll where attendees can access the resort grounds and marina that will be aglow...

Cost: $10 per adult, free for children under 12

Where?
South Seas Island Resort
Captiva, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-472-5111
Website »

Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum

Opening: Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum exhibit at The Baker Museum, through Jan. 18

Fine Lines: American Drawings from...

Where?
Artis—Naples
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 597-190-0
Website »

The Santaland Diaries

The Florida Rep Tradition is back for a sixth season of holiday mischief with Crumpet the Elf. This thorny comedy from acclaimed satirist David Sedaris proves that...

Cost: $25

Where?
Florida Repertory Theatre at Arcade Theatre
Ft Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-332-4488
Website »

DECK THE WALLS, Fa la la la la

Think outside the (sweater) box this year and give the gift of art.

Cost: Free to public

Where?
TRUDY LABELL FINE ART
2425 Tamiami Trail N
Naples, FL  34103
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: TRUDY LABELL FINE ART
Telephone: 239-434-7778
Contact name: Lynn Pitochelli
Website »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Coastal Sealife, Shelling & Dolphin Cruise

View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Good Time Charters
Telephone: 239-218-8014
Contact name: Cristina
Website »

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FMBAA Art Divine Annual Holiday Sale original artwork at great prices

Art Divine Annual Holiday Sale original artwork at great prices

Cost: Free admission

Where?
Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery building
3030 Shell Mound
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL  33931
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association
Telephone: 239-463-3909
Contact name: publicity chair
Website »

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Holiday Crafts for Kids

Make wildlife crafts such as marine mammal puppets, fish prints and cabbage palm reindeers. Activities are geared to children ages 6 to 12. Free with Environmental Learning Center admission ($5...

Cost: $5 adults, $3 kids 6-12, FREE kids under 6

Where?
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Rd
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-530-5972
Website »

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Live Entertainment Featuring Tish Band

The Center Bar is the social center of The Promenade at Bonita Bay and features a full wine, beer and cocktail menu. Live entertainment will be featured from  -9 p.m. Wednesdays through...

Cost: Free

Where?
The Center Bar
26811 South Bay Dr.
Bonita Springs, FL  34134
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-325-3583
Website »

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Generation Gap at Agave Bar & Grill

Cost: Agave Bar & Grill

Where?
Agave Bar & Grill
2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Naples, FL  34109
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-598-3473
Website »

8:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Comedian Bob Zany

Three-time American Comedy Award nominee Bob Zany has a resume bursting with close to 1000 national television stints, including a coveted spot on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,”...

Cost: $22

Where?
Off The Hook Comedy Club
10045 Gulf Center Dr.
E110
Fort Myers, FL  33913
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Off The Hook Comedy Club
Telephone: 239-389-6901
Contact name: Jenn
Website »

Holiday Spectacular at BIG Arts

This is a one-of-a-kind celebration to share with family, friends and loved ones. The radiant Strauss Theater is decked out for the season, and the on-stage talent shine like never before in a...

Cost: $35 per general admission, $5 per student or child

Where?
BIG Arts
Sanibel, FL

For more information:
Website »

DECK THE WALLS, Fa la la la la

Think outside the (sweater) box this year and give the gift of art.

Cost: Free to public

Where?
TRUDY LABELL FINE ART
2425 Tamiami Trail N
Naples, FL  34103
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: TRUDY LABELL FINE ART
Telephone: 239-434-7778
Contact name: Lynn Pitochelli
Website »

A Christmas Carol at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre

Based on Charles Dickens’ story, A Christmas Carol is a musical version of the classic Christmas tale. Fabulous sets and rich costumes bring to life the story of grumbly...

Cost: Children $20-24, adults $37-60

Where?
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-278-4422
Website »

Holiday Stroll at South Seas Island Resort

During three weekends, South Seas Island Resort will host the South Seas Holiday Stroll where attendees can access the resort grounds and marina that will be aglow...

Cost: $10 per adult, free for children under 12

Where?
South Seas Island Resort
Captiva, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-472-5111
Website »

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Gulfshore Playhouse

Marley was dead to begin with. In a magical departure from the Dickens classic, Jacob Marley finds himself in Hell and the adventure begins. This theatrical tour-de-force brought dazzlingly to...

Cost: $20-49

Where?
The Norris Center, Naples
Naples , FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-261-7529
Website »

Versailles Collection +1 Year Anniversary exhibit

From Naples to New York and back, Thomas Riley Studio is excited to unveil the Versailles Collection in its hometown of Naples, Florida, after a successful launch during NYCxDESIGN at...

Where?
Thomas Riley Studio
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-594-1098
Website »

Christmas at Historic Palm Cottage

This annual holiday event presents a charming  presentation of decorations throughout Palm Cottage and the Norris Gardens.  Visitors will not only enjoy a docent guided tour of...

Cost: MEMBERS FREE/ NON MEMBER $10.00

Where?
Historic Palm Cottage
137 12th Avenue South
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples Historical Society
Telephone: 239-261-8164
Website »

Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum

Opening: Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum exhibit at The Baker Museum, through Jan. 18

Fine Lines: American Drawings from...

Where?
Artis—Naples
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 597-190-0
Website »

Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent

Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent at The Baker Museum, through Jan. 4

See vibrant prints that challenge racism, war, poverty and religion and remain iconic symbols of...

Where?
The Baker Museum
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 597-190-0
Website »

Works in Glass exhibit

For our December exhibit we are bringing together four artists to create a show that will provide viewers an opportunity to explore how glass has traveled into the hierarchy of fine art. Works in...

Cost: Free

Where?
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-939-2787
Website »

New exhibits at The von Liebig

Three related exhibits will run simultaneously at The von Liebig Art Center:

My Life: Artists Reveal Themselves in Their Work...

Cost: Free

Where?
The von Liebig Art Center
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-262-6517
Website »

The Santaland Diaries

The Florida Rep Tradition is back for a sixth season of holiday mischief with Crumpet the Elf. This thorny comedy from acclaimed satirist David Sedaris proves that...

Cost: $25

Where?
Florida Repertory Theatre at Arcade Theatre
Ft Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-332-4488
Website »

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