Decorated christmas trees
Decorated trees at The Naples Players' Trees & Teas Festival.

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5 Things to Do in Southwest Florida This Weekend: Dec 16-19

Here’s a run-down of the best holiday events and activities throughout Southwest Florida this weekend. For more, sign up for our Weekend Insider newsletter.

  • Christmas Fest takes over Springtime Farms Adventure Park with a holiday maze, hayrides, petting farm, slides and pictures with Santa.
  • More than 100 artists and crafters will be at the Naples Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival with handmade works in painting, photography, sculpture, metalwork, jewelry, glass, ceramics, woodworking and fiber art that make for unique and special holiday gifts.
  • Musical improvisation takes the stage with acts based on audience suggestions during Ho-Ho-Home for the Holidays at Center for Performing Arts.
  • The curtain is closing on this year’s Trees & Teas Festival—with decorated trees designed by local artists and teas provided by The Naples Spice and Tea Exchange—hosted by The Naples Players.
  • It’s an outdoor double feature on the Alliance for the Arts lawn. Watch holiday favorites Elf and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, plus enjoy bites and sweets from Sweeny’s Weenies and Coasting Donuts.

Check out our calendar for more weekend fun.