46th Annual Tree Lighting on Third Street South
November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The North Pole on Third
46th Annual Tree Lighting & Snowfall Celebration
Third Street South Tree Lighting is the start of Christmas in Naples with Santa’s arrival on a vintage fire truck, the official tree lighting and a Naples Snowfall.
Monday November 20, 2023 spend the evening strolling the avenues at this family friendly event, enjoy live music, elaborately decorated windows and stop into Santa’s Workshop to meet St. Nick himself. Restaurants and shops will be open late and the street will be lined with local vendors selling North Pole Treats and Sweets. Dining reservations are highly recommended at restaurants.
Third Street South, Naples’ historic and iconic downtown shopping and dining district, celebrates the holiday season with its
46thAnnual “Christmas on Third” festival, a month-long calendar of events for all ages. Christmas on Third kicks off, with a nod to St. Nick’s Workshop, located at The North Pole.
Official Tree Lighting, Monday November 20, 2023
Holiday festivities begin Monday, November 20th with Santa and Mrs. Claus arrival on a vintage fire engine, at 6:00pm. The Tree Lighting is at 6:20pm in the courtyard in front of Tony’s Off Third. Snow will fall at 6:20pm and again at 8:00pm. Visitors may spend the evening strolling along the street and avenues enjoying live musical performances, viewing elaborately decorated storefront windows with scenes of the North Pole, stopping into Santa’s Workshop to meet St. Nick himself. Restaurants and shops will be open extended hours that evening and the street will be lined with local vendors selling North Pole Treats and Sweets. Dining reservations highly recommended at restaurants.
Traditional Christmas spirit will continue Thanksgiving week from 5-8pm with a forecast of Snow at 7pm and a chance of Christmas music.
Traditional Holiday Stroll
Third Street South Traditional Holiday Stroll will be held on Thursday December 7, 2023 from 5pm – 8pm. Designed to offer an elevated guest experience, Third Street South, is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the joyful atmosphere and get an early start on Christmas shopping. We invite people to dress in festive attire and stroll along Third Street South, reveling in the holiday spirit with our Christmas Carolers and the sparkling lights and decorations, sipping on special gourmet Christmas Cocktails, and adding the finishing touches to their Christmas list.
We will again be hosting Santa Paws! On Saturday December 9th from 12-2pm, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for photos with your furry, four-legged, and feathered friends. Bring your pet on its leash and pose with Jolly Old St. Nick for a treasured memory. A professional photographer will be on site, capturing memorable photos. Post your photos on social media with the hashtag #ChristmasonThird to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $250 gift card from one of Third Street South’s restaurants or shops.
Santa Needs Your Help
This year Santa is asking for everyone’s help in bringing The North Pole spirit to Naples and beyond. You can help Santa by taking a picture capturing your favorite North Pole on Third scene and post on social media with #ChristmasonThird to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $250 gift card from one of Third Street South’s restaurants or shops.