Here are your Weekend Vibes, What’s Happening In Southwest Florida Dec 2-4.

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it is full steam ahead for Christmas and Hanukah. Almost every community in the area has some kind of holiday celebration on tap. From tree lightings to Santa Clause visits, there are also a few arts and crafts shows. I suppose they could be considered the  Southwest Florida versions of Christmas markets.

Weekend Tree lighting

Tree lightings are on the calendar all over Southwest Florida this weekend. This tree is the National Christmas Tree in Washington DC

Art in the Park is from 10am-5pm both Saturday and Sunday, at Mercato in North Naples. This event features the work of local artists. It runs from 10-5 both days. In addition, in Fort Myers at The Bell Tower Shops there is another craft show. Find this one in the parking lot near Bed Bath and Beyond. The show is 1-5 Saturday, 10-4 Sunday.  Santa is at the shopping center Friday night to kick off the weekend festivities. Find some unique gifts for anyone on your holiday shopping list here.


There are non-holiday related events as well.

If you like big trucks and mud, you’ll love at least one of theses. There is also a big concert to celebrate the end of hurricane season. It involves some hurricane flag burning, something many of us would like to do. Scroll down to find out more on both events.

We understand the holidays are a little different for a lot of people this year following Hurricane Ian. Please take care of yourself. If you need some mental help resources to give you that extra push to you get through the next few weeks, click here.

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Here are your Weekend Vibes, What’s Happening In Southwest Florida Dec 2-4.

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