Grand Illuminations at The Village Shops!
‘Tis the season for one of The Village Shops’ most anticipated events. On November 23rd, from 5-8pm, gather with family and friends for the annual Grand Illuminations and watch as The Village transforms into Naples North Pole right before your eyes! The Village Shops will surely light up the night, illuminated by over 100,000 lights and decorated with wreaths, garland, and more.
Grand Illuminations will be nothing short of a magical holiday experience with a number of kid-oriented and family-friendly activities to help get the whole family in the holiday spirit. Take part in face painting, a snow show, and sing along to the carols performed by the Dickens Period Carolers.
Be sure to secure your spot front and center by the stage as Dance Arts By Maria “wows” the audience with several dance numbers performed by their talented team. The festive dancers will have the whole audience tapping along to the holiday tunes.
This year’s guests of honor, Santa and Mrs. Claus, will be taking time to visit with all the boys and girls to review many holiday wish lists! Dress in your holiday best to capture complimentary photos with Santa and read holiday stories with Mrs. Claus.
There will also be a visit from our furry and reptile friends fromKowiachobee Animal Preserve. The friendly animals will be interacting and taking photos with guests all evening long. You won’t want to miss the special appearance from Kowiacbobee’s beloved Bengal Tiger, Sabeena. Spot Sabeena on the south side of The Village Shops in front of Mondo Uomo.
At 7pm, head to the north side of The Village Shops to take part in the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Pull out your cameras and watch as the tallest tree is Naples glows in the night, illuminated by thousands of lights and ornaments.
For event parking, there will be a complimentary shuttle available at the Northern Trust parking lot located at US41 and Park Shore Drive (4001 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL 34103), which will run continuously and bring guests to and from the Winter Wonderland.