Tuesday, September 21

December 2019 Event Calendar

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Sun – 1

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Bruce & Tiki D, 4-8 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

Sounds of Christmas
Through Dec. 25
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
239-278-4422

Bridget Kelly Band,
Marty Stokes Band
DJ’s Rhythm House, 16440 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
2 – 6 p.m. 239-466-8326

A Christmas Carol:
A Live Radio Play
Through Dec. 25
Off Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers 239-278-4422

Harvey and The Hurricanes – 12:30 p.m.
Skunky Ron – 4 p.m.
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail,
N. Fort Myers, 239-995-2141

Girls of Motown
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill
at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
4 – 8 p.m., 239-540-8454

Gulfshore Playhouse:
It’s a Wonderful Life:
A Live Radio Play
Through Dec. 29
The Norris Center,
755 8th Ave. S., Naples
866-811-4111

Archer – 1 p.m.
Collaboration – 6 p.m.
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 239-990-9901

Holidays Around the World
Dec. 1, 15, 22
Punta Gorda History Park
501 Shreve Street Punta Gorda
Activities include: Cookie decorating, shell painting, rock painting, ornament making, clay crafting – All children’s activities are free! Admission: $8 per Family; Individual Adult $3, Free Parking 941-639-1887

Nostal Jah
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 5 – 8 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Classical Ballet Nutcracker
Charlotte Performing Arts Center, 701 Carmalita St,
Punta Gorda, Russian Ballet and School of Russian Ballet, $10-$30.
4 p.m. 941-359-1025

Gulf Coast Big Band
Cambier Park
755 8th Ave S, Naples
2 – 4 p.m. 239-877-6090

Dave Koz and Friends
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
7 p.m. 239-597-1111

Charlotte County Jazz Society
Kings Gate Golf Club, 24000 Ramport Blvd, Port Charlotte
Bring chairs and blankets
1 – 4 p.m. 941-627-6200

Musical Moments
Holiday Potpourri
Center for Performing Arts – Moe Auditorium 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs
Our featured artists Karen Davis, Gerhard Samide and Rachel Cox performing a beautiful and lively program.
3 – 5 p.m. 239-495-8989

Holiday Nights
Through Dec. 30
Edison Ford Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
5:30-9 p.m. General admission tickets may be purchased online; guided tours are first come, first served. General admission: Adults $20, Teens $10, Children age 6-12 $2.
239-334-7419

Children’s Tree Trail
Nov. 29 – Dec. 30
Edison and Ford Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
Sixty area schools will decorate Christmas trees. This trail is always free to view from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is located between the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe and bougainvillea gate to Larchmont Ave. 239-334-7419

Mastersingers:
Readings and Carols
New Hope Presbyterian Church, 10051 Plantation,
Fort Myers, 3 p.m.
239-288-2535

 

Mon – 2

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Silver King Jazz Band, 6-8 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

Sizzle SWFL Restaurant Week
Dec. 2 – 15
Various restaurants throughout SW Florida, www.sizzleswfl.com

Sound Machine
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m., 239-995-2141

Dave Tecce
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 7 – 10 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
8 p.m. 239-597-1111

Handel’s Messiah
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
7 p.m. 239-597-1111

Bonita Springs Historical Society Parade of Trees
Historic McSwain Home
Old US 41, Bonita Springs
holiday trees and wreaths displayed for the community to enjoy on exhibit in the throughout the week 5-9 p.m. Live music nightly, 6 – 8 p.m.
www.bonitaspringshistoricalsociety.org

 

Tue – 3

FSW Student Concert Series: Orchestra & Choir
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
7:30 p.m.
239-481-4849

Ho! Ho! Ho!
The Christmas Show
Dec. 3 – 22
Players Circle Theatre, Shell Factory, 16554 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers
239-800-3292
www.playerscircle.org

Visiting Artist Reception
Harbour View Gallery,
5789 Cape Harbour Drive,
Suite 104, Cape Coral
Reception for Mike Masin and Jim Ellsworth 6 – 8 p.m.
www.Harbourviewgallery.com

Larry D
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m., 239-995-2141

Pearl & Nicole
DJ’s Rhythm House, 16440 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6:30 p.m. 239-466-8326

Jazz Jam
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral,
6:30 p.m., 239-549-3000

Manny T
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 7 – 10 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Red Hannah’s Bob & Joe
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 6 – 9 p.m. 239-990-9901

Holiday in the Park
Riverside Park
10451 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs
The City of Bonita Springs will be hosting their annual Holiday in the Park! Come enjoy the sounds of the season featuring the very popular blizzard with a giant snow slide, snow piles for the children, train rides and free cookies and cider! Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by horse and carriage! 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. 239-949-6262

James Carothers
Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St, Port Charlotte, 7 p.m. 941-625-4175

FGCU Choir & Symphony Orchestra Concert: Joyful & Triumphant
Moorings Presbyterian Church,
791 Harbour Dr., Naples
4 & 7 p.m., Please consider an RSVP to this event by registering at fgcu.edu/joyful2019

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Vladimir on the Tsimbaly, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & Music by Jimmy G, 1-4 p.m., center court.
941-575-3007

The Voices of Naples Presents: Home for the Holidays
The Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Drive, Naples, No ticket necessary; free will offering7 p.m. www.voicesofnaples.org

SW Florida Fine Craft Guild
at COCO Art Gallery
Dec. 3 – 17
Coconut Point Mall, 8074 Mediterranean Drive, Estero
239-949-3073

Duo Beaux Arts
Grand Cypress Room, Shell Point Retirement Community, 14441 Woodsong Lane, Fort Myers, 7 pm. 239-454-2067

 

Wed – 4

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Paul Roush, noon – 3 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

Greg Miller & the Tributes
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral,
7 p.m., 239-549-3000

Michael D’Amore
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 7 – 10 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Mike Glean
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m., 239-995-2141

Winterlude: Tree Lighting Ceremony and Festival
Mercato
9132 Strada Pl, Naples
Featuring the illumination of the largest live tree in Southwest Florida! Featuring face painters, the World’s Tallest Elf and introducing the Ice Queen! Music by Patchouli, dance performances by Dance Arts by Maria, Backstage Dance Academy, and the Naples Dance Conservatory. Stop by Lu Lu Belle Children’s Boutique of Naples to take your photo with the Grinch, write your letter to Santa and meet Patsy Stiles Burkhart, author of Goodnight Santa, Goodnight Me. 5 – 7:30 p.m. 239-254-1080

Sunset Celebration
Yacht Club, Cape Coral
Celebrate the beauty of a Southwest Florida sunset, while listening to live music on the beach from 3pm to sunset. There will also be food trucks, vendors selling arts & crafts, jewelry, gift items & much more! Free admission. 3 p.m. – sunset. 239-574-0806


Art Alive Studio & Gallery Tours
Naples Art District
ART ALIVE evening consists of over 50 professional artists, who will be showcasing their recent works of art and demonstrating their medium. Meet the artist, party and bring home unique treasures for your home. Look for the magenta and white art flags. 5-8 p.m.
www.NaplesArtDistrict.com

N2L Trio
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 6 – 9 p.m. 239-990-9901

Legendary Songs
Of The 50s & 60s
Cultural Center of Charlotte County Conference Center
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte
Experience the incredible voice of Kamau as he sings. 7 p.m. 941-625-4175

Captain Paulie
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill
at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
6 – 8 p.m., 239-540-8454

Diego Davila Jr Piano Recital
U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU, This recital is free and open to the public. 7:30 p.m. 239-745-4268

 

Thu – 5

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Singer Paul Roush, noon-3 p.m. & Jimmy G, 4-7 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

Inspecting Carol
Dec. 5 – 22
New Phoenix Theatre, 13211 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
239-284-5214

COCO Art Gallery reception
Coconut Point Mall, 8074 Mediterranean Drive, Estero
5 – 7 p.m. 239-949-3073

Top Shelf
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral,
7 p.m., 239-549-3000

Nette
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m., 239-995-2141

Neil Diamond tribute
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Torched
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 6 – 9 p.m. 239-990-9901

Joey Fiato
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 7 – 10 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Senior Projects, Fall 2019 opening reception
Through Dec. 13
Wasmer Art Gallery, Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers. This event is free and open to the public, 5 p.m. 239-590-7199 www.fgcu.edu

Live Music and Snow
Third Street South
1207 3rd Street S. Naples
During the month of December, visit Third Street South each Thursday, 5-8 p.m., for live music and snow! A rotating schedule of musicians will grace the Fleischmann Courtyard and play in front of Bad Ass Coffee Company. The snow will be at 7 p.m. www.thirdstreetsouth.com

Celebrate America exhibit
Cape Coral Art League
516 Cultural Park, Cape Coral
Reception 5 to 7 p.m.
239-772-5657

Charlotte Players: Christmas Through the Ages
Dec. 5 – 8
Langdon Playhouse, 1182 Market Circle, Port Charlotte
941-255-1022

Voices of Naples Presents: Chapel by the Sea Christmas Concert
The Chapel by the Sea, 100 Chapel St., Fort Myers Beach
No ticket necessary; free will offering. 7 p.m.
www.voicesofnaples.org

Gatsby Holiday Concert
The French Horn Collective
Mercato
9132 Strada Place, Naples
Travel back in time to the Roaring Twenties for a decadent evening of jazz and swing under the stars featuring The French Horn Collective.
6 – 9 p.m. 239-254-1080

Deb & the Dynamics
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill
at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
7 – 10 p.m., 239-540-8454

NUCLASSICA
Seminole Casino Hotel, Immokalee, benefits Freedom Waters Foundation, 5:30 p.m. 239-263-2377

Goodwill Festival of Trees
Dec. 5 – 8
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, First Street, Fort Myers
www.goodwilltrees.com

 

Fri – 6

ACT Gallery exhibit opens
Arts for ACT Gallery,
2265 First St., Fort Myers
Artists Daniel Venditti, Jeff and Dale Ocasio, 6 – 10 p.m. during Art Walk 239-337-5050

Small Works exhibit opens
DAAS Co-Op Art Gallery & Gifts,
1815 Fowler St., unit 3, Fort Myers, Opening reception, 6 – 10 p.m. 239-590-8645

Luminary Holiday Stroll
Dec 6 & 7
Periwinkle Place Shops, Sanibel and Captiva Drive, Captiva
Sanibel Stroll is celebrated island wide, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, while the Captiva Stroll is on Saturday. 239-472-1080

Sunset Celebration – High Tide
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
5 – 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900

Eagles tribute
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Holiday Market
Dec. 6 – 8
Visual Arts Center of Punta Gorda
210 Maud St, Punta Gorda
For three days, the VAC will transform into a large Holiday Market! Free admission. Dec. 6, Noon – 7 p.m. Dec. 7 & 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
www.visualartcenter.org

New York Rhythm
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 8 – 11 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

An Inspector Calls
Dec. 6 – 22
Florida Repertory Theatre
2268 Bay Street, Fort Myers
239-332-4665 ext.1551

Sailor Larry – noon
Iconic – 8 p.m.
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 239-990-9901

Johnny & Patti – 6 p.m.
Electric Lipstick – 7 p.m.
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral,
239-549-3000

Mike Imbasciani & His Bluez Rockerz
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
7 – 11 p.m., 239-540-8454

Light Up the Night 2019
Downtown Punta Gorda
W Marion Ave & Taylor Street
This spectacular holiday tradition of music, food, Santa Claus and snow is a not-to-be-missed evening. The towering tree with dazzling lights, colorful ornaments, and a stunning star topper will light up at 7 p.m. The festivities will kick off at 5 p.m. with local performances followed by the headliner — Storyline Band.
www.ci.punta-gorda.fl.us

Bartók’s Concerto
for Orchestra
Dec. 6 -7
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
8 p.m. 239-597-1111

Nowhere Band
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, First Street, Fort Myers
6 p.m. www.sbdac.com

Christmas Walk
Dec. 6 – 7
5th Avenue South, Naples
46th Annual Christmas Walk and Tree Lighting Ceremony Ring in the holidays during a two-day Christmas Event, the city’s exquisite tree is lit, along with a live Nativity scene, an operatic concert, ice skating and skate rentals, a visit from Santa, and a new culinary tradition: on-street Long Table dining with 14 of 5th Avenue South’s finest restaurants. www.fifthavenuesouth.com

Christmas in the Park
Centennial Park, Fort Myers
This event features bounce houses and other free activities for children, live performances and a free movie! At approximately 5 p.m., Santa Claus will arrive in the Park by fire truck to visit with the children so be sure and bring your cameras! For the grown ups, the event will feature a performance of Holiday favorites. Mayor Randy Henderson will light the City’s Christmas Tree at approximately 6 pm. At 7:30 p.m., stay and enjoy a free movie in the park featuring the movie “Santa Claus” starring Tim Allen. Concessions are available throughout the event. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy a great day at the Park. Free onsite parking is available. 4 -10 p.m. 239-321-7530

19th Annual Pottery Sale
Arts Complex Courtyard, FGCU
This event is free and open to the public, 10 a.m. www.fgcu.edu/artevents

29th Annual Christmas Keyboard Festival
Dec. 6 – 8
First Assembly of God
4701 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers
Festival featuring special musical guests plus our choir and orchestra as well as several special guests. Performances will be Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 7 and 8 at 3 and 7 p.m. Doors will open one hour prior to each performance. Admission is free and tickets are not required 239-936-6277

13th Annual Empty Bowls Soup Lunch
Arts Complex Courtyard, FGCU
$15 suggested donation per bowl with the proceeds supporting the food pantry at Interfaith Charities of South Lee. 11:30 a.m.
www.fgcu.edu/artevents

Friday Night Concert Series
Miromar Outlets
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
in the Restaurant Piazza
The Marty Stokes Band performs sultry jazz and melodic blues.
6 to 9 p.m., 239-948-3766

Water Stories
December 6-8
TheatreLab, Arts Complex, FGCU
Performances are Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and are available at fgcu.edu/theatrelab 239-745-4268

Small Works Exhibit: Off the Wall
Dec. 6 -28
Lee County Alliance for the Arts.
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Reception 5 to 7 p.m. 239-939-2787

Promenade Festival of Lights
Tree Lighting/Photos with Santa
Promenade at Bonita Bay
26795 S Bay Dr, Bonita Springs
Be surrounded by the sights and sounds of Christmas, including music, lights, stars, and delicious treats that will spark that magical anticipation of the big day. Get FREE pictures with jolly ole Saint Nick! Just bring a new unwrapped toy for Operation Santa. Tree lighting, live music, shopping, dance demonstration, dining, food and drink specials! 5 p.m. 239-949-1573

Cape Coral Outdoor
Expo & Boat Show
Dec 6 -8
Sun Splash Family Water Park
400 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral
10 a.m. capecoraloutdoorexpo.com

Lake Kennedy Center’s
29th Anniversary Party
Lake Kennedy Center, Cape Coral
2 p.m. $5 per person. 239-574-0575

Fort Myers Art Walk
Downtown Fort Myers
Always on the First Friday, visit the many exciting galleries, exhibitions, and performances. Free to the public with many venues featuring additional attractions and specials. Rain or shine. 6 -10 p.m.
www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Country Express Band, 5-9 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

Nick Offerman
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
7 p.m. 239-481-4849

Exhibition Opening-Under the Sea
Center for Visual Arts
26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs
Whether its 20,000 leagues or a singing crab and a Little Mermaid, it’s got to be under the sea, 6 – 8 p.m. 239-495-8989

Exhibition Opening-Pam Foss
Center for Visual Arts
26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs
6 – 8 p.m. 239-495-8989
www.artcenterbonita.org

Chuck Peterson
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m.,
239-995-2141

Let Nothing You Dismay
Dec. 6 – 22
Laboratory Theater of Florida,
1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers
239-218-0481

 

Sat – 7

Concert: A Songwriter’s Journey Through American Music
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Angela Easterling presents a performance of her own original songs interspersed with selections of classic folk, roots, country and rock tunes. As part of her performance, she discusses the craft of songwriting and tells the stories behind her songs and how they came to be, weaving in some of the history of roots music and the artists who have influenced her writing. Registration is requested. 1 p.m. 239-479-4636

Art Divine
Dec. 7 through Jan. 9
Fort Myers Beach Art Association,
3030 Shell Mound Blvd.
Reception Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m.
239-463-3909

The East Palm Mercado
Every Saturday & Sunday
Neenie’s House, 481 Marsh Ave., Fort Myers, Sellers inside & outside, booth space available $10. Rain or shine,
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 224-678-4901

Alter Ego Band
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral, 7 p.m. 239-549-3000

Steve Cipriano
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m.,
239-995-2141

The Collaboration Band
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 8 – 11 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Trevor Earl – 1 p.m.
Rockin Horse – 8 p.m.
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers,
239-990-9901

80 Caliber
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
7 – 11 p.m., 239-540-8454

Annual Old Fashioned Holiday Bazaar
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero
A holiday flurry is coming! Last year we had over 80 vendors, kid’s games, Santa, story time with a Librarian, Florida “snow”, and more! The park will be decorated in classic/old-fashioned Holiday decorations. State park entrance fee required per vehicle. We will be doing a toy drive during the event. Bring in new toys, unwrapped and drop off at the Santa’s Workshop (Art Hall). Toys will only be taken Saturday and Sunday during the event – Dec 7 and 8 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. 239-992-0311

Food, Wine & Beer Festival
Bayfront of Naples
465 Bayfront Place, Naples
This event will feature unlimited tastings of premium wines and craft beers, & food from many local restaurants. The party also includes music groups and entertainment all along the street.
5 – 8 p.m. 239-272-5186


Holiday on the Bay
Dec. 7, 14, 21, 24
The Village Shops on Venetian Bay
4200 Gulf Shore Blvd N, Naples
Holiday entertainment including complimentary photos with Santa, stories with Mrs. Claus, Dickens Period Carolers, dance group performances and shopping and dining. Snow shows start at 7 p.m. (4 p.m. on Dec. 24). 239-261-6100

Fandom Fest
Fort Myers Regional Library, 2450 First St., Fort Myers
5 p.m. www.leelibrary.net

Bee Gees & Rolling Stones tribute
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

FGCU Wind Orchestra Concert
Estero High School,
21900 River Ranch Rd, Estero
7:30 p.m. 239-745-4268

Gulfshore Opera: Christmas with The Gulfshore Tenors
Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte, 7 p.m. 239-529-3925

One Too Many
Center for Performing Arts Hinman Auditorium, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs
One Too Many is six individuals who came together through the common love of a cappella music. 8 p.m. 239-495-8989

Holiday Festival of Lights
Downtown Cape Coral
With all attractions free to the public you can visit Santa in Christmas Town Center, sled down Snowcap Square very own Snow Drift, watch the magic as we light up the Christmas tree in Town Center. Free inflatables, face painting, and entertainment. 4 – 10 p.m. 239-549-6900

A Magical Cirque Christmas
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
8 p.m. 239-481-4849

Art in the Park
Cambier Park
755 8th Ave S, Naples
Naples Art proudly connects artists with art shoppers in another terrific season of Art in the Park. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
www.naplesart.org

The Sunset Celebration – Double Standard
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
5 – 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900

GreenMarket
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Ft Myers
Enjoy entertainment by local musicians and fun activities for kids, gardening classes and live cooking by local chefs. The GreenMarket hosts neighbors and growers who bring seasonal, limited crops to market. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 239-939-2787

ACMA – Kraig Kenning
The ACMA Listening Room
2756 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 7 p.m. 239-691-4069 www.americanacma.org

Tenth Avenue North
Decade the Halls
First Baptist Church, 4117 Coronado Parkway. Cape Coral
Tenth Avenue North, Plumb, Land of Color. Doors open at 6 p.m. 239-936-1929

J Salay & Wildfire Band
DJ’s Rhythm House, 16440 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6:30 p.m. 239-466-8326

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Singer Jimmy G, noon-4 p.m. & Paul Roush, 5-9 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

Charlotte Players Concert
1182 Market Cir, Port Charlotte
There are warm holiday musical memories for everyone in this production of live music and stage entertainment.
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. 941-255-1022

31st Annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade!
The bay on Fort Myers Beach
Enjoy a night on the water full of Christmas spirit and spectacular up-close views of the dazzling brightly lighted, and decorated watercrafts. It’s a fun and festive time along the waterway, where you may even see a few of Santa’s elves dancing aboard to some festive music. 6 p.m. fortmyersbeach.org

Travel Show
AAA Naples office,
5401 Airport Pulling Road
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register to at www.aaa.com/travelevents
239-594-5006 x 2254

Skip Weber
at COCO Art Gallery
Dec. 7 & 8
Coconut Point Mall, 8074 Mediterranean Drive, Estero
noon – 5 p.m. 239-949-3073

 

Sun – 8

Julio Iglesias
Hertz Arena,
11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
7 p.m. 239-948-7825

Harvey & The Hurricanes – 12:30 p.m.
Skunky Ron – 4 p.m.
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail,
N. Fort Myers, 239-995-2141

Blues & Bloodys
Sunday Concert Series
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, noon – 7 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Electric Lipstick – 1 p.m.
Frank Torino – 6 p.m.
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 239-990-9901

Lee County Community Band
presents A Jazzy Christmas
Cape Coral High School
2300 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral
3 p.m. www.leecountyband.org

The Del Prados
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
4 – 7 p.m., 239-540-8454

Naples Concert Band
Cambier Park, 755 8th Ave S, Naples
2 – 4 p.m. 239-597-3240

Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinet
Nisita Concert Series
U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and are available at fgcu.edu/concerts. 3 p.m. 239-745-4268

Charlotte Chorale:
“Rejoice and Sing” Christmas Concert
Charlotte Performing Arts Center
701 Carmalita Street, Punta Gorda
4 p.m. 941-204-0033
www.charlottechorale.com

Beethoven Piano Trio No. 1
Dec. 8 & 10
Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd.
3 p.m. 239-597-1111

Gulf Coast Symphony: Deck The Halls
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
7 p.m. 239-481-4849

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Music by Mark Gorka, 4-8 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

The Left Bank Art Fest
Greater Family Marco Island YMCA
101 Sand Hill St., Marco Island
Juried artists include photography, jewelry, oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, ceramics, wood, bronze, glass, and more Free admission and free parking. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 239-290-7927

Gulfshore Opera:
Christmas with The Gulfshore Tenors
Naples Art, 585 Park St.
4 p.m. 239-529-3925

Magic of Christmas
Phil Fisher Gallery,
810 12th ave. S., Naples
Live music and art reception 5 – 8 p.m.
www.philfishergallery.com

 

Mon – 9

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Deb Hoopes performs on HandPan, noon-2 p.m. & Mark Gorka, 5-8 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

Craig Christman’s Jazz Group
Cultural Center of Charlotte County,
This band will wow you with their great big band jazz. Free for CCJS members and $20 for the public. Memberships available. 7 p.m. 941-625-4175

Naples Big Band
Cambier Park, 755 8th Ave S, Naples
7 – 8:45 p.m. 239-597-3240

Laurie & Rusty Wright
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 7 – 10 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Sound Machine
The Shell Factory & Nature Park,
2787 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers,
4 – 7 p.m., 239-995-2141

 

Tue – 10

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Jimmy G, 1-4 p.m. & MTD Student Holiday Showcase, 5-6 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

Jazz Jam
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral,
6:30 p.m., 239-549-3000

Pearl & Nicole
DJ’s Rhythm House, 16440 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6:30 p.m. 239-466-8326

Sideshow Bob
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 7 – 10 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Naples Christmas Parade
5th Ave. South, Naples
Line up on Broad Ave. The Floats will turn right onto Third Street South, then right on 5th Ave South, and end on 8th Street South. Parade runs from 6-8 p.m. 239-213-7120

Red Hannah’s Bob & Joe
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers,
6 – 9 p.m. 239-990-9901

BIG ARTS Chorus Holiday Concert
Sanibel Community Church,
1740 Periwinkle Way
Enjoy the music of the holidays with the BIG ARTS Community Chorus. An annual holiday tradition and a great way to celebrate the songs of the season. 7 p.m. www.bigarts.org

Larry D
The Shell Factory & Nature Park,
2787 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers,
4 – 7 p.m., 239-995-2141

Songwriters on the Plaza
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Cornog Plaza
The Americana Community Music Association presents Roy Schneider, Kim Mayfield and Bill Metts, 6 p.m.
239-479-4636

 

Wed – 11

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Singer Chris G, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. &
Singer Mark Gorka, 5-8 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

Captain Paulie
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
6 – 8 p.m., 239-540-8454


Girls of Motown
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Spectacular Christmas Revue
Dec 11 – 15
Cultural Park Theater
528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral, 239-772-5862

Flash Forward Duo
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 6 – 9 p.m. 239-990-9901

Leonid & Friends
Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples, 6 p.m.
& 8:30 p.m. 239-597-1111

La Bohème
Dec. 11 & 12
Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples, 7:30 pm 239-597-1111

AURA
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 7 – 10 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Fresco Exchange exhibit
Dec. 10 – 12
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St., Fort Myers
Reception 6 p.m. 239-333-1933

Mike Glean
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail,
N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m.,
239-995-2141

Erich Dance Party
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral,
7 p.m., 239-549-3000

Art & Soul Community Night
Shangri-La Springs, Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs
6 – 9 p.m. 239-949-0749

 

Thu – 12

Harlem Globetrotters
Hertz Arena,
11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
7 p.m. 239-948-7825

Art Under the Stars
Hirdie Girdie Gallery
2490 Library Way, Sanibel
5 – 8 p.m. with Tower Gallery and Sun Catcher’s Dream,
239-395-0027
www.hirdiegirdiegallery.com

Jingle & Mingle
Naples Art, 585 Park Street,
Eat, Drink and Be Merry With Naples Art at Our Holiday Open House! Join us for Games, Socializing, Art, Music & Festive Prize Raffles starting at 2 p.m. 239-262-6517

Johnny Rogers Band
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Nette
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m., 239-995-2141

The Del Prados
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 6 – 9 p.m. 239-990-9901

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Vladimir on the Tsimbaly, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Paul Roush, noon-3 p.m. & Jimmy G, 4-7 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

Justin Rose
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 7 – 10 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Pearl & Sase
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral,
7 p.m., 239-549-3000

 

Fri – 13

The Classix Band – 6 p.m.
Bare Facts Band – 7 p.m.
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral,
239-549-3000

Jory Lyle & Co.
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 8 – 11 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Gardens Aglow
Peace River Botanical
& Sculpture Gardens
5827 Riverside Dr, Punta Gorda
6 p.m. 941-621-8299

Relentless Fire
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill
at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
7 – 11 p.m., 239-540-8454

Hometown Community Christmas-Tree Lighting & Marketplace
Charlotte County Building
18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, Food Trucks – Craft Vendors – Caroling. The event will be from 4 – 7 p.m. with the tree lighting at dusk. Free to the public. 941-627-2222

Funny Shorts LIVE!
Center for Performing Arts – Moe Auditorium, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs
Five plays will be performed this evening. Each of the plays will be funny. Each of them will be short, with run times of approximately 10-minutes each. 7:30 p.m. 239-495-8989

Holiday Pops Concert Christmas in Paradise
The Village Church on The Island
13921 Shell Point Blvd., Fort Myers
Maestro Nir Kabaretti will conduct the Southwest Florida Symphony’s sparkling Holiday Pops program with a sophisticated twist. 7 p.m.
239-454-2067

Sunset Celebration – High Tide
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
5 – 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Singer Paul Roush, 5-9 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

N. Fort Myers Academy of The Arts: The Nutcracker Ballet
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway, Ft Myers, 7 p.m. 239-481-4849

Inspire Exhibit Reception
Dec. 6 – 26
Cape Coral Art Center
4533 Coronado Parkway
Reception Dec.13 from 5-7 p.m.
239-574-0802.

Lee Greenwood:
A Tennessee Christmas
Seminole Casino Hotel
506 S 1st St, Immokalee
8 p.m. www.jaytv.com
800 514-ETIX

Sailor Larry – noon
Deb & the Dynamics – 8 p.m.
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 239-990-9901

ABBA tribute
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

ArtSmack
Neenie’s House,
481 Marsh Ave., Fort Myers
Artist showcase featuring Paul Dengler, 7 p.m. 224-678-4901
www.neenieshouse.com

Chuck Peterson
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail,
N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m.,
239-995-2141

Holiday House:
The Colors of Christmas
Dec. 13 – 22
Burroughs and Langford Kingston Homes, First and Fowler streets, Fort Myers
5 – 9 p.m. www.fmwcc.net

 

Sat – 14

Winter Wonderland Concert
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds Street
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Dave DeLuca will perform the very best holiday favorites at this family-oriented event that celebrates the magic of the holiday season through songs. 2 p.m. 239-479-4636

The East Palm Mercado
Every Saturday & Sunday
Neenie’s House, 481 Marsh Ave., Fort Myers, Sellers inside & outside, booth space available $10. Rain or shine, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 224-678-4901

The Del Prados
DJ’s Rhythm House, 16440 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6:30 p.m. 239-466-8326

Dazzling Del Rays
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral, 7 p.m.
239-549-3000

Janis McCracken
at COCO Art Gallery
Dec. 14 & 15
Coconut Point Mall, 8074 Mediterranean Drive, Estero, noon – 5 p.m. 239-949-3073

Spin Zone
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 8 – 11 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Half Step Down
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill
at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
7 – 11 p.m., 239-540-8454

The Nutcracker
Dec. 14 – 15
Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte, 941-625-4175

Trevor Earl – 1 p.m.
Mike Moniz – 4 p.m.
Limited Edition – 8 p.m.
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 239-990-9901

Steve Cipriano
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail,
N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m.,
239-995-2141

Christkindlmarkt
Holiday Craft Market
Dec 14 – 15
German American Social Club
2101 SW Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, Saturday 2 – 9 p.m. & Sunday 1 – 8 p.m.
239-283-1400

Tuba Christmas
Sugden Plaza
701 5th Ave S, Naples
Celebrate the holidays on 5th Avenue South with live music, shopping, dining and dancing from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Join more than 50 musicians of all ages as they perform traditional holiday tunes and sing-a-longs during TUBA Christmas in Sudgen Plaza from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 239-692-8436

Christmas Boat Parade
Naples City Dock
880 12th Ave S, Naples
6:15 – 8:30 p.m. 239-682-0900

Naples Artcrafters
Fine Art & Craft Show
Cambier Park
755 8th Ave S, Naples
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
www.naplesartcrafters.com

Naples Ballet The Nutcracker
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
7 p.m. 239-597-1111

Bonita Springs Boat Parade
5124 Bonita Beach Rd SW, Bonita Springs
Watch from the bridges docks and river banks as the brightly decorated boats parade up and down the Imperial River. Color lights, music, and imagination all in this wonderful Boat Parade. 5:30 p.m. www.cityofbonitasprings.org

New Play Contest 2019
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
6:30 p.m. with a reception in the gallery with food, wine and drink. At 7:30 p.m. there will be readings from the top three entries to the Annual New Play Contest. 239-939-2787

Cape Coral Bike Night
SE 47th Ter., Cape Coral
The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation department is proud to bring you Cape Bike Night! Motorcycle enthusiasts can get together and listen to live bands, eat great food, and just have fun at this great event! 5 – 10 p.m. www.ccbikenight.com

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Singer Rita Beach performs Christmas favorites, noon-4 p.m., Dance Demo by USA Dance, 1-3 p.m. & Steve Flagg, 5-9 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

TheatreZone presents Home for the Holidays
Dec. 13 – 15
G & L Theatre, 13275 Livingston Road, Naples, 888-966-3352 x1

SW Florida Symphony: Holiday Pops
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
7:30 p.m. 239-481-4849

The Sunset Celebration – Hill Billy Ryson
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
5 – 10 p.m. (weather permitting)
239-463-5900

We are Rocking and Rolling
Dec. 14 & 18
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
Join us in the library garden to listen to a musical performance by Tommy Barr. Bring a folding chair or blanket. During inclement weather, outdoor concerts will be moved inside. 2 p.m. 239-479-4636

Bromeliad Plant Show and Sale
Dec. 14 – 15
Araba Shrine Temple
2010 Hanson Street, Fort Myers
Admission is free and includes a judged show of spectacular displays of bromeliads and area’s largest bromeliad plant sale. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday 239-850-4048

Blues on the Beach
Tween Waters Island Resort and Spa, 15951 Captiva Drive, Captiva
Featuring next gen blues phenoms Johnny Jensen, Trey Wanvig and David Julia, $15 advance, $20 at door, 7 p.m.
www.tween-waters.com

Winter Festival
Dec. 14 & 15
Shell Factory & Nature Park, 16554 N. Cleveland Ave.,
North Fort Myers 239-995-2141

Holiday Performance
by Bonita Springs Charter
Miromar Outlets,
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
Students from Bonita Springs Charter School are the stars of this magical Christmas-themed performance. 6 p.m. in WINK Playland. 239-948-3766

 

Sun – 15

Spirit of the Gulf
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
2 – 4 p.m. 239-481-4849

Brylcream – 1 p.m.
Frank Torino – 6 p.m.
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers,
239-990-9901

Harvey & The Hurricanes – 12:30 p.m.
Skunky Ron – 4 p.m.
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers,
239-995-2141

Edith Diamond
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 5 – 8 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Christmas Celebration of Punta Gorda
Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center, 75 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda
Concert to be held outside on the Event Center Great Lawn. Enjoy views of the Harbor. Scheduled to perform Melodie Joy, Eirinn Abu and Manny Lopez.
5 – 7 p.m. 941-833-5444

Mike Imbasciani
& His Bluez Rockerz
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill
at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
4 – 8 p.m., 239-540-8454

Paradise Christmas Fair
Laishley Park
100 Nesbit St., Punta Gorda
Bring the kids out to see Santa while you get that last bit of Christmas shopping done! Santa from Noon – 2 p.m. Vendors, food trucks, crafts and art from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. [email protected]

Naples Dixieland Jazz Band
Cambier Park
755 8th Ave S, Naples
2 – 4 p.m. 239-263-1113

CeeLo Green
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
7 p.m. 239-597-1111

Youth Jazz Orchestra
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
7 p.m. 239-597-1111

Bonita Springs Concert Band
Riverside Park, Bonita Springs
2 – 4 p.m. www.bonitaspringsconcertband.com

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Vladimir on the Tsimbaly, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & Jimmy G, 4-8 p.m., center court.
941-575-3007

SW Florida Concert Band – Florida Family Christmas
Unitarian Universalist Church
13411 Shire Lane., Fort Myers
Our 40 member community band will perform a concert of seasonal music and give the audience an opportunity to join in a sing-a-long of their favorite carols. Free. 2 p.m. www.SWFLConcertBand.org

Mastersingers:
Christmas on Sanibel
Sanibel Community Church
1740 Periwinkle Way, 6 p.m.
239-288-2535

 

Mon – 16

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Silver King Jazz Band, 6-8 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

Alan Small
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 7 – 10 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

BIG ARTS Band
Holiday Concert
Sanibel Community Church,
1740 Periwinkle Way
Let the BIG ARTS Concert Band help you get into the joyous mood of the holidays! Another BIG ARTS annual community event and a perennial, sell-out favorite. 7 p.m. www.bigarts.org

Sound Machine
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail,
N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m.,
239-995-2141

Swinging Big Band Monday Nights-A Big Band Christmas
Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte, Great big band jazz versions of traditional carols like “We Three Kings” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing.” Fun songs like, “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” and “Santa Baby.”
7 p.m. 941-625-4175

 

Tue – 17

Fabulous Facts: Medieval Renaissance Art and Music
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
A wonderful sampling of extraordinary culture from the Middle Ages through 16th century with a bit of history thrown in. Registration is required.
2 p.m. 239-479-4636

Larry D
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail,
N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m.,
239-995-2141

Christmas Carol Sing
First Presbyterian Church,
2438 Second St., Fort Myers
1, 4 and 7 p.m. 239-334-2261

Pearl & Nicole
DJ’s Rhythm House, 16440 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6:30 p.m. 239-466-8326

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda
Vladimir on the Tsimbaly,
11 a.m.-3 p.m. & Jimmy G, 1-4 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

David Rojas
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill
at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
6 – 9 p.m., 239-540-8454

Red Hannah’s Bob & Joe
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 6 – 9 p.m. 239-990-9901

Jazz Jam
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral,
6:30 p.m., 239-549-3000

Manny T
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 7 – 10 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

 

Wed – 18

All That Jazz
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. 239-597-1111

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda
Singer Chris G, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & Tammy Renee, 5-7 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

Captain Paulie
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill
at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
6 – 8 p.m., 239-540-8454

Wendy Renee
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 7 – 10 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

The Classix
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 6 – 9 p.m. 239-990-9901

A Christmas Celebration
Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St.,
Port Charlotte
Come Join us to Celebrate a Celtic Christmas this year with Trina and Ian with Wolfhound, The Lee County Pipes and Drums, and the Kellyn Celtic Irish Dancers! They will be performing traditional Celtic songs and dancing for everyone to enjoy. Wolfhound returns to the theater to delight us once more. 7 p.m. 941-625-4175

Erich Dance Party
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral,
7 p.m., 239-549-3000

Mike Glean
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail,
N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m.,
239-995-2141

 

Thu – 19

Richard Marx
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
7 p.m. 239-481-4849

Nette
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail,
N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m.,
239-995-2141

Jersey Boys tribute
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

New York Rhythm
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 7 – 10 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Rod Stewart tribute
Cape Cabaret,
4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral, 7 p.m., 239-549-3000

Holiday Pops
Dec. 19 – 22
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
Get in the spirit of the holidays with the Naples Philharmonic in this annual event that always leaves members of the audience both young and old whistling a seasonal tune. With Sheléa, the Naples Philharmonic, Chorus and Youth Chorus. 239-597-1111

The Gatlin Brothers
Seminole Casino Hotel
506 S 1st St, Immokalee
8 p.m. www.jaytv.com
800-514-ETIX

Slightly Soapy
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill
at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
6 – 9 p.m., 239-540-8454

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda
Vladimir on the Tsimbaly, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & Jimmy G, 4-7 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

Wayward Souls
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 6 – 9 p.m. 239-990-9901

Magic Tree House:
A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens Jr.
December 19 – 21
Center for Performing Arts – Hinman Auditorium, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs
Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens Jr. is an adaptation of book #44 of Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series. 239-495-8989

An Evening of Christmas Cheer featuring Michael D’Amore
Cultural Park Theater
528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral, 8 p.m. 239-772-5862

 

Fri – 20

Sunset Celebration – High Tide
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
5 – 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900

Alabaster
Dec. 20 – Jan. 26
Florida Repertory Theatre,
2268 Bay Street, Fort Myers
239-332-4488

Red Hannah
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 8 – 11 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Jimmy Niteclub – 6 p.m.
Girls of Motown – 7 p.m.
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral,239-549-3000

Bob Seger, Cher, Billy Joel, Lady Gaga tribute
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Candlelight Christmas Carols at Cambier Park
755 8th Ave S, Naples
6:30 – 8 p.m. 239-261-5525

Chuck Peterson
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail,
N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m.,
239-995-2141

Thompson Square
with Chris Kemp
The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon,
2158 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
Doors at 7 p.m. 239-985-9839

Friday Night Concert Series
Miromar Outlets,
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
in the Restaurant Piazza
The Silver Sneakers Band gets fans on their feet with high-energy dance music. 6 to 9 p.m. 239-948-3766

Sailor Larry – noon
Half Step Down – 8 p.m.
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 239-990-9901

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Vladimir on the Tsimbaly, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & Singer Chris

Iconic
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill
at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
7 – 11 p.m., 239-540-8454

 

Sat – 21

Sunset Celebration – Remedy
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
5 – 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900

The East Palm Mercado
Every Saturday & Sunday
Neenie’s House,
481 Marsh Ave., Fort Myers
Sellers inside & outside, booth space available $10. Rain or shine, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
224-678-4901

Joe Marino
& All The King’s Men
DJ’s Rhythm House, 16440 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6:30 p.m. 239-466-8326

Robert Gonnelli – 6 p.m.
Soul System – 7 p.m.
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral,
239-549-3000

Justin Mason & Blue Night
Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St, Port Charlotte, 2 p.m. 941-625-4175

Steve Cipriano
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail,
N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m.,
239-995-2141

Chicago, Doobie Brothers,
Eric Clapton tribute
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Trevor Earl – 1 p.m.
Electric Lipstick – 8 p.m.
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers,
239-990-9901

Gulf Coast Symphony: The Nutcracker
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
2 & 7 p.m. 239-481-4849

The Old 41 Band
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 8 – 11 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Charlotte County Children’s Theatre holiday performance, 10:30 a.m., Singer Michael Hirst, noon-4 p.m. & Bruce and Tiki D, 5-9 p.m., center court.
941-575-3007

Holiday Boat-A-Long
Four Freedoms Park
Cape Coral Pkwy, Cape Coral
This night features a Holiday Boat-A-Long followed by a free movie in the park..The festival has food, Christmas music, and a visit from Santa Claus along with the parade. Watch as the boats line up in Bimini Basin for the parade which first passes by the park’s beach before heading down various canals in South Cape Coral. Starting at dusk, a movie will be shown. Enjoy the movie and a free family night out. Bring a blanket, chairs and dinner! 4 – 10 p.m. 239-573-3123

Rockin Horse
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill
at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
7 – 11 p.m., 239-540-8454

Dinner Dance: “Holly” days
with Richie C
Cape Coral Yacht Club,
5819 Driftwood Pkwy.
$30 per person, dance the night away, 5:30–10 p.m. Reservations Required 4 days before event call Judy Noe [email protected], capecoralsocialclub.org, 813-419-3613.

Pig Floyd – Pink Floyd Tribute Show
The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon,
2158 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
239-985-9839

 

Sun – 22

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Vladimir on the Tsimbaly, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & Singer Paul Roush, 4-8 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

Harvey & The Hurricanes – 12:30 p.m.
Skunky Ron – 4 p.m.
The Shell Factory & Nature Park,
2787 N. Tamiami Trail,
N. Fort Myers, 239-995-2141

Sideshow Bob
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 5 – 8 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Frank Torino
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 6 – 9 p.m. 239-990-9901

Shore Patrol
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
4 – 8 p.m., 239-540-8454

 

Mon – 23

Lindsey Stirling
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
7:30 p.m. 239-481-4849

Sound Machine
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail,
N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m.,
239-995-2141

Colton
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 7 – 10 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Tiki Tom Watson performs holiday favorites, 5-8 p.m., center court.
941-575-3007

Bad Latitude Duo
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill
at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
6 – 9 p.m., 239-540-8454

 

Tue – 24

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Singer Paul Roush, noon-4 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

Jazz Jam
Cape Cabaret,
4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral,
6:30 p.m., 239-549-3000

Pearl & Nicole
DJ’s Rhythm House,
16440 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6:30 p.m. 239-466-8326

New York Rhythm
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 7 – 10 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Larry D
The Shell Factory & Nature Park,
2787 N. Tamiami Trail,
N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m.,
239-995-2141

 

Thu – 26

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Vladimir on the Tsimbaly, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & Jimmy G, 4-7 p.m., center court.
941-575-3007


Temptations, Four Tops tribute
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Deb & The Dynamics
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort, 1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral, 7 – 10 p.m.,
239-540-8454

Third Thursday Wine Walk
Downtown Punta Gorda
Every third Thursday from 5 to 8 the downtown merchants bring you live music, artists and demoing, food trucks, other entertainment through out downtown. 5 – 8 p.m.
941-391-4856

Joey Fiato
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 7 – 10 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Electric Lipstick
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 6 – 9 p.m. 239-990-9901

Michael D’Amore
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral,
7 p.m., 239-549-3000

Nette
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail,
N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m.,
239-995-2141

 

Fri – 27

Sunset Celebration – High Tide
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
5 – 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900

ABBA tribute
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Chuck Peterson
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail,
N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m.,
239-995-2141

Richie C – 6 p.m.
Rockin Horse – 7 p.m.
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral,
239-549-3000

The Old 41 Band
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 7 – 10 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Sailor Larry – noon
Deb & the Dynamics – 8 p.m.
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 239-990-9901

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Singer Jimmy G, 5-9 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

Tiger Blue
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill
at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
7 – 11 p.m., 239-540-8454

 

Sat – 28

The East Palm Mercado
Every Saturday & Sunday
Neenie’s House,
481 Marsh Ave., Fort Myers
Sellers inside & outside, booth space available $10. Rain or shine, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
224-678-4901

The Sunset Celebration – MFYL
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
5 – 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900

Edith Diamond
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 8 – 11 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Fleetwood Mac tribute
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Dan Meadows, noon – 4 p.m. & Steve Flagg, 5-9 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

Bite The Bullet
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill
at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
7 – 11 p.m., 239-540-8454

Salute to Vienna
New Year’s Concert
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway, Ft Myers, 8 p.m. 239-481-4849
Elvis and more tributes
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral,
7 p.m., 239-549-3000

Coconut Point Art Festival
Dec. 28 – 29
Coconut Point, 23106 Fashion Drive, Estero, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
www.artfestival.com

Trevor Earl – 1 p.m.
Mike Moniz – 4 p.m.
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 239-990-9901

Steve Cipriano
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail,
N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m.,
239-995-2141

 

Sun – 29

Jim Gaffigan
Hertz Arena,
11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
7 p.m. 239-948-7825

AURA
The Center Bar, The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 5 – 8 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Harvey & The Hurricanes – 12:30 p.m.
Skunky Ron – 4 p.m.
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers,
239-995-2141

Girls of Motown
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Frank Torino
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers,
6 – 9 p.m. 239-990-9901

Bluegrass Indoor Concert
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
2 – 5 p.m. $15. 239-939-2787

Grumpy Old Men The Musical
Dec. 29 – Feb 8
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers
239-278-4422

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Vladimir on the Tsimbaly, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & Singer Rita Beach, 4-8 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

Moscow Ballet’s
Great Russian Nutcracker
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
Noon, 4 & 8 p.m. 239-481-4849

The Del Prados
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
4 – 7 p.m., 239-540-8454

 

Mon – 30

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, Tiki Tom Watson, 5-8 p.m., 941-575-3007

Sound Machine
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m.,
239-995-2141

Joey Fiato
The Center Bar, The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 7 – 10 p.m., www.thecenterbar.com

Elvis, Celine Dion, Connie Francis,
Patsy Cline, Dean Martin tribute
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

 

Tue – 31

Sunset Celebration – High Tide
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
5 – 10 p.m. 239-463-5900

Pearl, CJ & Dori
DJ’s Rhythm House, 16440 S. Tamiami Trail, Ft Myers, 6:30 p.m. 239-466-8326

DJ Dave
The Center Bar, The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m., www.thecenterbar.com

Jersey Boys tribute (2 shows)
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
239-405-8566

New Year’s Fireworks
Naples Pier, 12th Avenue South
7 p.m. 239-213-7120

Charlotte Players Concert
1182 Market Cir, Port Charlotte
Accompanied by Music Director/ Pianist Ken Crisp and a drummer, this concert has something for everyone.
9 – 11 p.m. 941-255-1022

The Book of Mormon
Dec. 31 – Jan. 5
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers 239-481-4849

Live Music in the Village
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Jimmy G, 1-5 p.m. near Good ‘ole Days Coffee & Singer Paul Roush, 1-5 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

New Year’s Eve Celebration
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
The festivities begin at 6 pm! Music by DJ Michael White, dancing, face painting, tattoos, hair glitter, LED juggling, plate spinning, balloon creations and Michael Hirst 6 p.m. -midnight, Fireworks at midnight. 941-575-3007

Brylcream – 4 p.m., Iconic – 8 p.m.
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill, 17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 239-990-9901

South Cape New Year’s Eve Ball Drop
Cape Coral’s Entertainment District
Live music on the big city stage, kids area, vendor village, food trucks, drink tents and a massive beach ball drop at midnight. 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. 239-900-4028

Dennis Swanberg
First Assembly of God
4701 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers
Free admission. 7 p.m. 239-936-6277

Rockin’ Country New Year’s Eve
Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference
75 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda
Hosted by Nashville recording artist Johnny Lee Howard & The Suncoast Opry Band. 7 p.m. 941-833-5444

80 Caliber
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
7 p.m. 239-540-8454

New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Times Square, 830 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, Ball drop is at midnight with fireworks. www.fortmyersbeach.org

NYE Downtown Countdown
Downtown Fort Myers
There will be live bands, food trucks and plenty of fun! Ball drop will be at midnight! Free to the public. 8 pm. www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com

Larry D
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m.,
239-995-2141

The Goldtones
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral, 5 p.m., 239-549-3000

NYE Sunset Cruises – Naples and Fort Myers
Pure Florida in Naples, Fort Myers
www.PureFL.com 239-919-2965

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