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Top 12 Places To Celebrate the Holidays In Cape Coral

Nov 15, 2018 08:27AM ● By Emma Eldridge

The holiday season is coming to Cape Coral! We've put together a list of 12 places where you can experience the magic, wonder, and thrill of the holiday season with lights, music, food, and events for the whole family.

Lights, Music, Celebrate!

Christmas is a time for magic, wonder, and excitement! What better way to celebrate than with amazing lights displays and holiday music? Everyone in the family is sure to love these Christmas picks!

Holiday Festival of Lights!

Happening for over 25 years this holiday celebration is a true example of the community support, holiday spirit and evening of fun for the whole family.
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, ride the Tiny Tot Train around Snowcap Square, watch over 15 different community groups perform their holiday magic, bonce for hours in the Candy Cane Park and don’t forget to shop for the family in Holiday Village!

When: Saturday, December 1st at 1pm
WhereCape Coral Chamber of Commerce

Celebrating The Holidays!

Get ready to celebrate the holidays with a musical performance by the Southwest Florida Dulcimer Club! Free admission to this fun holiday event hosted by the Cape Coral Historical Museum.

When: Tuesday, December 11th at 2:30pm
WhereCultural Park Theater

Cape Coral Christmas Boat Parade!   

This annual beloved event of over 40 years features stage entertainment and performances, food vendors, Christmas music, drinks, crafts for the kids, a visit from Santa Claus, and of course, the boat parade. Following the boat parade, enjoy the movie Christmas Vacation on the big movie screen!

When: Saturday, December 15th from 4pm to 10pm
WhereFour Freedoms Park

2018 Planet Monkman Light Display

The 2018 Planet Monkman light display is coming to town once again! Same great 150,000 + bulb Christmas light display with narrations, some new songs, and Santa visits every night!

When: November 24th through December 30th
WherePlanet Monkman Christmas

Christmas Magic For the Kids

Santa Claus is coming to town and he's ready to check his list - TWICE! Bring the kids to meet Santa and enjoy some yummy food at the Cape Coral Yacht Club AND the William "Bill" Austin Youth Center.

Holly Jolly Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious breakfast with Santa Claus and make holiday ornaments and crafts in the Yacht Club Ballroom. Santa will be available for pictures and each child will receive a goodie bag! 

Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for kids, and must be purchased in advance.

When: Saturday, December 8th at 8:30am
WhereCape Coral Yacht Club

Cape Coral Cookies and Cocoa with Mr. and Mrs. Claus

The William Austen Youth Center will be hosting Cookies and Cocoa with Santa Claus! Participants will enjoy hot cocoa, story time, cookie decorating, and holiday crafts. Recommended for ages 3 to 8 years old. Tickets are $10 per child.

When: Saturday, December 15th from 1pm to 3pm
WhereWilliam "Bill" Austin Youth Center

Holiday Dining For Every Cuisine

One of our favorite parts about the holiday season is all of the delicious food! We've got a list of restaurants that are sure to fit any craving, party size, AND some of these places are even open on Christmas Day. Which one are you most looking forward to trying???

Gusto Cucina Italiana - Cape Coral FL

Gusto Cucina Italiana - Cape Coral, FL

Cape Coral, get ready to experience Gusto Cucina Italiana. Cape Coral’s newest and best kept secret! Our Chef Vincenzo Cangialosi, expert in Sicilian saute, opened his first award winni... Read More » 

Slates - Cape Coral FL

Slate's - Cape Coral, FL

Slate’s is the newest addition to the long and lustrous restaurant career of Chefs and owners, Allan and Nancy Cotter. “Retiring” to Southwest Florida in 2010 from the island of St Croix... Read More » 

Point 57 Kitchen  Cocktails - Cape Coral FL

Point 57 Kitchen & Cocktails - Cape Coral, FL

Is a Contemporary American Restaurant with Southern Coastal Cuisine. Our focus is on Casually Sophisticated small plates. Our steaks, and seafood are paired with interesting fresh local i... Read More » 


La Corte Bistro - Cape Coral FL

La Corte Bistro - Cape Coral, FL

La Corte, which means Courtyard in Italian, is sure to be a dining destination for everyone in and around Cape Coral. Farm-to-Table style dishes, expertly prepared by Chef Elmer and his c... Read More » 

Ichi Yummy - Cape Coral FL

Ichi Yummy - Cape Coral, FL

If you’ve been to our restaurant, you’ve seen-and tasted-what keeps our customers coming back for more. Perfect materials and freshly prepared food make us hard to resist! Stop in today a... Read More » 

Thai Nawa Cuisine - Cape Coral FL

Thai Nawa Cuisine - Cape Coral, FL

Thai Nawa Cuisine is a casual dine-in and take-out restaurant in Cape Coral, Florida offering authentic and contemporary Thai cuisine prepared fresh in the restaurant. Read More » 

As always, if we're missing any of your favorites, tell us in the comments below!