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Fun Things to Do in Naples: Christmas at Historic Palm Cottage

Naples FL Christmas Activities

Visitors to Naples, Florida will be delighted with the wide array of fun things to do in the area. As 2021 slides into the new year, there is a wide variety of activities and attractions in and around Naples for people to enjoy, no matter their background. One fun thing to do as December comes to a close is to make a visit to Historic Palm Cottage for a holiday tour.

The Naples Historical Society is the organization responsible for the conservation of the Historic Palm Cottage in Naples, Florida as the cottage, built in 1895, is the oldest surviving home in the city and maintained as a museum. The Cottage, located on 12th Avenue S, to the east of the Naples Pier, presents a holiday showcase every year.

From December 1st through the 31st, Historic Palm Cottage (and the Norris Gardens adjacent to it) transform into a striking winter wonderland, decorated with period holiday decorations and thousands of twinkling lights. A visit to the Cottage provides the opportunity to learn about the history of Naples on a docent-led tour, while enjoying the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Christmas at Palm Cottage is a fun and festive event the whole family will enjoy.

Historic Palm Cottage is open for pre-booked holiday tours from December 1 – 31, 2021 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12 to 4pm, and Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12 to 7pm. The cost of admission is $13 per person during daytime hours and free during evening hours. To pre-book your tour during Christmas at Historic Palm Cottage, check out your options online at https://fareharbor.com/napleshistoricalsociety/items/22870/.

After your tour of the Christmas at Palm Cottage, consider taking another day to visit the Naples Art District. The Naples Art District has developed over the last few years into a highlight of the Florida arts scene. The creative home for a wide variety of working artists and artisans, the Naples Art District, an officially designated cultural arts tourism destination in Collier County, has established itself in an area with several other creatives who cater to home design and décor. The District offers visitors from the local area and around the world the opportunity to encounter the world of fine arts and experience art-in-the-making by professional artists. The next public event in the District is the 2022 Art & Design Expo, scheduled on January 27-29, 2022.

The Naples Art District is home to a unique alliance of over 80 individual creatives with working studios and galleries in Naples, Florida. The Naples Art District (NAD) gives professional artists a place to share their artistic talents, which range across a variety of mediums and methods. Consider visiting the District and taking a self-guided tour. If you would like more information about NAD, don’t hesitate to contact the organization directly via the online form, or by phone  at 239-249-1977. Look for the District on any map of the downtown Naples area—it is located north of Pine Ridge Road and west of Airport-Pulling Road in Collier County.