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Hundreds of Lights, Live Music and Holiday Activities Celebrate Winter Solstice at the Garden December 20-23 and 26-30

 

NAPLES, FL – December 8, 2011 – Naples Botanical Garden’s annual holiday season event, Night Lights: A Winter Solstice Celebration is back this year with even more music, activities, marshmallows and lights. Beginning on December 20-23 and continuing December 26-30, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. the Garden will transform each evening into an illuminated wonderland with hundreds of tiki torches and lit trees. Visitors will enjoy nights of holiday fun with additional activities on Night Lights Opening Night on December 20 and on the actual Winter Solstice on December 22.

“Our Night Lights event, now in its third year, is a celebration of the season,” said Brian Holley, executive director. “With so many sights and experiences during these evenings, visitors can immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the holidays each night.”

In addition to more lights, the Garden has added a number of live musical performances by The Wholetones, Island Vibes and Joseph Peliska with two performances per night on most evenings. A variety of activities ensure there is something for everyone in the family to do including:

  • Create your own Wish Sticks
  •  Roast marshmallows over a toasty fire
  • Decorate tasty holiday treats
  • Walk the luminary-lit labyrinth
  • Snap a fun themed photo with friends in the Foto Booth by Luminaire Foto
  • Try the delicious food and drinks at the Garden Café Cart by Tastebuds Custom Catering

Additional activities will be offered on December 20 and 22, 2011:

December 20 – Kick-off to Night Lights & Member Preview

  • The Wholetones Concert
  • Complimentary Cupcakes by Sassy Cake
  • Members are free this night only

December 22 – Winter Solstice Celebration

  • Movie Night: Screening The Polar Express

Admission to the event is $15 for non members adults; $5 for non member children; $7 for Garden member adults; and $3 Garden member Children. Visit our website for more information www.naplesgarden.org.

 

Night Lights: A Winter Solstice Celebration is sponsored by Eventz Inc. and Florida Weekly.

 

About Naples Botanical Garden

Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre world-class garden paradise that features the plants and cultures of the tropics and subtropics between the latitudes of 26 degrees North and 26 degrees South including Brazil, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and Florida. A hands-on interactive Children’s Garden along with 90 acres of beautifully restored natural habitats, walking trails and a Butterfly Garden offer educational entertainment and enjoyment for people of all ages. Founded in 1993, the Garden re-opened to the public in November 2009 after an extensive expansion. Regular hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. every day.