Thursday, December 1, 2016

Let's Talk... 5th Avenue in December!!!

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas on the Avenue! 
Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony.
42nd Annual Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony
Event Time:  5:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 1
The event kicks off at 5:00 p.m. with the Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Sugden Plaza; and with street activities. Street performances (musicians/dancers) will start at 6:30 following the lighting of the Tree.  We have a wonderful line up of activities on the Avenue.  ABC7 will be broadcasting the Tree Lighting live from the plaza.  ABC Anchor, Krista Fogelsong is our emcee for the lighting.  She and Mayor Barnett will light the tree at 6:15 p.m.
The Avenue and side streets will be blocked to traffic starting at
1:00 p.m. (12:30 p.m. on East Lake for a dance troupe to set up a dance floor).
Two major headliners will be on the Avenue this year:  The Naples Concert Band (with 80 performers) will be on 8th Street; and the Gulfview Middle School Orchestra and Choir (180 performers) will be on the 300 Block between BICE and American Momentum. 
Annual Christmas Parade
Tuesday, December 6
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The annual Christmas Parade is set for next Tuesday, December 6th.  The city will start blocking the street around 4:00 p.m. for the parade.  The parade will travel the traditional route from South Broad to Third Street to 5th Avenue South to 8th Street.
Evening on 5th
Thursday, December 8
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Have a great line up for that evening with entertainment.
TUBA Christmas
Thursday, December 15
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Sugden Plaza
This fun event is in it’s 20th year and features Tubas, Euphoniums and more playing traditional Christmas songs. 

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