3 To Do: Snowfest, a boat parade and more
1. This weekend: Snowfest is back
Snowfest is back in 2021, from 3-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, with extended carnival hours 6-11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3; 4-11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, and 2-10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 at 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples.
A "snowmazing" snowfall of 100 tons of the white stuff outside the center, which includes Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen, Santa’s Workshop; music; holiday bounce land; entertainment; snow mountain and the carnival. $2; ages 3 and younger free.
Information: Call the Golden Gate Community Center at 239-252-4180 or visit www.collierparks.com.
2. Everglades City Boat Parade
From 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4: The boat parade will start at the mouth of the Barron River and motor towards the Everglades City School, 415 E School Drive, Ochopee.
Open to all holiday decorated boats; meet just outside of Outward Bound in the river. The parade will start at sunset. Public viewing along Barron River.
3. Marco Island: Annual Tree Lighting
At 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, Christmas Island Style presents the 2021 Annual Tree Lighting and community celebration.
Bring your chairs and/or blankets. Due to regulations, there will be no tailgating in the park and alcohol is prohibited throughout the park. At Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terrace, Marco Island.