Every year, in the last week of November, the Christmas on Third Festival of Lights takes place on Third Street South. With the exception of Thanksgiving, every night the snow falls at 7:30pm and kids of all ages can take in the wonder of a snowfall in Southern Florida.
We arrived well before the scheduled snowfall. Third Street South is a shopping and eating street in the center of Naples. There were lots of people eating at the outdoor cafes and taking in the Christmas lights. Kids, families, extended families and even a few groups of teenagers who wanted to catch a Florida snowfall.
Some of us grabbed some gelato - cause even though it was about to snow, gelato is always a good idea!
And then we waited. There was an excitement in the air - and I was just beginning to wonder if it wasn't going to snow when ....it started snowing! At first it was a few snowflakes, which turned to more until the car windows were covered with a layer of snow.
If you can't tell from the photos, the artificial snow makers are attached to the light posts and the snow is blown from there. Similar to a snow making machine at a ski slope, only much smaller.
Snow on palm trees! Well, not real snow...but fun snow! Enough to put you in the Christmas spirit. If you're not a cold weather fan, like Mr. UR, then this is the perfect place to see snow. Warm and balmy and you get to experience a warm snow for about half an hour and then go home to your palm tree covered yard or hotel. Or even down to the beach. A perfect evening!
If you celebrate Christmas, is yours a warm weather one or do you get snow?
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