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The 42nd annual Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Thursday, December 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This momentous Naples’ holiday tradition will commence with holiday performances, the lighting of the majestic Christmas tree by Mayor Bill Barnett, and a visit from Santa himself! The evening will also include holiday performances and activities by local schools, dance troupes, church choirs, and area performers all along 5th Avenue South from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Restaurants, shops, and businesses along 5th Avenue South and adjoining streets will be open for shopping, dining, and holiday cheer. 5th Avenue South will be blocked to traffic for this event starting at 2:00 p.m. Old Naples, Third Street South, and Crayton Cove may be accessed by traveling 9th Street and Central Avenue.