On Captiva Island we celebrate the holidays in our own special way… Captiva Holiday Style. Each weekend on this tropical southwest Florida Island you will discover a fun filled extravaganza of sight and sound all set against the backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico.
South Seas Island Resort Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, November 25th | 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Sand Dollar Plaza, South Village
Celebrate the magical lighting of the resort's Christmas Tree with holiday cookie decorating, music, refreshments, and annual reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Open to the public; Complimentary.
Captiva Golf Cart Parade
Saturday, December 2nd | 3:30PM - 5:30PM
In its 8th season, the Golf Cart Parade has become an island holiday tradition. Decorated golf carts roll down Captiva Drive with "over the top" displays of holiday spirit. Snowflakes, flamingos and gingerbread houses float up Andy Rosse Lane to the delight of spectators. Be sure to vote for your favorite for the People's Choice Award!
2:00PM | Check in at South Seas, Sand Dollar Plaza
2:30PM | Judging of Decorated Golf Carts
3:30PM | Parade Starts with Awards Ceremony to follow!
Saturday, December 2nd – Captiva Luminary
For more than two decades island businesses, organizations, residents, and tourists have gathered for one of Captiva’s most treasured annual events, the Luminary Festival. Captiva sparkles with illuminated candles from end to end as we mark the launch of the holiday season. Enjoy a variety of bands performing live music throughout the Village.
South Seas Island Resort Holiday Stroll | 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Friday, December 8th & Saturday, December 9th
Friday, December 15th & Saturday, December 16th
Friday, December 22nd & Saturday, December 23rd
Families are invited to visit South Seas Island Resort for a breathtaking display of holiday lights and family activities during Holiday Stroll. Children will enjoy making ornaments, eating s'mores, and visiting Santa. During the Holiday Stroll, this special event open to the public for all to enjoy and share the holiday cheer. Adults are $10; Children 12 and under are Complimentary.
CAPTIVA HOLIDAY VILLAGE