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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Winter Solstice At Naples Botanical Garden

The garden opened in the fall of 2009. They recently completed a major Expansion, adding a number of new gardens and structures, including a new restaurant. During the holidays, there are a series of evening events, Night Lights. These events pair light displays throughout the garden with entertainment.

Walking up to the garden

and through it there were a number of very nice light displays,

and even a laser show.

The garden's new restaurant, Fogg Cafe

was open that evening but I had already eaten. They did have an interesting menu though,

perhaps a future blog post.

It was the first day of winter that day, Winter Solstice. In the spirit of Christmas, an abbreviated performance of The Nutcracker Ballet was performed by Naples Ballet. The performance was very well attended,

and fun to watch.

All in all a very fun night out. For those of us who are SAD this time of year, remember after December 21st, it's all downhill from here! Night Lights runs through January 4th, 2015.

That's that for another post on Forks. Happy holidays to all!

Naples Botanical Garden
4820 Bayshore Dr.
Naples, FL 34112

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