5 things to do this week: Light up your night with these holiday events

Children grab at 'snow' as it falls on them during the annual Third Street South Festival of Lights in November 2010 in downtown Naples. Daily News file

Children grab at "snow" as it falls on them during the annual Third Street South Festival of Lights in November 2010 in downtown Naples. Daily News file

1. Take a stroll through the snow. Today's forecast calls for snow. Christmas on Third is back with a tree lighting, plenty of flurries, music and a visit from the head elf himself, Santa Claus. 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, with tree lighting and snow at 6:20 p.m. on Third Street South courtyard, Naples.

2. Get crafty with the family Learn how to make holiday decorations during Family holiday fun 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Marco Island Branch Library, 210 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. Free, but registration required at www.collier-lib.org. 239-394-3272

3. Have a happy Hanukkah Thanksgiving and the Festival of Lights are happening concurrently for the first time since 1888 — why not celebrate it? Chabad of Bonita Springs is hosting a Menorah lighting and Hanukkah festivities at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Coconut Point Mall, 23106 Fashion Drive, Estero. 239-949-6900

4. Catch an American classicThe Naples Players brings a classic American play about life, love and marriage to the stage. “Our Town” is 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 27 through Dec. 21 at Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. $35, adults and $10, students. www.naplesplayers.org or 239-263-7990

5. Happy Thanksgiving! If you don’t feel like cooking on Thursday, we can help you find a place to enjoy a turkey meal.

Holiday bonus!

Edison & Ford Winter Estates Holiday Nights opens Friday, Nov. 29, with a tree lighting, a visit from Santa, wagon rides and lots of Christmas decorations. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. $2-$20, tours; $10, adults and $5, children wagon rides. 239-334-7419

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