Posted on December 1, 2017 by

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — Promenade at Bonita Bay is readying Southwest Florida shoppers and visitors alike for the holiday season with its annual Festival of Lights, slated for Friday, December 1st, from 5 to 8 p.m. in The Center Court (26795 South Bay Drive in Bonita Springs).

Attendees are encouraged to take part in ‘Operation Santa,’ the Promenade’s partnership with the nonprofit Children’s Network of Southwest Florida, by donating a new unwrapped toy in exchange for FREE pictures with Santa Claus. The event will also include:

  • Live dance demonstrations by Enchanted Ballroom
  • Ornament-making party for children
  • Live music at The Center Bar
  • Food/drink specials and holiday refreshments throughout the shopping center
  • Children’s Network information on becoming a foster parent

Guests are also invited to shop until the Festival of Lights is complete, as well as dine at over 25 one-of-a-kind destinations such as DeRomo’s Gourmet Market & Restaurant, Molino’s Ristorante and Roy’s.

“On the west coast of Florida, we do not experience bone-chilling temperatures or a white Christmas, so the Promenade is creating its own version of holiday fun,” said Nicole Panio, Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator. “And of course, no matter where you are from, this season is about giving. Enjoy your family and friends, as well as the beautiful seasonal lights we have to offer, but do not forget to share some joy with those who are not as fortunate.”

To RSVP to the Festival of Lights, visit Those who are unable to make the December 1st event may drop new unwrapped toys off at Little Paris (26831 South Bay Drive, Suite 104) starting Wednesday, November 15th. Just as for all the Promenade stores, hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

About Promenade at Bonita Bay

Located in Bonita Springs, right outside the community of Bonita Bay, the Promenade is home to some of the finest retail stores, unique boutiques, a high-end salon, popular restaurants and entertainment hubs in Southwest Florida. Promenade at Bonita Bay is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The open-air shopping center, managed by Royal Shell Property Management, is located at 26795 South Bay Drive. Call (239) 949-1573. Online at

About Children’s Network of Southwest Florida, LLC

The Children’s Network of Southwest Florida is a 14.5-year-old private, nonprofit lead agency that administers the child welfare system in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties. Responsible for over 2,300 abused and neglected youth, the organization works with the community to preserve and protect families, as well as delivers local care through subcontracts with 50 social service agencies. The Children’s Network of Southwest Florida’s Diversion Program also serves about 125 at-risk community children per month. Call (239) 226-1524. Online at

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About The Promenade

The Promenade at Bonita Bay is an open-air shopping center enhanced by a beautiful tropical landscape, which complements its spectacular architecture. We provide exceptional commercial leasing in the rapidly growing region of Southwest Florida.