The Village of Estero is again partnering with Rotary Club of Estero to welcome the holiday season with a community event to “Light Up Estero!” In its sixth year, this festive evening has become an annually anticipated celebration at Estero Community Park.

The free evening of festivities begins with children’s activities and food trucks at 4:30 p.m. There will be a raffle for decorated holiday wreaths with proceeds going toward scholarships for five Estero High School students. Sponsorships and donations will also support scholarships.

Santa (Dave Ott) with Lucas and Nicholas Levesque and Melanie WardThe official program kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and will include live holiday music. Everyone is invited to sing along! Among the performers will be the adorable New Horizons Children’s Choir, singing familiar holiday tunes, and the talented Estero High School Jazz Band.

Guests are welcomed to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Plan to enjoy a festive evening with your Estero neighbors as the community gathers for some holiday cheer.

The evening always culminates with lighting of the Christmas tree and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. With the lack of snow in Estero, Old Saint Nick teams up with Estero Fire Rescue to make his arrival via firetruck. Children excitedly cheer when they hear the sirens approaching!

In the spirit of holiday giving, guests are invited to bring nonperishable food or canned goods for distribution through the Interfaith Charities of South Lee food pantry.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities or other activities, contact Light Up Estero co-chairs Meagan Pierce at (239)317-3247 or Christen Pittman at (239)203-7562.


WHAT: Light Up Estero!

WHEN:  4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7

WHERE: Estero Community Park, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.

More Info: (239) 221-5035 or

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