Christmas Island Style

Christmas House Decorating Judging Dates Announced


Final preparations were completed by the committee at their annual Pot Luck Supper on November 16 hosted by Bob Boland and Lyn Bedell. Co-Chairs Jeanne and Dave Rice reviewed the details with the committee and report that all “systems are ready” for Marco Island to Light Up for the Holidays. A great Christmas event is in store for islanders and […]

Christmas Island Style’s Upcoming Events


Christmas Island Style has a number of special holiday happenings planned throughout the month of December. The volunteer group has worked hard all year to bring these activities to the Marco Island community, free of charge. These events have become an island tradition, and many look forward to attending as part of their annual celebrations with friends and family. On […]

Canine Christmas Parade


The annual Canine Christmas Parade brought Marco Islanders and their beloved furry friends to the Esplanade, dressed festively in their best holiday garb. Christmas Island Style, with the help of CJ’s on the Bay, presented another successful pet parade, a favorite annual tradition for locals and visitors. The parade had many return participants, as well as newcomers. Everyone was dressed […]

Christmas Tree Lighting on Marco Island


Thousands of people came together on Marco Island for the celebratory lighting of the community Christmas tree in Veterans Community Park. The dramatic 40-foot tree lit the dark sky, and set the tone for this special celebration. People of all ages came together to enjoy the live entertainment and socializing with friends and neighbors. Local children performed dance and song […]

Countdown to Christmas, Island Style!


The countdown to Christmas officially started on Marco Island with the recent arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Shops of Marco. Excited children sat on Santa’s lap and whispered their Christmas wishes into his ear. The community Christmas tree in Veterans Community Park went up, thanks to the tireless, dedicated volunteers from Christmas Island Style, the Italian American […]

Christmas Island Style Events Kick Off Holidays on Marco Island


Christmas Island Style has kicked off the holiday season on Marco Island with a visit from Santa and putting up and decorating the beautiful Christmas tree in Veterans Community Park. Check out the other upcoming Christmas Island Style Events:  

Santa Came to Town


For as many years as one can remember, families with their children would descend on the Shops of Marco to welcome the Christmas Holiday Season into full swing. They come early and line-up to watch anxiously for the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus. For them, this was not about Black Friday deals or shopping till you drop. Instead they’ve […]

Toys Needed for Hurricane Victims


This season, in the spirit of giving, Christmas Island Style (CIS) is dedicating its toy collection to the families of first responders in Florida’s Panhandle who were devastated by Hurricane Michael. The Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation has partnered with CIS in the toy drive. These two nonprofit organizations are working together tirelessly to help those in need this holiday […]

Middle School Art in the Spotlight Students Interpret Alligator Theme for Next Christmas Ornament


Continuing a long-standing tradition, judges pored over dozens of drawings before choosing just one that will become next year’s Marco Christmas tree ornament. Marco Island Charter Middle School students submitted the colorful drawings reflecting this year’s alligator theme, and they ranged from cute to quirky, and from jaunty to jovial. One, probably not destined for a tree ornament because it […]

Pets on Parade at the Esplanade


Christmas Island Style, with the help of CJ’s on the Bay, presents its annual Canine Christmas Parade. The Canine Christmas Parade is a wonderful event which allows man and dog an opportunity to dress up in their favorite holiday costumes and strut their stuff with their fellow canines, while providing parade viewers with great enjoyment in seeing all the cuteness […]


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