2022 SnowFest was held at Paradise Coast Sports Complex for the first time on Dec. 3, moving from its long-time location at Golden Gate Community Center. Sponsored by NaplesDealers.com and Arthrex, the event was a huge success — with over 5,000 kids of all ages coming out to enjoy the event.
PCSC looks forward to hosting SnowFest in the years to come, and thanks NaplesDealers.com, Arthrex and Collier County Parks & Recreation for all their support putting together a successful event!
SNOW was in the forecast for Collier County last December!
The 38th annual Collier County SnowFest was held on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 3-9 pm at Paradise Coast Sports Complex (PCSC). Presented by NaplesDealers.com and Collier County Parks & Recreation along with Arthrex, SnowFest will feature three giant snow mountains made up of nearly 100 tons of snow for kids of all ages to enjoy.
Amid twinkling holiday lights and cheer, “Elf” starring Will Ferrell, will play on the 32-foot-wide big screen facing the PCSC Great Lawn at 6:15 pm. Not to be outdone. Santa Claus will travel from the North Pole to appear all day long to help highlight a grand celebration that will encompass nearly the entire complex.
A Holiday Toy Drive will be positioned at all three entrances, to benefit Toys For Tots in both Lee and Collier counties.
This year’s SnowFest sees the addition of the Centennial Great Snowball Hunt & Selfies Photo Booth. Hidden in the event are 100 Centennial “Snowballs” waiting to be discovered. If you find one, bring it to the Centennial Selfies Photo Booth at Santa’s Wonderland for a special prize.
“PCSC is more than a sports complex; this is a hub for community events,” said Paradise Coast Sports Complex general manager Adrian Moses. “We are delighted to work with our partners at CCPR to deliver a festive event that will delight Collier County residents of all ages.”
The 38th annual Collier County SnowFest moves from its traditional location at the Golden Gate Community Center to accommodate more visitors from both Southwest Florida’s naughty and nice lists. Artists from Dance Arts by Maria will also perform, and vendors from nearly 30 local businesses also will sprinkle their holiday spirit.
Other SnowFest activities will include a holiday fun bounce land, a holiday maze for kids, Domestic Animal Services offering pet adoptions, prize basket giveaways, and much more.
Entry wristbands will be $8 on the day of the event. A $30 VIP Experience is also available for up to 300 patrons. VIP tickets for 2022 SnowFest will include a private cash bar, a complimentary food buffet curated by PCSC chefs, hot cider, a SnowFest T-shirt and more.
CAT Shuttle service will run free of charge between Golden Gate Community Center and Paradise Coast Sports Complex.
“Collier County Parks and Recreation is excited to celebrate our 50th Anniversary as a park and recreation agency and our 38th year of Snowfest!” said Olema Edwards, interim director with Collier County Parks and Recreation.
“This year will be extra special because we are moving to the Paradise Coast Sports Complex and partnering with Sports Facilities Companies to provide an unforgettable experience. There will be something for everyone, including live music, snow slides, Santa, and much more. We hope to see you there, and remember, ‘It Starts in Parks!’”
Paradise Coast Sports Complex is located at 3940 City Gate Blvd. N in Naples, Fla. PCSC is inside the City Gate development on the northeast corner of State Road 951 and I-75. For more information, visit PlayParadiseCoast.com.