Bell Tower Shops will kick off the holiday season with a special tree lighting event on Friday, Dec. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Center Court. Southwest Florida families are invited to an evening filled with holiday spirit featuring caroling by the Fort Myers Housing Association Youth Choir and a special visit from Santa Claus, as well as a variety of activities in Center Court for guests of all ages to enjoy. Santa Claus will arrive to Bell Tower Shops at 7 p.m. in a South Trail Fire Department fire truck at the main entrance near Grimaldi’s and Blue Pointe. Following his arrival, the festivities will commence in Center Court with a special tree lighting ceremony and a meet-and-greet with Santa Claus, ideal for holiday photo opportunities. Filled with holiday cheer and decor, center court will also feature a bounce house, face painting and holiday games and activities. Plus enjoy hot coco from Society, special visits from Elsa and friends sponosred by VerWest, cheesecake samples from Omaha Steaks and SO much more!!