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.

For more information, visit www.TheBellTowerShops.com.

About Bell Tower Shops

Bell Tower Shops is the premier dining and fashion destination of the Fort Myers-Cape Coral market. The open-air center features The Fresh Market, Bed Bath & Beyond and a 20-screen Regal Cinema complex. Exceptional specialty retailers include: World of Beer, White House Black Market, Francesca’s Collection, Ulta and Williams-Sonoma. Visit www.thebelltowershops.com for more.

About Madison Marquette

Madison Marquette is a private real estate investment and operating company and a member of the global investment firm Capital Guidance, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in 1992, the firm employs a proven repositioning and redevelopment strategy to create value in infill and mixed-use assets in major urban gateway markets throughout the United States. Madison Marquette enhances returns while mitigating risk by directly controlling and managing the execution of its investment strategies. With more than 230 employees, Madison Marquette covers major U.S. markets through its offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego, New York, Philadelphia, Dallas and Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit the company website at www.MadisonMarquette.com.