Published: Dec 04, 2012 4:18 PM EST
Updated: Dec 04, 2012 6:44 PM EST

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- The city of Bonita Springs kicked off the holiday season with it's 12th Annual Holiday in the Park celebration.

The free event is being at the Riverside Park on Old 41 in historical downtown Bonita Springs from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

A snow slide, live music, free holiday cookies and apple cider are just a few of the fun activities are still available for the entire family. Santa and Mrs. Claus made an appearance at 6:00 p.m. for the annual tree lighting.