The holidays are just around the corner, and Fort Myers is getting into the spirit! From twinkling lights to festive events, there's something for everyone to enjoy this season.
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
The first stop on our list is Edison and Ford Winter Estates. This historical site offers a range of activities to get you in the holiday spirit. For example, take a Candlelight Tour of the houses which are decorated with hundreds of lights and festive décor. Or, try your hand at making a traditional holiday craft. The kids will love getting their picture taken with Santa or writing a letter to him in the on-site post office.
Take a step back in time this holiday season by strolling through the decorated Edison & Ford Winter Estates. The white picket fences surrounding the property are lined with greenery and lights, while the trees inside twinkle with colorful ornaments. You can even peek into windows and open doors to see how Christmas was celebrated in past centuries.
Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade
Get your dose of holiday cheer at the Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade. Watch as boats decked out in lights and festive decorations cruise down the Matanzas River. There's also live music, food vendors, and plenty of holiday cheer!
Fort Myers Festival of Trees
The Festival of Trees is a Fort Myers tradition that you don't want to miss. This year, the festival will be held at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Wander through a winter wonderland of beautifully decorated trees, all sponsored by local businesses and organizations. There's also live music, shopping, and even a gingerbread house contest!
Luminary Walk at the Shell & Sea Life Sanctuary
Take a stroll through the Shell & Sea Life Sanctuary's Luminary Walk. This magical event features hundreds of luminaries lining the pathways, creating a truly enchanting atmosphere. There's also live music, hot cocoa, and crafts for the kids.
No holiday season is complete without a little shopping! Fort Myers has some great places to find unique gifts, from local art galleries to boutique shops. Be sure to check out the Third Street Farmers Market for locally made crafts and goodies.
Murder Mystery Dinner Train
All aboard for a night of mystery and merriment on the Murder Mystery Dinner Train! This popular event is selling out fast, so book your tickets early. Enjoy a delicious meal while trying to solve a whodunit. It's a great way to get into the holiday spirit and have some laughs with friends and family. Another Merry Little Murder is showing now through December 24th, 2023. Book your tickets now!
If you’re looking for holiday fun, Fort Myers has plenty to offer. From historical sites to river cruises to dinner trains, there’s something for everyone. So, get out there and explore all that our town has to offer this winter!