The holiday season is quickly approaching and there’s plenty of fun to be found in Fort Myers. From the annual boat parade to the symphony, there are countless Christmas experiences on the calendar this year you don’t want to miss.
Edison & Ford Holiday Nights- Nov 29-Dec 23, Dec 26-30
Thousands of tiny lights are almost ready to light up the night during the annual Edison & Ford Holiday Nights event. Visitors will find live music, food, guided tours and dozens of holiday themed decorations on display. The tree lighting kicks off the fun the Friday after Thanksgiving
Sanibel/Captiva Luminary Festival- Dec 6 & 8
Head to nearby Sanibel and Captiva islands in early December for the 35th annual Luminary Festival. Each island hosts the festival for one night, complete with plenty of family-friendly fun up and down the route.
Santa’s Block Party- Dec 7
Santa’s Block Party is all about having fun for the entire family. The event includes live entertainment, a bounce house, ice skating and arts and crafts.
Christmas Boat Parade- Dec 7
The Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade is another experience you’ll want to put on your schedule. Now in its 31st year, the annual parade lights up the waterfront with plenty of great viewing spots.
Deck the Halls- Dec 8
Continue the trend of getting in the holiday spirit with a performance by the Gulf Coast Symphony. A special Deck the Halls performance is planned, along with a showing by Santa himself.
Santa’s Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise- Dec 24
Santa may spend the latter part of Christmas Eve in his sleigh, but in the days leading up to Christmas he’s likely out on the water. Join Old Saint Nick onboard a special dolphin and wildlife cruise in the waters off Fort Myers the morning before Christmas.