Travelers will trade pine trees for palm trees and embrace the sun's warmth in the charming towns of Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and downtown Fort Myers. These towns transform into enchanting wonderlands, aglow with twinkling stars and dazzling holiday lights, as vibrant boat parades and festive tree lighting celebrations illuminate the sandy shores.
Experience the magic of the holiday season at the 48th Annual Holiday Nights Celebration at Edison & Ford Winter Estates from Nov. 25, 2023, to Jan. 1, 2024. This month-long celebration transforms the historic estate into a winter wonderland with sparkling lights, immersive home tours, Christmas tree trails, and captivating caroler performances. Explore the 20-acre botanical garden, formerly owned by the father of electricity, where thousands of lights and decorations adorn Edison's former laboratories and museum exhibits during this festive season.
Witness the festive spectacle of Cape Coral’s “Holiday Boat-A-Long” Boat Parade, on Dec. 16, featuring over 20 decked-out boats sailing through a picturesque cove. After the parade, indulge in an unforgettable holiday experience with stage entertainment, delicious food, festive music, crafts, a visit from Santa and an outdoor screening of "Polar Express."
In Bonita Springs, visitors can embark on a magical journey through the Holiday Stroll at Riverside Park, where the downtown area transforms into a captivating winter wonderland adorned with twinkling holiday lights from Dec. 2, 2023, to Jan. 1, 2024.
For more info, visit Fort Myers - Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods.