Things to Do for the Holidays in Ft Myers
Fort Myers can really feel like the place to be around the holidays. There’s a variety of things to do and see as we countdown the days to the New Year. Whether looking to spend time with family, friends, or even feel like looking back, you can find an event to make memories with.
Let’s Go See a Show!
Yes, if in the mood to be entertained, then a live performance is always in the cards. Broadway Palm, Southwest Florida’s Premier Dinner Theatre, is hosting many wonderful shows and performances to end the year on a high note. Find out what’s on the schedule below.
Playing until December 25, 2018
A 60’s themed show about a missing man from an annual holiday party and the Marvelous Wonderettes.
Elf – The Musical
Playing until December 25, 2018
Based on the holiday film, this musical comedy will be an instant holiday joy for the family.
Playing until December 24, 2018
In the mood for a classic? This timeless holiday performance follows a young girl who dreams of a nutcracker coming to life.
Edison & Ford Winter Estates Holiday Tours
Feeling like seeing a bit of history? The Edison & Ford Winter Estates Holiday Tour is a little something for everyone. For those that like to learn about history, these tours take patrons through the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, including two historic homes overlooking the broad Caloosahatchee River, gardens, and a museum on a site once owned by Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. The 20-acre estate really lights things up during the Holiday Nights Event.
Although the tree lighting ceremony has passed, the tours are still available for patrons until December 30, 2018. From 5:30 – 9pm, the white picket fences enclosing the estates are decked out with greenery and lights, trees all over the garden sparkle with colorful lights, and the two historic homes are decorated with Christmas trees and other holiday decor to simulate the feeling of a real life family spending the holidays at home. The Holiday Nights event includes live music, food, beverages, special activities, and visits by Santa himself.
Annual Holiday House at Burroughs Home and Gardens
On the opposite side of downtown, the Burroughs Home is 1.5 miles northeast of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. A 2.45-acre lot on First Street, in the shadow of the Edison Bridge, the Burroughs Home and Gardens are open to the public for guided tours year-round. During the month of December, a Holiday House event takes place, where the homes and gardens are beautifully decorated for the Holidays by the Fort Myers Woman’s Community Club. The event also includes the neighboring Langford-Kinston House.
Holiday Express in Lakes Regional Park
Located Gladiolus Drive
Weekdays, 10am – 2pm, and 6pm – 9pm
$5 for ages 6+
Just for the kids, the Holiday Express runs through Lakes Regional Park from mid-to-late December. A scale model railroad takes passengers on a tour passing dozens of Holiday-themed models and inflatable decorations throughout a 15-minute ride. Parents are required to accompany their children on the ride.
Fort Myers Beach New Year’s Eve and Town Birthday Celebration 2018
December 31, 2018
12pm – 11:55pm
Times Square, 830 Estero Blvd Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Looking for a New Year’s Eve party that doesn’t include watching the ball drop with yer folks? Starting at 12 pm at Times Square, a celebration kicks off with free cupcakes until 1 pm. From 1pm to 3:30 pm is a pool party at the Fort Myers Community Pool with food, drinks, relay races, games, and a photo booth. Live music performances play from noon to 5pm, and again from 7pm to midnight.
With plenty of restaurants around Fort Myers Beach, patrons can eat and drink throughout the day to keep up the holiday spirit. Fireworks are not yet confirmed, but there will be a ball drop at midnight. There’s also a local boat cruise nearby if looking to wake up those sea legs.
There sure are plenty of things to do in Fort Myers this holiday season. Let us know if you’re attending any on Cape Coral Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram social media, and send us a picture.