When the winter holidays come around, the evenings are all aglow here on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. While holiday cheer can be seen on nearly every street, there are a few extra bright and special events where citizens collaborate to create a glittering scene. Check out this list of spirited displays from some of our best holiday enthusiasts, then get out there and see the light shows for yourself.
Join the festivities December 1st in downtown Cape Coral at their annual Holiday Festival of Lights. Get ready for food, shopping and kid-friendly entertainment including a tiny tot train, bounce-houses and snow slides. See live musical performances along with other entertainment from shops and restaurants. Later around 6:30pm, enjoy watching the grand illumination of an enormous Christmas tree as snow billows around in mystifying swirls.
On December 7th, holiday cheer will literally blossom on the River District and downtown Fort Myers. At 7pm watch as the tree illuminates in front of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center while enjoying holiday carols, festive treats, and maybe a little snow! Join the fun this December in downtown Fort Myers.
Celebrate the Christmas spirit at the Annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade. Witness the mystical scene of approximately 30 boats drifting by and casting a steady gleam of Christmas cheer all across the waters. The beauty and fun afloat begin at Salty Sam’s Marina and will pass by a number of seaside establishments such as Parrot Key Caribbean Grill, Nervous Nellies, Shrimp Dock, Bonita Bills and more. Don’t miss your chance to see the lights at sea in Fort Myers.
Come together in celebration of one of Gasparilla Island’s most spectacular events. Mingle with friends and family amid thousands of lights and indulge in complimentary refreshments and appetizers. Later, witness the grand finale – the lighthouse illumination.
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