6 Don't-Miss Christmas Experiences on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel

Fully decorated Christmas tree on the beach caressed by the beauty of a sunrise.

While there’s little chance of a white Christmas in Florida, you can still be merry and bright! Southwest Florida has its own unique take on the holiday season, and there’s no chance of frostbite. Check out these ideas for family vacations to get in the spirit on your holiday in the sun.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: The Tale of Ebenezer Scrooge

Dickens’ Christmastime classic gets a twist in this thrilling, fast-paced retelling of Ebenezer Scrooge’s life. The show includes original music, onstage musicians and a family-friendly vibe.

Santa Rocks the Lani Kai Beach Bash Benefit

Hop over to Fort Myers Beach for a day of live music from Southwest Florida’s finest musicians. The free event includes raffle prizes, silent auctions and a few surprises – all benefiting local children.

Sanibel & Captiva Luminary Festival

Follow the trail of luminaries and look for the many fun places to stop and enjoy things like a live nativity scene, music, activities and the opportunity to tell Santa what you want for Christmas.

Glowing trash bags lining the beach at night.

Santa’s Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise

Nothing warms the holiday spirit like a little Christmas cruise. Sign up for this seaside excursion today, brought to you by Adventures in Paradise and celebrate Christmas on the water.

Edison & Ford Holiday Nights

Explore Christmas Past at Edison & Ford Holiday Nights at Edison & Ford Winter Estates. From Thanksgiving through the first week of January, enjoy nightly entertainment, hol iday tradition tours, evening river cruises, and on select nights – Santa visits. There’s a reason USA Today selected Edison & Ford Holiday Nights as one of the “Top Ten Historic Holiday Sites” in 2013 — come see why!


Santa on the Sand

Saint Nick is making an impromptu trip to Lovers Key State Park. Head out with your friends and family for lunch, games and prizes on the beach with Santa. Don’t forget your Christmas list!

Santa hat laying apon a beach.

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