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

Holidays at The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel

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 family vacation ideas to get in the spirit for your holiday in the sun.

 

Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Most cities just have floats down Main Street, but on Fort Myers Beach things are done a little differently. This gives a whole new meaning to the term “parade float.”

 

 

Cape Coral Boat Parade

Santa Fest

Celebrate the season with an evening of Christmas crafts, snacks and a visit from jolly St. Nick himself at Santa Fest.

 

 

Santa Fest

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.  

 

 

Sanibel & Captiva Luminary Festival

Visit from Santa and his Elves at the Everglades Wonder Garden

Take photos with “tropical” Santa and his elves, make holiday crafts, and then go wish all the animals a Merry Christmas at the Wonder Garden. (Be sure to go early, it's closed on Christmas).

 

 

Visit from Santa and his Elves at the Everglades Wonder Garden

Edison and Ford Holiday Nights

Explore Christmas Past at Edison & Ford Holiday Nights at Edison and Ford Winter Estates. From Thanksgiving through the first week of January, enjoy nightly entertainment, holiday 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!

Edison and Ford Holiday Nights

Holiday House at the Burroughs and Langford Kingston Homes

This holiday season, give back to the community by touring the historic Burroughs and Langford Kingston Homes located in downtown Fort Myers. With just a $5.00 admission, visitors have the chance to celebrate the homes’ heritage and ignite a holiday spirit in the community. All proceeds go directly to the Fort Myers Women’s Community Club.

 

 

Holiday House at the Burroughs and Langford Kingston Homes

Christmas Eve Sunset Cruise

Switch up your holiday traditions and bring the whole family along for a sunset dolphin and wildlife cruise on Christmas Eve. Celebrate the holiday season on board with complimentary cookies and eggnog.

Christmas Eve Sunset Cruise

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