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Decorating Begins for 2010 Edison & Ford Holiday Nights

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On October 21st

Volunteer decorating groups are beginning to gather to install decorations for the 35th annual Edison & Ford Holiday Nights at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.  Holiday Nights opens December 9 – January 1 and attracts visitors from all over the nation to see lights and decorations throughout the riverside homes and gardens of the famous families. 

 Decorators include:  Bailey’s General Store, Bennett’s Fresh Roast, Brinson family, Chris-Tel Construction Company, Creative Events, Courtyard by Marriott Gulf Coast Town Center, Jeanne Dozier,  Edison & Ford Winter Estates Volunteers, Edison Community Neighborhood Association, Thomas A. Edison Congregational Church, Edison Ford Winter Estates Foundation, Edison Inventors Association, The Edison Restaurant / June Pekol Realty, Edwards family, GE, Florida Power & Light, Dena Geraghty, Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Goetz & Stropes Landscape Architects, Hilton Garden Inn, Hope Hospice, Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, Paradise Shops at Southwest Florida International Airport, Parker/Mudgett/Smith Architects, Publix at First Street Village, Royal Palm Yacht Club, Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Myers, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce, Margaret Sirianni, South Florida Water Management District, Southwest Florida Quilter’s Guild, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fort Myers Airport, Smoot family and WGCU Public Media.
 “With the support of our business partners and friends this year, Holiday Nights will be spectacular,” said Chris Pendleton, Estates president & CEO.   “The historic site prides itself on recreating the holiday tradition in the days of the Edison and Ford families and their visitors.”
“In addition, there are many new surprises and the return of the successful favorites making this a ‘must do’ for families, residents, visitors and groups including NEW historic holiday tours at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.,” said Pendleton.
Edison & Ford Holiday Nights will be open nightly (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) with tickets on sale from 5:30 PM until 9 PM.  Tickets may be purchased in advance; Estates Members are free and also receive complimentary tickets.  Groups of twenty or more should reserve by telephone in advance to receive a group discount. Self guided tours: $15 for adults, $1 for children; historic guided tours:  $20 adults, $11 children (ages 6 -12).  Opening weekend (December 9, 10, 11, &12), all Lee County residents will receive $5 off admission of a self guided tour with proof of residency.  Check the Lee County Visitors Convention Center website at www.fortmyers-sanibel.com or the Estates website at www.efwefla.org for accommodations and related attractions discount packages.

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