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Edison & Ford Holiday Nights open Now through December 30

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On December 8th

The 37th annual Edison & Ford Holiday Nights at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is open now through December 30 and is a “must see” holiday tradition in Southwest Florida. Holiday Nights received two awards from the American Bus Association and the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Top 100 Events in the nation and Top 20 Events for the month of December.

      During the holidays the homes and gardens of Thomas and Mina Edison and Henry and Clara Ford are seasonally decorated and visitors have the option of a self-guided tour or a guided tour with an Edison Ford site historian (6:00 and 7:00 p.m.). For the month long event, the site remains open until 9:00 p.m. with beautifully decorated historic buildings and gardens and millions of colored lights.

      Edison & Ford Holiday Nights includes nightly entertainment by school and community groups, book signings and appearances by artists, and the “Children’s Tree Trail” a forest of trees decorated by Lee County Students. The Edison Ford Museum and Edison Botanic Research Lab will be open during the event.

      Tickets for a self-guided tour are $15 for adults, $8 for students with valid ID, and $1 for children (6-12); guided tours are $20 for adults and $11 for children (6-12). Groups may schedule guided or unguided tours from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and receive a discounted group rate with advance reservations.

         NEW this year is Holiday Behind-the-Scenes Tours with Curators on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. Visitors will go inside the historic homes with staff and learn holiday traditions of the Edison and Ford families. Edison Ford Members FREE; non-members $40 

 

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