The 40th Annual Edison Ford Holiday Nights opens November 27, 2015 and is open through January 3, 2016. It has become a “must see” holiday tradition in Southwest Florida. Opening night will feature Edison Ford for the Annual Tree Lighting at 6:00 p.m.; Doug MacGregor, dressed as Santa will be cartooning with kids; and new this year – an evening with local “Artists & Authors,” showcasing their creations and books for a unique shopping opportunity. In addition, the Naples Carolers will perform in the evening on November 27 and November 28.
During the holidays, the homes and gardens of the Edison and Ford families are seasonally decorated with millions of lights and historic decorations. Visitors will enjoy nightly entertainment, Inside-the-Homes Holiday tours on December 1, 8, 15 at 6:30 p.m. (additional charge). Contact Darlene Hermey, Membership Coordinator, at 239-334-7419 to reserve your spot. Limited space available and these tours fill up quickly. Guided Holiday Nights tours are at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and are available for an additional charge. The Edison Ford Museum and Laboratory are open nightly, as well as the Ford Holiday Cottage Shoppe, Museum Store and Garden Shoppe for many Florida-style gifts. Hot and cold refreshments, BBQ, beer and wine are available for purchase in the Banyan Refreshment Area.
Enjoy waterfront dining at Pinchers with a fantastic view of the Caloosahatchee. Take one of the daily river cruises with Pure Florida on the M/V Edison Explorer or enjoy a sunset cruise that departs one hour before sunset.
Because of the spectacular decorations and holiday activities, USA Today selected Edison Ford Holiday Nights as one of the “Top Ten Historic Holiday Sites” in the nation for 2013, along with the White House, Mount Vernon, and the Biltmore Estate. The American Bus Association named Edison Ford Holiday Nights a “Top 100 Event in North America for 2016.”
Holiday Nights is open daily from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. daily (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).