Join us for the 41st Annual Edison Ford Holiday Nights opening night on November 25! The night will feature the Edison, Fords and Santa Claus! Doug MacGregor will be back and cartooning with kids and the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers will sing Christmas carols! The Annual Tree Lighting will be at 6:00 p.m.
The homes and gardens of the Edison and Ford families will be seasonally decorated with thousands of lights and historic decorations. If you want to see the decorations up close, take a Holiday Nights Inside-the-Homes Tour, offered on November 29, December 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 6:30 p.m. additional charge). Contact Darlene Hermey, Membership Coordinator, at 239-334-7419 to reserve
your tour early, as space is limited and these tours fill up quickly.
Nightly Guided Holiday Tradition Tours take place at 6:00 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-themed gifts. Hot and cold refreshments, BBQ, beer and wine will be 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 an hour before sunset.
This “must see” Southwest Florida holiday tradition attracts visitors from all around the globe. Many seasonal residents and visitors come back year after year to see this magical site. USA Today selected Edison Ford Holiday Nights as one of the “Top Ten Historic Sites” in the nation, 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.
Come spend the night with us and make Holiday Nights your family holiday tradition! Holiday Nights is open daily from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) and runs through January 1, 2017.