Holiday Nights at Edison and Ford Estates
Edison and Ford Winter Estates kicked off the 45th Holiday Nights celebration with the annual tree lighting ceremony Nov. 27.
Visitors can see the lights through Jan. 3. Guided Holiday Tradition Tours will be offered at 6 and 7 p.m. every night and visitors can also take self-guided tours of the site. Guided, Inside-the-Homes tours will be offered on December 2, 9 and 16 for a special up-close look at the homes’ interiors. The museum and lab will be closed during Holiday Nights.
Families can stroll through the Children’s Tree Trail, which features dozens of trees decorated with handmade ornaments from Lee County school children. This year, the tree trail will be displayed along the Ford property, where visitors will have room to adequately social distance. WGCU is the Children’s Tree Trail sponsor. A video message from Santa will be shown in the Caretaker’s House, carolers will stroll the grounds on select nights, and the Fort Myers Mastersingers will perform on Dec. 17.
The Ford Cottage Shoppe, Museum Store and Garden Shoppe will be open until 9 p.m. every night and will be stocked with unique gift items for that hard-to-buy-for loved one. Several vendors will be on site Friday and Saturday evenings with refreshments available for purchase. For everyone’s safety, masks are required during Holiday Nights.
Holiday Nights tickets for adults are $20, teens (13-19) $10, children (6-12) are $2 and Edison Ford members get in free. Guided Holiday Tradition Tours are $30 for adults, teens are $25, children $18 and $10 for Edison Ford members. Inside-the-Homes Holiday Tours are $50. Lee County residents with identification will receive $5 off Holiday Nights admission on Monday nights. To purchase tickets or view the nightly schedule, visit the website at www.edisonford.org.