CELEBRATE
THE HOLIDAYS

In Downtown Fort Myers and start a new family tradition.

Events begin the day after Thanksgiving and MANY of them are free. Gift shopping in our locally owned boutiques and shops offer shoppers a unique variety of gift ideas and items. While downtown enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in over 30 restaurants. Watch the sunset from a rooftop or a boat…. Explore downtown with your friends and family and you will discover great food, entertainment and activities – and an abundance of holiday cheer.

HOLIDAY

Events in Downtown Fort Myers
  • Nov. 23
    Jazz & Jingle Downtown Fort Myers

    The streets come alive in downtown Fort Myers, as the buildings are up-lit for the night…. Showcasing the beauty of historic First Street as the sounds of jazz fills the air. This event is free to the public.

  • Nov. 23 - Dec. 30
    Holiday Nights Edison & Ford Winter Estates

    Thousands of lights, hundreds of historic decorations, and one unique holiday experience await you nightly from 5:30-9 p.m, Visit the website for details on admission.

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  • Nov. 27 - Dec. 19
    A Christmas Carol, The Tale of Ebenezer Scrooge Florida Repertory Theatre

    This world-premiere adaptation of the beloved Charles Dickens classic is a thrilling and fast-paced retelling of the night that changed Ebenezer Scrooge’s life! Perfect for the whole family, this theatrical event features original music, onstage musicians, and actors in multiple roles.  For ticket information visit the website.

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  • Nov. 28 - Dec. 02
    Festival of Trees Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
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  • Nov. 30
    Nowhere Band Concert Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

    The annual Nowhere Band Concert brings family together to celebrate the season! Enjoy a family-friendly performance from the popular Beatles tribute act, the Nowhere Band right on First Street in downtown Fort Myers! Take part in this free event.

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  • Nov. 30 - Dec. 22
    Every Christmas Story Ever Told Laboratory Theater of Florida

    It’s the holidays! Time for the classics Rudolph, Frosty, Ebenezer Scrooge, the Nutcracker and many more! But maybe not the way we’re accustomed to hearing them. In what can best be called a holiday mash-up, actors take beloved stories and traditions from around the world and turn them upside-down and sideways! For ticket information visit the website.

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  • Dec. 01
    Santa Block Party Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

    Inside, the Children’s Workshop is a buzz with activities for kids from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    A Festival of Trees favorite, the Children’s Workshop is an opportunity for kids to create holiday art, color Christmas and holiday cards, decorate cookies from Publix, and build a wooden craft with The Home Depot. Kids can also write letters to Santa and our military service members, play games, and bounce in a bounce house with Bounce4Less. Visit website for details on admission.

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  • Dec. 07
    Downtown Fort Myers Tree Lighting Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

    Outside the Sidney & Berne Davis Center, the downtown tree lighting will take place at 7 p.m. Enjoy holiday carols, festive treats and it may even snow this year. This event is free to the public.

  • Dec. 07
    Artisan Art Walk Downtown Fort Myers

    Looking for a one of a kind gift this holiday…..Art Walk this month celebrates the art of the craft…. Enjoy food and drink, arts and crafts lining First Street. This event is free to the public

  • Dec. 07
    Holiday Pop Up Art Bazaar Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

    The Holiday Pop Up Bazaar was created to help local artists, artisans, and crafters sell their work during the busiest shopping season. The Fort Myers River District will be hosting the annual Holiday Artisan Market as well on December 7th from 6pm – 10pm. All of downtown will be bustling with vendors, shoppers, and art enthusiasts, so this will be the perfect time to make your holiday purchases! This season, buy local at the Holiday Pop Up Bazaar!

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  • Dec. 07
    Holiday House Burroughs Home with Fort Myers Women’s Community Club

    Each December, the Annual Holiday House brings the best of holiday-themed decor that is well-lit by thousands of magical lights inside and outside of the historic Burroughs Home & Gardens and Langford Kingston Home, both in beautiful downtown Fort Myers. You don’t want to miss this traditional one of a kind holiday spectacular. Visit the website for details on admission.

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  • Dec. 14
    Holiday Mystery Walk Downtown Fort Myers

    Join the Mystery every second Friday of the month in the River District from 6-8 pm. Registration begins at First and Hendry Streets in front of Iberia Bank. Free to play, participants receive the first clue of the mystery location and scorecard!..This month will be a special Holiday Mystery Walk….. has anyone seen Santa or his elves?

  • Dec. 21
    Rockin’ the Holidays Music Walk Downtown Fort Myers

    The streets will be rockin the Friday before Christmas….. From jazz and blues to rock & roll, many genres can be heard and some with a holiday twist. Free to the public.

  • Dec. 23
    Car Cruise-In Downtown Fort Myers

    From classic to cool, downtown streets are lined with the sight of these show cars from 12 – 4 pm. Music, food and more! Family Friendly and free to the public.

  • Dec. 31
    Downtown Countdown Downtown Fort Myers

    Countdown to 2019 downtown streets are lined with the sight. Music, food and more! Family Friendly and free to the public. Countdown to 2019 downtown streets are lined with the sight. Music, food and more! Family Friendly and free to the public.

Looking for things to do with your family this holiday season Downtown
  • Enjoy a Walking History or Haunted Tour with True Tours
  • Cruise the Caloosahatchee River with PURE Florida or JP Cruises
  • Visit the IMAG History & Science Center
  • Enjoy the public art in downtown Fort Myers
  • Stroll the Palm Garden
  • Enjoy the riverside at Centennial Park
2019 NEW EVENT
January 4,5,6, Downtown Fort Myers