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.


Events in Downtown Fort Myers
  • Dec. 06 - Dec. 06
    Downtown Fort Myers Tree Lighting Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

    Outside the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, the Downtown tree lighting will take place at 6:30pm. Enjoy holiday carols, pictures with Santa, festive treats AND IT MAY EVEN SNOW!!!  Enjoy the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers at 6pm.  This event is free to the public and will coincide with the Artisan Fair Art Walk and Festival of Trees opening night at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.  At 7pm, the Nowhere band will perform Beatles favorites in front of the Art Center.

  • Dec. 06 - Dec. 08
    Festival of Trees Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

    Friday December 6th – Sunday December 8th
    The 13th Annual Festival of Trees returns to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center! Experience the beautiful trees decorated by local business to raise money for Goodwill of Southwest Florida and SBDAC.

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  • Dec. 06 - Dec. 06
    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.

    Come celebrate Artisan Market, visit the many exciting galleries, exhibitions, and performances.

    Free to the public with many venues featuring additional attractions and specials.

    Held every first Friday of the month from 6-10 pm.

  • Dec. 07 - Dec. 07
    Santa’s Block Party Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

    Saturday, December 7th
    11am – 3pm

    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/slide with Bounce4Less.

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  • Dec. 13 - Dec. 13
    Santa Con featuring Mystery Walk and Pub Crawl Downtown Fort Myers

    SantaCon comes to the historic downtown River District of Fort Myers, FL! Join us for an evening of fun and holiday spirit. Local shops are hosting an “Elf on the Shelf” scavenger hunt and later in the evening restaurants and bars are hosting a “Holiday Pub Crawl.”

    The fun begins at 6 pm.

    For ages 21+. This SantaCon event is completely FREE to attend – no tickets or registration required.

  • Dec. 20 - Dec. 20
    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. 31 - Jan. 01
    Downtown Countdown Downtown Fort Myers

    RDA New Year’s Eve Downtown Countdown.

    Come party while we countdown to 2020! Downtown streets are lined with the sights of Music, food and more! There will be 4 stages with live bands, 2 DJs, food trucks and plenty of fun! Ball drop will be on Bay and Hendry at midnight! Free to the public.  Event begins at 6pm.



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
2020 EVENT
January 3,4,5, Downtown Fort Myers