2012 Holiday Events Edison & Ford Holiday Nights

Date: December 1, 2012 – December 30, 2012

http://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/events/annual-events/holiday-nights/

Event Description: During the holidays the homes and gardens of Thomas and Mina Edison and Henry and Clara Ford will be seasonally decorated and visitors will have the option of a self guided tour or a guided tour with an Estates site historian.

Edison & Ford Holiday Nights includes nightly entertainment by school and community groups, culinary demonstrations, book signings and appearances by artists, and the “Children’s Tree Trail” a forest of trees decorated by Lee County Students. The Estates Museum and Edison Botanic Research Lab will also be open during the event

Tickets for a self guided tour are $15 for adults and $1 for children (6 -12); guided tours are $20 for adults and $1 for children (6 -12).

Edison Ford will be closed on December 24 & December 25

Captiva Holiday Village

Date: December 1, 2012 Time: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

http://www.captivaholidayvillage.com

Event Description: Junkanoo Parade, Boat Parade, Joyous Jam
Come to beautiful Captiva Island for an extraordinary holiday vacation getaway.

Captiva Island is a magical place for the holiday season. This charming barrier island in the tropical Gulf of Mexico transforms into a Holiday Village with events every weekend from November 23 to December 8. .

Sanibel Island – Candlelight Ceremony at Lighthouse Beach

Date: December 24, 2013 Time: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Event Description: The annual Christmas Eve Beach Service, sponsored by Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ at Lighthouse Beach beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to bring beach chairs, blankets, flashlights and bug spray.

Sanibel Luminary Festival 

Date: December 7, 2012 Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Event Description: The Chamber is proud to host its 28th annual Luminary Festival on Sanibel and Captiva Islands Friday, December 7th on Sanibel and Saturday, December 8th on Captiva. Luminary Festival is a community-wide holiday event that brings together residents, visitors, businesses and organizations, promoting goodwill and community spirit. Some of our visitors make early hotel reservations especially for the event.

As you “travel the trail”, look for the many fun places to stop and enjoy. There will be a complimentary trolley service, Santa visits, photos with Santa, a live nativity scene, music and activities for the entire family.

Our goal is to offer recognition to Island businesses and encourage local shopping while providing a fun-filled evening for family and friends. All Chamber merchants are invited to participate and show off their creative decorated storefronts and host holiday celebrations at their center.

Captiva Luminary Festival

Date: December 8, 2012 Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Event Description: The Chamber is proud to host its 28th annual Luminary Festival on Sanibel and Captiva Islands Friday, December 7th on Sanibel and Saturday, December 8th, on Captiva. Luminary Festival is a community-wide holiday event that brings together residents, visitors, businesses and organizations, promoting goodwill and community spirit. Some of our visitors make early hotel reservations especially for the event.

As you “travel the trail”, look for the many fun places to stop and enjoy. There will be a tree lighting ceremony, complementary trolley service, Santa visits, photos with Santa, a live nativity scene, music and activities for the entire family.

Our goal is to offer recognition to Island businesses and encourage local shopping while providing a fun-filled evening for family and friends. All Chamber merchants are invited to participate and show off their creative decorated storefronts and host holiday celebrations at their center.


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