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Times of the Islands Magazine

Edison & Ford Holiday Nights

A Southwest Florida Holiday Tradition

The winter homes, gardens, and historic buildings of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are decorated with thousands of lights and traditional holiday decorations. Special events include: Opening Night November 24 with tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Nightly guided Holiday Tradition tour at 6 and 7 p.m. (First-come, first-served.) Inside the Homes Holiday Tour every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. (additional cost, call for reservations) Children's Holiday Tree Trail with handmade ornaments created by students from local schools Santa visits (check back for dates) Artist Doug MacGregor cartooning with kids of all ages on November 24, December 9, December 16, and December 23 Edison Ford museum and laboratory are open nightly Visit Spark!Lab, our newest Smithsonian hands-on exhibit Ford Holiday Cottage Shoppe, Museum Store and Garden Shoppe open for unique holiday gifts Pure Florida M/V Edison Explorer offers sightseeing and sunset river cruises select days Enjoy waterfront dining at Pinchers restaurant, open 11 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Marina at Edison Ford Holiday tea celebration with Thomas and Mina Edison and Henry and Clara Ford on December 13 (additional cost, call to reserve) Lee County resident nights: November 27, 28, 29, and December 2, 3, 9, 10, 19, 20, 27, 28 and 29. With proof of residency receive $5 off adult admission after 5:30 p.m. Discount admissions are not available for online purchase. Present proof of residence at the ticket office on designated nights.

Date & Time

Weekly on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday

Dec 26, 2017 through Dec 31, 2017


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