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3 Sanibel Island Christmas Lights Displays To Kick off the Holidays

1 Oct 2020
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There’s something unique and special about Sanibel Island Christmas lights displays. Palm trees and boats donn twinkling lights, and you don’t even have to get bundled up to enjoy the festivities. If you’re planning a Sanibel Island vacation this holiday season, here are the top three holiday lights displays in Southwest Florida that you simply can’t miss.

While the 2020 holiday season might look a bit different, there are still plenty of ways to ring in the season on Sanibel Island!

Sanibel Island Holiday Lighthouse

Lighting of the Village

Date: November 14, 2020

Time: 5 - 9 p.m.

Donation Admission: Toilet paper/toiletries to go to Share the Blessings Ministry

On November 14, the Fishermen’s Village in nearby Punta Gorda gets lit up in holiday decorations. The event starts at 5 p.m. with the arrival of Santa Claus followed by a festive parade with the Lee County Pipes and Drums. This holiday event features live music and entertainment, face painting, food, refreshments, and more.

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Annual Edison Ford Holiday Nights 2020

Dates: The month of December

Time: 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Admission: $20

Head over to the Edison Ford Winter Estates to walk through a historic winter wonderland. Walk through thousands of lights and hundreds of holiday decorations along the grounds, along with live music, food, beverages, and crafts. Guided tours are offered at 6 and 7 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis for an additional $30. Check back for more details about the 2020 festivities. 

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32nd Annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Date: December 5, 2020

Time: 6 - 9 p.m.

Admission: Free

Watch as more than 30 boats decorated in holiday lights at the 32nd Annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade. The parade begins at Salty Sam’s Marina and goes down the back bay past restaurants like Bonita Bill’s, Dixie Fish Co., and more. There’s no cost for admission, but you may want to grab a spot at one of the many Fort Myers Beach restaurants along the route.

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