Downtown Fort Myers Brings Holiday Cheer

Looking for some holiday cheer? Head to the Downtown Fort Myers River District! 

The downtown area is home to a number of notable holiday light displays, most of which you can drive by or stroll about with a safe distance from others. 

Edison Ford Holiday Lights

The Edison-Ford Winter Estates put on a major light display every year called the Holiday Nights. It’s a lovely experience and peek into Christmas’ past. In fact, it has been voted one of the Top Ten Historic Holiday Sites by USA Today! If you haven’t been, you must check it out, or at least stroll the sidewalk alongside the estate and take a picture by the big banyan tree in the parking lot.

The Burroughs Home

For another spectacular historical holiday site, head over to the Burroughs Home, where the Fort Myer’s Women’s Community Club decorates the site with holiday decor that steps back in time. Just across the street you’ll notice the Langford-Kinston home also decorated with a beautiful light display. Take a walk down First Street to enjoy these homes and many others that decorate for the holidays. 

Downtown Marinas

Here’s one you might not have considered… the marina’s in downtown Fort Myers. Folks who live on their boat often string lights around their vessels to create a fun and unusual sight from your typical house display. Take a walk along the Fort Myers Yacht Basin and choose your favorite boat light display. 

McGregor Boulevard 

If you want the driving tour, head down the palm tree-lined McGregor Boulevard! There are many homes along McGregor that decorate for the holidays. Notable addresses to stop are 2144 Victoria Ave and 1274 Sunbury Drive (according to other holiday light guides). Pop into a few of the neighborhoods along McGregor and see what you find. 

Find any hidden gem light displays? Let us know by emailing [email protected] or posting them to our Facebook page @McCallionx2 

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