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Christmas is a special time of year when families and friends gather to celebrate, and tradition takes root in many households. While those moments spent together at home are priceless, there’s something exciting about taking time to switch up traditions and take the holiday on the road. In 2019, set your sights on a sunny holiday in Florida by booking a festive getaway to Fort Myers Beach. This Estero Island town is known and loved for its sugar-white beaches as well as incredible shopping and dining stops. When you’re ready to celebrate the season, do it in Florida style by making Fort Myers Beach your temporary home away from home and enjoying all this vibrant area has to offer up! Here are a few things you’ll want to add to that holiday calendar when your travel plans bring you this direction for a Christmas in Fort Myers Beach.

Enjoy the Christmas in Fort Myers Beach Boat Parade

Make the most of your Gulf-side getaway this year by taking time to admire and enjoy the annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade when you’re in town. This popular tradition is in its 31st year in 2019 and invites guests to come to linger along Estero Bay as more than 30 vessels take to the water decked out in their holiday best. This display of boats is sure to dazzle as decks, masts and beyond are designed to twinkle stern to bow with holiday lights. This year the festivities take place on December 7th between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

Find the Perfect Gift at Santa’s Last Stop

It’s likely that in the hustle and bustle of packing for your trip to Fort Myers Beach, you may have missed a gift or two along the way. There’s no need to worry when you plan on spending some time at Santa’s Last Stop December 21st or December 22nd when you’re here! This fun and practical event gives locals and visitors the opportunity to pick up last-minute gifts at a holiday market set up along Estero Boulevard. The market is open from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm both days and includes a gift-wrapping station as an added convenience.

Edison Ford Holiday Nights

While the spectacular display of holiday lights at the Edison and Ford winter estates are officially turned on November 29th, this locale is worth wandering by to admire any time between then and Christmas. In its 44th season, these estates have perfected the art of bringing the season to life through lights, decoration and an incredible glow. Guided tours through this area are always available upon request for those looking for a bit more insight into the area’s history as well.

Book a Stay Today

Whether you’re headed to Fort Myers Beach for Christmas or another time of year, the team at Luxury Vacation Rentals is happy to help you handle all of your accommodation details. Contact us for more information and to begin planning your next Florida adventure!