Edison Ford Holiday Nights Top 20 Events

05/14/2012

Media Release - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Sbuttoni, PR/Marketing Director
293-334-7419
Photo: Children’s Tree Trail, decorated by Lee County students, is open nightly and is free to the public

What: Edison & Ford Holiday Nights 2012
When: December 1 – December 30
Where: Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL


Edison & Ford Holiday Nights 2012 receives second distinction
December 1 – December 30

Fort Myers, FL(May 14, 2012) The 37th annual Edison & Ford Holiday Nights at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Florida, has been scheduled for December 1 – December 30. Late last year the event was chosen as one of the Top 100 Events in the nation by the American Bus Association and earlier this month was selected as one of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for the month of December.

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 Edison Ford site historian (6 and 7 p.m.). For the month long event, the site remains open until 9 p.m. with beautifully decorated historic buildings and gardens and millions of colored lights.


Edison & Ford Holiday Nights includes nightly entertainment by school and community groups, book signings and appearances by artists, and the “Children’s Tree Trail” a forest of trees decorated by Lee County Students. The Edison Ford 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). Groups may schedule guided or unguided tours from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and will receive a discounted group rate.

The Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The Edison Ford is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures” at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the web site at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.

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