Holiday Schedule of Events at Edison Ford


Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Wilson, Public Relations Coordinator

Holiday Schedule of Events at Edison Ford
FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 15, 2016) -- Several special holiday events are planned as Holiday Nights continues at Edison & Ford Winter Estates. 
Mr. and Mrs. Edison and Mrs. Ford will host a special Holiday Celebration Tea in the new River Pavilion. Tea, cookies and lemonade will be served. 

Pianist, Colleen Brady, will be onsite playing holiday music on the Edison family piano in the guest house on December 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

Lee County residents' discount nights are December 30, 31 and January 1. Lee County residents will receive $5 off adult and teen tickets. Admission for children is $2.
Phonograph expert, John Paul Kurdyla, will give a presentation on the phonograph on December 30 at 11:30 a.m. Kurdyla has one of the largest private collections of phonographs, gramophones and Edison memorabilia and is considered an expert in the field of Edison recorded sound. 

For kids, there will be special science programs with the Wild Wizards December 27-30 from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. with classes in Animation and Introduction to 3D Design and CAD. 

In the Animation class, kids will create characters and stories that come to life and develop the technical skills necessary to master the art of animation. This class is for grades 1-3. 

The Introduction to 3D Design and CAD class is for grades 4-8. Students will learn about the new technology of 3D software and printing.

The cost for each class, per child is $160 for Edison Ford members and $200 for nonmembers. Registration is required; contact Leeanne Criswell at or call 239-334-7419.

Edison Ford and Holiday Nights will close on Christmas Eve at 2 p.m. and will be closed all day Christmas Day. The site will re-open at 9 a.m. on December 26 and be open until 9 p.m. for Holiday Nights. Edison Ford is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. The final night of Holiday Nights is January 1.

For more information, visit the website at or call 239-334-7419.


 Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Edison Ford has been awarded the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures," a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. Recently, the Edison Botanical Laboratory was designated as a National Historic Chemical Landmark.