Edison & Ford Holiday Nights

Holiday Nights - November 24-December 23 and December 26-31 2017 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

A Southwest Florida Holiday Tradition

The winter homes, gardens, and historic buildings of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are decorated with thousands of lights and traditional holiday decorations. Special events include:

  • Opening Night November 24 with tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m.
  • Nightly guided Holiday Tradition tour at 6 and 7 p.m. (First-come, first-served.)
  • Inside the Homes Holiday Tour every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. (additional cost, call for reservations)
  • Children's Holiday Tree Trail with handmade ornaments created by students from local schools
  • Santa visits (check back for dates)
  • Artist Doug MacGregor cartooning with kids of all ages on November 24, December 9, December 16, and December 23
  • Edison Ford museum and laboratory are open nightly
  • Visit Spark!Lab, our newest Smithsonian hands-on exhibit
  • Ford Holiday Cottage Shoppe, Museum Store and Garden Shoppe open for unique holiday gifts
  • Pure Florida M/V Edison Explorer offers sightseeing and sunset river cruises select days
  • Enjoy waterfront dining at Pinchers restaurant, open 11 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Marina at Edison Ford
  • Holiday tea celebration with Thomas and Mina Edison and Henry and Clara Ford on December 13 (additional cost, call to reserve)
Lee County resident nights: November 27, 28, 29, and December 2, 3, 9, 10, 19, 20, 27, 28 and 29.  

With proof of residency receive $5 off adult admission after 5:30 p.m. Discount admissions are not available for online purchase. Present proof of residence at the ticket office on designated nights. (Regular prices: $30 for the holiday traditions guided tour, or $20 for general admission.)

Liquid Fireworks by Waltzing Waters Inc returns this year, with a patriotic theme. Check back for more details. 

Purchase E-Tickets Here for Holiday Nights

Holiday Nights E-tickets are valid for general admission only November 24 - December 23 and December 26 - 31, from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Advance purchase is not required, as tickets may be purchased in the ticket office upon arrival. 

Daytime Tour Options

During Holiday Nights we continue to offer our regular daytime tour options. Click here for details. Add on your Holiday Nights visit to a daytime tour as a combo package for just $10 for general admission or $20 for the guided tour. Offer valid same day only.