47th Annual Holiday Nights Celebration
Thousands of lights, hundreds of historic decorations, and one unique holiday experience await you nightly from 5:30 – 9 p.m. from November 25 through January 1 (closed December 24 and 25). Enjoy exciting new lighting displays, visits with Santa, carolers and musicians, refreshments, family science shows, and more on select evenings. Plan on at least an hour to enjoy the display.
Click here to view the nightly calendar.
Visitors admire the decorated homes and gardens during Holiday Nights at Edison and Ford Winter Estates.
Teens (13-19) $10
Children (6-12) $2
Advance reservations or ticketing not required, general admission is not subject to capacity limits so will not sell out. General admission tickets may be purchased online and are good for any night of the event. General admission tickets may be upgraded for a guided tour for an additional $10 on the day of the tour if space is available. Reciprocal memberships are not valid for admission to Holiday Nights. Please note that the Museum and Laboratory are closed during Holiday Nights. Plenty of parking is available and is free of charge.
GUIDED TOURS (6 and 7 p.m. nightly):
Teens (13-19) $25
Children (6-12) $18
Guided tours are not available for advance purchase, and must be purchased in the ticket office on a first-come first-served basis after 4:30pm on the day of the tour. Guided tour admission includes general admission to Holiday Nights to allow visitors to explore on their own at the conclusion of the tour.
DAYTIME AND EVENING COMBO
Visitors purchasing self-guided or guided tours for the daytime are eligible for a $10 discount on Holiday Nights admission when used the same day. Purchase the upgrade in the ticket office when you buy your daytime tickets, or show your receipt for your daytime admission at the ticket counter when you decide to upgrade. Upgrade option is only available for the same day as your daytime admission and is not available for advance or online purchase.
Lee County residents will receive $5 off adult admission on Sunday nights. Resident discount admission must be purchased in person on the day of visit to show proof of residency and is only good for Sunday night visits. Children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge nightly.
Art in the Gardens Exhibit
Students from local schools will participate in the 13th Annual Art in the Gardens!
This year, each class from more than a dozen schools will create art pieces using wooden fish (approximately 48″X 18″). The students may paint or decorate the fish in a creative manner, using recyclable materials that can withstand the outdoors. There is no charge to see this exhibit, which is located on and around the museum porch.
Ford’s Factory Annual Art Show – Exhibit Opening
Join us for the opening reception of a new art show in the historic Edison Caretakers House. Ehren Gerhard, Gallery Director at the Alliance for the Arts, is the guest judge and will award prizes for the winning artwork. Visitors can also vote in the “People’s Choice” category which will be announced at the
conclusion of the show in May.
Drinks and light snacks will be available. The evening will conclude with a demonstration of Ford’s most well-known product, the Model T.
Cost: Edison Ford members Free; non-members $10 and includes a complimentary beer or soda.
New Exhibit Opening: Family, Friends, & Fun, Edison & Ford in the Florida Sun
We are celebrating a brand-new exhibit in the Edison Ford museum featuring the Edisons and Fords in their Florida winter homes.
Light hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available (each attendee receives a coupon for one drink). Reservations not required.
Cost: Edison Ford members, free, future members $10.