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Holiday Events & Concerts

December 5, 2018
Pine Island Eagle

Lee County's Holiday Events & Concerts schedule includes:

* Cultural Park Theater Spectacular Christmas Revue!

Cultural Park Theater will present its Spectacular Christmas Revue! Dec. 12-16.

Evening performances will stage at 8 p.m. with a Sunday Matinee at 3 p.m.

Join the talented cast of Cultural Park Theatre's Spectacular Christmas Revue for a joyful, heartwarming kick to the holiday season as they sing some of your favorite classics and new tunes you'll love. Fun for the whole family!

For tickets or more information, call the box office at 239-772-5862.

* 'Mistletoe Magic'

The whimsical artistic style of Mackenzie-Childs meets the rich Southwest Florida tradition of Holiday House with a lively dash of jazzy New Orleans spice thrown in to create "Mistletoe Magic," the 62nd Annual Holiday House presented by the Fort Myers Woman's Community Club.

In addition to touring both festively decorated historic homes, children may visit with Santa Claus at the Langford-Kingston home during each night of Holiday House, and a variety of local musical performers will provide entertainment during the run of the event.

Holiday House 2018 nightly tours will run Friday, Dec. 7, through Saturday, Dec. 22. The hours are 5 to 9 p.m., with the last tour beginning at 8:30. Admission is $5 for adults. Children under 10 are free. Veterans and active military service members are admitted free with id. Advance tickets may be purchased at

The Historic Langford-Kingston Home and Burroughs Home are located in downtown Fort Myers at the corner of First Street and Fowler Street.

* Holiday Nights

The Edison and Ford Winter Estates are in the midst of their the 43rd Holiday Nights celebration.

The popular "Liquid Fireworks" Waltzing Waters lighted water fountain display will be on site again this year with a state-of-the-art light show choreographed with holiday music. Some of the new displays include two 25' lighted steel trees and an 18' lighted tree at the Edison fountain. This year, thanks to a lift sponsorship from Sunbelt Rentals, the lights on the palm trees are strung all the way to the base of the fronds for a magical display that should delight both first-time and return visitors.

For children, artist Doug MacGregor will be on site drawing cartoons on Dec. 6, 13 and 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting and making their list on Dec. 9, 16 and 23. Adults and children alike can enjoy the Children's Tree Trail - a collection of more than 60 trees decorated with handmade ornaments from Lee County school children.

Through Dec. 30, guided Holiday Tradition Tours will be offered at 6 and 7 p.m. every night and Inside-the-Homes Holiday Tours will be offered on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. The museum and the botanic research laboratory will be open nightly until 9 p.m. Live music performances include Victorian carolers and a pianist on select nights.

Holiday Nights tickets for adults are $20, teens (13-19) $10, children (6-12) are $2 and Edison Ford members get in free. Guided Holiday Tradition Tours are $30 for adults, teens are $25, children $18 and $10 for Edison Ford members. Inside-the-Homes Holiday Tours are $50. Lee County residents with identification will receive $5 off Holiday Nights admission every Sunday and Monday. Tickets for a tour and river cruise package are also available and waterfront dining is offered next door at Pinchers.

To purchase tickets or view the nightly schedule, visit the website at

The Edison and Ford Winter Estates is at 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers.

* 'Elf The Musical' at Broadway Palm

This holiday season, Broadway Palm presents the most magical gift of all; the smash hit "ELF The Musical" playing now through Dec. 25. Based on the popular film, this charming and whimsical musical comedy will spread holiday cheer for all to hear! The New York Times says "ELF The Musical" is "Splashy, Peppy, Sugar-Sprinkled Holiday Entertainment!"

The hilarious musical comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Buddy, a young orphan, crawls into Santa's bag and winds up in the North Pole where he is raised, unaware that he is human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to discover his true identity. This modern day holiday classic is sure to bring out the true spirit of Christmas.after all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear!

Bring some BUDDY you love to Broadway Palm for "Elf The Musical" playing now through Dec. 25. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. Tickets are $45 to $70 with group and children's prices available. Tickets are now on sale and can be reserved by calling 239-278-4422, visiting or in person at 1380 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers.

n Off Broadway Palm Theatre

The Off Broadway Palm Theatre is kicking off the holiday season with "Winter Wonderettes" playing now through Dec. 25. This energetic and glittering holiday revue is the perfect treat to help you groove into the spirit of the season!

It's 1968 and the Marvelous Wonder-ettes are the entertainers at Harper's Hardware Holiday Party. The girls have their holiday harmonies ready and have transformed the hardware store into a winter wonderland. Like every year, Mr. Harper is scheduled to appear as Santa Claus and pass out the employee bonuses, but trouble ensues when "Santa" turns up missing. The girls keep the party going with lots of laughs and fun at every turn and a few lucky audience members get to be part of the excitement! The holiday songs include many favorites such as "Santa Baby," "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "Jingle Bell Rock," "Winter Wonderland" and more.

The Off Broadway Palm is an intimate 100-seat theatre, located in the main lobby of Broadway Palm. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. Ticket prices range from $39 to $59 with group discounts available for parties of 20 or more.

Tickets are now on sale and can be reserved by calling 239-278-4422, visiting or in person at the box office at 1380 Colonial Blvd., in Fort Myers.

* A Florida Family Christmas

The Southwest Florida Concert Band will perform A Florida Family Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. at South Fort Myers High School, 14020 Plantation Rd, Fort Myers.

The always popular Christmas concert will be "Christmas Music for Kids of All Ages" and include music from the movies "Polar Express" and "Frozen," Canadian Brass Christmas Suite, Leroy Anderson's Christmas Festival, Hanuka Festival of Lights, Christmas From the '50s, a Christmas Carol sing-along with the audience and more festive music concluding with the performance of "The Night Before Christmas."

All concerts are free with donations accepted. Information on the band, the scholarship program, and other performances can be found at .



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