The 38th annual Edison Ford Holiday Nights at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates opens earlier this year. This must-see Southwest Florida holiday tradition opens in 2013 on Thanksgiving weekend.
During the holidays the homes and gardens of Thomas and Mina Edison and Henry and Clara Ford are seasonally decorated and visitors have the option of a self-guided tour or a guided tour with an Edison Ford site historian (6 and 7 p.m.). 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 Museum and Lab will also be open during the event.
Tickets for a self-guided tour are $15 for adults and $2 for children (6 -12); guided tours are $20 for adults and $11 for children (6 -12). The event is free for Edison Ford Members.
Edison Ford Holiday Nights will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. November 29 –January 4. 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.