5 Things To Do This Weekend in Fort Myers

Christmas, Santa, decorations, lighting the tree, movies and more.  

Making weekend plans?  Check out these 5 things to do this weekend in Fort Myers:

Christmas in the Park

Friday:  The Fort Myers Recreation Division invites you to take a break from Holiday shopping for “Christmas in the Park.” Beginning at 4:00 pm in Centennial Park, children will be able to enjoy bounce houses, an inflatable obstacle course and giant slide. At 5:00 pm, Santa Claus will arrive in the Park by firetruck to visit with the children. Be sure to bring your cameras! For the grown-ups, the event will feature a performance of Holiday favorites by the Southwest Florida Symphony at 5:00 pm. Enjoy the lighting of the City’s Christmas Tree at 6:00 pm. At 7:30 pm enjoy a FREE Movie in the Park with a real Christmas classic, Disney’s “A Christmas Carol” with Jim Carrey. $1 Concessions will be on sale during the movie. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy a great day at the Park. Free onsite parking is available.

Holiday House 2017

Friday:  The 61st Holiday House presented by the Fort Myers Woman’s Community Clubs opens today. Holiday House is open nightly from 5-9 pm through December 23, 2017. Tickets are just $5. Children 10 and under are free. Veterans & Active Military are free with valid identification.  

Holiday Nights

Friday:  Holiday Nights at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium with Santa portraits, decorated trail, campfire w/marshmallows, crafts & games, all kinds of good stuff– and 50% discount to the 6 pm Holiday Music Laser Show if you are attending the Holiday Nights event! Two weekends in December (same as the December Laser Show weekends) Dec 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17. Get in the spirit!  Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children. FREE to Members.


Saturday:  HOLIDAY CRAWL FOR A CURE! Join us for a festive walking pub crawl in Downtown Ft. Myers (STARTS AT Millennial Brewing Co. AND ENDS AT City Tavern) to support the American Cancer Society and the Relay For Life City of Palms Downtown Fl! 100% of your donation goes to the American Cancer Society! $25 minimum donation gets you one FREE beer at each stop (approx. 6 stops) and a souvenir cup! FESTIVE ATTIRE SUGGESTED. To participate, donate to the Downtown City of Palms Relay for Life page or tickets will be sold at the time of event!

A Christmas Story Free Outdoor Movie

Saturday:  Pack up your lawn chairs, coolers and blankets to enjoy this fun and endearing FREE film under the stars with your family and friends! Movie starts at dusk at Alliance for the Arts. A suggested $10 family donation helps the Alliance continue offering affordable family programming. Special thanks to Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers for supporting the arts and sponsoring this event!