5 Things To Do This Weekend in Fort Myers (Nov 29-Dec 2)

Christmas crafts, movies, music, trees and more!

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

Fort Myers Festival Of Trees

Through Sunday:  Goodwill of Southwest Florida is partnering with The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to bring the 12th Annual Festival of Trees! The Festival of Trees is a showcase of lovely trees designed by local businesses, individuals, and organizations. Trees are auctioned and raffled, so attendees could win a beautifully decorated tree! For more information, please call: (239) 333-1933.  Admission is just $2 per person.  Hours 
9 am-5 pm.


Christmas in the Park

Friday:  The Fort Myers Recreation Division invites you to take a break from Holiday shopping and join us for “Christmas in the Park.”  At 5 pm Santa Claus will arrive in the Park by firetruck to visit with the children. Be sure and 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. Mayor Randy Henderson will light the City’s Christmas Tree at 6:00 pm. At 7:30 pm enjoy a FREE Movie in the Park! This years’ feature film is “ELF.” Concessions are available throughout the event. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy a great day at the Park. Free onsite parking is available.


Joyful Holidays & Tree Lighting

Friday:    Ring in the Holidays early at the Gulf Coast Town Center. Enjoy the Joyful Holidays and Tree Lighting ceremony from 5 – 8 pm.  Experience a Hot Chocolate Station, games, crafts, community performances, a Cookie Creation Station, tree lighting, and more! The entry and all the activities for the Gulf Coast Town Center’s Joyful Holidays & Tree Lighting is FREE to our patrons.


Santa Block Party

Saturday:  Santa is making a special stop in downtown Fort Myers for a Santa Block Party! See Santa ride down First Street in a fire truck before he stops to meet and greet kids of all ages. Children can also take part in Santa’s Workshop where they can make holiday art, color Christmas and holiday cards, decorate cookies from Publix, and build a wooden craft with The Home Depot. Food trucks will be on site with food and drinks available for purchase. 10 am-2 pm.  Admission to attend is FREE! However, to participate in Santa’s workshop is $6 per child


Movie Night on the Farm

Saturday:  Southern Fresh Farms will be showing Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman during its Movie Night on the Farm.
Gates open at 6:00 pm, then the movie starts at 6:30. Admission is $1 per person. TICKETS MUST BE PREPAID…come by during business hours to save your spot and get your tickets. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Movie will be shown on the lawn area, so be sure to bring chairs and a blanket. Space is limited and spots are first come, first served.