The 37th Annual Edison & Ford Holiday Nights returns to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in December with more than 30 decorating teams descending on the Edison & Ford Winter Estates beginning Wednesday, November 14.
Installation is scheduled for November 14-16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..
“Edison Ford Curators have selected very unique decorating teams from throughout the region who bring special skills and interest in recreating old Florida history and the old-fashioned holiday themes that we all treasure,” says Chris Pendleton, Edison Ford president & CEO.
“Decorating Days are an event at Edison Ford and the decorators work to get the perfect look to surprise visitors with something new every year.”
Decorators include: American Institute of Architects – Southwest Florida, Bennett’s Fresh Roast, Cartoon Designs by Doug MacGregor, Edison & Ford Winter Estates Volunteers, Edison Community Neighborhood Association, Thomas A. Edison Congregational Church, Edison Festival of Light, Edison Inventors Association, Florida Power & Light, Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce, General Electric, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Lee County Electric Co-op, Lee County Public Schools, Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, Master Gardeners, Fort Myers – Lee County Garden Council, Matlacha Chamber of Commerce, McKibbon Hotels, The Nest Home and Garden, Paradise Shops at Southwest Florida International Airport, June Pekol Realty, Prawnbroker Restaurant Group, Royal Palm Yacht Club, Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce, Shell Point Retirement Community, South Fort Myers High School Automotive Academy, Southwest Florida Historical Society, St. James City Volunteers with the Brinson Family, True Tours and WGCU Public Media.
Edison & Ford Holiday Nights will be open nightly, December 1-30 (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day), with tickets on sale from 5:30 – 9 p.m. In addition to the regular evening admission ticket, a limited number of tickets are available for the Tuesday night special Behind the Scene tours inside the homes with the curators.
Tickets may be purchased in advance, and admission is free for Edison Ford Members, who also enjoy discounts for their guests. Special discounts are also available for groups of twenty or more with advance reservations.
Public admission for self-guided touring is $15 for adults, $1 for children. For visitors who wish a historian tour guide, tickets are $20, $11 children (ages 6-12). Opening weekend (December 1, 2, 3, and 4), all Lee County residents will receive $5 off admission of a self-guided tour with proof of residency.
The Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
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.