Holiday Boat-A-Long


Since 1978, the parade of beautifully decorated boats in Cape Coral’s Holiday Boat-A-Long has been one of the highlights of the holiday season in Southwest Florida.  This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, December 21 from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Located at Four Freedoms Park in neighboring Cape Coral, the “family night out” festival has food, Christmas music, and a visit from Santa Claus along with the parade.  » Read more

Holiday Tea at the Edison-Ford Estates


Join Mrs. Edison and Mrs. Ford for a special Holiday Tea tomorrow in the Edison Caretaker’s House.  Mina and Clara will talk about their favorite holiday traditions and tea, lemonade and cookies will be served.  After the tea, visitors may stroll the beautifully decorated grounds of the Edison and Ford families.

The holiday tea will take place December 19 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.   » Read more

A Nice Send-Off


We were delighted to receive to receive this beautiful photo from longtime guest Rich B. from Pittsburgh, PA after his visit to Ocean’s Reach this fall.

He wrote:


This pic was taken at the bridge area between Sanibel and Captiva

the last evening of our stay at Ocean’s Reach. 

What a nice send-off!  » Read more

Sounds of Christmas


Bring your family and friends as the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater celebrates the season with festive production numbers, beautiful dancing and dazzling costumes in their performance of “Sounds of Christmas.”

As Poindexter the Elf is busy creating a musical playlist for Santa’s Christmas Eve flight, a joyous musical revue unfolds.  You’ll hear holiday classics, along with more contemporary songs you know and love, including Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,  » Read more

Blues on the Beach


Do you love live blues? Do you love the beach?

If so, then head on up to ‘Tween Waters tonight for their first-ever “Blues on the Beach,” featuring the amazing sounds of three of Florida’s top, “next generation” blues artists:

David Julia, 18, is a guitar prodigy who calls Central Florida home but who has made his musical mark across the country.  » Read more

Holiday Stroll


For a special treat over the holidays, head to South Seas Island Resort for their unique “Holiday Stroll,” when the Captiva resort transforms its picturesque marina and north end into a winter wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights.

On Friday and Saturday evenings through Dec. 21st, from 6PM to 9PM attendees will enjoy festive treats; skating; live music; arts and crafts; entertainment including face painting,  » Read more

“Gift from the Sea”


Still searching for the perfect holiday gift?

Anne Morrow Lindbergh, the wife of America’s famous aviator, wrote her best-selling book, “Gift From the Sea,” without ever identifying her inspiration as Captiva Island.

A groundbreaking work when it was first published in 1955, the book has retained its freshness.  New generations of readers are now discovering Ms. Lindbergh’s unique meditations on youth and age,  » Read more

An Edison-Ford Tradition


Thousands of lights, hundreds of historic decorations, and one unique holiday experience await you!

Rejoice in the holidays at the Edison & Ford Holiday Nights nightly 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. through December 30, 2019 (with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).

Guided Holiday Tradition Tours are offered at 6 and 7 p.m. nightly and Inside-the-Homes Holiday Tours on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.  » Read more

Magical Meteors


An amazing meteor shower will be visible in Florida this month, and if you’re lucky enough to be on Sanibel Island, you should be able to grab a great seat!

The Geminid meteor shower is nearly 200 years old, with the first ever recorded observation noted in 1833 from a riverboat in Mississippi.

It will peak this year on Dec. 13 and 14,  » Read more

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