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

Building the Ark

Photo by Joel Sartore


Naples Zoo has debuted the “National Geographic Photo Ark Traveling Exhibit,” an ambitious project committed to documenting every species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries — inspiring people not just to care, but also to help protect these animals for future generations.

The Photo Ark — on display until April 19, 2020 —  is a compelling and visually powerful project that aims to photograph species before it is too late.  » Read more

Holiday Favorites on the Island!


Come enjoy the sounds of the season with the beautiful and accomplished community singer and musicians that are a time-honored Sanibel tradition!

The BIG ARTS Community Chorus will perform on Tues, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m., followed by the BIG ARTS Band Holiday Concert on Mon, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.

Both performances will be at the Sanibel Community Church at 1740 Periwinkle Way during construction of BIG ARTS’  » Read more

Our Newest Citizen!


The Ocean’s Reach team is bursting with pride!

Adolfo received his United States’ citizenship on Tuesday, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for him.  His hard work, diligence and dedication has paid off, and this is only the beginning of a new chapter for him — one that we hope will be filled with happiness, promise and opportunity.

Please join us in congratulating Adolfo on achieving his dream and obtaining this great American honor.   » Read more

The “Don’t Miss” Event of the Season!


The Sanibel-Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce is proud to host its 35th annual Luminary Festival this Friday, December 6th on Sanibel Island and Saturday, December 7th on Captiva Island.  Come join us for this popular community-wide holiday event that brings together residents, visitors, businesses and organizations to welcome in the spirit of the season … island style!

As you “travel the trail,”  » Read more

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