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What To Do the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2022

Each Monday, the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) lets you know What To Do in Fort Myers and surrounding neighborhoods.

Let us know: Events, along with high-res images, can be submitted for consideration by emailing Miriam Dotson, VCB communications manager. Deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday before the week of publication. Thank you!

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Monday, Nov. 28

Snow Waltz Tour with Lindsey Stirling, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers
The 21st century classical musician brings her holiday-themed act to the stage. The social media star mixes electric violin and dance for fans of all ages. 8 p.m. Tuesday. Ticket prices vary. Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Florida SouthWestern State College, 13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers, 239-481-4849, bbmannpah.com

Tuesday, Nov. 29

Teen Art To Go, Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library, Fort Myers
Drop in and create a unique work of art. All supplies provided. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library, 3095 Blount St., Fort Myers, 239-533-4150, leelibrary.librarymarket.com

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Organic garden tours, Shangri-La Springs, Bonita Springs
Join Shangri-La Springs organic garden manager Cecelia Morales in a sensory-based walking tour of subtropical, tropical, annual and perennial crops and orchard. Learn about what makes a garden, organic garden methods and permaculture principles. Wear closed-toed shoes, sun protection such as hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and bring a refillable water bottle. The hourlong tour takes place at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, $15, reservations required. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, 239-949-0749, shangrilasprings.com

Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 30-Dec. 4

Festival of Trees, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers
The 16th annual Festival of Trees returns to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Experience the beautiful trees decorated by local businesses. Events include:

  • Preview Party, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday
  • Wine and Paint, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday
  • Wreath Lighting, The Nowhere Band, 7-10 p.m. Friday
  • Santa‚Äôs Block Party, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
  • Memphis Motown Soul Experience, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Tree Raffle Drawing, 5 p.m. Sunday

Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St., Fort Myers, 239-333-1933, sbac.com

Friday, Dec. 2

Wildland Fire: Shaping Florida's Landscape, Koreshan State Park, Estero
Discover the origins of prescribed fire and the role it plays in shaping Florida's natural environment from a park ranger and prescribed fire manager. 9-10 a.m. Friday. Free with park entry fee of $5 per vehicle, Reservations required at eventbrite.com, Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, 239-949-0749, floridastateparks.org

Saturday, Dec. 3

Holiday Festival of Lights, Downtown Cape Coral 
The tradition continues! For more than 30 years downtown Cape Coral lights up with a tree lighting, snow drift slide, tiny tots train, music, food and more. 4-10 p.m. Saturday. Downtown Cape Coral, Cape Coral Parkway E. from Del Prado Blvd. to Candia St., Cape Coral, holidayfestivalcc.com

Saturday, Dec. 3

Holiday in the Park, Roberto Clemente Park, Fort Myers
The Lee County Black History Society hosts the 10th annual Holiday in the Park with the theme, "Celebrating African American Inventors at Christmas." Celebrate with food, music, the Soul Santa parade, tree lighting and tours of the Williams Academy Museum. Saturday. 3-6 p.m. Roberto Clemente Park, 3265 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers, leecountyblackhistorysociety.org

Sunday, Dec. 4

Sunday Flow & Sip, Point Ybel Brewing Company, Fort Myers
Join local yoga teacher Alice Higgins in an all levels flow. Stay for a beer, it's included in your reservation. Sunday, $15. 10:45 a.m. Point Ybel Brewing, 16120 San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers, pointybelbrew.com

Ongoing events

Holiday Nights, Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers
Thousands of lights, historic decorations, new light displays, visits with Santa, carolers, refreshments, family science shows and more. Open nightly through Jan. 1, Closed Dec. 24, 25. Self-guided tours, 5:30-9 p.m., $20 adults; guided tours, at 6 and 7 p.m., $30 adults. Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-334-7419, edisonfordwinterestates.org

ECHO Global Farm Tours, North Fort Myers
Experience farming and gardening at its most creative, with unique demonstrations, plants and techniques being used to help farming families around the world. ECHO is also home to one of the largest collections of tropical food plants in the U.S. Guided walking tours are 90 minutes, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday. ECHO Global Farm, 17391 Durrance Road, North Fort Myers, 239-543-3246, echonet.org

Butterfly House tours, Monday, Friday and Saturday, Cape Coral
The Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly House is home to many native Florida butterfly species, including the zebra longwing, the state butterfly. Guides explain the different butterflies, their caterpillars and host plants. Donations are accepted. 10:30 a.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday. Rotary Park, 1340-1372 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral, 239-549-4606, ccfriendsofwildlife.org/tom-allen-memorial-butterfly-garden

True Tours, River District History Tours, Fort Myers
This Fort Myers walking tour educates and entertains with narratives of local history and acquaints you with the colorful personalities of founders of Fort Myers. Tour at 10:30 a.m. each first and third Saturday of the month.True Tours, 2200 First St., Fort Myers, 239-945-0405, truetours.net

Performing arts and exhibits

Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers

  • Not on My Walls Exhibition, Dec. 1-31
  • "Cabaret (1998 version)," presented by Youth Theatre, Dec. 1-4
  • Arts & Ends Holiday Sale and Craft Show, Dec. 3

Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-939-2787, artinlee.org

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers

  • "Santa Claus The Musical," Children's Theatre, through Dec. 24
  • "Ha! Ha! Ho! The Holiday Show," through Dec. 25
  • "White Christmas," through Dec. 30

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-278-4422, broadwaypalm.com 

Centers for the Arts, Bonita Springs

  • Films for Film Lovers: "Lion," Nov. 28
  • Open Mic Bonita, Dec. 1
  • Off the Walls fundraiser, Dec. 2

Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, 239-495-8989, artcenterbonita.org/performances

Florida Rep, downtown Fort Myers

  • "Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None," Nov. 29-Dec. 18

Florida Repertory Theatre, 2268 Bay St., Fort Myers, 239-332-4488, floridarep.org

Gulf Coast Symphony, Fort Myers

  • "Deck the Halls," Dec. 2

Gulf Coast Symphony performing at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Florida SouthWestern State College, 13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers, 239-481-4849, gulfcoastsymphony.com

Players Circle Theater, North Fort Myers

  • "The Lady with all the Answers," Nov. 29-Dec. 18

Players Circle Theater, 16554 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers, 239-800-3292, playerscircletheater.com

Murder Mystery Dinner Train, Fort Myers

  • "Nutcracker's Final Curtain," through Dec. 24

Murder Mystery Dinner Train, 2805 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-275-8487, semgulf.com

Podcasts

Shellcast, the award-winning podcast of the Lee County VCB

Listen in, soak up some virtual sun and hear what makes Southwest Florida so special. Shellcast is available wherever fine podcasts are downloaded and at VisitFortMyers.com/shellcast

The Sanibel Captiva Guide Podcast

Sanibel residents Nick and Lori Adams, and son Max, interview the people who make Sanibel and Captiva special. They celebrate the history and experiences of the islands. thesancapguide.com/category/podcast

Otocast audio guide features Fort Myers historic sites

Available in the App Store and Google Play, Otocast features a tour of more than 30 historic sites in Fort Myers. otocast.com

Fort Myers Islands, Beaches & Neighborhoods

 

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