Beach Shell Inn: Spending the Holidays in Paradise
Forget shoveling snow, forget bundling up. Instead, build sandcastles and kick off those flip-flops. Partake in all of festivities of the season, island-style. Put those toes in the sand and soak up the December sun next to our pool and feel all of the stresses of the holidays melt away.
Fort Myers Beach and the surrounding areas of Fort Myers and Sanibel offer many merry activities and events to get locals and visitors alike in the holiday spirit.
Make the most of your time in the beautiful winter weather in southwest Florida and get outside! Check out some of the most popular events in our area that you can attend while calling Beach Shell Inn your home away from home during the holidays.
November 28th, 2014- January 2, 2015
Closed December 24 & December 25
5:30pm – 9:00pm
“Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy 20 acres of historical buildings, historic gardens, the Edison Botanic Research Lab and the Edison Ford Museum. The 1929 historic landscape is throughout the property including the award winning Moonlight Garden. The Edison Ford Museum has hundreds of inventions, artifacts and special exhibits.”
Stroll through the historic buildings and homes admiring the traditional decorations and light displays.
December 31st, 2014
1:00pm- 3:00pm, 7:00pm- tbd
Watch the ball drop at Times Square without shivering on always-lively Fort Myers Beach. The town’s 19th annual birthday party takes place earlier in the day with free live music, kids activities, and brownies and cupcakes of course! More live music kicks in as the sun sets, to begin the New Year’s celebration, which culminates with fireworks from the pier as our ball drops!
December 31st, 2014
Boarding at 9pm, sailing 9:30 pm-12:30 am
“Take your family and friends on a river cruise and ring in the New Year! Enjoy dancing under the stars with a DJ spinning your favorite tunes as you cruise the waters surrounding Sanibel Island on the Gulf of Mexico. “
**Featuring a full open bar, midnight champagne toast, party favors, noisemakers, party hats, dancing and fireworks.