The month of December is a pleasant time of year to visit Fort Myers. The temperatures have finally dipped out of the 90’s, people are full of holiday spirit and the winter tourists and seasonal residents have not fully descended on the area meaning parking is not a problem at beaches, just the malls.
Boating is a favorite pastime in the area and during the holidays the waterways come alive with creative mariners who gather their vessels decorated for parades along canals, bays and rivers.
The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is a famous tourist attraction that opens at night during December for Holiday Nights. The gardens and estate homes are decked out to fit different themes. Less than miles away, you'll find the Holiday House; two historic homes open for nightly tours and decorated in elaborate garb.
For those who like musical theater, the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater has special holiday themed shows, a children’s theater and a seasonal buffet to feed the family.
It's especially entertaining to see palm trees strung with Christmas lights, inflatable snowmen on the beach, and the bikini clad in Santa Hats with suntans. A tropical December is one to remember.