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Holiday Nights open at Edison and Ford Winter Estates

By EDISON FORD ESTATES - | Dec 2, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Visitors admire the decorated homes and gardens during Holiday Nights at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates.

Edison and Ford Winter Estates recently kicked off the 45th Holiday Nights celebration with the annual tree lighting ceremony. This year, Holiday Nights will be open Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Through Jan. 3, guided Holiday Tradition Tours will be offered at 6 and 7 p.m. and visitors can also take self-guided tours of the site. Guided, Inside-the-Homes tours will be offered on Dec. 2, 9 and 16 for a special up-close look at the homes’ interiors.

Families can stroll through the Children’s Tree Trail, which features dozens of trees decorated with handmade ornaments from Lee County school children. This year, the tree trail will be displayed along the Ford property, where visitors will have room to adequately social distance. A video message from Santa will be shown in the Caretaker’s House, and carolers will stroll the grounds on select nights.

The Ford Cottage Shoppe, Museum Store and Garden Shoppe will be open until 9 p.m. and will be stocked with unique gift items. Refreshments will also be available for purchase.

There will be a Holiday Tea with Mina Edison and Clara Ford on Dec. 3 and 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the River Pavilion. 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 grounds. Registration is required. Tickets are $15 for members or $35 for non-members and include general admission to Holiday Nights.

Masks are required during Holiday Nights.

Holiday Nights tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for ages 13-19, $2 for ages 6-12; members are free. Guided Holiday Tradition Tours are $30 for adults, $25 for teens, $18 for children and $10 for members. Inside-the-Homes Holiday Tours are $50. Lee County residents with identification will receive $5 off Holiday Nights admission on Mondays.

For more information or tickets, visit www.edisonford.org.