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Lee County Parks & Recreation to offer holiday events; two in North Fort Myers

By Staff | Nov 13, 2020

Lee County Parks & Recreation plans holiday events throughout December. All events have been modified to reflect CDC guidelines and social distancing.

Events include:

· 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, North Fort Myers Breakfast with Santa, North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 N. Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers.

Come have breakfast with the jolly ol’ man himself. Enjoy making a holiday craft, writing a letter to Santa and taking a socially distanced selfie with him. All breakfast and craft items will be individually wrapped and available to take home.

Admission is $3 per child.

For more information contact the North Fort Myers Recreation Center at 239-533-7200.

· 5 – 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, A Holiday Time in the Park, Veterans Park, 55 Homestead Road South, Lehigh Acres.

Celebrate the season with a family friendly night. Bring chairs or blankets to enjoy the holiday movie, Disney’s “A Christmas Carol.” Santa will arrive on a fire truck; bring a camera for the child’s holiday photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. A North Pole mailbox will be available for letters to Santa. To reflect CDC guidelines, socially distancing areas will be marked for movie viewing, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in a roped area and hand sanitizer stations will be available.

Admission is free. Free popcorn and cookies will be available.

For more information contact the Veterans Park Recreation Center at 239-369-1521.

· 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, Holiday Movie in the Park, North Fort Myers Park, 2000 N. Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers.

Join us for an evening full of holiday cheer. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the holiday movie, Disney’s “The Santa Clause.” Socially distanced family spaces will be set up. Come at 6 p.m. to pick your spot.

Admission is free. Popcorn and bottled water will be provided to the first 150 participants.

For more information contact the North Fort Myers Recreation Center at 239-533-7200.

· 3 – 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, Santa Fest, Wa-Ke Hatchee Park, 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers.

Join us for an exciting evening filled with Holiday cheer. Enjoy bounce houses, food trucks, photos with Santa and a movie in the park. The movie is 2003’s “Elf” and begins at 6:15 p.m.

Admission is free. Toy donations for Golisano Children’s Hospital encouraged.

For more information contact the Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center at 239-432-2154.

For more information about Lee County Parks & Recreation locations, amenities, and other special events, visit www.leeparks.org, call 239-533-7275 or email leeparks@leegov.com.