One great option for hassle-free transportation around Fort Myers during the holidays is a minibus rental. Minibuses come in sizes that can accommodate groups from 15 to 35 passengers. That makes them perfect for holiday travel with your family, friend group, or tour group. Minibuses include useful amenities like power outlets so you can charge devices, WiFi, and even DVD players with TV monitors to entertain younger passengers. The smaller size makes navigating Fort Myers’ smaller streets a breeze during busier times of year. Your driver will handle getting your group precisely where you want to be with no trouble parking or navigating traffic.

Of course, if you have a larger group, a spacious 56 passenger charter bus is also available. Charter buses have all the same convenient amenities of minibuses but with even more room to spread out. They’re ideal for large extended family trips or big tour groups. The charter bus also includes extra storage space below the bus and more ample overhead bins so you can easily stow items like Christmas presents or souvenirs from your Fort Myers holiday adventures.

Once you have your ideal group transportation arranged through Charter Bus Fort Myers, it’s time to start planning some holiday fun! Here are some of the best things to do in Fort Myers during the most wonderful time of the year:

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Holiday Lights

For an experience that will astound your eyes, head to the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve after sunset during the holiday season. The entire 3,400 acre preserve is illuminated by an enchanting display of over 1 million lights. As you meander down a path lined with glowing lights, you’ll gaze upward and see majestic cypress trees adorned with jewel-toned holiday lights. The slough is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland that is sure to spark joy in visitors of all ages. Your group can take a leisurely stroll and admire the beautiful lights reflecting on the water for an experience that combines the magic of the holidays with the serene natural landscape of Fort Myers.

Phone: (239) 357-5200

Address: 7791 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966

Holiday Nights at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Celebrate the holiday season by getting a glimpse into how one of Fort Myers’ most famous historical figures enjoyed Christmas. For 15 nights in December, the Edison and Ford Winter Estates are decorated with lights and holiday cheer to show visitors just how Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and their families celebrated the season at this historic site. Tour groups and families alike will love exploring the elaborate holiday decorations and displays throughout the estates. From the boughs of holly and light displays to the vintage holiday music and model trains, these estates transform into a vintage-inspired winter wonderland. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies as carolers entertain with classic holiday tunes. The holiday decor and activities bring the estate grounds to life and are a great way to experience old-fashioned Christmas cheer with your Fort Myers tour group.

Phone: (239) 334-7419

Address: 2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Sand Sculpting Competition at Fort Myers Beach

Plan your Fort Myers beach getaway in November so your tour group can check out the annual sand sculpting competition and exhibition. This free event lets spectators take in the sights of larger-than-life sand sculptures taking shape right before your eyes. Watch artists transform mounds of sand into intricate creations, featuring holiday characters, figures from pop culture, and more. Once the artists complete their masterpieces, you can admire the sculptures up close and take festive photos with massive Santa Claus heads, snowmen, and other creations made from sand. Enjoy beachfront food and drinks from local vendors as you spend a relaxing day admiring some holiday magic made from a simple medium like sand.

Phone: (239) 454-7500

Address: 100 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Holiday House at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates

The Edison & Ford Winter Estates truly celebrate the season, with not one but two spectacular holiday events. In addition to Holiday Nights, one event not to miss is the Holiday House. Guided tours give visitors an inside look into how the families who lived on this historic estate celebrated the holidays in the early 20th century. See the holiday decor from that time period and learn about the traditions and stories behind each ornate detail. From the live Christmas tree to the stockings hanging on the mantle, you’ll get a glimpse of Christmases past. What’s more, you can even meet Santa Claus himself during the Holiday House! This charming and festive experience allows you to experience the holidays just as the residents of this historic home did years ago.

Phone: (239) 334-3614

Address: 2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Jingle Bell Jammers at Midpoint Memorial Bridge

For holiday fun the whole family can take part in, book your group’s spot in the Jingle Bell Jammers 5K run or walk on the iconic Midpoint Memorial Bridge. Dubbed “Florida’s most fun holiday run”, this annual event includes live music, fun photo opportunities, and more as you cross the bridge. Runners will even get jingle bells to wear for an energizing holiday soundtrack as you run. From the festive attire participants wear to the post-race dance party, this 5K brings some healthy holiday fun to ring in the season. Let Charter Bus Fort Myers provide your transportation not just to the start line, but to any restaurants or after parties once you’ve worked up an appetite.

Phone: (239) 321-7400

Address: Summerlin Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33919

Holiday Boat Parade at Cape Coral

Enjoy one of the most cherished Fort Myers holiday traditions that captures the festive spirit of the city, artfully blending the area’s balmy weather, waterfront lifestyle and holiday magic. The Annual Holiday Boat Parade invites boat owners to deck out their vessels with beautiful lights and decorations for a delightful nautical parade along the waters at Cape Coral. Grab a spot along the downtown canal to watch the illuminated procession of boats, both small and large. To make this spectacular free event even more festive, Charter Bus Fort Myers can provide transportation to a fantastic waterfront dinner before or after the parade. From your waterside table, you’ll have front row seats as the parade boats glide by.

Phone: (239) 573-3128

Address: Cape Coral, FL 33904

Luminary Art Night and Holiday Festival in Downtown Fort Myers River District

Kick off your holiday season by attending the magical Luminary Art Night in downtown Fort Myers. On this special December night, the historic streets of downtown Fort Myers come to life with a delightful luminary display as thousands of luminaries and white twinkle lights illuminate sidewalks and city streets. Pop into local businesses and galleries where artists introduce new works. Enjoy live music that fills the streets and food from great local eateries. Have your holiday portrait taken in front of a one-of-a-kind luminary display. The beauty and charm of this illuminated art festival sets the stage for a perfect holiday evening out with your tour group, friends or family. Let Charter Bus Fort Myers streamline transportation so you don’t miss a moment of the magic.

Phone: 239-333-1933

Address: 2255 Bay St, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Pageant of the Trees at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

This beloved Fort Myers holiday tradition brings together extravagantly decorated Christmas trees and community spirit. Local organizations, schools, businesses, and members of the community decorate trees in unique themes and display them at the art center for visitors to admire. In addition to the array of distinct, ornately decorated trees, the month-long event includes live entertainment and photos with Santa. Visitors vote for their favorite tree, and children can create DIY ornaments and holiday crafts at the “Kids Zone.” Bring your group to get into the holiday spirit and do some good while you’re at it – admission fees from this cherished Fort Myers event benefit local children’s charities and scholarships.

Phone: (239) 333-1933

Address: 2301 1st St, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Caroling on the Farm at Pioneer Farm

If your group wants a fun new twist on a beloved Christmas tradition, gather round for caroling on the farm at this historic homestead. Step back in time with an old-fashioned caroling party on the grounds of this pioneer-era farm. Sing along to holiday classics in the yard where bonfires blaze and luminaries glow, setting the stage for a magical night. Enjoy hot cocoa, sweet treats, a caroling songbook, and even costumes and props. Your professional charter bus driver can transport your caroling crew to and from this charming evening that offers cozy holiday fun for groups of all ages.

Phone: (239) 745-0737
Address: 2200 Broadway, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Holiday Tour of Historic Fort Myers Homes

For lovers of history and charming architecture, a holiday house tour is the perfect activity for the season. Several private historic homes in downtown Fort Myers deck their halls and open their doors so visitors can see these grand residential landmarks transformed into festive seasonal wonderlands. Often the historic Edison-Ford Winter Estates participate as well, once again showing how the residents would have celebrated the holidays. Both self-guided and expert-led tours are available. Stroll through these stunningly decorated historic abodes to soak in the old-world holiday charm and get design inspiration for decorating your own home for the holidays.

Phone: (239) 332-2555

Address: 2300 Peck St, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Polar Express Train Ride at the Seminole Gulf Railway

All aboard for a magical trip to the North Pole! Groups of all ages will delight in this enchanting recreation of the classic story. Don your pajamas and hop aboard the train ride based on the beloved book and movie The Polar Express. Riders are transported into the tale in an immersive theatrical adventure, complete with hot chocolate, cookies, carols, a reading of the classic Christmas story and a special gift from Santa. Watch the wonder in little passengers’ eyes as Santa himself boards the train to greet them. This one-of-a-kind family experience brings the fantasy of the holidays to life. Leave the driving to Charter Bus Fort Myers and enjoy a carefree trip to this iconic Fort Myers Christmas tradition.

Phone: (239) 275-8487

Address: 701 E. Anderson Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33901

Holiday Laser Show in Centennial Park

Nestled along the Caloosahatchee River in downtown Fort Myers lies Centennial Park, home to the region’s tallest Christmas tree that serves as the picturesque centerpiece for the annual holiday laser light show. Starting in early December, gather the whole family or tour group to spread out on the sprawling lawns for this spectacular display of dancing holiday laser lights choreographed to beloved Christmas music. Gaze in wonder as red and green lasers dance across the towering pine to classic songs like “Carol of the Bells” and more modern holiday hits. You can even tune your radio to a special station to enjoy the music that goes with the mesmerizing 30-minute show of lasers and lights. Let Charter Bus Fort Myers handle getting your group to the perfect spot for spreading out blankets or lawn chairs to take in the dazzling display.

Phone: (239) 321-7400

Address: 2000 W. First St. Fort Myers, FL 33901

Holiday Tailgate Party at JetBlue Park

Tis the season for some holiday fun and games! Baseball fans and anyone looking for festive group activities will love the annual holiday tailgate party at JetBlue Park, where the Boston Red Sox hold their spring training. Get into the spirit with wintery family games like a snowball toss, ice fishing hole, and toboggan obstacle course. Build your gingerbread house decorating skills at a workshop, meet Santa, and more. Enjoy ballpark fare like hot cocoa, candy canes, and ballpark bites to fuel your frolicking. Charter Bus Fort Myers can provide easy transportation directly to this home run of a holiday event at the ballpark so your group can simply relax and enjoy everything this homegrown Fort Myers tradition has to offer.

Phone: (239) 661-1444

Address: 11500 Fenway South Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33908

Rent With Charter Bus Fort Myers To Hit Every Attraction

Don’t let transportation woes dampen your holiday spirit in Fort Myers. Charter Bus Fort Myers offers a fleet of modern charter buses, minibuses, and ADA accessible vehicles available for rent this holiday season. Our professional drivers know Fort Myers roads and popular attractions well, so you can customize the perfect holiday itinerary while we handle driving your group safely and smoothly to every merry destination. Need a quick pickup or drop-off for a holiday activity? Want to arrange transportation for a multi-day winter Florida vacation? Or simply need help coordinating rides for a big family gathering? We’ll tailor a transportation plan to your group’s exact needs. Call Charter Bus Fort Myers any time at (239) 443-5798 to get a free, no-obligation quote customized for your next holly jolly Fort Myers group trip.