If you are looking for something new and exciting for your holiday travels consider heading down to the beach. More specifically, consider joining us here in Cape Coral for an unbelievable Christmas vacation getaway like no other. Cape Coral is the top Florida destination in the state as it offers incredible events and activities, especially during the holiday season. Our vacation rentals are sure to keep you comfortable and the weather simply cannot be beat. Take a look at the top reasons this beautiful destination has to offer for spending your Christmas in Cape Coral with us here on the beach:
Perfect Holiday Weather
If you are looking to avoid the snow back home and instead find some warmer weather for Christmas you need to head to Cape Coral. The weather in Cape Coral is gorgeous all times of year but the winter is especially unique. You will find the daily high temps to be in the upper 70s throughout December so you can enjoy some sunshine during the day. The lows drop to the upper 50s at night so a simple jacket and pants will do more than enough to keep you warm. You will not find weather to keep you stuck inside on Christmas so if you are looking to avoid a white Christmas head over to Cape Coral!
Holiday Tree and Menorah Lighting
No Christmas season is complete without a holiday tree lighting ceremony. If you happen to be in Cape Coral early for the holiday you can enjoy the Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting Celebration at Cape Coral City Hall on November 30th. The mayor and city council will light up the oversized tree and you can also expect a visit from The Grinch himself. Local food trucks and vendors will be on hand along with Santa and live holiday music. This free event will take place from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
The best part of being on the coast is that you can enjoy unique events not available in landlocked states. This includes the annual Holiday Boat-A-Long taking place on the third Saturday of December. Head over to Four Freedoms Park where Santa Claus and his elves will be hanging out on the Bimini Basin. As the name suggests you will enjoy a festive boat parade right on the water as watercraft vehicles are decorated with holiday lights and decorations. Local food trucks will be on hand selling delicious food along with live stage entertainment, a meet and greet with Santa Claus, and a free movie screening of The Polar Express in the park after the parade. The festivities start at 4:00 PM so do not miss out on the fun!
Holiday Festival of Lights
The events do not stop there here in Cape Coral so make sure to find all of the Christmas events to attend including the Holiday Festival of Lights. This year’s event will take place on December 2nd at Cape Coral Parkway where you will find over 30 years of experience of fun for the community. The Holiday Festival of Lights is another great way to kick off the holiday season with fun for all. This local festival brings out the fun for kids of all ages with attractions such as the Snow Drift Slide, Tiny Tots Train, and even pictures with Santa Claus himself. They will also find bounce houses, rock climbing walls, and more. Three stages of live entertainment will be on hand to keep the fun going too. The Holiday Festival of Lights will take place from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM on December 2nd so make sure to get here early to join in on the local fun.
Check Out Local Attractions
Enjoying your stay around Christmas does not end at the holiday events. Visitors will be able to check out all of the wonderful local activities for fun for all ages. This includes heading over to Smugglers Cove Adventure Park. This local amusement park features all kinds of fun such as a live pirate ship, mini golf, and even the chance to feed a live alligator. Sky Zone Trampoline Park is another great place for kids who will have the chance to jump around helping them get out all of that energy. Parents will be able to relax on the side or jump in on the fun too. Cape Coral has not forgotten about the adults either where they can enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail at Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery. There is fun for everyone in Cape Coral around Christmas!
The Holiday Season is Almost Here
Get ready for the fun and excitement you will have with us here in Cape Coral. Our vacation rentals are currently taking reservations for the Christmas season. Find your favorite today and come see the fun for yourself.
For anyone looking to escape the intense winter cold, or people who just want some extra time at the beach before the year is over, there’s no better destination than Cape Coral. Temperatures stay beautiful all year here, and even on most winter days you’ll be able to comfortably go for a swim in the gulf if the mood strikes you.
On top of all of that, you’ll still have an easy time getting in the holiday spirit without the snowfall, because the town loves to get in the holiday spirit. Between the different Christmas themed events, shopping, and decorations, you’ll still be able to feel like the holiday is right around the corner. While you’re visiting, there are definitely a few Cape Coral Christmas events and activities you should check out.
The Santa Sail in and Boat Parade
A week before Christmas Day, you’ll have the chance to catch a parade of boats that herald Santa’s arrival with a ton of other entertainment to accompany him. Though it starts before the sun goes down, the parade lasts through sundown into night, and you’ll get a clear view of all of the lit-up boats in their holiday best as they gather in Bimini Basin and head through the canals of South Cape Coral. You’ll hear live renditions of all of your favorite Christmas songs accompanied by a dance troupe. This is a charity event that raises money for veterans and sick children, so if you’re feeling the generosity of the holiday spirit, you’ll have the opportunity to do something good while you’re having a good time.
4th Annual Fort Myers Christmas Bar Crawl
Just a short ride away over in Fort Myers, you’ll have the chance to participate in a holiday bar crawl in scenic downtown. Plenty of the participants will be dressed up in holiday appropriate costumes, and you’re encourage to bring your own along as well to join in on the fun. Your ticket will get you access to a couple free drinks, specials that are exclusive to bar crawl participants, and no cover charge at participating venues. At the end of the event, you’ll be able to go to the after party to cap off the night. Ticket prices were reduced this year, but you’re required to bring a toy donation in exchange, which will go directly to Toys For Tots in celebration of the holiday spirit.
Christmas Light Displays at Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Take the opportunity to visit the former Winter vacation homes of two famous businessmen. While also a historic and informative museum, the gardens of Edison and Ford Winter Estates are well maintained all year, and when the Christmas season rolls around, they decorate them up with a scenic lighting display. Walking portions of the event are free, but it’s still required that you register as group sizes are limited, and confirmation is required for entry. If you want to see the museum after your tour of the Christmas lights, entry fee to the museum will be the usual price.
Don’t Forget to Visit the Beach
While you’re in the area you can’t miss out on the chance to hit the beach, especially since you’ll have more space than normal because you’re in town before peak season hits. There are quite a few beaches within a short drive of the town proper, many of which have wonderful restaurants within walking distance of the waves that you can stop at for a nice meal with the backdrop of the gulf completing the atmosphere. Get your fill of that gorgeous ocean breeze while you’re here, and you might even catch some holiday celebrations while you’re in the area.
Enjoy Christmas Dinner in Your Private Rental
Regardless of whatever your holiday plans are, one of the holiday mainstays is having a peaceful dinner with friends on family. Regardless of the rental you’re staying at, the kitchen will be equipped with all of the appliances you’ll need to put together your very own Christmas feast. Our modern appliances and spacious countertops will make preparing the Christmas turkey or ham a breeze, and you’ll have all the space you need for any side dishes you and the family plan to enjoy.
If you’re looking for a traditional meal around the dining room table, our rentals also have the space for you to gather around and make the most of the company. When you’ve finished up with your holiday dinners, use the extra space in your vacation home to gather round and trade presents.
Your Coastal Vacation Awaits
You’ll enjoy your holiday escape to Cape Coral when you book a home with Vacanza Rentals. Our portfolio of vacation rentals has homes of all shapes and sizes, so if you’re looking for a more private and remote getaway, or you’re looking to bring the whole party along with you, you’ll be in the perfect spot. Our agents have firsthand knowledge of our properties and are dedicated to matching you with the one that best meets your needs. Come stay with us and enjoy the holidays by the beach!