Lee County Parks & Recreation winter season events

Published: November 23, 2022 11:53 AM EST
Lee County Parks & Recreation

The Lee County Parks & Recreation Department is holding several winter events for the public throughout December.

On Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., there will be a North Fort Myers Breakfast with Santa at the North Fort Myers Recreation Center at 2000 N. Recreation Park Way.

You can have breakfast with the jolly old man himself. Enjoy making a holiday craft, playing reindeer games, writing a letter to Santa, and taking a photo with him.

Food will be $3 per plate.  You can pre-register at www.leeparks.org/register. For more information, contact the North Fort Myers Recreation Center at 239-533-7200.

On Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., there will be a Community Yard Sale at Veterans Park at 55 Homestead Road South, Lehigh Acres.

You can register for a space now. Clean out closets, garages, and homes to turn your trash into another’s treasure. Take advantage of the crowds that a community yard sale can generate, or if you do not have anything to sell, just stop by and shop.

Pre-registration is required. The price is $5 per space, with a maximum of three spaces per person. You will need to bring your own tables and chairs. You can pre-register at www.leeparks.org/register. For more information, contact the Veterans Park Recreation Center at 239-369-1521.

On Friday, Dec. 9, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Parents Night Out will be held at the Olga Community Center at 2325 S. Olga Dr., Fort Myers. This program is a great chance for parents to get some Christmas errands finished.

Participants will play indoor and outdoor games, make crafts, and enjoy pizza, popcorn, and soda. Santa will ride in on a fire truck to welcome all participants at 6 p.m. Bring a camera, and staff will take photos. Admission is $5 per child ages 6-11. Space is limited. You can pre-register at www.leeparks.org/register. For more information and to register, contact the Olga Community Center at 239-694-2291.

On Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., a Winter Wonderland will be at Veterans Park.

You can celebrate the season by enjoying holiday crafts, letters to Santa, photo booths, reindeer games, and visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus for photos. Each child will receive a gift.

Hot chocolate, cookie treats, and tree lighting will end the celebration. Admission is $5 per child ages infant to 12. You can pre-register at www.leeparks.org/register. For more information, contact the Veterans Park Recreation Center at 239-369-1521.

On Saturday, Dec. 17, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., there will be a Movie in the Park at Estero Park at 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.

The event will show the Christmas classic, “Dr. Suess’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas.”

It is recommended you bring blankets, chairs, and snacks to enjoy while watching this family favorite film. Guests will be able to take photos with Santa during this event. The film begins at 5:45 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact the Estero Recreation Center at 239-533-1470.