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7 Sanibel Island Holiday Events

The holidays are the best time of the year - and the holidays on Sanibel Island are even better. With many unique events and specials throughout the island, it's a wonderful place to spend the season. Below are the

top 7 Sanibel Island holiday events.

1. SanCap Luminary Festival

SanCap Luminary Festival

As glowing luminaries fill the streets of Sanibel & Captiva, partons get a chance to walk the many business',

galleries and restaurants in a family-oriented community activity. There's shopping, live music, a nativity scene, food, holiday activities, photos w/ Santa Claus and more! Fun for the whole family.

2. Sunset Dolphin Cruise

Sunset Dolphin Cruise

Adventures in Paradise offers a "...relaxing cruise through the waters surrounding Fort Myers & Sanibel Island to watch an absolutely beautiful sunset." Departing from Port Sanibel Marina, this 90-minute cruise is a fun way to finish off your Thanksgiving. The cruise also provides complimentary pie. Reservations required. Book online here.

3. Christmas Tree Lighting & Fireworks Show

Begin the holiday season along the Gulf of Mexico at Tween Waters Inn's annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Fireworks Show. Photos w/ Santa, fresh popcorn, and 100,000 lights! Arrive early for parking.

4. FREE Thanksgiving Beach Walk

Thanksgiving Beach Walk

Sanibel Sea School offers their annual Thanksgiving Beach Walk. Learn all about the ocean and much more!

A fresh way to begin your holiday morning. Call (239) 472-8585 for more details.

5. Thanksgiving Meal Deals

Thanksgiving Meal Deals

Most restaurants and resorts on the island offer fantastic holiday buffets, specials, and gatherings. Jerry's will even do the Thanksgiving cooking for you! Click Here for a complete list of holiday restaurant offers.

6. Holiday Cruise Down Periwinkle Way

Holiday Cruise Periwinkle Way

Stroll down the main thoroughfare of Sanibel Island, Periwinkle Way, and bask in the holiday season with all the festive lights, ornaments, and ornate decorations amongst the palm trees. With Sanibel's

one-of-a-kind 30 MPH speed limit, you'll really be able to slow down and soak up all the holiday spirit. Complete your cruise at sunset with a stroll down Gulf Drive.

7. Caroling at Chapel By The Sea (Captiva Island)

Chapel By The Sea Caroling

Parishioners gather outside the chapel and sing carols in what has become a tradition on SanCap. Truly a one-of-a-kind special event to experience if you get the chance. 11580 Chapin Ln. Captiva Island

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