Babcock Ranch Kicks Off the Season with Holiday Celebration

Rachel Pierce

More than 4,000 guests celebrated the start of the season at Babcock Ranch’s second annual holiday event, emceed by NBC-2 News Today’s Rachel Pierce.

After making a grand entrance on a sleigh pulled by the Whispering Pines Clydesdales and parading around Founder’s Square, Santa Claus posed for photos with children and “lit” the Santa Arrives In Style Christmas tree at Babcock Ranch, Florida’s unique eco-centric, solar-powered town just northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31.

Babcock Neighborhood School Cheerleaders

The festive, family-friendly evening also featured performances by the SWFL Hand Bell Ensemble, The Alva School and Babcock Neighborhood School choirs, Oak Hammock Middle School Junior Leadership Program, and the Babcock Neighborhood School cheerleaders.

More Than 4000 Guests Celebrated The Season At Babcock Ranchs Holiday EventMore than 30 model and quick-delivery homes are now open or under construction by Florida Lifestyle Homes, Fox Premier Builders, Lennar, Pulte Homes, Solara Homes by Banroc, and Stock Classic Homes, with prices ranging from the $190,000s to $1 million.

For more information about Southwest Florida’s new hometown, located just northeast of Fort Myers off Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31, visit the Discovery Center at 42850 Crescent Loop in Babcock Ranch, call 877-709-6620, or visit