I've done a lot of research on this forum in trying to decide between Marco Island and Sanibel Island for a trip with my mother (who is in her mid-60's) during Christmas week (22-28). Right now my preference is Marco Island because it seems to be a bit more built up, and therefore I'm thinking that there may be more to do there (especially if the weather is not the picture perfect 80 degrees I'm hoping for). However, I was wondering if I should factor Christmas into my analysis. Will many places on Marco be shut down for Christmas Eve / Christmas Day? Are there Christmas events that we would be able to go to during that time? We certainly are not looking for anything crazy (my mom is usually in bed by 9:30), but I just want to be sure that we will have things to do. Does anyone know the answers to these questions as they relate to Sanibel?