Don’t plan on buying Christmas lights anytime soon; Fishermen’s Village has bought out all of the holiday lights in Charlotte County. For the past two plus months Fishermen’s Village has been preparing for our annual Festival of Lights. Roughly two million lights have been purchased and are being tacked to every inch of The Village. The Festival of Lights begins November 20th and continues to December 31st. It is truly an experience, come be overwhelmed by bursts of light and holiday garland lacing the arch ways of The Village. Join us on Saturday, November 20th from 5:30-9:00pm for the official Lighting of the Village. All two million lights will be turned on at the same time, guaranteed to be a spectacular show. The seasonal event begins with the official ribbon cutting by Santa and Mayor Goldberg. This commences the Holiday Shopping Season at the Village. Once the ribbon is cut, Lee County Pipes and Drums will march the hallways of the Village in a parade. Citizens will be moved by holiday tradition, contributing a softer side to the jovial event.
Shoppers might want to come early to the event to listen to the hottest band in town, the Boogiemen Band; they will be performing in Center Court from 5:00-9:00pm. During the holiday season, Fishermen’s Village’s shop hours will be extended to 10am-8pm Monday thru Saturday and 12 noon-6pm on Sunday. Join in the holiday festivities on November 20th and get some of your holiday shopping completed. Bring the whole family to join in song with the Charlotte Chorale Dickens Carolers from 6:00-8:00pm. Balloon creations by Luis and airbrush face and body art will also be available. Throughout the night complimentary refreshments will be offered to our patrons exhausting themselves between dancing the night away to the Boogiemen Band, meeting Santa and Mrs. Claus, and shopping throughout the Village. Make sure to bring your camera for pictures with Santa! Feel free to catch a ride on a horse drawn carriage by TKM Stables for a small fee to complete the enchanting night of holiday festivities.
What a better way to get into the holiday spirit than attending the Festival of Lights. Starting December 3 through December 31, King Fisher Fleet is offering their annual Christmas Lights Cruise. Hop on a boat and ride down the harbor and the canals of Punta Gorda and see the Christmas lights. There will be three cruises nightly; however the cruises sell out quickly so reservations are a must! King Fisher Fleet is now taking reservations and selling tickets for the cruises call (941) 639-0969 to reserve your seat on a cruise! For any other questions about the Festival of Lights please call (941) 639-8721 or follow us on Facebook.