Deck the halls! The most wonderful event of the year is underway at Fishermen’s Village! Prepare yourself for a spectacular display at the Festival of Lights 2011, as every light bulb in town will be illuminated with Christmas color. Don’t miss the official ribbon cutting initiated by Santa and City Councilman Bill Albers. This festival kick-off on November 19th will include a special lighting ceremony of the Village when over one million lights will be turned on all at once. Every day from November 19th-December 31st, you can see the beautiful Christmas spirit spread out through the Village!
The festivities will begin at 5:30 pm with the arrival of the one and only, Santa Clause. Join us for his arrival in his reindeer drawn carriage courtesy of TKM stables! Following the official ribbon cutting are Lee County Pipes and Drums as they parade through the Village. Be sure to stop by Center Court to catch their special Christmas performance.
The excitement doesn’t stop there! Bring the whole family to join in song with the Charlotte Chorale Dickens Carolers from 6:00-8:00pm. Get Christmas airbrushed art for free on your face or body or even a free balloon creation courtesy of Luis the Balloon Man. Throughout the night complimentary refreshments will be offered to our patrons as you join us for dancing the night away to the Boogiemen Band from 5-9 pm, getting snapshots with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and shopping throughout the Village for Christmas gifts. Be sure to catch a ride on a horse-drawn carriage by TKM Stables for a small fee to complete the enchanting night of holiday festivities.
Calling all golf carts! Show off your holiday spirit on November 26th, 2011 by decorating your golf cart and participating in the Christmas Lighted Golf Cart Parade at the Village. Staging will take place at the end of W. Retta Esplanade beginning at 5:30 pm and the parade will begin at 6 pm. If you’ve got the best golf cart in town, show off! For more information and the registration form go to www.fishville.com
Between December 3 and December 31, King Fisher Fleet is offering their annual Christmas Lights Cruise. All aboard as you enchant yourself upon a relaxing cruise and ride down the harbor and the canals of Punta Gorda to see the Christmas lights. There will be cruises offered at three different times during the evening but reservations are strongly recommended! King Fisher Fleet is taking reservations and selling tickets fast. Call (941) 639-0969 to reserve your seat on a cruise and enjoy an evening at the Village!
Admission to the kick-off event is a canned donation to be donated to the Good Samaritans Food Pantry. Parking is also free of charge. We can’t wait to see you there in your holiday spirit throughout November and December. Happy Holidays!