Fishermen’s Village will herald in the Holiday Season with a spectacular
”Lighting of the Village” on Saturday, November 16th as the beginning of the annual “FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS”, a celebration of themed decorations featuring over one million lights!
A new addition to this year’s Festival of Lights: Whoville! Young and old alike will marvel at this fun, whimsical interactive addition!
Festivities begin at 5:00 pm when Santa arrives at Fishermen’s Village via The Punta Gorda Fire Department. Followed by a 5:30 pm official ribbon cutting by Punta Gorda City Officials. The Lee County Pipes & Drums will then parade through the Village, ending in Center Court with a special Christmas Performance. Other festivities include Charlotte Chorale Dickens Carolers, balloon creations courtesy of Luis The Balloon Man, Airbrush Art for face and body, complimentary refreshments from Village Merchants, Meet and Greet with Santa’s Helpers from the Florida Dance Workshop, pictures with Santa (bring your camera!), and live music and dancing with the Boogiemen Band, 5-9 pm on the Village Center Stage.
An event like this can only be made even better if we utilize the opportunity to assist those in need during this holiday season. . . Patrons are being asked to bring a canned good to be donated to the “Share The Blessings Ministry”, an all volunteer, nonprofit charity benefiting those in need in Charlotte County. Their mission is to provide hygiene, cleaning and non perishable food items which serve over 300 individuals and 100 families each month. Collection bins will be set up inside the entrance to the Village to accept your generous donations!
Festival of Lights can be viewed daily through December 31st during all regular and extended Fishermen’s Village hours of operation.
As you search for the perfect gifts for everyone on your “Santa list” this holiday season, remember when you shop with our Fishermen’s Village Merchants, you are supporting small, independent business owners who offer quality goods at reasonable prices, customer service, and gift certificates. We look forward to seeing you throughout the holiday season and wish you peace, love and joy!