The most magical time of year is here! It took months of preparation and countless hours for our hard working staff to get all of the elements in place for the 2013 Festival of Lights! Over one million lights and themed decorations adorn both the inside and outside of Fishermen’s Village, making it truly a Christmas Village!
“Whoville” is a new addition this year and already has proven to be a huge hit among people of all ages! Make it a point to view the decorations during the day (and night!) so you can experience all the fun, exciting displays! Festival of Lights is open daily through December 31st. Holiday entertainment will usher in the Christmas spirit as you browse the promenade. Visit http://www.fishville.com for an up to date listing of your favorite performers.
A Punta Gorda Tradition, the Christmas Light Canal Cruises are being offered by King Fisher Fleet Dec. 4th-31st. Three times nightly, take an hour-long Canal Cruise to see Christmas Lights and Decorations. Reservations are required. . . call 941 639-0969 and make this a must do happening for your family and guests!
As you make your Christmas Shopping list this season, remember that all of the Fishermen’s Village merchants are independently owned and operated by small business owners. When you shop local, you are supporting your friends and neighbors. You will find unique, quality gifts that will be treasured by all. . . Several new stores have joined the family of businesses at Fishermen’s Village! DanaTyler Inspired Travel Jewelry is now open in the first section of the Village. Little-Minnows, in the third section, features children’s apparel, educational games and hard-to-find specialty toys! Creations At The Village is an eclectic addition, also in the third section, showcasing area artists’ brilliant designs and whimsical gifts! The Military Heritage Museum has added a conference center/Library on the second level and Holidaze Boat Rentals now features a Surrey (yes, with the fringe on top!) you can rent for a relaxing ride.
The holidays are hectic and we know you will have many visiting guests. . . Did you know you can rent a vacation villa on the second level of Fishermen’s Village? Each spacious villa is 1,000 square feet, sleeps six, has a full kitchen and breathtaking view of Charlotte Harbor. Your guests will have everything they need and you will be a hero for providing them a getaway in the premiere “stay and play” destination in Punta Gorda! Call 941 639-8721 for availabilities.
Those traveling by sea will be most welcome at our full service Marina. Our friendly staff takes pride in offering superior customer service. Voted the Marina of the year by Marina Dock Age magazine, Fishermen’s Village Marina can accommodate small and large vessels. Call 941 575-3056 and learn more.
Our 35 shops and boutiques and 5 Restaurants are here to serve you. We are open extended seasonal hours beginning Nov. 29th. . . 10 am-8 pm Mon-Sat and 12 Noon-6 pm Sunday.
During your next visit to Fishermen’s Village, if you happen to see members of our staff, be sure to take a moment to let us know how you like the Festival of Lights and anything we can do to improve your shopping experience with us. We wish you Happy Holidays and hope to see you at the Village!