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25 Days of Punta Gorda Holiday Events – Part 4

Holiday Traditions in Florida

For the 16th day of Punta Gorda Holiday Events on Friday, December 16 at 1:30 p.m. Share a Holiday Tradition at the Historical Center. Share you favorite holiday traditions, recipes, stories & more at this special holiday program. Included with admittance to Historical Center. While you are at the Historical Center check out the Holiday Traditions in Florida exhibit on display through January 28th.

PGI Lighted Boat Parade

Punta Gorda’s Saturday Night Before Christmas Eve Parade of Lights is scheduled for December 17th at 6:00 p.m. ” Spectators, folks who live along the parade routes and boaters all arrange their holiday schedules to take part  in this wonderful home town spectacle of joy, warmth and festivity, and to share the spirit of the season with our community. Unique in organization, this community event  features no entry fees, judging, awards or trophies.  The essential ingredients  that make this parade so very special are the cheering spectators, the lights, sound, motion, the essential human component of the interaction with the spectators, the up close boats and the beautifully decorated homes along the parade route. Being on a boat provides your crew the advantage of enjoying every bit of it upfront and personal.”

Santa Paws

For our 18th day of Punta Gorda Holiday Events share some festive cheer with your pets by taking them to the Animal Welfare League to have their picture taken with Santa!

Lighted Canal Cruise

Enjoy your 19th day of Punta Gorda Holiday Events with a  lighted canal cruise from the King Fisher Fleet. One of these one hour cruises is sure to get you in the holiday spirit as your enjoy sailing through the Punta Gorda canal system watching the spectacular displays in resident’s back yards.

Even if you can’t cruise on the 19th, the King Fisher Fleet has Christmas Cruises running every night through Dec. 31, 2011 at 6, 7 and 9 p.m for just $14 for adults and $7 for children.

Christmas Music at Fishermen’s Village

For the 20th day of Punta Gorda Holiday Events catch Katy Crowell performing holiday music center stage at Fishermen’s Village from 5-7 p.m. While you are their enjoy the Festival of Lights again, grab some dinner at one of the excellent restaurants there and maybe even finish up your Christmas shopping at one of the many unique shops.

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