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November 18, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - December 2, 2023 @ 10:00 pm

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Get ready to kick off the holiday season in style at Fishermen’s Village! We’ve prepared an unforgettable 2023 ‘Lighting of the Village’ event with a heartwarming twist.

Here’s the FULL LINE-UP!! ~

🎺 4:00-5:45 PM: 🎺
Suncoast Brass Heralding Trumpeters
📣 An exhilarating start to the evening! Join us at the Front Entrance as the Suncoast Brass Heralding Trumpeters fill the air with melodious tunes, setting the perfect tone for the festivities.
🎶 5:00-10:00 PM: 🎶
Live Music featuring Shane Duncan Band
🎸 Feel the rhythm of the holiday season as the Shane Duncan Band takes the stage on Dry Beach. They’ll keep you entertained with their live music throughout the evening.
🎵 5:00-9:00 PM: 🎵
Live music featuring Southbound
🎤 Center Court comes alive with the enchanting sounds of Southbound. Their live music performance promises to add a special touch to your evening at the Village.
🎅 5:45 PM: 🎅
Santa’s Arrival
🎅 Get ready for a magical moment as Santa makes his grand entrance at 5:45 PM. It’s the perfect opportunity to capture some unforgettable photos of Santa himself!
🎀 6:00 PM: 🎀
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
🎶 Join us at 6:00 PM as the talented singer Zarita Mattox graces us with her beautiful voice during the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. It’s a moment of unity and joy you won’t want to miss.
💡 6:20 PM: 💡
Official Lighting of the Village
✨ The climax of the evening! Gather around at 6:20 PM as we illuminate Fishermen’s Village with a breathtaking display of lights. Watch the Village come to life with holiday spirit.
🥁 After the Lighting: 🥁
Guns and Hoses Pipes and Drums Parade
🥁 After the lighting, keep the excitement going with the Guns and Hoses Pipes and Drums Parade as it marches through the Village. A fantastic spectacle for all ages!
🎁 Until 9:00 PM: 🎁
Visits with Santa and the Grinch
🎁 After the lighting, don’t miss your chance to meet Santa and the Grinch. They’ll be here until 9:00 PM, so make your holiday wishes and share some laughter with these special guests!
🆓 Admission is FREE🆓
As a gesture of goodwill, we kindly ask all our guests to bring toiletries (deodorant, toothpaste, toilet paper), canned goods (tuna, chicken, beans, peanut butter, jelly, ketchup), children’s underwear, and paper towels. These items will be donated to the Sacred Heart Conference of the Society of St. Vincent DePaul to replenish their food pantry and support outreach programs. Donation boxes will be placed at the front entrance to Fishermen’s Village for your contributions.
Let’s come together and make this holiday season truly special by spreading joy and kindness. See you there! 🎉


November 18, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
December 2, 2023 @ 10:00 pm
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Fishermans Village
(941) 639-8721
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Fishermens Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL 33950 United States
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(941) 639-8721
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