It's Happy Holiday Time in The Village!

    It's Happy Holiday Time in The Village!

    Nov 15, 2018

    The Lighting of the Lights, Fishermen's Village Punta Gorda, FL November 17th 5:30 PM

    The History of The Lighting of The Village

    Originally and prior to 2000 an Open House had been held to kick off the The Holidays with the merchants offering refreshments, with minimal decorating of the stores.

    In 2004 when Patti Allen joined the Village as General Manager she implemented her plan of a night filled with festivities, music and the lighting of more than one million lights with themed decorations. The entire staff of the Village participates in the preparations and the installation of all the decorations. Every few years the theme changes, this year the theme is one of a Traditional Holiday! the Lighting of The Village is one of the most popular and talked about events that happens in Punta Gorda.

    The lights and decorations remain until December 31st.

    The attendance continues to grow and we now estimate between 5,000 & 8,000 people in attendance! The Lighting of The Village is one of the most talked about events in Punta Gorda! Last year's event I took my grandchildren and it brought tears to our eyes as the Bag Pipers marched through The village with their lighted bag pipes! It reminds me of Christmas Lights and decorations that I witnessed as a child growing up in Ohio! It is truly magical!

    As the Manager of our Coldwell Banker Sunstar, SCHMIDT FAMILY OF COMPANIES Real Estate office, located in Fishermen's Village, I can say we enjoyed a fun evening on Nov. 13th decorating our office in anticipation of the Lighting of The Village . We are excited to participate in the festivities and are going to welcome our guests with Cookies and "spirits". We are looking forward to seeing everyone and watching the expressions of happiness and glee on everyone's face as they join in on the festivities! A magical time of peace, love and joy is shared.

    This is surely an event you don't want to miss!

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    Terrie Hoyle

    Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty

    Managing Broker

    Fishermen's Village Office Punta Gorda, FL

    Productivity Director

    Schmidt Family of Companies