VENICE, Fla., Dec. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- If you need ideas for the 2017 winter holiday season, here are a few family friendly holiday events throughout Southwest Florida.
Location: Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Englewood
Calendar Link: www.charlotteharbortravel.com/events/
Festival of Lights
11/19/17 - 12/31/17
Annually, the Fisherman's Village Mall, Resort and Marina is home to traditionally-themed Holiday and Christmas lighting and decorations.
Christmas Light Canal Cruises
These one-hour family oriented cruises through the residential canals have been a tradition in Punta Gorda for over 30 years.
The Punta Gorda Christmas Boat Parade
It's the biggest boat parade on the Gulf Coast, which means it has more decorations, more cheerful music, more boats, and more spectators than any other ones.
Location: Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice
Calendar Link: www.escape-to-sarasota.com/december-sarasota-events.html
Star of Bethlehem
12/20/17 & 12/22/17
The South Florida Museum has brought back the Star of Bethlehem Planetarium presentation this year, thanks to the popularity from its members and excited guests.
Santa and His Christmas Fairy
Great for the family! Come on over to the Crosley Palace in Sarasota. Enjoy hot chocolate while the kids play games with the elves and decorate Christmas cookies.
Location: Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Naples
Calendar Link: www.news-press.com/story/entertainment/2017/11/21/holiday-and-chrsitmas-events-fort-myers-cape-coral-bonita-springs-2017/880234001
"A Christmas Story"
11/23/17 – 12/25/17
The Off Broadway Palm Theater in Fort Myers is hosting this wonderful musical version of the internationally popular Christmas movie.
11/11/17 – 12/24/17
The Bass Pro Shops in San Carlos Park, hosts a recreation of the North Pole for Santa to come and visit with the children.
To learn more, visit or call one of Ingman Marine five locations, ranging from North Ft Myers to Port Charlotte.
North Fort Myers - 14531 North Cleveland Ave. North Fort Myers, FL 33903 - (239) 599-9069
Pine Island – 16501 Stringfellow Rd. Bokeelia, FL 33922 – (239) 558-2309
Placida – 15001 Gasparilla Rd. Placida, FL 33946 – (941) 697-1000
Sarasota – 8311 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34238 – (941) 360-0088
Port Charlotte – 1189 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33953 – (941) 255-1555
SOURCE Ingman Marine