I was browsing coastal living.com and ran into the top 10 Holiday celebrations on the coast. A place that caught my eye was the Harbor in Punta Gorda, Florida. Punta Gorda is located in Southwest Florida, about 100 miles south of Tampa. It has over 70 miles of canals and occupies a point where Peace River meets Charlotte Harbor.
It appears to be a quaint coastal town, but one that knows how to celebrate the holidays well. In Punta Gorda, they celebrate with Holidays on the Harbor where you will see over one million lights and amazing Christmas decor in Fisherman's Village.
You can also indulge in the Holly Days Home Tour where you can tour four homes and a church that are decked out with sparkling lights and other holiday decor. Club members dress up these houses with natural materials, such as dried greens and flowers. Sounds fun, right? Well, it gets better. All proceeds of the event help fund scholarships and community projects. If this doesn't get you in the giving holiday spirit, I don't know what will! The fun doesn't stop here. You can also enjoy a Peace River Lighted Boat Parade! Take a cruise on the canals of Punta Gorda and view the spectacular lights of the annual Christmas Light Canal Tour.
How fun does this look?! A a perfect way to celebrate a coastal Christmas. Happy Friday!!