Captiva Holiday "Village" - Join in the month long festivities!!
Posted by Karen Bell on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 4:54 PM By Karen Bell / November 2, 2011 Comment
CAPTIVA ISLAND, FL – Make the 2011 holiday season extra special by enjoying weekend festivities on memorable Captiva Island during its four-week-long Captiva Holiday Village event, Thanksgiving weekend,through Saturday, December 17.
Each event weekend on this popular southwest Florida barrier island will be a themed, fun-filled extravaganza of sight and sound, set against the backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico and nightly sunsets.
Visitors to Captiva Island during Captiva Holiday Village weekends will enjoy everything from street dancers and fireworks to live concerts,decorated golf cart parade, lighted boat parade and the Marching Mullet Parade — all of which will take place in Captiva’s Village Center where its one-of-a-kind colorful restaurants and shops will be festively lighted and decorated.
A feature of this year’s Captiva Holiday Village is community Chautauqua, offering educational and entertaining workshops, boat cruises, and natural history talks. In addition to Holiday Village festivities, the island offers easy
access to an abundance of water sports: kayaking, guided fishing, parasailing, wildlife cruises to the outer islands and world-renowned shelling. For a list of all events, visit www.CaptivaHolidayVillage.com.
“With its pristine beaches and swaying palm trees, Captiva Island is an incredible vacation spot throughout the year,” says Jeff Shuff, ‘Tween Waters Inn general manager. “When you add in all the fun with these four spectacular holiday event weekends, Captiva should be at the top of your holiday must-do list; it’s going to be one heck of a party this year.” Adds Captiva Cruises president Paul McCarthy, “Captiva's a remarkable island village and known as a magnet for
creative people. It’s famous for its beautiful beaches, wildlife-filled waters, family-friendly atmosphere, and a quirky, relaxed way of life that’s very pedestrian-friendly. Captiva is a perfect place to unwind from holiday stress.” Captiva resorts, inns, cottages and vacation homes will be offering lodging specials in conjunction with this year’s second annual Captiva Holiday Village event.
The 2011 event schedule is as follows:
Weekend 1 Thanksgiving Weekend
Friday, Nov. 25
Fireworks & Tree Lighting at ‘Tween Waters Inn
Saturday, Nov. 26
Children’s Classic Holiday Reading and Christmas Tree Lighting at South Seas Island Resort Sunset Arias on the Beach at ‘Tween Waters Inn
Weekend 2 Luminary Islands Weekend
Friday, Dec. 2
Captiva Mullet March
Saturday, Dec 3
Decorated Golf Cart Parade
Sanibel Community Chorus on Andy Rosse Lane
Weekend 3 Country Christmas
Friday, Dec 9
Sunset Arias ‘Tween Waters Inn
Country Christmas Concert with CMA Hall of Fame artist Charlie McCoy
Saturday, Dec 10
Holiday Marketplace at South Seas Island Resort
Lighted Boat Parade
Country Christmas Concert with Charlie McCoy
Sunday, Dec 11
Caroling at Chapel by the Sea
Weekend 4 Captiva Carnaval
Friday, Dec 16
Cuban Dance and Jazz Concert with Fusion Four, direct from Miami
Saturday, Dec 17
Bahamas Junkanoo Revue Street Parade
Fire Dancing on the Beach
Cuban Dance and Jazz Concert
About Captiva Island Captiva Island is a barrier island in the tranquil Gulf of Mexico on Florida’s southwest coast. North of Sanibel Island and West of Fort Myers, world-renowned Captiva is also just three hours from Tampa and Fort Lauderdale
by car. A narrow seashell-laden island famous for its dramatic sunrises and sunsets, celebrity visitors, and creative residents, Captiva is home to private waterfront estates, two large resorts, and several charming small inns. The heart of the island is its vibrant ‘downtown,’ coined “the village,” in which visitors and locals stroll among colorful galleries, shops and restaurants, with live music and water views. As the gateway to the out-islands within Pine Island Sound, Captiva is also a watersports destination, and offers boaters multiple marinas with overnight dockage. It has been featured in countless magazines and newspapers around the world.
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