Captiva Holiday Village has announced the launching of its 2013 schedule of events starting on the Friday after Thanksgiving, with activities lined-up including fireworks display, tree lightings, holiday readings, and musical performances. Other activities lined up include decorated golf cart and lighted boat parades, Junkanoo dancers, live music, and even a Marching Mullet Parade.
Slated for three weekends, events take place in Captiva’s “village” center, where its colorful restaurants and shops will be festively decorated. Each special-themed weekend will be a fun-filled extravaganza of sight and sound, set against the backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico and evening sunsets.
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. 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. Captiva is ranked as one of TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Travelers’ Choice US Beach Destinations.
The 2013 event schedule include: on November 29, tree lighting and fireworks at ‘Tween Waters Inn; on November 30, South Seas tree lighting and sunset arias at ‘Tween Waters Inn; on December 5, Captiva Memorial Library Children’s Program; on December 6, sunset arias at ‘Tween Waters Inn and Sanibel luminary; on December 7, Royal Shell’s Decorated Golf Cart Parade and Golf Cart Awards and Party; on December 12, early maritime history in Pine Island Sound sponsored by SCCF; on December 14, Seafood and Fishing Festival at Jensen’s Twin Palms and the American Realty of Captiva Junkanoo Parade; and on December 15, carol singing at Chapel by the Sea, followed by refreshments at the Captiva Community Center.
Back by popular demand, a feature of this year’s Captiva Holiday Village is Community Chautauqua, offering educational workshops, entertainment, films, a carol sing, boat cruises, tastings and natural history talks.
In addition to the festivities, the island offers easy access to an abundance of water sports: kayaking, guided fishing, parasailing, world-renowned shelling and wildlife cruises to the outer islands.
As a highlight of this annual event, local hoteliers and restaurants have once again teamed up to offer six free two-night Captiva Holiday Village weekends for the 2013 event. Online entries are now being accepted. Captiva Island resorts, inns, cottages and vacation homes are also offering lodging specials in conjunction with this year’s event.
For more information, visit http://www.CaptivaHolidayVillage.com.