There are two Christmas Boat Parades in Charlotte Harbor. For 2012, the first one scheduled for Sunday December 16th at about 6 PM, starts at Edgewater Lake and goes to Fisherman’s Village, then along the water front to Laishley Park and ends under the highway 41 bridge. See the boat route by following this link. Get more information by boat route by following this link.
The second one is held the Saturday before Christmas Eve, this year on Saturday December 22. The mayor of Punta Gorda has even declared that Saturday as Punta Gorda Boat Parade Day. This parade starts near the intersection of Albatross Drive and Bal Harbor and runs to the outer rim canal, up and down the La Costa canal and Christmas Cove, then further along the rim canal. To get more information, click here