Punta Gorda Founders Week (Dec. 1–7): Dec. 2: PG Garden Club Holly Days Home Tours and Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting and Carol Sing; Dec. 3: 38th Annual Christmas ParadeCelebrate the Holidays with Bella and Luna, Christmas Tree Yarn Bomb (at the Downtown Punta Gorda Farmers Market, 8:00 am–noon), Nothing But The Blues Happy Hour, and Southern Supper; Dec. 4: Dare to Dream, An Afternoon with Amelia Earhart; Dec. 5Historic Trolley Tours and History Celebration, City Hall Tours (941.575.3302) and Freeman House Tours; Dec. 6:  Breakfast at History Park, Founders Murals TourIndian Springs Cemetery Walking Tours; Dec. 7:  OId-Time BBQ and Historical Poker Run, Raise the Roof for the Trabue House Old-Fashioned Breakfast and Trabue Chess Tournament concludes (Mike Haymans: 941. 661.5622)

Stage Play: Bob's Your Elf presented by Lemon Bay Playhouse, Runs until Dec. 18

2nd Annual Madrigal Dinner by Charlotte Players Dec. 2 and 3

Christmas Card Lane, Dec. 5–Jan. 7   

Punta Gorda's First Latin Christmas Festival, by Cilantro's Restaurant, Dec. 4

Phantoms of the Orchestra Holiday Grub Crawl, Dec. 6

Paint Party: Lights of Fishermen's Village, Dec. 8

Mistletoe Ball by Charlotte Homeless Coalition, Dec. 10

Lighting of the Boca Grande Lighthouse, Dec. 10

Memories of Christmases Past by Charlotte Chorale, Dec. 10

Gilded Grape Winery Monthly Wine Tasting, Dec. 10:

Ugly Christmas Sweater Run and Ugly Sweater Contest by The Foot Landing and Fishermen's Village, Dec. 14 

3rd Annual Mistletoe Gayla by Equality Punta Gorda, Dec. 16

Workshop: What Do I Do With All These Veggies? Dec. 17

Holiday Pops (matinee and evening concerts) by the Charlotte Symphony, Dec. 18

Stage Production: The Nutcracker at Cultural Center of Charlotte County, Dec. 18

Fishermen's Village Festival of Lights, Daily until Dec. 31

Cheers to the New Year, Charlotte Players, Dec. 31

Family-Friendly New Year's Eve Celebration at Fishermen's Village, Dec. 31

Plein Air Painting Art Exhibit: It's Just Plein Fun, Jan. 5–Feb. 3