LOCATION: Downtown Punta Gorda, 2702 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL PHONE: (941) 627-2222 TIME: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM PRICE: Free The Christmas Parade steps off at Noon in downtown Punta Gorda, traveling from Charlotte Performing Arts Center, to Carmalita, then up Taylor Road (the Judging stand is in front of Centennial Bank) to disband at the Charlotte Harbor Event Center. The theme this year is ” Holiday Happiness .” The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce is the organizer of this event and there is no cost to attend, (maybe bring a lawn chair). Typically there are 60 to 80 entries and we expect to see some very creative decorated cars, pickups and floats. Local school groups and marching bands will also participate. For more information contact the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce office -627-2222 or visit http://charlottecountychamber.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Parade-Flier-2017-Holiday-Happiness.pdf to print the parade flier.