“Lighting of the Village” 5:30-9 pm. Official kick off of the Holiday shopping season! Over one million lights and themed decorations will be lit in sequence with ribbon cutting with city officials at 5:30 p.m., followed by parade by Lee County Pipes & Drums. Other festivities include Luis the Balloon Man, Airbrush Art for Face & Body, Dickens Carolers from Charlotte Chorale, Meet and Greet Santa’s Helpers from the Florida Dance Workshop, visits with Santa (bring your camera), complimentary refreshments by village merchants, and live music with the Boogiemen Band 5-9 pm, Center Court. YOUR ADMISSION: Bring a canned good to be donated to Share The Blessings Ministry. Collection Point: Just inside main entrance of Village, next to elevators.