The weather outside is certainly not frightful in Southwest Florida this time of year, it's actually quite pleasant. But head on down to downtown Punta Gorda this weekend for WinterFest for festive fun including snow! Following is a media release about the event... PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (Dec. 08, 2011) – The blizzard-like effect snow forecasted for Punta Gorda, Florida, this weekend is expected to usher in holiday cheer and good tidings. However, instead of Mother Nature blowing in snowflakes, ski resort-like snow machines will be pumping out snow as part of the inaugural WinterFest, featuring a larger-than-life snow globe and snow tubing Dec. 10 and 11 on the corner of Marion Avenue and U.S. 41 North in downtown Punta Gorda. SnowGlobe Live! Visitors can step inside winter fun with SnowGlobe Live!, a major attraction the first of its kind in the United States. Suitable for any age, the 15-foot-tall oversized, inflatable snow globe features the magic of Christmas with abundant holiday décor and an artificial snow play area. SnowGlobe Live! also offers a winter wonderland photo experience providing the perfect photo opportunity for up to six guests. Snowzilla Although meteorologists are predicting temperatures in the mid-70s this weekend for Southwest Florida, visitors to WinterFest can still experience the winter thrill of snow tubing with a 30-foot-tall, 90-foot toboggan run on artificial snow tube slide called Snowzilla. Ski resort-like snow machines will pump out snow as sliders race down the run in specially engineered inner tubes, similar to the effect of racing down an icy mountain. Holiday Concert with Port Charlotte Adventist School’s Celestial Chime Choir The Port Charlotte Adventist School’s Celestial Chime Choir will perform two free concerts, the first on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. and the second on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. About WinterFest WinterFest is Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 and 11 from noon to 9 p.m. Holiday food and beverages will be available throughout the weekend. Admission into WinterFest is free while attractions, food and beverages have individual pricing. Find additional information on http://www.facebook.com/pages/Punta-Gorda-Winterfest/268832086480870 or call (941) 637-5953 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. WinterFest is presented by Smugglers Event Management. (http://smugglersevents.com/)
About the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast
Florida's premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, is known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty. The area has hosted seven major feature films, been featured on SAIL magazine's list of the "10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States," ranked by Golf Digest as the "Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America," and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the "Best Places to Live in the South." For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau, 1700 Tamiami Trail, Suite G-2, Port Charlotte, FL; 941-743-1900, or call toll free at 1-800-652-6090 for a free Visitor's Guide; or visit the Web site at CharlotteHarborTravel.com.