It was a Busy Thanksgiving Weekend at The Village Shops!
As the sun rose over The Village Shops on a brisk Thanksgiving morning, crowds of family and friends gathered in running gear and Thanksgiving themed costumes, ready to get in their morning exercise. By 7:00am, the starting line was packed with runners doing their final stretches before racing down Gulfshore Boulevard.
The 23rd Annual Gobble, Gobble Thanksgiving 5K officially kicked off at 7:30am with the help of a police escort on a motorcycle. The police officer led the pack from start to finish with lights flashing. As the many trotters took off, the path was endlessly sprinkled with runners of all ages and dogs of all sizes.
Not long after the start, runners began to circle back around heading towards the finish line, immediately greeted with music, medals, water, and snacks. The cool down commenced as guests walked around and observed The Village holiday décor and beautiful Christmas tree standing tall and shining bright.
After a cool down, families gathered up their gear and crew to head home and rest up, only to be back at The Village Shops in time for their Thanksgiving lunch and dinner reservations! By lunch time, and throughout the remainder of the evening, the parking lot and restaurants at The Village Shops filled.
Thousands of plates were served to hungry and happy Village visitors packed with traditional Thanksgiving meals of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, cranberry, and more. Of course, all guests also saved room for cocktails and dessert ordering from mouthwatering options including pumpkin pie, apple pie, key lime pie, and many more tasty treats.
The holiday festivities didn’t stop there! The Village retailers joined in the fun, celebrating Black Friday and Small Business Saturday all weekend long with outdoor displays showcasing fabulous clothing and accessories, all up to 75% off!
The Black Friday Stroll & Shop had something for everyone with offerings of fashion for men, women, and children, along with a number of shoes and accessories. The Black Friday shoppers took full advantage of the one-of-a-kind products and unbeatable prices, crossing everyone off their holiday gift lists.
With sales come new arrivals! There are only 25 shopping days left until Christmas so hurry over to The Village Shops to find the perfect outfit for Christmas pictures, gift giving item for the holiday hostess, and many more gifts just waiting to be discovered!
The Village Shops on Venetian Bay is located at 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd North Naples, Florida 34103 and can be reached by calling 239-261-6100. To stay up-to-date on the latest happenings and for a full directory listing, visit The Village Shops website at https://www.venetianvillage.com and Facebook/Instagram pages @VenetianVillage.