Holiday Season 2017
Activities and Events in South Florida
Happy Holidays! There is so much to do this Holiday Season of 2017 all across South Florida that it has inspired the spirit for so many families already. A great, big thank you to all the efforts by so many individuals and groups who make these magical moments possible.
Families can’t wait to capture the season with a Photo with Santa and with so many locations participating this year, check for the nearest location and times. Don’t forget to submit your favorite for our annual holiday picture contest and giveaway on our Mommy ‘n Me Facebook page.
Leave December 2nd open because there are so many great activities! Some events do repeat and are organized by their start date, so scan carefully so you don’t miss out on the holiday activities that suit you best!
NOV 30 – DEC 30
6 PM – 10 PM
Christmas Lights in the Acres
11700 NW 28th Ct, Plantation Acres
NOV 28 5-10 PM
Christmas on Las Olas
600 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Visit a winter wonderland right on Las Olas with fun for the whole family.
NOW-DEC 24 5-8 PM
Free Santa Photos
Bass Pro Shops (Dania Beach, FL)
200 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, Florida 33004
Be sure to visit Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops in Dania Beach. Enjoy the Magical Wonderland Setting.
NOV 10- DEC 24
Santa Photos at the Ice Palace
The Mall At Wellington Green
10300 W Forest Hill Blvd, Ste 2000, Wellington, Florida 33414
Visitors to The Mall at Wellington Green will be transported to a winter wonderland, when they step inside the spectacular Ice Palace.
NOW – DEC 31 5-10 PM
Symphony of Lights
901 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL, 33009
NOW – JAN 01 6 PM
Festival of Lights at Tradewinds Park
3600 West Sample Road, Coconut Creek, FL, 33073
Open Nightly 6-10 PM including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
NOV 20 – DEC 20 4-6 PM
Hoffman’s Chocolates Shoppe, Factory & Gardens
5190 Lake Worth Road, Greenacres, Florida 33463
Holiday Chocolate Class & Factory Tour with Santa $24.95 per person. Santa will be on hand for a meet & greet every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday followed with a chocolate craft and big scoop of ice cream!
NOW – DEC 01 5-8 PM
Themed Photo Nights with Santa
Pembroke Lakes Mall
11401 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Florida 33026
Check out the various, fun-filled themed nights for families AND pets at the mall!
NOV 29, DEC 06, DEC 13, DEC 20 10 AM
Chanukah Mommy and Me
Chabad of Plantation
10165 Cleary Blvd
$8 Drop in, $28 for Series
NOV 30 6 PM
Tree Lighting Ceremony Dania Beach
100 W. Dania Beach Blvd, Dania Beach, FL
Children’s play area, light refreshments and a special guest to arrive by fire truck.
NOV 30 5 PM – 9 PM
Delray Beach 100ft Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Old School Square
51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, Florida 33444
Come join Big Dog Ranch Rescue at the The Delray Beach 100ft Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony! This is one of the largest and most celebrated holiday events in Palm Beach County. Festivities begin at 5pm.
DEC 01 5 PM – 10 PM
Tree Lighting & Santa’s Park
405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, FL 33134-5717, United States
Join us for the countdown to light up our Holiday Tree. Featuring: food, carnival rides, games, photos with Santa, face painting, musical entertainment and much more. Santa arrives to light up the tree at 7 p.m.
DEC 01 5PM – 9 PM
Light Up Sistrunk
Historic Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdaale, FL, 33311
Historic Sistrunk Boulevard comes alive at the 11th Annual Light Up Sistrunk event.
DEC 2 11 AM – 1 PM
Santa’s Arrival at Pompano Citi Centre
Pompano Citi Centre
1955 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
Santa will be arriving in style via a Pompano Beach Fire Department Fire Truck with the assistance of BSO, and there looks to be a 100% chance of “snow”!
DEC 02 4 PM – 8 PM
Annual Light Up MLK
601 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr BLVD, Pompano Beach, FL, 33060
Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will host its 8th Annual “Light Up MLK ” in Pompano Beach
DEC 2 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Kids Breakfast With Santa
2900 W Sample Rd, Pompano Beach, Florida 33073
Bring your kids for breakfast, crafts, and games with Santa.
DEC 02 7 PM – 9 PM
Hollywood Candy Cane Parade
FREE evening parade on the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk featuring marching bands, floats and more.
DEC 2 7 PM
2nd Annual Carols by Candlelight
Old School Square Pavilion
51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, Florida 33444
Carols by Candlelight, a festive music experience and new Delray Beach tradition to get you into the holiday spirit!
DEC 2 5 PM – 9 PM
Ocean Way Holiday
International Fishing Pier
200 NE 21st Ave, Deerfield Beach, FL
Annual Deerfield Beach Ocean Way Holiday Celebration presented by the Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
www.DFB.CITY/OWH or call 954.480.4429
DEC 3 4 PM – 8 PM
Weston Town Center Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Enjoy live performances, photos with Santa, fine restaurants, kids activities and don’t miss a chance of snow here in Weston
DEC 3 10 AM – 6 PM
Ice Skating by the Beach
Heritage Park, 19200 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160
DEC 3 10 AM
Santa Meet & Greet Holiday Party
Little Town Play
15200 jog road, Delray Beach, Florida 33446
DEC 4 6 PM – 9 PM
Annual Boca Raton Santa Toy Delivery
Pre-wrapped Gift Drop Off
2333 W. Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL
Bring your pre-wrapped gift to be delivered to your child by Santa & friends in a city of Boca Raton fire engine.
$20 donation per gift.
Water Taxi Holiday Lights Cruises
Boarding begins at 5:45PM for a prompt 6PM departure and at 7:45PM for a prompt 8PM departure on select nights.
Adults: $25 | Ages: 5-12: $15 | Children under 5: Free
DEC 6 7:30 PM – 9 PM
Boca Raton Holiday Street Parade
The City of Boca Raton’s 47th Annual Holiday Street Parade. This year’s parade theme will be “Light Up Boca!” The parade route begins at Federal Hwy & SE 5th Street, traveling north to Mizner Park Amphitheater
DEC 06 6 PM
Holiday Lighting Festival Tamarac
Tamarac Community Center
8601 W. Commercial Boulevard, Tamarac, FL
DEC 06 6 PM – 8 PM
Winter Wonderland at The Walk
2920 N. University Dr, Coral Springs, Florida, 33065
DEC 08 6 PM – 8 PM
Holiday Gingerbread House Unveiling at the Ritz-Carlton
Enjoy complimentary Santa snacks, children’s activities, pictures with Santa, caroling, and more! Benefiting the SOS Children’s Villages Florida.
DEC 08 6 PM – 8 PM
Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland
Photos with Santa!
7501 N. University Drive, Tamarac, FL
Join for bounce houses, arts & crafts, pony rides and more.
Oakland Park Holiday Village
DEC 8 Fri 6:00 PM / DEC 9 Sat 11:00 AM / DEC 10 Sun 11:00 AM
Holiday Village features a Children’s Activity Corner, Artisan & Craft Vendors, Live Entertainment, Cooking Demos, Holiday Health & Wellness Seminars, Visits from Santa, Holiday Village Express train rides, Cash Bar for adults, and a Food Court with food for purchase.
DEC 09 10 AM
Santa’s Coming to the Green Market
Atlantic Blvd. & NE 1st Ave., Pompano Beach, Florida 33060
Come and say hi and get your picture taken with Santa on the Historic Pompano Fire Truck!
DEC 09 10 AM – 4 PM
SnowFest @ Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church
400 N 35th Ave, Hollywood, Florida 33021
Admission, entertainment, model trains, and playing in the snow are free. Wristbands and/or tickets are needed for rides, games and food; they can be purchased at the event.
DEC 09 4 PM – 9 PM
Christmas Near The Beach
Arts Park Young Circle in Hollywood
1 young circle, Hollywood, Florida
Loads of fun plus free photos with Santa!
DEC 9 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Breakfast with Santa
Dave & Buster’s (Miami)
11481 NW 12th St #E622, Miami, Florida 33172
Have breakfast with Santa at Dave & Busters!
DEC 09, 16, 23 11:30 AM
Brunch with Santa
3033 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
Bring the kids on Saturday, 12/9,12/16,12/23 for Brunch with Santa from 11:30AM to 2:30PM, and enjoy brunch, our view and complimentary family photos with the big guy himself!
DEC 09 @ 10 AM & 1 PM
Santa Claus visits the Museum
Plantation Historical Society
511 N Fig Tree Ln, Plantation, Florida 33317
Santa visits the Museum. Holiday themed exhibit featuring 40+ themed trees, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa displays. Closed between noon and 1pm for lunch.
DEC 9 7 PM – 9 PM
Gold Coast Youth Orchestra – Winter Concert
The Pink Church -The First Presbyterian Church of Pompano Beach
2331 NE 26th Ave, Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
Experience the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra. Tickets are $10.00 at the door
DEC 09 6:30 – MIDNIGHT
Winterfest Boat Parade
512 NE 3 Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301
Along the New River, Las Olas and Intracoastal Waterways
DEC 9 9 AM – 12:30 PM
Boca Raton Children’s Museum: Holiday Extravaganza
We will have Santa Claus, Mensch on the Bench, fire truck, bounce house, snow, arts & crafts, games and more! Tickets will be $10 per person.
DEC 09 9 AM – 11 AM
Breakfast with Santa
Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6th Street, Pompano Beach
Please consider donating a toy for the less fortunate. $7/ admission, 9am-11am. 954-786-4111.
DEC 10 5 PM
Nutcracker by Florida Classical Ballet
Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W Atlantic Blvd
DEC 10 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Pompano Beach Boat Parade
Boats leave Santa Barbara and head north to Hillsboro Blvd.
DEC 10 1-2:15 PM
Chanukah Workshop at The Home Depot
The Home Depot (15885 Rick Case Honda Wy, Davie, FL)
15885 Rick Case Honda Wy, Davie, Florida 33331
Join us for the 4th annual Chanukah Workshop @ The Home Depot!
DEC 10 7 PM – 9 PM
Gateway Park – Sunny Isles Beach
151 Sunny Isles Blvd., Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160
This event is FREE and open to the public with FREE parking at the Gateway Park Garage and the municipal lot at Bella Vista Park. The SIBshuttle will also be providing FREE transportation to residents within the city.
DEC 12 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Chanukah Story Time & Crafts
18 months- 3 years
Broward County Library @ YAA
751 SW 121st Ave, Davie, Florida 33325
FREE! Bring your kids & grand kids to hear educator, Mushky Spalter, from Chabad West Davie, read Chanukah stories along with music & movement. Crafts, dreidels & fun!
DEC 12 4 PM – 5 PM
Chanukah Car Menorah Parade
Las Olas Chabad Jewish Center
1302 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Join us at the greatest Chanukah Festival after the Parade at The Jewish Center
DEC 13 7 PM – 10 PM
Coral Springs Tropical Holiday Parade
DEC 16 4 PM-7 PM
Funderdome Christmas Party
1455 SE 17 St, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Funderdome Lights up for the Christmas Season, Disco under Snow with Mr & Mrs Claus, snowball fight and much more.
* Funderdome will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
DEC 16 2 PM – 5 PM
Free Children’s Holiday Party – Coral Ridge Association
George English Park
1101 Bayview Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Meet Santa and Mrs Claus along with a petting zoo and pony rides, plus rock wall climbing, inflatable dueling slides, ultimate play area and refreshments.
Santa’s Little Helpers
DEC 16 Sat 2:00 PM / DEC 17 Sun 2:00 PM / DEC 23 Sat 2:00 PM
$19.95 ages 12+, $12.95 children 3-11, free for members and children 2 or younger.
Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, Florida 33330
Meet Santa and visit Santa’s Snow Mound, life-sized snow globes, bounce house, animal train ride through the Arboretum, holiday music, contests, and holiday crafts to make & take from 2-5pm. Stay after 5pm for the Garden of Lights- a special night time viewing of the holiday lights and decorations.
Get 25% off at www.FlamingoGardens.org
DEC 16 4 PM – 7 PM
14851 Lyons Rd Ste 121, Delray Beach, Florida 33446
Join us for the celebration! Take Photos with Santa, Candy Canes, Crafts, Train Rides, Carolers, Bounce Houses.
DEC 17 12 PM – 5 PM
Annual Chanukah Fair on LAS OLAS
32 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
The Annual Chanukah Fair on Las Olas has free entrance to all – always an amazing day for the whole family!!
DEC 18-19 6 PM-8 PM
Delray Beach Parks & Recreation
50 NW 1st Ave, Delray Beach, Florida 33444
Download the questionnaire/registration form on our website at MyDelrayBeach.com and choose Parks & Recreation under Departments. Return to Danielle Beardsley at (561) 243-7000 ext 5101 or BeardsleyD@MyDelrayBeach.com