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Holiday Events through December

By on October 30, 2011

Monday Oct 31–Sunday, Jan 8

Holiday Train| Aventura Mall -Center Court

Kids will have a blast riding the Holiday Train over and over in the beautifully decorated Center Court. 1 ticket/$2; 4 tickets/$6; 9 tickets/$12; 15 tickets/$20. Youngsters can also enjoy “Aventura’s Model Train Station,” which includes a miniature town, amusement park, old time mill, and snow capped mountain ranges, located in the JCPenney Court. 19501 Biscayne Blvd. Aventura.

Wednesday, November 2

Hanukah Bazaar| Temple Beth Sholom

Clothing and holiday gift items, jewelry, crafts, food & more. 8:30am–5pm. 4144 Chase Ave, Miami Beach. 305-538-7231

Saturday, November 5

Holiday Arts & Crafts | Sunny Isles Beach Branch Library

Celebrate the holidays with arts & crafts for children of up to middle school age. 10:30–11:30am. 18070 Collins Ave. Sunny Isles Beach. 305-682-0726

Tuesday, November 8

Holiday Shopping Bazaar| Miami Country Day School

Many vendors selling clothing, jewelry, handbags & fabulous food court & more. 8am–6pm. in the J. Calvin Rose Athletic Center, 601 NE 107 St. 305-779-6773

Wednesday, November 9

Celebrate Thanksgiving | Golden Glades Branch Library

Stories, crafts and more. 5:30–6:30pm. Children’s Area, 100 NE 166 St. Miami. 305- 787-1544

Friday, November 11 & 25

Super All Day Skate | Super Wheels

Grab your friends and head to Super Wheels when school is out! Nov 11: $10/pp; After 3pm/$7+ skate rental. Nov 25: $6/pp; After 3pm/$5+ skate rental. 12267 SW 112 St, Miami. 305-270-9FUN.

Friday, November 11

North Miami Veterans Memorial Service | Griffing Park

Join the City of North Miami and local Veterans organizations and pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of all Veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Bring the kids for a lesson in living history! Refreshments are served following the ceremony. 10am. 12220 Griffing Blvd., North Miami. 305-895-9840

Saturday, November 12

Celebrate Thanksgiving | Homestead Branch Library

Celebrate Thanksgiving with stories, songs and more. 3–3:45pm. 700 N Homestead Blvd. Homestead. 305-246-0168

Saturday, Nov 12–Sat. Dec 24

Santa’s Arrival & Photos | Aventura Mall -Santa’s Village, Fountain Court

Kids (& grownups) can visit Jolly Old St. Nick, whisper their wishes to him and then pose for a photo (additional charge). Monday–Friday:11am–8pm, Saturday:10am–8pm, & Sunday: noon–7pm. Santa will be feeding his reindeer daily at the posted time. 19501 Biscayne Blvd. Aventura.

Monday, November 14

Reading Ready Toddler Storytime | West Kendall Regional Library

Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with stories, songs & activities for toddlers & their caregivers. 10:30–11am. Children’s Storyroom, 10201 Hammocks Blvd. Miami. 305-385-7135

Tuesday, November 15

Holiday Bazaar | Lehrman Community Day School

Shop for jewelry, accessories, clothing, arts & crafts, and decorations for the home. 9am–6pm. 727 Lehrman Dr. (77 St.) 305-866-2771

Wednesday, November 16

Celebrate Thanksgiving | Main Library

Stories, crafts and a movie. 2:30–3:30pm. Children’s Area, 101 W. Flagler St. Miami. 305-375-2665

Bilingual Family Storytime | West Kendall Regional Library

Celebrate Thanksgiving day with bilingual stories, songs, & games for the entire family. 7–8pm. Children’s Storyroom, 10201 Hammocks Blvd., Miami. 305-385-7135

Wednesday & Sat, Nov 16 & 19

Tough Turkey in the Big City | Coral Gables Branch Library

A fun-filled musical treat, composed for piano, bass trombone, trumpet, clarinet, violin, percussion and narrator. It lasts approximately 35-40 minutes & is perfect for children ages 3 and up. What happens when a turkey from the sticks meets a Park Avenue Pigeon? In the educational style of Peter and the Wolf where each character is portrayed by a different instrument, Tough Turkey is the perfect way to introduce kids to classical music. Program made possible by the Miami Dolphins Foundation. Nov 16/6:30–7:05pm. 3443 Segovia St. Coral Gables. 305-442-8706. Nov 19/ 2–2:35pm. Library: No. Dade Regional -Auditorium, 2455 NW 183rd St. Miami. 305-625-6424

Thursday, November 17

Celebrate Thanksgiving | Miami Beach Regional Library

Stories, activities and a craft. Open to children in grades K-6. 3:30–4pm. Children’s Storyroom, 227 22 St. Miami Beach. 305-535-4219

Reading Ready Storytime | West Kendall Regional Library

Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with stories, songs & activities for preschoolers & their caregivers. 10:30–11:10am. Children’s Storyroom, 10201 Hammocks Blvd. Miami. 305-385-7135

Friday, November 18

Thanksgiving Storytime | Coral Reef Branch Library

Fun stories and activities for preschoolers. 11–11:40am. 9211 Coral Reef Dr. Miami. 305-233-8324

Saturday, November 19

Book Nook By The Bay | The Deering Estate At Cutler

In collaboration with the Miami-Dade Public Library System, offers the enriching “Book Nook by the Bay” program in which guests can enjoy storytelling, on-site eco-arts & crafts, science programs & much more! November focuses on “Giving” theme, storytelling & a host of activities. 10am–Noon. Adult/$12, Child/ages 4–14/$7. 16701 SW 72 Ave. Miami. 305-235-1668.

Miracle on 136th Street | The Falls Shopping Center

In its 14th year, the Parade will kick off the Holiday season. Jennifer Stone, most widely recognized for her role as ‘Harper Finkle’ (Selena Gomez’s best friend) on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place, will be this year’s celebrity Grand Marshal. Parade starts at The Falls in front of Bloomingdale’s and will travels the entire length to Macy’s. 4pm. Free. 8888 136 St. Miami. 305-255-4571.

Thanksgiving Celebration | Kendall Branch Library

Stories, crafts and more. Ages 6 years and up. 11–11:45am. Auditorium, 9101 SW 97th Ave. Miami. 305-279-0520

Storytime: Let’s Talk Turkey! | Miami Springs Branch Library

Stories, crafts and more. Registration required. 4–4:40pm. 401 Westward Dr. Miami. 305-805-3811

Saturday–Wednesday, Nov 19–23

Thanksgiving Tree Week | Miami Children’s Museum

Celebrate Thanksgiving by telling MCM what you are thankful for. The “Thanksgiving” Tree and leaves will be in the “Cone” for guests to write what they are thankful for and place it on the tree. Thanksgiving activities at 4:30pm each day. $15/pp; Under 1/Free. 980 MacArthur Cswy. Miami.

Sunday, November 20

Peter and the Wolf | Maurice Gusman Concert Hall

The classic story comes to life as the cast of characters is portrayed by the UM Frost Symphony Orchestra. Musical selections especially suited for children. 3pm. Adult/$12; Child/$10. 1314 Miller Dr, Coral Gables. 305-271-7150.

Tuesday, November 22

Celebrate Turkey Day | International Mall Branch Library

Stories, crafts and more. 6:30–7pm. Children’s Area, 10315 NW 12 St. Miami. 305-594-2514

Begins Wednesday, November 23

Magical Snowfall | Dolphin Mall -Ramblas Plaza

Magical wands will be distributed every night to children under 12, when their parents sign up to receive the Dolphin Mall e-bulletin. Children will wave their wands in the air and cause the snow to return to the mall while illuminating the sky with a warm holiday glow. Youngsters can pick up their wands one hour before each show. Snow will fill the air weekly at 7pm & Fri, Sat & Sun at 9pm. 11401 NW 12 St, Miami. 305-DOLPHIN.

Thursday, November 24

Winternational Thanksgiving Day Parade | Downtown North Miami

Why watch a parade on TV? Enjoy the colorful floats, lively marching bands and spectacular entertainment that is all part of No. Miami’s longstanding holiday tradition – the WinterNational Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year’s parade theme – Healthy People, Healthy Places – celebrates No. Miami’s focus on making healthy choices in our everyday lives.10am–Noon. Free. Start NE 6 Ave & runs along NE 125 St from 5th to 12th Aves, No. Miami. 305-895-9840.

Tuesday, Nov 29–Sat. Dec 24

Madeline’s Christmas | Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre

“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.” So begins this delightful story of Madeline’s Christmas! The day begins like any other day for the girls and their caretaker Miss Clavel, but soon ends in disaster when everyone but Madeline gets the flu. Saturdays@2pm. Special Holiday Performances on December 23 & 24 @ 7pm. Prices vary. 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. 305-444-9293.

Thursday, December 1

Hanukah Bazaar | Young Israel of Kendall

Enjoy fun activities & shopping for craft items & fun food. 6–9pm. 7880 SW 112 St. 305-232-6833.

Daily, December 1–31

Deering Holiday Wonderland | Deering Estate at Cutler

Throughout December, visitors can tour the elegant & historic houses as they come alive with holiday accents & decorations. 10am–5pm. Adult/$12, Child(4–14)/$7. 16701 SW 72 Ave. Miami. 305-235-1668.

Friday, December 2

Tree Lighting Ceremony | Deering Estate at Cutler

The Deering Estate kicks off their Holiday Season of Events with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in the historic Stone House Ballroom. Guests can enjoy live performances by the Yuletide Carolers! 7–9pm. Adult/$12, Child(4–14)/$7. 16701 SW 72 Ave. Miami.  305-235-1668.

Saturday, December 3

Alligator Ron’s Holiday Hoedown | Green Glades Ranch

Saddle up to the bar & dance the night away. Live Band, Open Bar, Great BBQ & Much More! Come dressed in your best western attire! $150 & up. Benefiting Florida: Mission Everglades Exclusive VIP Reception@6:30–7:30pm. Main Event@7:30–11pm. Courtesy buses available to take you and your guests to the Hoedown destination, departing from Coral Gables area. Attendees MUST be at least 21 years of age. 21111 SW 16 St. Weston. 305-255-5551.

Saturday & Sunday, Dec 3 & 4

Holiday Bazaar | Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Homemade baked goods, gifts, arts & crafts & more. Sat@3–8pm, Sun@8am–8pm.11291 SW 142 Ave. 305-408-9935

Sunday, December 4

Holiday Music in the Garden | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

17th year of Holiday Music in the Garden. Heart-warming seasonal music combines with a gorgeous backdrop. Guests will enjoy a delicious catered champagne dinner under the stars while listening to the ethereal harp sounds of Trudy Faust. After dinner holiday program conducted by Robert Heath & a divine dessert following the concert. Individual ticket prices start at $250. 6–10pm. 10901 Old Cutler Rd. Coral Gables. 305-663-8058.

Tuesday, Dec 7–Sunday, Jan 1

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol | Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre

Move over Scrooge, its time for Jacob Marley to tell his story! Join Marley and his heroic behind-the-scenes effort to save old Scrooge’s soul – and in the process save his own, in this delightful gem of a show. Filled with laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, this wonderful play is irreverent, funny, and a deeply moving twist on Dickens’ classic, told with warmth and infectious zest. Times & Prices vary. 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. 305-444-9293.

Saturday, December 10

Christmas Bazaar & Craft Fair | St. Brendan’s Catholic Elementary School

Over 50 vendors selling jewelry, handmade items, candles, hair bows & accessories, women’s & children’s clothing & Miami’s famous Food Trucks. Free admission. 10am–6pm. 8755 SW 32 St. 305-221-2722

Saturday, December 10 & 17

Storytime & Kids Crafts With Santa | Deering Estate at Cutler

Santa Claus will be visiting the Estate for storytime in the historic Stone House Ballroom. 10am–Noon. Adult/$12, Child(4–14)/$7. 16701 SW 72 Ave. Miami. 305-235-1668.

Sunday, December 11

Community Hanukah Celebration | North Beach Elementary School

Join the MBJCC and many other organizations for a fun-filled community-wide Hanukah Festival. Games, food, fun activities & more! 11am–3pm. Pre-register online/$40-45/per family. 4100 Prairie Ave. 305-534-3206.

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