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Tis the Season: Broward Holiday Festivities

By on November 18, 2013
Holiday Fantasy of Lights | Nightly, Fri–Sat, November 22–January 4

Tradewinds Park will again be a fantasy of color, lights & design this holiday season with 3 miles of giant animated holiday displays & illuminated trees. 6–10pm. $13/car. Mon–Wed/$10/car. $3 off coupon online. Enhance your drive-thru adventure with 3-D glasses available at the entrance $3 for 3pair. Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Rd. Coconut Creek. 954-634-6558. www.holidaylightsdrivethru.com

It’s A Wonderful Life in Plantation! Holiday Parade
Saturday, November 23

What better way to bring in the holiday season than festive floats and marching bands. The parade begins at 9am at the intersection of Broward Blvd & NW 46 Ave., turns N. on NW 69 Ave., W on 4th St. to City Hall. Where float awards & festivities follow the parade. Santa will be at The Fountains Noon–3pm. City Hall, 400 NW 73 Ave. Plantation. 954-587-1410. www.plantationchamber.org

Tamarac Turkey Trot 5K Race | Thursday, November 28

A great excuse to overeat on Thanksgiving Day! Awards, t-shirts, refreshments, DJ. Early Regis. thru Nov 11/$20, Nov12–21/$25, Race Day/$50(Cash only). 7:30am. Tamarac City Hall, 7525 NW 88 Ave. Tamarac. 954-597-3620 Register @ www.splitsecondtiming.com

Holiday Lighting & South Florida Trail Riders Jingle Bell Parade
Sunday, December 1

Here, here! The holiday has begun in Davie. The mayor will light the festive decorations, Santa arrives by fire engine & 20 tons of “snow” blows in for the kids. Get your pictures with Santa for a small fee. Refreshments & homemade cookies while supplies last. Free climbing wall, bounce house & entertainment. Horse parade will jingle down Orange Dr. 6:15pm. Free. Town Hall, 6591 Orange Dr. Davie. www.davie-fl.gov.

Christmas on Las Olas | Tuesday, December 3

A winter wonderland evening! The experience includes snow showers from the rooftops, children climb Snow Mountain & ice skate under the stars. Local choirs fill the air with sounds of the holidays from 3 stages while strolling carolers delight the crowd. Free. 5–10pm. E. Las Olas Blvd. from SE 6 Ave. to SE 11 St. Fort Lauderdale. www.lasolasboulevard.com

Holiday Lighting Festival | Wednesday, December 4

Join in while the Mayor & Commission light the Christmas tree & Menorah. There will be a holiday concert featuring Tamarac’s best school choirs along with a special appearance by Santa Claus, children’s entertainment, & a craft bazaar. 6pm. Tamarac Community Center, 8601 W Commercial Blvd. Tamarac. 954-597-3620. www.tamarac.org

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