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South Florida November Holiday Events

By on November 5, 2017

paradeLet the festivities begin! Put up the lights, strike up the band and get out and enjoy the cool Autumn days.


CORAL GABLES

Holiday In The Park » Friday, December 2
Downtown Homestead
The traditional tree-lighting ceremony will bring the holiday cheer again this year with performances by area dance troupes, a screening of a family-friendly holiday film and a visit from the Claus’ themselves! Bring your lawn chairs & blankets to share some holiday spirit with your Homestead community. Drinks & snacks avail. for nominal fee. 5pm. Losner Park, Downtown Homestead. 305-323-6564. www.homesteadmainst.org

MIAMI
Santa’s Enchanted Forest & Carnival » Now thru January 7
Tropical Park
The world’s largest Christmas theme park & free carnival. SoFla’s tallest Christmas tree & light show, kiddie rides, animal shows. Single Day Pass: Adult/$34, Sr & Child(3–9)/$24, (2 & Under)/Free. Season Pass avail. 5pm Midnight. 7900 SW 40 St. Miami. 305-559-9689. www.santasenchantedforest.com

Magical Snowfall » Wednesday, November 23–Sunday, January 8
Dolphin Mall
This holiday season, enjoy a magical winter wonderland – without leaving Miami! Enchanting frosty experience for shoppers, complete with a nightly snowfall powered by the imagination of children. Festive snow flurries inside the Ramblas Plaza every night at 7pm, with an additional snowfall at 9pm Fri–Sun. Wands will be distributed to participating families 30 minutes prior to each nightly snowfall. Free. 11401 NW 12 St. Miami. 305-365-7446. www.shopdolphinmall.com

Winter Wonderland Extravaganza » Saturday, December 3
Kendall Regional Medical Center – Hospital entrance
Snow, cookies, hot chocolate, musical entertainment by local schools, Christmas tree lighting ceremony, take your child’s picture with Santa. All free when registered. 4–8pm. Register to attend: 305-222-2200 or on Facebook: facebook.com/KendallRMC. 11750 Bird Rd. (SW 40 St.). Miami. 305-223-3000. www.kendallmed.com

WEST MIAMI
Harvest Festival » Saturday & Sunday, November 18 & 19
Miami-Dade Fair Expo
Annual festival with model train village, inside play area, pony rides, bounce houses, petting zoo, Cutest Baby Contest, face painting, bean bag toss, live entertainment, arts & crafts, delicious food, Santa in his
workshop, yummy treats & more. 10am–5pm. Sat: Early Bird Shopping 8–10am. Adult/$15, Child (5&up)/$5, Child(4&Under)/Free. Purchase Early Bird Tickets online & save. Miami-Dade Fair Expo, 10901 Coral Way (SW 24 St). 386-860-0092. www.miamiharvest.com

Winter Wonderland Extravaganza » Saturday, December 2
Kendall Regional Medical Center
Hospital entrance Snow fun, cookies & treats, hot chocolate w/marshmallows, musical entertainment by local schools, holiday crafts & games, Christmas tree lighting ceremony, take your child’s picture with Santa. All free when registered. 4–8pm. Register to attend: 305-222-2200 or on Facebook: facebook.com/KendallRMC. 11750 Bird Rd. (SW 40 St.). Miami. 305-223-3000. www.kendallmed.com

SOUTH DADE
The Polar Express Train Ride
Friday, November 24–Sunday, December 24
Gold Coast Railroad Museum
The magical story comes to life when the train departs for a 50 min roundtrip journey to the “North Pole.” Once onboard, hot chocolate & treats are served as passengers read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express. Santa & his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole & then board the train, where each child is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride! Coach/$40, 1st Class/$70, Child under 2/Free. 12450 SW 152 St. Miami. 305-253-0063. Schedule online at www.gcrm.org

PEMBROKE PINES

Holiday Fantasy of Lights
Friday, November 17– Monday, January 1, 2018
Three miles of giant animated holiday displays & illuminated trees. 6–10pm. $16/car. Join email list for a $3 off coupon. Enhance your drive thru adventure w/custom holiday 3D glasses available at entrance $3/3pairs. Value nights: Mon&Tues/$11car. Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Rd. 954-956-7266. www.holidaylightsdrivethru.com

Turkey Bowl Flag Football Tournament » Saturday, November 18
Four on four flag football double elimination tournament for boys & girls, 15 minute games. Ages 9–11 & 12–14. Check in: 1:15pm, entry fee: One canned good. Sabal Pines Park, 5005 NW 39 Ave. Register at Community Center, 1100 Lyons Rd. 954-545-6697. www.coconutcreek.net

PLANTATION
Winter Wonderland » Saturday, November 18–January 6, 2018
Featuring over 45 different-themed Christmas trees, a Hanukkah exhibit & Kwanzaa display. Free. Tues–Sat: 10am–Noon & 1–4:30pm. Plantation Historical Museum, 511 No. Fig Tree Lane. 954-797-2722.

LAUDERDALE BY THE SEA
Christmas By The Sea » Wednesday, December 6
Holiday music will abound & there will be dancing to delight all. Downtown will be beautifully lit. Annual tree lighting in Anglin’s Square at 6pm in the midst of a festive & expanded yuletide market.
In keeping with Town tradition, Santa will arrive atop a fire truck & will listen carefully to children’s Christmas wishes. Free. 5:30–9:30pm. Anglin’s Square, A1A & Commercial Blvd.
954-640-4200. www.lauderdalebythesea-fl.gov

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