It’s that time again. Below we have identified some exciting things to do in South Florida this weekend. As always, if you are aware of something fantastic that we missed, please add it in the comments so we can all benefit! Also, visit the linked sites to confirm date, time, location and details. Sometimes things change. If you are aware of an event we haven’t mentioned, please let us know so we can share it!Finally, if you are interested in some fabulous holiday events this season in Broward County, click here to visit our holiday blog!
Friday, December 14th, 2018
ArtsPark Funtastic Friday and Movie Night 5:00pm – 10:00pm: Bring the whole family, and some friends, to ArtsPark for music, face painting, bounce houses and games. The movie “How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)” will be shown at 8:00pm. Information is available here.
Margate Winter Festival, 6:00pm – 10:00pm: Stop by Margate Boulevard from State Road 7 to Northwest 58th Avenue (the Clock Tower) for a fabulous winter light show. Additionally, there will be food and craft vendors, children rides and activities, snow (for kids under 11) and even a visit from Santa. Click here for more details.
56th Annual Greater Pompano Beach & Lighthouse Point Boat Parade, 7:00pm: This is one of the longest running boat parades in the nation. Plan on coming out to one of the viewing points and enjoying the festively lit boats. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
Pompano Beach/Lighthouse Point Boat Parade, 7:00pm: Make time to see this long-running holiday parade! Details are available on their website.
Legally Blonde, 7:30pm: Reserve your tickets now for this fun musical comedy based on the movie starring Reese Witherspoon. It is being performed at the Broward Center this weekend through December 30th. Visit their website for details.
Saturday, December 15th, 2018
Breakfast With Santa at the Rainforest Cafe, 8:00am -10:00am: Enjoy the fabulous Rainforest Cafe and a breakfast buffet with Santa! Visit their website for the menu, details and ticket information
Holiday “Pawty” in Tamarac, 9:00am – 11:00am: Come celebrate the holidays at the Gary B. Jones Park for People and Pups. There will be music, photos with Santa, contests and more. Check out their flyer.
Breakfast With Santa at Chick-Fil-A, 9:00am – 11:00am: The Chik fil A in Pompano is hosting this holiday event. Enjoy breakfast, cookies and milk, activities and photos! Click here for ticket information and more details.
Farmer’s Market at the Shops at Pembroke Gardens (in Pembroke Pines ), 10:30am – 7:00pm : Come by for a day of yummy shopping! This is the perfect place to grab your fresh fruits and veggies and a whole lot more. Check out their flyer.
The Nutcracker, 2:00pm: The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is hosting this holiday classic. Additional show are available this weekend. Visit their website for details.
Santa’s Little Helpers, 2:00pm – 5:00pm: Flamingo Gardens is excited to welcome Mrs. Claus and the elves for two weekends of fun! There will be bounce houses, snow mounds, animal exhibits and so much more. Check out their website for details and a coupon! (This event continues tomorrow and next weekend)
Cookies and Milk with Santa, 3:00pm: Pompano Citi Center is the site for this interactive activity. This event includes a story time and Mrs. Claus will be there too. Their Facebook page shares all the details, including how to get tickets.
Christmas Near the Beach, 4:00pm – 9:00pm: Plan to come by Arts Park in Hollywood for this family holiday event. Activities include music, dancing, a visit from Santa and so much more. Make sure to check out their website to get the full story!
Guy Harvey Family Fun Day, 5:00pm – 7:00pm: How is this for a different way to celebrate. Head over the Guy Harvey World Headquarters in Davie where you can meet Guy AND Santa! There will be a live animal show, food, games and giveaways! Click here for more information.
Movie in the Park, 6:00pm: Come see National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation in Dania Beach. Gates open at 6:00 and the movie begins at 7:00. Bring your chairs, blankets and even pets! A mobile food station will be onsite. Click here for ticket and parking information.
Winterfest Boat Parade Watch Paddle, 6:30pm: Blue Moon Outdoor Adventures is hosting a parade watch paddle! Enjoy the parade from a kayak or paddle board. This event is appropriate for those ages 7 and up. Visit their
website for details.
Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, December 15th, 6:30: There really are no words to describe this unbelievable parade. Make plans to watch as the most beautifully decorated boats float down the intercostal. Be sure to visit their website as there are many associated events happening.
Toronto Maple Leafs V. Florida Panthers, 7:00pm: The Bank Atlantic Center is the site for this exciting hockey game. Visit their website for ticket information.
Sunday, December 16th, 2018
Tamarac Farmers Market, 9:00am – 2:00pm: Veterans’ Memorial Park is the site of this fabulous farmers market which occurs every Sunday in the fall. Stop by and pick up some delicious treats! Click here for the City’s calendar.
Parkland Farmers Market, 9:00am – 1:00pm: Held at the Equestrian Center on Ranch Road, this family friendly market has a bounce house, great shopping and yummy donuts. Make it a point to visit and bring your kids and pup! Check out their website.
Breakfast With Santa, 9:00am – 11:30am: he Fort Lauderdale Women’s Club is hosting this yummy breakfast. Purchase your tickets early to ensure you have a seat. Santa will be there and there will be activities and raffles too.
Brunch With Santa on the Farm, 11:00am – 2:00pm: This second brunch event was added due to popular demand. Visit Morando Farms and enjoy brunch with Santa Claus. Visit the website for ticket information and more details.
Cookies with Santa, 11:00am – 2:00pm: The Pet Express Animal Hospital is inviting you and your 4 legged friends to have a snack with Santa. What a great opportunity for your pup to tell Santa what he or she wants for Christmas. Check out their flyer for more details.
Be Kind to Animals, 11:00am: Visit the Sawgrass Nature and Wildlife Hospital for this weekly program where guests are introduced to a new animal ambassador. Click here for more information
Christmas at the Hard Rock with Matthew Morrison, 7:00pm: Enjoy this holiday concert featuring the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida and special guest Matthew Morrison. It promises to be a night of fabulous holiday music. Click here for ticket information.
Live Music, Gulf Stream Park, 7:00pm – 9:00pm: This outdoor shopping area presents live music several nights a week. Check out their website for who is playing! This is a great way to wind down the weekend.
Santa on the Beach, December 19th, Noon: Head to Fort Lauderdale to watch Santa and his motorcade travel down Las Olas Boulevard (he starts at Broward) as he visits the beach. He’ll be giving out candy!! Visit their website for details.
Breakfast With Santa at the Rainforest Cafe, December 22nd, 8:00am -10:00am: Enjoy the fabulous Rainforest Cafe and a breakfast buffet with Santa! Visit their website for the menu, details and ticket information.
Miami Heat V. Milwaukee Bucks, December 22nd, 8:00pm: Reserve your tickets today for this exciting game at the American Airlines Arena. Click here for ticket information.
Santa’s Little Helpers, December 22nd & 23rd: Flamingo Gardens is excited to welcome Mrs.Claus and the elves for two weekends of fun! There will be bounce houses, snow mounds, animal exhibits and so much more. Check out their website for details and a coupon!
The Sound of Music, December 30th: Reserve your seats today for this popular family musical.This classic will be performed at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. Visit their website for ticket information.
FYI, holiday lights can be seen all over Broward! Click here for some fabulous suggestions of where to go!