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 7th, 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 “Expedition Pearl Harbor” will be shown at 8:00pm. Information is available here. Also, this evening the holiday tree will be lit at this event. And, guess what? Santa is coming! You can even take a picture with him!

Food Trucks in Lights, 5:00pm – 9:00pm: Visit the parking lot at Flamingo Gardens for dinner from the food trucks (decked out for the holidays) and music. More information is available on their website.

Light Up Sistrunk, 5:00pm: Stop by historic Sistrunk Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale for this holiday event. There will be a tree lighting, kids zone, live entertainment and even food trucks. Their website provides more information.

Light Up Cooper City, 6:00pm – 9:00pm: Memorial Park is the site for this home town celebration. Bring the family and visit with Santa. Kids can enjoy a bounce house, train rides and so much more. Visit their website for complete details.


Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland in Tamarac, 6:00pm: Tamarac Park is going to be the site of holiday fun and games. Santa will be visiting. Details available online.

Margate Winter Festival, 6:00pm: Visit the intersection of Margate Boulevard and 441 for snow, kiddie rides, food and more! Santa will be there. Bring your cameras! Check their website for more information.

Rock the Park Free Concert Series, 6:00pm:
Central Park in Plantation is place for this Jimmy Buffet Tribute Concert. Food trucks will be on site at 6:00 and music begins at 7:00. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy the show! Visit their website for details or a sneak peek into upcoming shows!

How The Grinch Stole Christmas, 7:00pm: The gates open at 6:00 for this family and pet friendly movie in the park in Fort Lauderdale. Admission is $5 and parking is $6. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Click here to purchase tickets and for more information.

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Fort Lauderdale Holiday Extravaganza, December 8th, 10:00am – 3:00pm: Take the family holiday shopping at this vendor paradise at ArtServe. Wear your ugly sweater and plan to see Santa! Details are available on their Facebook page.

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.


Holiday Fun Day at the Promenade, 11:00am – 6:00pm: Visit the Promenade in Coconut Creek for a day of family activities and shopping. There will be exhibitors, music, fun for kids and so much more. Visit their website for more details.


Winter Wonderland at Quiet Waters Park, 11:00am – 2:00pm: Visit this beautiful park in Deerfield and there will be a parade, snow slide, snow hill, a visit from Santa and more. Click herefor more details including park entry fees.

The Wiz, 2:00pm: The Stage Door Theater in Lauderhill is presenting this fabulous musical. It is playing through December 31st, so if you are not available today, no worries! Check out their website for ticket information for the entire performance schedule.

Dania After Dark Street Festival, 5:00pm – 10:00pm: This family-friendly, pet friendly event in Dania Beach is a great way to spend a Saturday evening. There will be music, food trucks, drinks, and lots of fun. Take a look at their flyer for more details.

Fun and Snow in Davie, 6:00pm: The Bergeron Rodeo Grounds is the site for this “winter” experience! There will be snow play, ice skating, face painting and more. Check their website for more details.

The Nutcracker, 7:00pm: The Broward Center is presenting this holiday ballet; it is perfect for the entire family. Click here for ticket information.

Light Up the Park, December 8th, 8:00pm: Pine Trails Park in Parkland is the site for this holiday evening event. There will be a holiday show, food trucks and performances. Enjoy this beautiful evening with some friends. Visit their website for more information.

Sunday, December 2nd, 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.

Coral Springs Farmers Market, 9:00am – 1:00pm: Held at Art Walk in Coral Springs this family friendly market is the perfect place to spend the morning. Make it a point to visit and bring your kids and pup! Check out their website.

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

Holiday Music and Movies, 3:00pm: Contact the Broward Center for tickets to this holiday music event. You will enjoy the symphony playing music from your favorite holiday movies accompanied by video movie clips. Details available on their website.

Bethlehem Revisited, 6:00pm – 9:00pm: The First Church of Coral Springs welcomes visitors to their recreation of the historic town of Bethlehem. This event is immensely popular each year. It is open Friday and Saturday evening this weekend and also Monday and Tuesday of next week. Visit their website for additional details and to confirm hours of operation.

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.

Upcoming Events

56th Annual Greater Pompano Beach & Lighthouse Point Boat Parade, December 14th, 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.

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.

Christmas Near the Beach, December 15th, 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!

Legally Blonde, December 13th – 30th: The Broward Center is the home to this funny musical. Visit their website for ticket.

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