Free Bayfront Park tree lighting

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Skip the crazed malls and all the Black Friday shopping madness and head to Bayfront Park at 301 N. Biscayne Blvd. on Friday, Nov. 28, for the free Bayfront Park tree lighting and food truck invasion from 5 to 9 p.m. You can skip the Thanksgiving leftovers and head to one of almost 20 food trucks […]

Free Junior Orange Bowl Parade

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One of the markers that the holiday season is upon us in Coral Gables is the Junior Orange Bowl’s annual parade. The parade takes over downtown Coral Gables on Sunday, Nov. 30. at 6 p.m. with marching bands, floats and other participants. The 66th annual parade has chosen “Route 66” as its theme, celebrating the […]

Free holiday festivities at Miami malls

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Christmas is approaching and several malls and other shopping venues are welcoming the holiday season and unveiling their holiday displays and visits/appearances by Santa Claus. In all cases, kids are welcomed to sit and visit with Santa but parents are not allowed to photograph their children. Here’s a list of free and cheap holiday events in […]

Miami City Ballet ‘The Nutcracker’ deal

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If your holiday plans include seeing “The Nutcracker,” we’ve found a way you can see the Miami City Ballet performance of the holiday classic for less. The Miami City Ballet is staging George Balanchine’s version of the Tchaikovsky work, with more than 100 dancers and children, elaborate costumes and spectacular scenery. The ballet company is performing […]

Moscow Ballet’s ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’ discount

Great Russian Nutcracker in Miami discount

The Moscow Ballet is performing Tchaikovsky’s famous “Great Russian Nutcracker” this December in Miami Beach. The production includes 3-D backdrops and puppets that dance alongside the ballerinas. Regular price for tickets is $150 to $190 for mezzanine and orchestra seats at the Fillmore. With a deal from Groupon, you can get those same seats for […]

Don’t buy more useless gifts

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The Miami Herald forgot to run my column last weekend on last-minute Christmas present panic, so I’m going to share it here: It happens every year. You’ve made your Christmas list, checked it twice, trimmed it to keep your budget in check and even almost finished your shopping. Then comes the last-minute panic. Suddenly you’re […]