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Patti Roth, the editor of Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap, scouts out state and national deals, discounts and coupons for our readers, finding the real deals and presenting them in an easy-to-read format. A veteran newspaper and magazine writer and a longtime South Florida resident, she has written for The Miami Herald, The Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Travel and Life, E Environmental Magazine, Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, US Architecture and Earth911.com. Send your cheap tips to her at info@fortlauderdaleonthecheap.com.

Free food distributions in South Florida

Organizations in South Florida offer free food distribution for families needing help. Some sites provide drive-through pickups, while others offer doorstep deliveries for eligible participants. Face coverings are required at all of these sites. If your organization is distributing food, please email complete info to editor@miamionthecheap.com or news@miamionthecheap.com.  This list is periodically updated to reflect …

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Holiday parades popping up throughout South Florida

For the winter holidays, South Florida lights up with dazzling holiday parades.  It’s ideal as a seasonal tradition with family and friends. Some events even feature toy drives, if you’d like to drop off  an unwrapped present.  Below, find a roundup of holiday parades throughout South Florida – and keep checking back, as we’ll continue …

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Ideas for free & inexpensive dates

If you appreciate frugal fun, delighting your sweetie with a lovely inexpensive or free date is doable in South Florida. Plenty of exciting events and interesting activities are free. Others are relatively inexpensive. With extra dollars in your wallet, splurge on sparkling wine, a fancy dessert, or other romantic indulgence. Ideas for Free & Inexpensive …

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Christmas Lights In The Acres is dazzling display, $10 per vehicle

Lights dancing to favorite seasonal songs are featured at a popular outdoor holiday light show in Plantation Acres. Tickets are now required for the impressive light show synchronized to festive tunes. The fee is $10 per vehicle. Pre-purchase tickets via an app.  Christmas In The Acres app. App Store Google Play Venue is Plantation Baptist …

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100-foot Tree, Ice Skating & Holiday Festivities in Delray

With its 100-foot tree, Santa and fun festivities, Delray’s holiday vibe is exciting. The tall tree is decked out with 18,000 ornaments.  It features 31 miles of garland & 13 miles of lights. Menorah lighting About 5:30 p.m. November 28, Old School Square Pavilion, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach Yuletide Street Fair 6 p.m. …

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Hanukkah fair with rides in Fort Lauderdale

Happy Hanukkah ! Menorah lighting events & other Hanukkah events include Chanukah Fair On Las Olas Food vendors & rides are featured at Chanukah Fair 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. November 28 at Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 33316. Entry is free. Fee for unlimited rides is $20 if …

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Free entry for Ocean Way holiday fun in Deerfield

Photo ops with Santa, fun for kids &  live entertainment are featured at Ocean Way festivities in Deerfield Beach. The festivities are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. December 4 at beach parking lot, 149 S.E. 2nd Ave., Deerfield Beach 33441. Entry is free. Parking fees apply. Event includes photo ops with Santa stilt walkers interactive …

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Winter holidays events & festivals in Palm Beach county

Festive events and displays abound during the lovely winter season in Delray, West Palm and other towns in the Palm Beach area. Lots of holiday events are free. Or relatively inexpensive. Happy Holidays ! Festivals & lighting festivities Hanukkah festival Latkes and other traditional holiday favorites are featured at Hanukkah Festival 5:30 p.m. November 28 …

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Winter Holidays festivals & events in Broward

 Winter festivals, fun with Santa, and dazzling light displays are part of the seasonal festivities in South Florida. Many events are free. Some are inexpensive, or offered with deals & discounts. Please return to this feature as other events are added. To keep up with latest news on deals, discounts and other events in South …

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