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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.

Dania offers Kwanzaa event with free entry

Entertainment that includes drumming and dancers is featured at a free Kwanzaa event in Dania. Festivities are 6 p.m. December 6, 2022, recognizing a holiday that reflects African heritage and values. The event is at Dania City Hall, 100 W. Dania Beach Blvd., Dania  33004. Free parking on-site. Information is online.  Happy Kwanzaa! To keep …

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Palm Beach holiday boat parade is a holiday delight

Elaborately decorated watercraft parading on the Intercoastal Waterway offer a fun holiday activity. Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade is 6 p.m. December 3, with a route that includes North Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. A travellng fireworks display and Toy Drive are part of the festivities. Watch areas and other information are featured on …

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Free live Jazz Brunch on Fort Lauderdale’s Riverwalk

Popular Jazz Brunch events offer an afternoon of free outdoor entertainment along scenic Riverwalk in Fort Lauderdale. The events are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on first Sundays, with performers at different points along Riverwalk and Esplanade Park, 400 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL. If you’d like, bring your own picnic or buy food …

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Enjoy snow flurries, make a snowman at Dania Pointe Plaza

Snow flurries are featured at Dania Pointe, a shopping, dining and entertainment plaza in Dania. The snowfall displays with festive holiday songs are free. Parking is free. Let It Snow display Snow flurries 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays November 25-December 23 Snow flurries 7 p.m. Sundays November 25-December 23 Snow flurries 5 …

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Delray displays 100-ft tree with ice skating, Santa and more

With its dazzling 100-foot tree and other fun festivities and activities, a holiday vibe in Delray Beach is exciting. For the holidays, the statuesque tree  is adorned with 31 miles of garland, 13 miles of lights  and 18,000 ornaments. Wow. When Holiday Village is open to the public, the tree offers a walk-through display featuring …

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Winter holiday festivals, parades 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. 2022 Holiday Displays in Broward Symphony In Lights, free November 12-December 31 Symphony in …

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Volunteer Park in Plantation offers food trucks & fun

No event November 23   Food truck fare is featured at free events at Volunteer Park in Plantation.  Events are 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Wednesdays, & sometimes feature live entertainment and activities.   Select fare from your favorite vendor – or mix & match. Fees apply for food and beverages served by the vendors. …

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Secure your golden ticket early on The Polar Express

THE POLAR EXPRESS is back for another magical season. The holiday magic begins December 3, 2022. West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale residents can take Brightline down to THE POLAR EXPRESS™ experience at Brightline MiamiCentral Station. Gather your friends and family and get on board an experience with hot chocolate, cookies and Santa that all will …

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Free holiday lights display, Santa in Hallandale

Entertaining and festive, Symphony In Lights is a free outdoor light show. It’s on display at Gulfstream Park Village, an open-air shopping, dining and entertainment plaza in Hallandale Beach. The dynamic light display in 2022 is every hour on the hour from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. November 12-December 31, 2022 with lights dancing to …

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Orchestra performs ‘Messiah’ in Fort Lauderdale & Miami

Live entertainment enhances the festive vibe in South Florida, including  South Florida Symphony Orchestra performing holiday favorites. “Messiah” and other holiday musical works are featured   7:30 p.m. December 3 at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale 4 p.m. December 4 at Barry University, 11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores Vocal performances elevate the …

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