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Dance, jazz, and symphony performances are among the array of free events at Baily Hall in Davie.  Free events in 2024 include: Americana is the focus for Broward Symphony Orchestra program 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 24, at Bailey Hall,  3501 Davie Road, Davie. Previous free events in 2023 include  2 p.m. October 15  Joy of …

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If you appreciate taking your own interesting holiday photos, South Florida offers some wonderful, whimsical, and festive displays. Adorable selfies. Pose with pals. Broward, Dade and greater Palm Beach offer lots of opportunities in 2023 for impressive Instagramable pictures. Plenty of places and events are free. Snow and Snowmen Dania Dania Pointe plaza offers free …

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Jungle Island’s Luminosa attraction is back in 2023. It is scheduled to run through February 28, 2024. Luminosa includes 40 giant lantern exhibits, featuring mythical jungle wildlife, submerged Atlantis, ancient Asian dynasties and legendary Latin culture. Luminosa takes guests on a journey through 13 acres, using light to explore mythical kingdoms.  Hours are 5:30 p.m. …

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  Holiday Parade is off due to weather   In a holiday parade on Sample Road in North Broward, Santa and his wife wave to their fans from a fire truck. Floats are decorated with the theme “Magical Memories.” Holiday festivities for 2023 in Coral Springs include Holiday Parade The Holiday Parade is December on  …

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Santa’s Wonderland is back at Bass Pro Shops, and you’re invited to enjoy this Christmas village. November 4 to December 24, 2023, get a free photo with Santa and participate in holiday activities including crafts and games. Please note, however, that reservations are required for the free picture. You can reserve your photo spot here. …

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Shopping at big-box stores is fine, but real unique finds are what’s great about arts festivals, craft fairs, holiday bazaars and artisan markets. Besides finding the perfect gift, you’re supporting local and small businesses. South Florida has lots of craft fairs and art festivals in the fall and winter, and you can find artisans selling …

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Of course, your dog has been a very good dog this year! Just listen to what he tells Santa Claus. And you can capture the moment with a FREE photo of your pet with Santa at participating Petco and PetSmart locations. (Of course, your pet doesn’t have to be a dog or cat. If your pot-bellied pig, bunny or …

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Mark your calendar: Miami-Dade College is holding a monthly blow-out event called “Market & Movie,” but it’s so much more. Not only will the Wolfson Campus feature an open-air market, but there will also be live music, dance, food trucks, games and holiday festivities. Enjoy a dazzling light show and tree lighting, live music, festive …

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  The film is off due to weather   The holiday film “The Polar Express” is shown for free in Dania. It’s 6:30 p.m. December 15, 2023, and feel free to bring a portable seat or blanket.  The film is at Meli Park, 2901 SW 52 Street, Dania Beach. Free & inexpensive things to do …

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Water Taxi on The Intracoastal Waterway runs scenic routes in Fort Lauderdale and an express route from Fort Lauderdale to Hollywood. Discount opportunities are offered, including evening fares. Information about Water Taxi and purchasing tickets is at 954-467-6677 or online. Regular Water Taxi routes Some use the yellow vessels to travel from place to place, …

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Want to buy the perfect gift all while avoiding the mall? South Florida has great cultural institutions and other attractions with amazing gift shops. Many of these destinations and venues also offer memberships as a gift. Give the one you love a year-long experience that will truly be unforgettable. You’re likely to find one-of-a-kind items, …

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