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Holiday parades in South Florida

For the winter holidays, South Florida lights up with oodles of dazzling parades. Holiday boat parades and street parades are a delightful seasonal tradition with family and friends. Some events feature toy drives, if you’d like to drop off  an unwrapped present.  Holiday parades for 2022 Please return to this feature as other parades in …

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Botanical garden in West Palm features tropical holiday trees

Instead of lights, an attraction in West Palm features holiday trees decorated with tropical plants. Mounts Botanical Garden offers the display in November and December with regular entry fees. Decorations include bromeliads and orchids.  The exhibit runs through December 31 and is open during regular Garden hours (Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; …

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Winter wonderland arts and crafts festival in Sunrise

For kids who want to play in snow and see Santa, Winter Wonderland for youngsters is featured at an Arts Festival in Sunrise. The popular festival  in 2022 is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. December 10 at Welleby Park, 11100 NW 44th Street, Sunrise, FL 33351. Parking is free. Fees: Entry is free for Sunrise …

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Free ‘Ocean Way Holiday’ in Deerfield

Photo ops with Santa and live entertainment are featured at Ocean Way holiday festivities in Deerfield Beach. Ocean Way for 2022 is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. December 3 at Deerfield beach parking lot, 149 S.E. 2nd Ave., Deerfield Beach 33441. Entry is free. Parking fees apply. Parking rates usually are $2 an hour to …

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Winter holidays festivals, parades in Palm Beach

Festive events, DIY workshops and exciting holiday displays are featured in parks, shopping plazas and other public places. Plenty of events are free. Some are relatively inexpensive, or offer discount opportunities. Happy Holidays! 2022 events in greater Palm Beach Please return to this feature as other events are added. November 12-December 31 The Square in …

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Free ‘Winterfest in Wellington’ event featuring Vanilla Ice

Fun activities and live entertainment — including renowned rapper, actor and TV personality Vanilla Ice — are featured at Winterfest in Wellington. Entry for the event is free. Winterfest is 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. December 9 at Village Park, 11700 Pierson Road, Wellington 33414. The event includes rapper, actor and TV personality Vanilla Ice …

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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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Cheap winter break camps in Miami

Miami-Dade County Parks are a great deal year-round for enjoying our fantastic “winter” weather, and they’re an even better option for inexpensive Winter Break camps.  During the two-week break, parks in all corners of the county offering camps that include fitness, arts and crafts, sports and several field trips for students age 6-14. Camps run …

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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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Jungle Island ‘Santa’s Circus’ deal

Jungle Island is host to a Christmas-themed circus production, “Santa’s Circus,” and we’ve found a deal that will let you see it for less. Created and directed by Cirque du Soleil veteran Francisco Santos, Santa’s Circus combines acrobatic artistry with a  Christmas story line. Kids will be able to meet and greet their favorite Christmas …

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Nova Singers to present holiday concerts: Discount available!

Save $5 on a performance featuring Nova Singers by purchasing tickets online before the show. And, if you’re a student with ID, you can see the performance for free. Nova Singers will celebrate the holidays with music in a concert series called, “Sounds of the Season.” The choral group will perform the Kevin Memley “Gloria,” …

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