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Dance, symphony and vocal performances are among the array of free events at Baily Hall theater in Davie.  For many events, tickets are not required.  Entry is offered while seating is available. Some events require reservations. Events in 2024 include: Bohemian Trio is featured 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, and entry is free 7:30 p.m. …

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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 afternoon and 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 …

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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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  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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  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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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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Ready to take down your beautiful Christmas tree? Don’t fret: If you don’t know what to do with the once-festive fir, now that the holiday is over, we’ve got some answers for you. Miami-Dade County’s Department of Solid Waste Management offers some pretty specific options, so please read the instructions carefully.  To keep up with …

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