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Christmas in July events & deals

Santa likes South Florida in summer.  Santa is making appearances in greater Fort Lauderdale in July. Perhaps attired in swimsuit & sunglasses, he's attending a pool event in Tamarac and an excursion aboard Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi.

Other Christmas in July 2022 events feature holiday music, holiday drinks and holiday vibes.

Christmas in July events include


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Water Taxi in Fort Lauderdale

Festive excursions in July on decorated Water Taxi watercraft are  $25 for adults and $10 for kids 5 to 11. Purchase tickets online prior to the event.  Excursions are from the dock at 335 SE 6th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Adult beverages and other drinks are offered for sale.

July 23 2:30 p.m. Live music and photo ops with Santa onboard. 

July 24 1 p.m. Caroling cruise

Santa & Docktail Party

July 23 at Water Taxi dock at 335 SE 6th Ave., Fort Lauderdale

  • Santa is likely available for photos with spectators on docked Water Taxi after 4 p.m.,
  • Docktail party is at 8 p.m.  Entry is free. Drinks for purchase at Docktail Party

Holiday Lights Tour deal

Water Taxi is offering a discount July 22-29 for the popular Holiday Lights Tours in winter. The discount price is $30 and the regular  price is $45.

Information about Water Taxi and purchasing tickets is online or 954-467-6677; information about other deals Water Taxi offers tours, transportation & discounts

Restaurants & other deals on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale

Kilwin’s offers a free Christmas treat July 22 to July 24 with each letter dropped off at Santa's mailbox

Hoffman’s offers 50% off  ice cream treats & 2-for-1 deal on a pound of chocolate

 Grand Forno Pronto offers 2-for-1 Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and cocktail drinks July 22-24 and  30% off the total food bill

Grand Forno Bakery offers free regular coffee 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. July 23 & July 24 with purchase of a pastry

Marlin Bar (Tommy Bahama) offers free appetizer with purchase of an entrée when you show your Water Taxi ticket

Wild Sea at Riverside Hotel offers 15% off

Stranahan House offers $2 off guided house tour with a Water Taxi ticket

More free and inexpensive entertainment

Patti Roth

About Patti Roth

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