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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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Zoo Lights twinkling at Palm Beach Zoo

Zoo Lights will light up your night when you visit the Palm Beach Zoo. It’s a dazzling display offered select evenings from 6-9 p.m. with more than 1 million eco-friendly lights.  Photo ops with Santa and other activities are offered. Tickets must be purchased online. Fees for 2022 Zoo Lights Non-members fees for November 18-20, …

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Lights 4 Hope drive-through display is open for the season

Lights 4 Hope has opened its holiday drive-through event at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach. You can drive through the route at the park, enjoying the holiday music and knowing that you are helping local families have a brighter holiday.  The event will run every weekend until December 30, 2022. It is open 6 …

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Yesteryear Village in West Palm depicts Old Florida

Yesteryear Village in West Palm offers an interactive historical park with an Old Florida vibe. Original and replicated structures at the attraction include a school, shops, and a farm. The historical attraction also includes houses and representatives playing the part of local residents from the era.  Yesteryear Village usually is open 10 a.m. to 4 …

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Farmers markets, vendor fairs: Food, vintage wares and handmade goods

Shop for fresh produce, prepared foods, vintage treasures, art, decor and other items from South Florida vendors, farmers and artisans. Farmers markets and vendor fairs in Broward, Miami-Dade and greater Palm Beach often include opportunities for extra fun and entertainment like yoga, live music, hayrides, pony rides, face painting or petting zoos. Usually entry is …

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Vegan & vegetarian events in South Florida

If you’re into plant-based fare, several vegetarian festivals and vegan fairs are in South Florida. Some events are free. Others require an entry fee. Once inside, vendors are selling burgers, wraps, sushi, desserts and other foods free of animal products. Events for 2022 are in Miami-Dade, Broward and greater Palm Beach. If you know of …

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Discount: Art After Dark at The Norton in West Palm

Fridays are ideal for excursions to The Norton in West Palm. Art After Dark events include activities, discussions and entertainment, with reduced entry fees. After 4 p.m. on Fridays, entry is $10 adults, $5 for students, and free for kids 12 and younger.  Regular entry fees are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $5 for …

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Manatee Lagoon in Riviera Beach offers interactive exhibits & it’s free

Interactive educational exhibits, solar trees and opportunities for selfies are featured at a waterfront attraction in Riviera Beach. Entry to Manatee Lagoon is free. Parking is free. It’s an ideal idea for a free excursion with the family. Manatee Lagoon includes interactive educational exhibits augmented reality 3D animated solar tree exhibit lagoonside presentations focusing on …

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