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Miami Seaquarium’s Salute to Heroes Week means free admission

It’s Salute to Heroes Week at Miami Seaquarium – which means veterans, active-duty military, police, fire and law enforcement officers, plus EMT personnel, receive free admission now through Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021.

(Photo courtesy of Miami Seaquarium)

Valid military or first-responder photo identification is required and must be presented at the ticket counter. Additionally, accompanying family – up to six guests – receive 50 percent off admission.

If you don’t qualify for this deal, families can check out other discounts and special offers at the marine theme park, 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne. 

For more information on this special week, click here. 

For other deals and special promotions honoring Veterans Day this week, click here

Safety measures & guidelines

Miami Seaquarium reopened on Nov. 6, 2020, and has been welcoming back visitors with safety measures in place.

According to the website: “The health and safety of our Guests and Team Members is our top priority. In these unprecedented times, we have implemented enhanced health and safety measures to help protect everyone. But we can’t do it alone. We are counting on everyone’s efforts to do their part by cooperating with these new measures that are designed to keep every person visiting and/or working at Miami Seaquarium healthy and safe.”

As part of safety requirements, patrons MUST:

  • Wear face coverings per CDC guidelines.
  • Submit to temperature check at arrival; any person with a temperature of 100.4°F or higher, or displaying other symptoms of COVID-19, will be denied entry.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Maintain appropriate (6 feet) distance from others not in your travel party.

Additionally, the theme park has put in place other safety measures, including:

  • Providing sanitizer stations throughout the park.
  • Limiting the number of guests to facilitate social distancing.
  • Performing enhanced sanitizing throughout the day on high-touch surfaces and rides.

For more on safety guidelines, click here. If you have questions, you can email guestservices@msq.cc.

Veterans Day 2021: Freebies & deals in Miami & South Florida

Thank you for your service. For Veterans Day, everyone wants to thank veterans and active military members for their courage and sacrifice. That includes restaurants and businesses throughout Miami and the rest of South Florida, which will show their appreciation on Nov. 11, 2021, with a FREE or discounted meal or service. Check out our constantly growing roundup of deals by clicking here!

Entertainment and events calendar

Monday, December 6, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

FREE kinetic art exhibit outdoors in Boynton Beach

All Day | FREE | Boynton Beach City Hall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Paws Holiday Extravaganza

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | $40.00 | Coral Ridge Country Club

Farmer's market at Arsht Center

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Brickell City Centre

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Winter Wonderland in Riviera Beach

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Riviera Beach Marina Village

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Water Taxi Holiday Lights Tour

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Water Taxi in Fort Lauderdale

Holiday snowfalls and Wishing Tree light show at Rosemary Square

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Rosemary Square

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

FREE kinetic art exhibit outdoors in Boynton Beach

All Day | FREE | Boynton Beach City Hall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Discount Tuesdays at AMC Theatres

Discounted | AMC Theatres

Winter Wonderland display in Plantation

FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Market Tuesdays at CityPlace Doral

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | CityPlace Doral

Food truck gathering at Haulover Park

5:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Food Trucks Tuesdays

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Winter Wonderland in Riviera Beach

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Riviera Beach Marina Village

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Water Taxi Holiday Lights Tour

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Water Taxi in Fort Lauderdale

Holiday snowfalls and Wishing Tree light show at Rosemary Square

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Rosemary Square

Ship to Shore comedy show

7:00 pm | Miami Improv Comedy Club

Comedy Night

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $5.00 | Arts Garage

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

FREE kinetic art exhibit outdoors in Boynton Beach

All Day | FREE | Boynton Beach City Hall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Half-price games

Discounted | In The Game Sawgrass

Winter Wonderland display in Plantation

FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Hiring Fair at Dania Pointe

11:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Food Trucks In Volunteer Park

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Volunteer Park Plantation

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Stranahan House Home For The Holidays event

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm | $50.00 | Stranahan House

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Winter Wonderland in Riviera Beach

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Riviera Beach Marina Village

$8 roller skating in Davie

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Discounted | Galaxy Skateway Davie

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Water Taxi Holiday Lights Tour

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Water Taxi in Fort Lauderdale

Holiday snowfalls and Wishing Tree light show at Rosemary Square

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Rosemary Square

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Holiday Street Parade

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Federal Highway

Free SoundScape Cinema Series returns in October!

8:00 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

FREE kinetic art exhibit outdoors in Boynton Beach

All Day | FREE | Boynton Beach City Hall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Winter Wonderland display in Plantation

FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Winter Wonderland in Riviera Beach

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Riviera Beach Marina Village

Enjoy live entertainment at Clematis by Night

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Christmas Lights In The Acres is dazzling display, $10 per vehicle

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $10.00 | Plantation Baptist Church

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Water Taxi Holiday Lights Tour

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Water Taxi in Fort Lauderdale

Holiday snowfalls and Wishing Tree light show at Rosemary Square

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Rosemary Square

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live music at Doral Yard

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Friday, December 10, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

FREE kinetic art exhibit outdoors in Boynton Beach

All Day | FREE | Boynton Beach City Hall

Free Sea Shorts Play Festival

FREE | Jarvis Hall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Winter Wonderland display in Plantation

FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Coral Ridge Holiday Spectacular in Fort Lauderdale

7:30 am to 10:00 pm | $5.00-50.00 | Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

Lakewood Market

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Amphitheater

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Tropical Park

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Winter Wonderland in Riviera Beach

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Riviera Beach Marina Village

Free Tinsel Town holiday drive-thru in Tamarac

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Tamarac Sports complex

Nights of Lights

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $15.00-20.00 | Pinecrest Gardens

Zoo Lights at Palm Beach Zoo

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $13.00-18.00 | Palm Beach Zoo

Ignite Your Light

6:00 pm to 9:30 pm | $24.95-38.95 | cb smith park

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Christmas Lights In The Acres is dazzling display, $10 per vehicle

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $10.00 | Plantation Baptist Church

Free live music at Gulfstream Park Village

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Lights 4 Hope drive-through light display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Okeeheelee Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Water Taxi Holiday Lights Tour

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Water Taxi in Fort Lauderdale

Holiday snowfalls and Wishing Tree light show at Rosemary Square

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Rosemary Square

Holiday Boat Parade

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Boynton Harbor Marina

Friday Night Sound Waves free entertainment online

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Pompano Beach Holiday Boat Parade

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Intracoastal Waterway

Sea Shorts Play Festival

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Jarvis Hall

Free outdoor movie

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Weston Regional Park

Free outdoor family-friendly films

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Free outdoor movies in Hollywood

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Dinner and a Show at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Virtual PAMM free day with family activities

All Day | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Sensory Friendly Saturday

All Day | FREE | Miami Children’s Museum

FREE kinetic art exhibit outdoors in Boynton Beach

All Day | FREE | Boynton Beach City Hall

Free Sea Shorts Play Festival

FREE | Jarvis Hall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Winter Wonderland display in Plantation

FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Upper Eastside farmer's market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Brickell City Centre

Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers, Antiques & Artisan Market

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Yellow Green Farmers market reopening

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Yellow Green Farmers Market

Story time and photos with Santa

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Free pet photos with Santa

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | PetsMart, Multiple Locations

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

Santa @ Festival marketplace 

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | FREE | Festival Marketplace

Family Day free admission

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Coral Ridge Holiday Spectacular

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | $5.00-50.00 | Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church

Spank The Band live at TY Park in Hollywood

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | $0-1.50 | TY Park

Topeekeegee-Yugnee Park's 50th birthday concert

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | T-Y Park

Jazz in The Park

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE

Christmas Near The beach

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Winterfest Boat Parade

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | Intracoastal Waterway

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Winter Wonderland in Riviera Beach

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Riviera Beach Marina Village

Zoo Lights at Palm Beach Zoo

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $13.00-18.00 | Palm Beach Zoo

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Christmas Lights In The Acres is dazzling display, $10 per vehicle

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $10.00 | Plantation Baptist Church

Free live music at Gulfstream Park Village

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Lights 4 Hope drive-through light display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Okeeheelee Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Water Taxi Holiday Lights Tour

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Water Taxi in Fort Lauderdale

Holiday snowfalls and Wishing Tree light show at Rosemary Square

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Rosemary Square

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Free live music

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE

Live music

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Sea Shorts Play Festival

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Jarvis Hall

Live Music Saturdays at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Discount late-night movies

11:30 pm to 2:00 am | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

FREE kinetic art exhibit outdoors in Boynton Beach

All Day | FREE | Boynton Beach City Hall

Free Sea Shorts Play Festival

FREE | Jarvis Hall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Pinecrest drive-up Farmer's Market

8:00 am to 2:00 pm | Pinecrest Gardens

Outdoor Yoga at Flamingo Gardens in Davie

8:30 am to 10:00 am | $15.00 | Flamingo Gardens

Palmetto Bay Farmer's Market

8:30 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Coral Reef Park

Vizcaya weekly farmer's market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Veterans Park

Lincoln Road Mall market

9:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Lincoln Road

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Free pet photos with Santa

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | PetsMart, Multiple Locations

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

Farmer's Market at Village of Merrick Park

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | Merrick Park

Santa @ Festival marketplace 

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | FREE | Festival Marketplace

Caribbean Food & Rum Festival

3:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $41.00-335.00

Sea Shorts Play Festival

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Jarvis Hall

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Winter Wonderland in Riviera Beach

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Riviera Beach Marina Village

Zoo Lights at Palm Beach Zoo

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $13.00-18.00 | Palm Beach Zoo

Lights 4 Hope drive-through light display

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Okeeheelee Park

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Christmas Lights In The Acres is dazzling display, $10 per vehicle

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $10.00 | Plantation Baptist Church

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Water Taxi Holiday Lights Tour

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Water Taxi in Fort Lauderdale

Holiday snowfalls and Wishing Tree light show at Rosemary Square

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Rosemary Square

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

 

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About Melina

Melina I. De Rose is a veteran editor and communications specialist with a special love for all things Miami. The longtime resident spent 22 years at the South Florida Sun Sentinel in roles such as section editor, department head, social media specialist and web producer. Melina has much experience in the freebies-and-bargains arena, having edited the popular Sun Sentinel feature, “Doreen’s Deals,” for many years. She also is editor of ArtburstMiami.com, a media hub for local music, theater, dance, visual arts and independent arts coverage. Contact her at editor@miamionthecheap.com.

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