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Santa Claus and reindeer travel along river in Wilton Manors

Sometimes Santa soars in a flying sleigh. While in South Florida, he apparently enjoys traveling by river in a lighted water sleigh.

He and his reindeer will be navigating the Middle River in Wilton Manors  5 p.m. December 14, weather permitting.

Our jolly guy’s excursion launches from Colohatchee Boat Ramp.

Spectators watch Santa from local parks on the waterway with the voyage estimated to run through 7:30 or 8 p.m. Opportunities to interact with Santa may be available before he embarks on his voyage.

Watch zone:

  •  Colohatchee Boat Ramp, 1975 NE 15th Ave, Wilton Manors 33305

Other possible watch areas, depending on his route, include:

  • Island City Park Preserve, 823 NE 28th St., Wilton Manors 
  • Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve, 1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 

Information on Santa by the Sea is  online.

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