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Where To See Santa in South Florida

When he’s not in the North Pole, Santa is scooting about in South Florida. He’s waving to fans & posing for snapshots.

Some places in Broward, Dade & Palm Beach you’re likely to see him include:

South Florida shopping plazas & malls

Professional photos with Santa offered for a fee are offered at lots and lots of malls. For some, booking reservations online is required, or recommended. 

Santa is at these shopping destinations and others, usually until December 24

  • Galleria mall, 2414 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale  33304, information online
  • Boynton Beach Mall, 801 N. Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach, 561-736-7900, information online
  • Boca Mall, 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton 33431, 561-368-6001
  • Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12th Street, Miami 33172, 305 365-7446, information online
  • Miami International Mall,  information online

Festival Marketplace

Free photo ops with Santa 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.  Fridays, Saturdays until December 25 at Festival Marketplace, 2900 West Sample Road, Pompano Beach 33073, 954-979-4555   

Santa’s Cabana

Santa’s cabana Photo/CEPODS

‘Tropical’ Santa in flip-flops is relaxing at his free holiday photo selfie station 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. December 24, 700 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 33139. Information is  online. Santa’s Cabana is presented by CEPODS (Creating  Environments with Shipping Containers)        

Flamingo Gardens

Photo/Flamingo Gardens

Santa is dropping in at Garden of Lights  events 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. December 20-23 & December 26-30  in Flamingo Gardens,  3750 South Flamingo Road, Davie 33330, 954-473-2955, entry fees apply.

Gulfstream Village

Gulfstream Village, a shopping, dining & entertainment plaza featuring a Free Symphony of Lights display , enhances its festive vibes with Santa on site 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. December 22 & 23, on the first floor of Village Center, 901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach 33009, free event

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

Santa is part of the rides, festivities & fun at Santa’s Enchanted Forest, Hialeah Park, 3100 East 4th Ave. Hialeah 33013, 305-892-9997. Discount opportunities are offered. 

Santa @ Brunch

Santa is interacting with restaurant patrons dining during Brunch With Santa 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. December 25 at Shooters Waterfront, 3033 NE 32nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 33308, 954-566-2855, reservations are recommended

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