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Santa’s Parade of the Elves marches in South Miami

Santa’s Parade of the Elves in South Miami officially kicks off the holiday season! Presented annually by the South Miami Parks & Recreation Department, this popular and festive event is happening Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023.

Once picked as “Best Small-Town Parade” by the Miami New Times, the event along Sunset Drive has become a South Miami tradition that keeps growing each year.

Starting at 2 p.m., you'll find the streets flooded with floats, horses, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, dancers, horses, marching bands and more. And let's not forget Santa and Mrs. Claus! There will also be fun pre-parade holiday festivities from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunset Dr. (SW 72 St.) between 58 Avenue and 57th Court.

For more information on Santa's Parade of Elves, email parks@southmiamifl.gov

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