Just because it’s likely to be sunny and warm in Fort Lauderdale this holiday season doesn’t mean area residents aren’t getting into the holiday spirit.
Each year, Fort Lauderdale celebrates the holidays in style. And while it’s not likely to be a white Christmas, it definitely will be a busy and fun holiday season.
What To Do in Fort Lauderdale — Holiday Festival
The annual Holiday Festival will be held in Tradewinds Park in Coconut Beach from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, November 18. Sponsored by South Florida Parenting, the event will feature colorful and oversized inflatables, interactive games, music, exhibitors, food trucks, arts & crafts and, of course, a visit from Santa Claus himself.
Now in its 24th year, the Holiday Festival is a fun and exciting event for children of all ages, from 5 to 85. Kick off the holiday season by joining in the fun.
What To Do in Fort Lauderdale — Symphony of Lights
Another regional holiday tradition is the Symphony of Lights, held each year at Gulfstream Park, in Hallandale Beach. From Nov. 24 until Dec. 31, visitors will be thrilled from the entertaining spectacular, which is held from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. nightly.
In downtown Fort Lauderdale, the 55th annual Chrismas on Las Olas will feature choirs from local schools and churches serenading the crowd on three stages. There also will be real snow, sledding down a snow-covered mountain, the Skate Las Olas ice rink, and Santa’s Village.
The annual holiday festival also features more than 60 vendor booths with good things to eat and drink. There will even be a screening of the holiday-themed movie “Elf” on the big outdoor screen.