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Monday, December 5, 2022

Free Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

All Day | FREE | Bass Pro Shops Miami

The Polar Express

$65.00-75.00 | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

A Very Merry Garden: Reindeer Round-Up at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $11.95-24.95 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Holiday Train Exhibit at library in Southwest Ranches

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

Holiday train exhibit with running railroad displays

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

Holiday in Paradise light show, ferris wheel & other festivites in West Palm

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $20.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

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

Holiday light show and snow fall in West Palm, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | The Square downtown West Palm

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

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

Nightly Snowfall

7:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Free group bike ride in Fort Lauderdale

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Tarpon River Brewing

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill

Today: Monday, December 5, 2022

Free Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

All Day | FREE | Bass Pro Shops Miami

The Polar Express

$65.00-75.00 | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

A Very Merry Garden: Reindeer Round-Up at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $11.95-24.95 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Holiday Train Exhibit at library in Southwest Ranches

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

Holiday train exhibit with running railroad displays

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

Holiday in Paradise light show, ferris wheel & other festivites in West Palm

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $20.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

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

Holiday light show and snow fall in West Palm, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | The Square downtown West Palm

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

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

Nightly Snowfall

7:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Free group bike ride in Fort Lauderdale

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Tarpon River Brewing

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill

Tomorrow: Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Free Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

All Day | FREE | Bass Pro Shops Miami

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

The Polar Express

$65.00-75.00 | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

Tropical Holiday Trees

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-14.00 | Mounts Botanical Garden

Winter Wonderland display in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

A Very Merry Garden: Reindeer Round-Up at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $11.95-24.95 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

Holiday Train Exhibit at library in Southwest Ranches

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

Holiday train exhibit with running railroad displays

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

Market Tuesdays at CityPlace Doral

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

Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Amphitheater in Boca Raton

Food Trucks Tuesdays

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

Kwanzaa event in Dania

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Dania City Hall

Holiday in Paradise light show, ferris wheel & other festivites in West Palm

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $20.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

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

Holiday light show and snow fall in West Palm, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | The Square downtown West Palm

School caroling competition awards show

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | 550 Biltmore Building

Nightly Snowfall

7:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Comedy Night

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

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Event Time Price Location
Free Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops All Day FREE Bass Pro Shops Miami
100 foot tree & Holiday Village in Delray FREE Old School Square
HistoryMiami Museum's 'Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow' $0-10.00 HistoryMiami
What the Constitution Means to Me Discounted Adrienne Arsht Center
Holiday in Paradise with sand tree and ferris wheel in West Palm $0-5.00 Clematis Street
The Polar Express $65.00-75.00 Brightline MiamiCentral Station
Tropical Holiday Trees 9:00 am to 4:00 pm $0-14.00 Mounts Botanical Garden
Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age 10:00 am to 5:00 pm $7.00-15.00 Deering Estate
A Very Merry Garden: Reindeer Round-Up at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 10:00 am to 5:00 pm $11.95-24.95 Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Garden tour 10:00 am FREE Society of the Four Arts
'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit 11:00 am to 9:00 pm FREE Aventura Mall
Holiday Train Exhibit at library in Southwest Ranches 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm FREE Southwest Regional Library
Holiday train exhibit with running railroad displays 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm FREE Southwest Regional Library
Jim Gasior, piano 12:00 pm FREE Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
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 Pelican Harbor Marina
Holiday events at Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm $0-35.00 Bonnet House
$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 $25.00-35.00 Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Holiday in Paradise light show, ferris wheel & other festivites in West Palm 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm FREE West Palm Beach Waterfront
Fantasy of Lights drive-through display 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm $20.00-45.00 Tradewinds Park
Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Discounted Homestead-Miami Speedway
Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm FREE Gulfstream Park Village
Holiday light show and snow fall in West Palm, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm FREE The Square downtown West Palm
Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm Discounted Zoo Miami
City of North Miami Tree Lighting 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm FREE Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm FREE Hollywood beach bandshell
Holiday Street Parade in Boca Raton 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm FREE Federal Highway
Nightly Snowfall 7:00 pm FREE Dolphin Mall
Holiday Parade in Boca Raton fun 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm FREE
Comedy Night at Pub 52 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm FREE Nightlife Brewing Co.
Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm FREE Exit One Taproom
F9: The Fast Saga 8:00 pm FREE New World Center | New World Symphony

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Event Time Price Location
"Elf" film & fun at Las Olas Oceanside Park in Fort Lauderdale 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm FREE Las Olas Oceanside Park
Free Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops All Day FREE Bass Pro Shops Miami
100 foot tree & Holiday Village in Delray FREE Old School Square
HistoryMiami Museum's 'Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow' $0-10.00 HistoryMiami
What the Constitution Means to Me Discounted Adrienne Arsht Center
Holiday in Paradise with sand tree and ferris wheel in West Palm $0-5.00 Clematis Street
Women Championing Freedom $0-12.00 Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
The Polar Express $65.00-75.00 Brightline MiamiCentral Station
Tropical Holiday Trees 9:00 am to 4:00 pm $0-14.00 Mounts Botanical Garden
Winter Wonderland display in Plantation 10:00 am to 4:30 pm FREE Plantation Historical Museum
Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age 10:00 am to 5:00 pm $7.00-15.00 Deering Estate
A Very Merry Garden: Reindeer Round-Up at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 10:00 am to 5:00 pm $11.95-24.95 Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit 11:00 am to 9:00 pm FREE Aventura Mall
Holiday Train Exhibit at library in Southwest Ranches 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm FREE Southwest Regional Library
Holiday train exhibit with running railroad displays 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm FREE Southwest Regional Library
Santa's Circus 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm $15.99 Jungle Island
Winter Extravaganza in north Broward, prior registration required 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm FREE
Food trucks and music 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm FREE Wellington Village Park
"Elf" film & other holiday fun at Las Olas Oceanside Park in Fort Lauderdale 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm FREE Las Olas Oceanside Park
Holiday events at Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm $0-35.00 Bonnet House
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 $25.00-35.00 Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Holiday in Paradise light show, ferris wheel & other festivites in West Palm 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm FREE West Palm Beach Waterfront
Fantasy of Lights drive-through display 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm $20.00-45.00 Tradewinds Park
Christmas Lights in the Acres 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm $10.00 Plantation Baptist Church
Holiday displays & fun in Pembroke Pines 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm FREE Oasis Church
Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Discounted Homestead-Miami Speedway
Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm FREE Gulfstream Park Village
Holiday light show and snow fall in West Palm, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm FREE The Square downtown West Palm
"Elf"film & holiday fun at Last Olas Oceanside Park 6:45 pm to 10:00 pm FREE Las Olas Oceanside Park
Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell 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
Nightly Snowfall 7:00 pm FREE Dolphin Mall

Friday, December 9, 2022

Event Time Price Location
Nova Singers holiday concert 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm $20.00-25.00 Sunshine Cathedral
Free Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops All Day FREE Bass Pro Shops Miami
100 foot tree & Holiday Village in Delray FREE Old School Square
HistoryMiami Museum's 'Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow' $0-10.00 HistoryMiami
What the Constitution Means to Me Discounted Adrienne Arsht Center
Holiday in Paradise with sand tree and ferris wheel in West Palm $0-5.00 Clematis Street
Women Championing Freedom $0-12.00 Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
The Polar Express $65.00-75.00 Brightline MiamiCentral Station
Tropical Holiday Trees 9:00 am to 4:00 pm $0-14.00 Mounts Botanical Garden
Free Water Shuttle Weekends 10:00 am to 3:00 pm FREE Deerfield Island Park
Winter Wonderland display in Plantation 10:00 am to 4:30 pm FREE Plantation Historical Museum
Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age 10:00 am to 5:00 pm $7.00-15.00 Deering Estate
A Very Merry Garden: Reindeer Round-Up at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 10:00 am to 5:00 pm $11.95-24.95 Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Brightline Holiday Marketplace 11:00 am to 8:00 pm FREE Brightline MiamiCentral Station
'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit 11:00 am to 9:00 pm FREE Aventura Mall
Santa's Circus 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm $15.99 Jungle Island
Art After Dark at Norton in West Palm 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm Discounted Norton Museum of Art
holiday market at Dania Pointe 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm FREE Dania Pointe
Dania Pointe holiday night market 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm FREE Dania Pointe
Food truck gathering at Tropical Park 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm FREE Tropical Park
Friday Films 5:30 pm $10.00
Holiday films in West Palm Beach 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm FREE
Holiday events at Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm $0-35.00 Bonnet House
Rudolph's Winter Wonderland in Tamarac 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm FREE Tamarac Park
Rudolphs Winter Wonderland 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm FREE Tamarac Park
Jazz & holiday music in Hollywood 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm FREE TY Park
Zoo Lights at Palm Beach Zoo 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm $10.00-22.00 Palm Beach Zoo
Holiday Celebration at the Park 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm FREE
Night Garden Experience 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm $25.00-35.00 Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Holiday in Paradise light show, ferris wheel & other festivites in West Palm 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm FREE West Palm Beach Waterfront
Fantasy of Lights drive-through display 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm $20.00-45.00 Tradewinds Park
Christmas Lights in the Acres 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm $10.00 Plantation Baptist Church
Lights 4 Hope drive-through light display 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm $15.00-35.00 Okeeheelee Park
Holiday displays & fun in Pembroke Pines 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm FREE Oasis Church
Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Discounted Homestead-Miami Speedway
Winterfest in Wellington 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm FREE Wellington Village Park
Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm FREE Gulfstream Park Village
Food In Motion vendor fair in Fort Lauderdale 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm   Feldman Park
Fast Lane Friday 6:00 pm to 11:59 pm $0-25.00 Homestead-Miami Speedway
Boynton Beach holiday boat parade 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm FREE
Holiday light show and snow fall in West Palm, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm FREE The Square downtown West Palm
Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm FREE Gulfstream Park Village
Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm Discounted Zoo Miami
Snow flurries at Dania Pointe 7:00 pm to 7:20 pm FREE Dania Pointe
Jam on percussion for free 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm FREE South Florida Center for Percussive Arts
Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm FREE Hollywood beach bandshell
Pompano Lighthouse Point Deerfield Holiday Boat Parade 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm FREE Intracoastal Waterway
"Elf The Musical Jr." in Sunrise 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $20.00 Sunrise Civic Center
Free movie in West Palm Beach 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm FREE Waterfront Commons
Live music at Grandview in West Palm 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm FREE Grandview Public Market
Free live music at Dolphin Mall 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm FREE Dolphin Mall
Nightly Snowfall 7:00 pm FREE Dolphin Mall
Live Music at Doral Yard 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm FREE Doral Yard
Free outdoor films in Hollywood 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm FREE ArtsPark
Snow flurries at Dania Pointe 8:30 pm to 8:50 pm   Dania Pointe

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