First Annual Centner Academy and Buena Vista Heights Neighborhood Association’s Holiday Ham & Turkey Giveaway 12/23/19

First Annual Centner Academy and Buena Vista Heights Neighborhood Association’s Holiday Ham & Turkey Giveaway
Monday, 12/23/2019 – 02:30 pm – 05:30 pm
Centner Academy
4136 N Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: Free

Centner Academy and Buena Vista Heights Neighborhood Association will be hosting a Holiday Ham & Turkey Giveaway on Monday, December 23rd, from 2:30pm to 5:30pm at Centner Academy in Buena Vista. One thousand holiday hams and turkeys will be given to South Florida families in need. The event will include family-friendly activities including raffles, face painting, a bounce house, balloon twisting, an arts and crafts station, live entertainment, and a special appearance from Santa! Limit of one ham or turkey per household on a first-come, first-served basis. Photo ID is required for collection. For more information, visit www.centneracademy.com.

Light Up Celebration at History Fort Lauderdale 12/10/19

Light Up Celebration at History Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 12/10/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Eventbrite
Cost: Free to members; $25 to the general public

Celebrate Light Up at the historic New River Inn! History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, is commemorating the date of December 10, 1912, when Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale received its first street lights powered-up by the Bryan Electric Company.

Enjoy a special Holiday Cocktail & Member Reception featuring wine, hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats as our campus twinkles and glitters with traditional holiday decorations and musical sounds of the season.

Attendees can also view two new compelling exhibits – “Patchwork Mosaic: An Indigenous Gathering of Seminole Masterworks” featuring a retrospective of contemporary and traditional fine art from Elgin Jumper, Jessica Osceola, Gordon Oliver Wareham, Brian Zepeda, Pedro Zepeda, Erica Deitz, Samuel Tommie, Tia Blais-Billie, Jacqueline Osceola and Stephanie Hall (collaboratively curated by the artists along with Tara Chadwick, Jimmy Osceola, and Dante Blais-Billie) and “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale,” a permanent installation allowing visitors to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis.

TomorrowLand NYE 2020 12/31/19

TomorrowLand NYE 2020
Tuesday, 12/31/2019 – 09:30 pm –
W Fort Lauderdale
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: $75-$4,000

It’s time to fast forward into 2020 at W Fort Lauderdale’s vivacious ‘Tomorrowland’ New Years Eve spectacular. The celebration kicks off at 9:30 PM in Living Room, the epicenter of the pulsating beachfront hotel. Guests are welcomed to zoom into the future in their shimmery best, show off their robotic moves to electric beats, and enjoy an evening hypnotic visuals and electrifying live entertainment. Multi-tier tickets are available, with exclusive perks added to each Matrix, Cyborg, Virtual, Transporter and A.I. experience, including an open bar, bites by award-winning chef Stephen Starr and more. Countdown to the New Year at midnight as hundreds of balloons fall from above, and cheers to 2020 with a bubbly Champagne toast!

Elevated VIP experiences are also available for bottle service and private booths/ sections. Tickets start at $75 and can be purchases on Eventbrite.

Winter Adventure Camp at Jungle Island 12/23/19

Winter Adventure Camp at Jungle Island
Monday, 12/23/2019 – 01/03/2020 09:00 am – 04:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: $60/day; $199.99/week

Jungle Island takes young explorers on an exciting odyssey jammed-packed with the wildest animal interactions known to mankind during its thrilling Winter Adventure Camp. Available for kids’ ages 5 to 12 years-old, the educational outdoor winter camp teaches campers about nature’s wonders while getting them up-close-and-personal to lemurs from Madagascar, Australian red kangaroos, giant Aldabra tortoises, to name a few. Camps also include an exploration of the park and its 350 animals, special hands-on activities, jungle-themed arts & crafts, fitness & sports and more. The Winter Adventure Camp at Jungle Island take place ‪from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during two sessions on December 23, 24, 26 & 27, 2019 and December 30, 2019-January 3, 2020. The cost is $199.99 weekly and $60 per day. Extended care is available for $40 per week or $10 per day. For registration, email education@jungleisland.com or call 305-400-7211. Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132 www.jungleisland.com

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila’s NYE 2020 Celebration Presented by Casamigos 12/31/19

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila’s NYE 2020 Celebration Presented by Casamigos
Tuesday, 12/31/2019 – 06:00 pm – 05:00 am
Bodega Taqueria y tequila
1220 16th St,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Website
Cost: Free

Count down to 2020 at South Beach’s favorite speakeasy! Bodega South Beach is ringing in the New Year with a celebration presented by Casamigos and NO cover all night long! Get the party started with happy hour in the back from 6 – 8 p.m., and keep the fun going ’til 5 a.m.

Byblos Hosts New Year’s Eve ‘Midnight in Marrakesh’ Dinner & Lounge Party 12/31/19

Byblos Hosts New Year’s Eve ‘Midnight in Marrakesh’ Dinner & Lounge Party
Wednesday, 12/31/2019 – 01/01/2020 06:00 pm – 02:00 am
Byblos
1545 Collins Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33139
RSVP / Register
Cost: $75-$225

Welcome 2020 in true Miami style with the city’s swankiest Mediterranean hotspot, Byblos. To ring in the new year, Byblos is hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration to remember with ‘Midnight in Marrakesh,’ offering guests a very special dinner followed by late-night dancing and live entertainment inside their hidden back-room lounge. The restaurant will host two dining seating times from 6-7:30 p.m. and 8-10 p.m., providing guests with an exquisite four-course prix fixe menu featuring chef’s top signature picks. Additionally, each table will receive a bottle of bubbly per every two people – sip, sip hooray! Guests who chose to indulge in the first seating ($75++pp) will receive a bottle of sparkling wine. Guests who opt for the second seating service ($225++pp) will receive a bottle of champagne and will be guaranteed entrance into the lounge afterwards.

That’s right – the party doesn’t end there! Post-dinner, diners can extend their experience for some late-night revelry and celebrate a true Midnight in Marrakesh, inside Byblos’ private lounge. With the purchase of a lounge party wristband ($75++), party guests can partake in the lounge’s after-party celebration, which will feature an open bar from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., offering an arrangement of liquors, beer, wine and bubbly, live entertainment by Sol + Tribu followed by DJ sets going late into the night, and passed fun decorative party favors. Join Byblos for an unforgettable end-of-the-year celebration with an extravagant sendoff of 2019!

SPECIAL PROMOTION | CYBER MONDAY SALE
From December 2nd – 5th, lounge party wristbands will be offered at a special discounted rate of $60++.

*Pricing for table reservations and bottle service in the lounge upon request.

For reservations: please call 786-864-2990 or email reservations@byblosmiami.com.

Christmas Tree Lighting at Bayfront Holiday Village 11/30/19

Christmas Tree Lighting at Bayfront Holiday Village
Saturday, 11/30/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33130
Website
Cost: Free

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and nothing sets the Holiday Season into full swing more than the lighting of Downtown Miami’s Christmas Tree. The iconic 50-foot tree that sits in the middle of Bayfront Park will serve as the center and focal point of the Bayskate roller-skating rink at Bayfront Holiday Village. On Saturday November 30, it will receive a celebrity filled countdown and illumination worthy of a million twinkling lights. South Florida celebrities and dignitaries will be on-hand to light the tree and set the LED animation into musical motion, including Mayor Francis Suarez of the City of Miami and Commissioner Joe Carollo, Chairman of the Bayfront Park Trust. The tree will trip the light fantastic to three different festive musical shows produced by Grammy winner, A.T. Molina, who is the original producer/creator of the Burrito Sabanero mix. Enrique Santos from Tu949 will join Sasha Jones, Consumer Investigative Reporter for NBC 6 and Alejandra Molina, News Anchor at Telemundo 51, to host the event, along with Santa Claus, who is scheduled to arrive in Miami fashion via a yacht. Together, they will make sure that this tree will continue to serve as Santa’s guiding light to Miami.

“This is a special tree, because after the initial lighting ceremony, we will have mini lighting ceremonies every night all the way through Christmas. Not just every night, but every hour,” says Tony Albelo, SWARM CEO and event organizer. Each night starting at 6PM, the park will become quiet, the music will rev up, and the tree will display one of the most beautifully animated light shows ever sequenced. Those who miss the initial tree-lighting ceremony on November 30, will have an opportunity to experience it again and again while enjoying hot cocoa and churros or sipping seasonal cocktails such as the Peppermint Mojito, Mistletoe Mule, White Christmas Margarita or Winter Bourbon Smash at the North Pole Beach Club.

The lighting of the 50-ft animated tree at Bayfront Holiday Village will mark the opening of this picture-perfect, outdoor, holiday venue filled with larger-than-life holiday displays, waterfront roller-skating, local vendors, nightly music and top food and drink offerings. Whether you’re chilling at the North Pole Beach Club, partaking in the Gnauhty Gnome Scavenger Hunt, or taking a selfie with Santa, there’s something for everyone!

WHEN:
Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Santa arrives at 7:30 p.m. sharp!

WHERE:
Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami | 301 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33130

WEBSITE:
BayfrontHolidayVillage.com

HANDLES:
Instagram: @BayfrontHolidayVillage
Twitter: @BayfrontVillage
Facebook: facebook.com/bayfrontholidayvillage/

ADMISSION:
Free and open to the public of all ages

ABOUT SWARM, INC.
SWARM, Inc. is a full-circle event agency that produces over 100+ events, with over two million event attendees per year. Ranked No. 98 fastest growing business in America by Inc. Magazine, SWARM was also awarded rank No. 5 in their list of Top Miami Companies, No. 11 in their list of Top Florida Companies, and No. 11 in their list of Top Advertising & Marketing Companies in America. Being included in the top 2% of this competitive list is not only an honor, but it is a reminder of how much SWARM has grown in only three years. For more info, visit http://swarminc.com.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Holiday Magic Evening Experience 12/7/19

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Holiday Magic Evening Experience
Saturday, 12/07/2019 – 12/08/2019 05:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Bonnet House
900 North Birch Road,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: 20

On Dec. 7, 8, 11, 12 and 13, 2019 from 5:30–8:30 p.m., the Holiday Magic Evening Experience will open Bonnet House for self-guided tours with something exciting every night from Santa and his elves, to Christmas story telling, to strolling carolers and much more. In honor of its 100th Anniversary, during each evening tour, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will be offering holiday cheer, including general admission to the house ($20 per person) and admission with cheers (including two drink tickets) for $30 per person. $5 for kids 6–12 and free for kids under 6.

The Holiday Magic Evening Experience performance schedule is:

Pride Jazz Ensemble ― Saturday, Dec. 7; performance times: 6:30–7:10 p.m. & 7:30–8:10 p.m.
Whimsical Wonderland ― An Evening for Families: Broward Center Spotlights ― Sunday, Dec. 8,
5:30–8:30 p.m. Includes Santa arriving on a fire truck, face painting, stocking making, punch and cookies.
Dillard Jazz Trio ― Wednesday, Dec. 11; performance time: 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Yuletide Carolers ― Thursday, Dec. 12; performance time: 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida ― Friday, Dec. 13; performance times: 6:30–7 p.m. & 7:45-8:15 p.m.

One of the oldest homes in South Florida and a popular tourist destination for locals and worldwide visitors alike, the fanciful 35-acre Bonnet House Museum & Gardens in east Fort Lauderdale is celebrating its 100th anniversary through 2020. A part of Florida’s unique history, the home was built in 1920 as the winter retreat of the Birch/Bartlett family, and is a delightful blend of art, architecture, history and ecology. A property of the Florida Trust, the 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum preserves the natural setting of South Florida, situated on what is one of the last examples of a native barrier island habitat in the region.

About the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens:
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Bonnet House, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501c3, whose mission is to preserve this unique historic estate of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences, the Museum connects today’s community to the Bartletts’ architectural, artistic and environmental legacy. Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 and is open for tours Tuesday–Sunday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. For more information, visit www.bonnethouse.org.
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a partner of the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District’s Consortium, a unique partnership of arts and entertainment organizations in Fort Lauderdale with the express mission of promoting cultural tourism in South Florida.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Holiday Magic Evening Experience 12/11/19

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Holiday Magic Evening Experience
Wednesday, 12/11/2019 – 12/13/2019 05:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Bonnet House
900 North Birch Road,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: 20

On Dec. 7, 8, 11, 12 and 13, 2019 from 5:30–8:30 p.m., the Holiday Magic Evening Experience will open Bonnet House for self-guided tours with something exciting every night from Santa and his elves, to Christmas story telling, to strolling carolers and much more. In honor of its 100th Anniversary, during each evening tour, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will be offering holiday cheer, including general admission to the house ($20 per person) and admission with cheers (including two drink tickets) for $30 per person. $5 for kids 6–12 and free for kids under 6.

The Holiday Magic Evening Experience performance schedule is:

Pride Jazz Ensemble ― Saturday, Dec. 7; performance times: 6:30–7:10 p.m. & 7:30–8:10 p.m.
Whimsical Wonderland ― An Evening for Families: Broward Center Spotlights ― Sunday, Dec. 8,
5:30–8:30 p.m. Includes Santa arriving on a fire truck, face painting, stocking making, punch and cookies.
Dillard Jazz Trio ― Wednesday, Dec. 11; performance time: 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Yuletide Carolers ― Thursday, Dec. 12; performance time: 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida ― Friday, Dec. 13; performance times: 6:30–7 p.m. & 7:45-8:15 p.m.

One of the oldest homes in South Florida and a popular tourist destination for locals and worldwide visitors alike, the fanciful 35-acre Bonnet House Museum & Gardens in east Fort Lauderdale is celebrating its 100th anniversary through 2020. A part of Florida’s unique history, the home was built in 1920 as the winter retreat of the Birch/Bartlett family, and is a delightful blend of art, architecture, history and ecology. A property of the Florida Trust, the 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum preserves the natural setting of South Florida, situated on what is one of the last examples of a native barrier island habitat in the region.

About the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens:
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Bonnet House, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501c3, whose mission is to preserve this unique historic estate of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences, the Museum connects today’s community to the Bartletts’ architectural, artistic and environmental legacy. Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 and is open for tours Tuesday–Sunday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. For more information, visit www.bonnethouse.org.
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a partner of the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District’s Consortium, a unique partnership of arts and entertainment organizations in Fort Lauderdale with the express mission of promoting cultural tourism in South Florida.

Flood No More: A Climate Pop-Up 12/14/19

Flood No More: A Climate Pop-Up
Saturday, 12/14/2019 – 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm
José Martí Park
351 SW 4th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33144
Website
Cost: Free

On December 14, interact with artworks ranging from installation, sound art, dance, performance, fashion, and participatory work.

Flood No More features 12 South Florida-based visual and performing artists tackling one of the most important issues of our time: climate. From revisioning and redesigning public space with Agustina Woodgate’s Rayuela, to inviting visitors to give advice on ways to adapt—such as immigrating or surviving a hurricane—with Laurencia Strauss’ The Bubble Pops, these artists offer new ways of thinking about solutions to climate action and adaptation.

Artists: The Climate Crusader, Xavier Cortada, Department of Reflection, Cara Despain, Jenna Efrein + Christin Paige Minnotte, Regina Jestrow, Lucinda Linderman + Kim Yantis, NWD Projects, Carrie Sieh, Laurencia Strauss, Fereshteh Toosi, and Agustina Woodgate. Curatorial consultant: Susan Caraballo.

As part of the day, meet team members from Curtis + Rogers Design Studio, the Miami-based landscape architecture firm redesigning José Martí Park. Selected by the City of Miami, Curtis + Rogers Design Studio will create a master plan to reduce the park’s flood risk while better serving community needs.

Christmas is in the Air 12/14/19

Christmas is in the Air
Saturday, 12/14/2019 – 08:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
Website
Cost: $25-$50

Marlene Urbay and the Florida Chamber Orchestra invite you to celebrate Christmas with our traditional concert and the interpretation of immortal melodies in the voices of new talents. Such as Dunia Ojeda, winner of the competition La Voz (2019) and Ricardo Malfatti, semifinalist of the same competition, and the expected young Belen Jazz Band. Part of our Very Merry Holiday Season Series

Live Ready 4 Christmas 2019 12/13/19

Live Ready 4 Christmas 2019
Friday, 12/13/2019 – 12/13/2019 08:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
Website
Cost: $40

Jose Negroni and Miami-Dade County Auditorium present Live Ready 4 Christmas 2019. In it’s 5th year, the original holiday concert series returns with the magical voice of Sony Recording Artist “Marger,” singing the classic songs of Christmas. Under the direction of Jose Negroni. Live Ready 4 Christmas 2019 is a wonderful and traditional musical celebration and a family holiday gift.
Part of our Very Merry Holiday Season Series.

The Nutcracker 12/4/19 – 12/7/19

The Nutcracker
Wednesday, 12/04/2019 – 12/07/2019 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
Website
Cost: $20-$40

Thomas Armour Youth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is Miami’s oldest presentation of the holiday classic and has been enjoyed by over 300,000 audience members over 42 years. The cast is a celebration of Miami’s diversity, featuring students from all five TAYB locations, dancers from New World School of the Arts, and internationally known guest stars. Don’t miss this timeless classic this holiday season!

Part of our Very Merry Holiday Season Series

CityPlace Doral Hosts Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony 11/23/19

CityPlace Doral Hosts Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, 11/23/2019 – 06:00 pm –
CityPlace Doral
8300 NW 36 ST,
Doral, Florida 33166
Website
Cost:

CityPlace Doral welcomes guests of all ages to immerse themselves in the magic of this year’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony! Join us on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 6 p.m. as the holiday cheer kicks off at CityPlace Doral’s entertainment plaza with live music, food, performances and more.

Hosted by the Vice Mayor of Doral, Claudia Mariaca, and TU 94.9 radio host Alberto Sardiñas, the annual tree lighting will include a stunning Nutcracker performance by Dance South Florida, a new holiday-themed fountain show, the season’s first “snowfall” in South Florida, and the lighting of CityPlace Doral’s massive, 30-foot Christmas Tree. Guests can also enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment specials, making it the perfect time to get started on holiday shopping.

Tri-Rail’s Winter Wonderland Celebration 12/14/19

Tri-Rail’s Winter Wonderland Celebration
Saturday, 12/14/2019 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Miami Airport Tri-Rail Station
3861 NW 21 Street,
Miami, Florida 33142
Website
Cost: Free

Tri-Rail’s Winter Wonderland is a free, family celebration with a 20 ton snow playground, plus bounce houses, food trucks, face painting, arts and crafts, a coloring station, holiday carolers and more.

Admission to the event is FREE. Event goers are encouraged to ride the train to the event. Tickets are $5 to ride Tri-Rail the entire day or $2.50 for students, seniors, and persons with disabilities who have a registered discount EASY Card. Kids 12 and under ride free.

Santa Cares at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, a Sensory-Friendly Special Event 11/24/19

Santa Cares at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, a Sensory-Friendly Special Event
Sunday, 11/24/2019 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Visits with Santa are complimentary; professional photo packages start at $29.99

Santa welcomes children of all ages and abilities at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination. This compassionate, sensory-friendly Santa Cares event happening on Sunday, November 24, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on the Upper Level near Macy’s, allows families with children with all spectrums of special needs to experience the time-honored tradition of a Santa visit, in a comforting environment prior to public hours. Accommodations are made to support the sensory, physical, and developmental needs of this special audience. A portion of proceeds from photo packages purchased will benefit Arc Broward.

The sensory friendly Santa Cares event is held in partnership with Cherry Hill Programs and Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. The organization does this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

Visits with Santa are free. Keepsake Santa photo packages start at $29.99. Space is limited and families are encouraged to reserve a time in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-galleria-at-fort-lauderdale-1124-santa-cares-tickets-73334546603.

For more information, please call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 11/25/19

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 11/25/2019 – 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Professional photo packages start at $29.99

Don’t forget your fur babies this season. Frame your holidays with a fetching photo of your pet with Santa as part of Santa Paw’s Pet Photo Nights on select evenings at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination. Santa will welcome pets from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 25, Monday, December 2, Tuesday, December 3 and Monday, December 9. Professional photo packages are available for purchase. Keepsake Santa photo packages start at $29.99.

Reservations are required by calling (954) 990-7815. For more information, please visit https://www.galleriamall-fl.com/holiday-hours/.

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 12/2/19

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 12/02/2019 – 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Professional photo packages start at $29.99

Don’t forget your fur babies this season. Frame your holidays with a fetching photo of your pet with Santa as part of Santa Paw’s Pet Photo Nights on select evenings at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination. Santa will welcome pets from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 25, Monday, December 2, Tuesday, December 3 and Monday, December 9. Professional photo packages are available for purchase. Keepsake Santa photo packages start at $29.99.

Reservations are required by calling (954) 990-7815. For more information, please visit https://www.galleriamall-fl.com/holiday-hours/.

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 12/3/19

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 12/03/2019 – 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Professional photo packages start at $29.99

Don’t forget your fur babies this season. Frame your holidays with a fetching photo of your pet with Santa as part of Santa Paw’s Pet Photo Nights on select evenings at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination. Santa will welcome pets from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 25, Monday, December 2, Tuesday, December 3 and Monday, December 9. Professional photo packages are available for purchase. Keepsake Santa photo packages start at $29.99.

Reservations are required by calling (954) 990-7815. For more information, please visit https://www.galleriamall-fl.com/holiday-hours/.

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 12/9/19

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 12/09/2019 – 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Professional photo packages start at $29.99

Don’t forget your fur babies this season. Frame your holidays with a fetching photo of your pet with Santa as part of Santa Paw’s Pet Photo Nights on select evenings at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination. Santa will welcome pets from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 25, Monday, December 2, Tuesday, December 3 and Monday, December 9. Professional photo packages are available for purchase. Keepsake Santa photo packages start at $29.99.

Reservations are required by calling (954) 990-7815. For more information, please visit https://www.galleriamall-fl.com/holiday-hours/.

Jungle Island adds Chinese acrobats and entertainment to Luminosa Festival of Lights 11/9/19

Jungle Island adds Chinese acrobats and entertainment to Luminosa Festival of Lights
Saturday, 11/09/2019 – 01/08/2020 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: $30-$35

Take a memorable journey through Jungle Island at night during Luminosa Festival of Lights. This captivating instagram-worthy experience spans 13 of the park’s lush 18 acres and features hundreds of giant lanterns – beautifully hand-crafted out of colorful silk by the world’s top Chinese Lantern Festival creators. The festival paints a magical story of the jungle, its wildlife, birds & blooms, and Biscayne Bay, while showcasing the exciting transformation of South Florida’s popular eco-adventure attraction. A few of the visual delights include a life-sized tame cassowary and striking silk parrots, a sea of glowing jellyfish, and panoramic reinterpretations of several iconic Miami destinations. Enjoy Chinese acrobat shows, a bird show, a Moet Champagne lounge, bars and food trucks daily. On weekends, Luminosa also boasts roving entertainment and live music. You don’t want to miss this nighttime spectacle! The cost is $35 per adult, $30 per child (3-10 years old) and $99 for a family (2 adults + 2 children). Receive a 10% discount with your online ticket purchase. In time for the holiday season and Art Basel, Luminosa is open daily to the public from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. through January 8, 2020. Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. 305-400-7000

Miami Seaquarium Celebrates Veterans Day with Salute To Heroes Month 11/1/19-11/30/19

Miami Seaquarium Celebrates Veterans Day with Salute To Heroes Month
Monday, 11/01/2019 – 11/30/2019 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Miami, Florida 33149
Website
Cost: 0

In recognition of their service to our country and community, Salute to Heroes Month offers all veterans, police, fire, law enforcement, EMT personnel, military personnel, power and utility workers free admission to Miami Seaquarium, Nov. 1 – 30. All accompanying family members – up to four guests – will receive 50 percent off admission. Military and first responder guests will be honored during one of the Park’s show presentations! In addition, the Park will be offering 50 percent off on all animal encounter programs to military and first responders. A valid military, first responder or power and utility worker photo I.D. is required.

Magical Snowfall at Dolphin Mall 11/27/19 – 1/5/20

Magical Snowfall at Dolphin Mall
Thursday, 11/27/2019 – 01/05/2020 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dolphin Mall
11401 NW 12th St,
Miami, Florida 33172
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Cost: Free

Dolphin Mall will celebrate the holidays by creating a winter wonderland complete with a nightly snowfall that is powered by children waving magic wands. This annual tradition returns Wednesday, November 27 and will continue through Sunday, January 5, 2020.
Each night, 30 minutes before snowfall, magicians under the age of 12 will receive, while supplies last, a magic wand to help unleash the snowstorm and create a glistening winter wonderland.
The festive flurries will take place inside Ramblas Plaza each night at 7 p.m., with additional snowfalls at 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There snowfall experience will not take place on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), Christmas Day (Dec. 25), New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1, 2020).

Santa’s Flight Academy at Dolphin Mall 11/7/19 – 12/24/19

Santa’s Flight Academy at Dolphin Mall
Thursday, 11/07/2019 – 12/24/2019 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dolphin Mall
11401 NW 12th St,
Miami, Florida 33172
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Cost: Free

Santa’s Flight Academy, a one-of-a-kind, immersive experience that culminates with a special visit with Santa, will return to Dolphin Mall from November 7 through December 24 from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. The holiday attraction merges the physical and digital to provide a personalized adventure for every child.
Cadets are fitted with a virtual flight suit and will partner up with a helpful elf to inspect and power Santa’s sleigh and navigate the best course for the big day. The experience culminates with a snowfall dance party and, of course, time with Santa who will greet his crew members personally by name.

Though not required, customers are highly encouraged to create flight crew badges in advance of a visit online or through the center’s mobile app (for iPhone/Android). Badges can also be created onsite at special Santa’s Flight Academy kiosks.

Gather to Celebrate Thanksgiving at Champions 11/28/19

Gather to Celebrate Thanksgiving at Champions
Thursday, 11/28/2019 – 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Trump National Doral
4400 NW 87th Ave.,
Doral, Florida 33178
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Gather with family and friends to enjoy a seasonally inspired a la carte menu all day, featuring classic and unique Thanksgiving dishes and drinks. Champions Bar & Grill will offer dishes such as Baby Kale, Quinoa, Roasted Vegetable Salad; Oven Roasted Squash and Shrimp Risotto; Slow Roasted Free Range Turkey with Corn and Wild Rice Stuffing; Pumpkin Tortellini; and Montreal New York Steak with Tri-colored Charred Cauliflower. Meals will end on a sweet note with dessert choices including Traditional Pumpkin Pie, Warm Apple Crumble Skillet and Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Special holiday cocktails will include a Spicy Ciderita, a spiced cider margarita, and Cranberry & Cinnamon Pie, a festive take on a whiskey sour. BLT will offer a prix fixe holiday menu, from 12-9 pm, including traditional roasted turkey and prime rib or a la carte BLT favorites such as grilled branzino, bone-in cowboy ribeye and more. 

$82+ per person and $40+ for children under 10. Lunch valet is $5 and dinner valet is $8, with validation.

For reservations, see Hostess or Concierge, call 305.392.4900, or book online by visiting www.trumphotels.com/miami/dining. 

Mistletoe & Martinis 12/13/19

Mistletoe & Martinis
Friday, 12/13/2019 – 12/13/2019 07:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Deering Estate
16701 SW 72nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33308
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Cost: $100 for members, $125 for non-members

MISTLETOE & MARTINIS

Kick off the holiday season with Mistletoe & Martinis, a joyful evening of holiday cheer at the Deering Estate. The estate will come alive with the sights, sounds and libations of the holiday season, as guests enjoy festive music, flavorful martinis .and lavish hors d’oeuvres and desserts from some of South Florida’s finest restaurants and caterers.

Mix and mingle while strolling through the historic homes and magnificent grounds transformed into a wondrous Festival of Trees, gloriously lit up and fully adorned for the holidays. All proceeds benefit The Deering Estate Foundation, raising awareness and supporting programming for community, conservation, and culture.

The event takes place on Friday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72 Avenue, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157. Tickets are $100 for members and $125 for non-members. Purchase tickets at https://deeringestate.org/event/mistletoe-martinis/, or by calling (305) 235-1668, ext. 263.

Tree Lighting Ceremony Returns to Shops at Merrick Park with More Holiday Magic and Majesty 11/21/19

Tree Lighting Ceremony Returns to Shops at Merrick Park with More Holiday Magic and Majesty
Thursday, 11/21/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: Free

Shops at Merrick Park will present its 16th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa’s Arrival, sponsored by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, on Thursday, November 21, at 6 p.m. One of the largest tree lighting ceremonies and holiday celebrations in South Florida, the event will include the 50’ tree-lighting, live entertainment, interactive activities, retailer pop-up stations and the highly anticipated appearance by Santa Claus.

The popular event is centered around a majestic 50-foot tree adorned with 55,000 colorful twinkling bulbs. Shops at Merrick Park will transform into a winter wonderland with live performances by the Miami Royal Ballet, Coral Gables High School Choir & Band and Miami Senior High School Marching Band plus greetings from holiday characters, giveaways and more. Shops at Merrick Park retailers will pop-up throughout the garden with special promotions and gifts.

One of the event highlights is Santa’s grand arrival down San Lorenzo Avenue on the Coral Gables Fire Department’s fire truck. Master of Ceremonies Belkys Nerey, award-winning co-anchor of WSVN Channel 7 News, Coral Gables Mayor Raúl Valdés-Fauli a/nd Nicklaus Children’s Health System Interim President and CEO Matthew Love, will flip the magical switch to illuminate the tree, signaling the official start of the holiday shopping season. Shoppers can view and pose with the holiday tree through early January 2020.

In addition, there will be an interactive coloring station compliments of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Adrienne Arsht Center December 3 – 8. For more show information, please visit www.charlieonbroadway.com.

Attendees are encouraged to bring unwrapped toys for children in care of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Toy contributors and others can enter to win a variety of exciting prizes from Shops at Merrick Park plus tickets to a performance of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

For more information about Shops at Merrick Park, please call (305) 529-1215, visit us online at www.shopsatmerrickpark.com or follow Shops at Merrick Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shopsatmerrickpark.

Miracle on 136th Street Holiday Parade at The Falls 11/23/19

Miracle on 136th Street Holiday Parade at The Falls
Saturday, 11/23/2019 – 01:00 pm –
The Falls
8888 SW 136th St,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Cost: Free

‘Tis the season to deck the halls at The Falls! Families are invited to celebrate the start of the ho-ho-holiday season during the premiere shopping destination’s beloved “Miracle on 136th Street” Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 23 beginning at 1 p.m.

The annual, family-friendly community event is attended by more than 20,000 Miami residents and visitors each year. Miami-Dade dignitaries and celebrities alike will parade through the streets in vintage and convertible cars, while attendees enjoy music from local marching bands, holiday-themed floats, bag pipers, stilt walkers, junkanoos, community groups and internationally recognized costumed characters.

The fun continues with live entertainment and musical performances every hour in Center Court. As nighttime arrives, guests can marvel at the thousands of twinkling lights and giant animal topiaries throughout the mall and its gardens.

Throughout the day, families are encouraged to get a jump-start on those holiday wish lists with the mall’s amazing holiday shopping opportunities, in-store promotions and specials, many of which are included in The Falls Holiday Savings Pass. Please visit Simon Guest Services at The Falls for more information.

To wrap-up the holiday parade festivities, families will be invited to countdown with Santa at his holiday house in Center Court for our SNOWFALLS finale! Santa will be available for photos to capture the magic of the season.

Halloween at PAMM 10/31/19

Halloween at PAMM
Thursday, 10/31/2019 – 04:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free with museum admission; $16 adults, $12 students/seniors

Art you scared? Join us for spooky, artful fun, with something special for everyone. PAMM Teen Arts Council (PTAC) will kick-off the afternoon with teen-led, Halloween-themed art-making and tours. The party will continue into the evening with DJ sets by Jolt Radio, live performances by Haute Tension and Las Nubes, themed tours, and pumpkin painting. A photo booth, many treats, and Halloween cocktails will be available throughout the afternoon and evening. We welcome museumgoers of all ages to dress up (no masks please) and make PAMM a stop on your Halloween night!

Celebración Navideña 11/30/19

Celebración Navideña
Saturday, 11/30/2019 – 01:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Mall of the Americas
7795 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida 33144
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Cost: Free

On Saturday, November 30th from 1pm to 3pm, celebrate with us and St. Nick to start getting into the Holiday Spirit. Enjoy music, giveaways, face painting and fun activities for the kids. Special performance from Marci Poppins starting at 2pm!

Family-friendly Spooky Crafts and Treats at Jungle Island 9/26/19

Family-friendly Spooky Crafts and Treats at Jungle Island
Saturday, 10/26/2019 – 10/27/2019 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $44.99 per adult and $33.49 per child (ages 3 to 9 years old) Save 20% with online ticket purchase.

Calling all ghosts, goblins and witches! Jungle Island invites the entire family to get into the Halloween spirit with face painting, lawn games, themed arts & crafts, spooky music, candy and more. Decorate trick-or-treat bags and then explore 18 acres of the jungle, in search of candy and some of the world’s rarest animals. Plus, enter kids into a costume contest for a chance to win cool prizes. Tickets are discounted during the month of October. Park admission is $44.99 per adult and $33.49 per child (ages 3 to 9 years old) Save 20% with online ticket purchase. Kids dressed up in costumes receive $10 park entry into South Florida’s popular eco-adventure attraction. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 26 & 27, 2019. Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. www.jungleisland.com / 305-400-7000 / @JungleIsland on Facebook and Instagram

Jungle Island Celebrates Halloween with Luminosa 10/26/19

Jungle Island Celebrates Halloween with Luminosa
Saturday, 10/26/2019 – 10/27/2019 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Tickets for Luminosa are $35 per adult, $30 per child (ages 3 to 9 years old) and $99 for a family pack (2 adults + 2 children). Save 10% with online ticket purchase.

Get your Halloween glow on during Luminosa Festival of Lights. Just for the occasion, Jungle Island will illuminate its trails with orange light. Stroll through hundreds of giant lanterns shaped into whimsical animals, marine life, birds, blooms and even iconic Miami destinations. Costumes are encouraged! This nighttime spooktacular also will feature Chinese acrobats, roving entertainment, Adventure Bay, a DJ booth and live music, free treats for all ages, food trucks, a Moet Champagne lounge, and bars, serving up specialty cocktails and mocktails. Additionally, guests can stop by on Halloween (October 31st) for a Glow Happy Hour with half-priced drinks.

Tickets for Luminosa are $35 per adult, $30 per child (ages 3 to 9 years old) and $99 for a family pack (2 adults + 2 children). Save 10% with online ticket purchase. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on October 26 & 27, 2019. Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. www.jungleisland.com / 305-400-7000 / @JungleIsland on Facebook and Instagram

57th Annual Christmas on Las Olas Returns to Las Olas Boulevard 12/3/19

57th Annual Christmas on Las Olas Returns to Las Olas Boulevard
Tuesday, 12/03/2019 – 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Las Olas Boulevard
Between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Snow will fall again on Las Olas Boulevard, transforming the area into a magical winter wonderland as locals and visitors return to the beloved 57th Annual Christmas on Las Olas. The fun-filled event will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 5–10 p.m. between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue. It is free and open to the public.

Highlights of the evening include 30 performances on four stages, featuring local school and church choirs, Snow Mountain, ice skating, outdoor movies and entertainment for the kids and kids at heart. A lighted menorah will also mark the Hanukkah celebration at this all-inclusive holiday tradition.

The community-focused event offers guests the opportunity to support local nonprofits including the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund, American Lung Association, United Way of Broward County, Florida Children’s Theatre, The Salvation Army, Special Compass, South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo, Broward Education Foundation, and Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale, to name a few.

Following are some of the highlights of this year’s event:

Holiday favorite Snow Mountain, featuring a 70-ft. sled ride down REAL snow, will be located on Las Olas and SE 9th Ave.
Back by popular demand is Skate Las Olas for one magical night, located directly across from Snow Mountain.
The ever popular children’s fun zone will return with an expanded children’s area, One Beat CPR’s Enchanted Village, located at 788 E. Las Olas. Attendees can make memories by taking photos with Santa, and enjoying a winter-themed bounce house and free holiday activities while learning the value of life-saving CPR.
Adding to the spirit of the season, Bacardi, Grey Goose, Bombay Sapphire, Josh Cellars, and Funky Buddha will be serving libations up and down the Boulevard, with proceeds benefiting the event’s chosen charities.
iHeart Radio radio personalities from BIG 105.9, Y100, 93.9MIA will be located at the three large performance stages, and offer free giveaways throughout the evening.
Extended hours make it easy to shop at the 100 local retailers, restaurants and art galleries. An eclectic array of 70 food vendors will offer holiday treats.
New and returning event sponsors for this year’s event are The Las Olas Company, Bacardi, Grey Goose, Bombay Sapphire, Josh Cellars, Capital One, Truly Nolen, Cohen & McMullen, Di Pietro Partners, Maserati & Ferrari Fort Lauderdale, Once Beat CPR, Funky Buddha Brewery, Pollo Tropical, Compass, Carroll’s Jewelers, Lauderdale Marine and ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. In-kind partners are Linda Brown Events, iHeart Media, Durée & Company, Make A Statement Events, and The Christmas Palace.

Turkey Cupcake Workshop (Ages 2-8 w/ Caregiver) 11/17/19

Turkey Cupcake Workshop (Ages 2-8 w/ Caregiver)
Sunday, 11/17/2019 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Taste Buds Kitchen
14740 sw 26 St,
Miami, Florida 33185
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Cost: $28

Gobble, gobble, gobble…let’s eat! Join us for a special culinary adventure as we learn how to make an oh-so-delicious chocolate cupcake decorated to look just like a turkey. Dying to know how we do it? Become a budding chef in our Kitchen as you discover all our delicious secrets! This class is designed for kids and parents to cook together! $28 per child with one caregiver included. Registration is required, space is limited.

Game of Thrones Halloween Bash at Beach House Pompano 10/26/19

Game of Thrones Halloween Bash at Beach House Pompano
Saturday, 10/26/2019 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
Beach House Pompano
270 N Pompano Beach Blvd,
Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
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Cost: Free

Travel to Westeros with us on October 26th for our #GameofThrones-themed Halloween Bash! Come dressed as your favorite character, or your most original creation for your chance to win the costume contest, win awesome giveaways, and enjoy some themed cocktails.

Monster Splash Halloween Bash returns to Miami Seaquarium 10/25/19, 10/26/19, 10/27/19

Monster Splash Halloween Bash returns to Miami Seaquarium
Friday, 10/25/2019 – 10/27/2019 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Miami, Florida 33149
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Cost: $19-$24

Miami Seaquarium will be taken over by ghosts and goblins when the popular Monster Splash Halloween Bash returns in October. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 25-27 the park will feature Halloween-themed marine shows, trick or treating, inflatables, rides and more. Monster Splash Halloween Bash offers a fun and safe daytime Halloween alternative for kids and their families. This year’s event will offer more ghoulish treats and ghostly fun than ever before; featuring trick or treating at Sharky’s Sweet Tooth Stations, as well as kiddie rides and bounce houses at the Little Monsters Play Area. Enjoy one of the many Halloween-themed marine animal shows, including the splashy fun of the Swashbuckling Pirate Top Deck Dolphin Show, Day of the Dead at Flipper Lagoon, or the Finding Hemo Sea Lion Show. As part of the weekend of Halloween fun at Miami Seaquarium, the Park will have fun harvest activities for the entire family to enjoy including a picture-perfect Pumpkin Patch, Create-a-Scarecrow Zone, Flipper’s Dance Party and much more.

Trick or Treat Spectacular at Tarpon River Brewing 10/27/19

Trick or Treat Spectacular at Tarpon River Brewing
Sunday, 10/27/2019 – 10/27/2019 02:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Tarpon River Brewing
280 SW 6th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

Tarpon River Brewing is having a Trick or Treat Spectacular on Sunday, October 27th from 2pm to 6pm! They’re looking for Captains to represent their neighborhoods as they create a trick-or-treat-around in the brewery.

Email events@tarponriverbrewing.com or DM on Instagram @tarponriverbrewing to claim your neighborhood and start your team! Each team will be provided one 6’ table to theme out and create the ultimate trick or treat station. The neighborhood with the most votes wins!

Looking for captains for:
Tarpon River
Sailboat Bend
Croissant Park
Rio Vista
Wilton Manors
Poinsettia Heights
Victoria Park
Shady Banks
Riverland
Riverside Park

Skull & Bones: Late Night at the New World Symphony 11/1/19

Skull & Bones: Late Night at the New World Symphony
Friday, 11/01/2019 – 09:00 pm –
New World Center
500 17th Street,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: 35

From classical music’s own Dr. Frankenstein—who previously mashed Brahms with Radiohead, Tchaikovsky with Drake, Beethoven with Coldplay and Bartók with Björk—comes a dark and twisted Late Night at the New World Symphony. Visionary artist Steve Hackman blurs the lines of classical and pop music with this new program devoted to all things Halloween. Conjure your friends for this hybrid concert featuring dancing, DJ sets, dynamic lighting and videos, and signature potions to be enjoyed with the music.

Costumes encouraged! No functional props or weapons, including metal swords, will be permitted. Attendees must pass security screenings to enter.

Knight Foundation and New World Symphony: Reimagining Classical Music in the Digital Age

The Biltmore Halloween Party 10/25/19

The Biltmore Halloween Party
Friday, 10/25/2019 – 08:00 pm – 12:00 am
Country Club Ballroom, The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $135-$165

The Biltmore Hotel’s most anticipated night of the year is finally here! The historic landmark hotel announces its famed annual Halloween Party with a twist – where guests will compete in a costume contest at the mercy of celebrity panel judges. This year’s costume categories include best couple, most creative (must be handmade), and best group (max 6 people).The event will entail a delightful buffet dinner accompanied by a premium open bar, and music by DJ OneTrack.

Halloween Family Boo Bash 10/27/19

Halloween Family Boo Bash
Sunday, 10/27/2019 – 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Cauley Square Hisotric Village
22400 Old Dixie Hwy,
Miami, Florida 33170
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Cost: $5-10

We are excited to announce our Annual Halloween Family Boo Bash taking place on Sunday, October 27th from 11AM-5PM. This event will take place throughout The Square with a safe trick or treat experience with exclusive vendors.

Admission Ages 0-1: Children’s under (1) receive a complimentary admission

Admission Per Child Ages 2-11 :$10.00 (Children 2 years and older and above must have a ticket)

Admission Price For Ages 12 up including Adults : $5.00

Inclusions listed below:
~ Trick or Treat Experience for Children
~ 4×6 photo for each child Magic Mirror Photo booth
~ Costume Contest for Children’s Age Groups
~ Petting Zoo by Medinas Nature Loving Company For All
~ Live Music all Day for All
~ Miniature Haunted House Experience For All
~ Pony Rides for $5

We will be celebrating Autumn Harvest as well with a pumpkin design carving if you choose to participate. Option to partake in Pumpkin Design Table where you will get choose a design from a selection, draw it out and take home your pumpkin for carving for $5.00 .

Please select your tickets accordingly. Limited tickets for sale.

Ofrendas, An Homage to the Colorful Traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos, at History Fort Lauderdale 10/6/19

Ofrendas, An Homage to the Colorful Traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos, at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 10/06/2019 – 11/03/2019 11:00 am –
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free Family Fun Day; Other days require admission of $15 adults/ $12 seniors/ $7 students / Free for military and kids ages 6 and under

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, invites the community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with “Ofrendas,” its annual homage to the colorful traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos. The cultural immersion exhibit, containing both fine art and creative community memorial altars or “ofrendas” covered in photographs, flowers and favorite items of the dearly departed, opens Sunday, October 6 and runs through Sunday, November 3 at the New River Inn. This year’s associated activities will include family fun on opening day, a Community Conversation about the origins of Day of the Dead and an evening of parades, costumes and revelry on Saturday, November 2.

Activities and events for this year’s “Ofrendas” are as follows:

“Ofrendas” Family Fun Day Exhibit Opening, Sunday, October 6, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Free
Celebrate another year of life and the remembrance of loved ones in preparation for Día de los Muertos. Family Fun Day is a FREE public event featuring a sharing of stories, face-painting, a puppet show and touring of the community “Ofrendas” exhibition.

Florida Day of the Dead Celebration on Saturday, November 2 – 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Free to view celebration
Stake your spot on the lawn of History Fort Lauderdale for this annual traditional, colorful skeleton processional sponsored by Riverwalk, City of Fort Lauderdale and the Puppet Network & Puppet Guild of South Florida. Community members in skeleton costumes and masks “meander through villages” to visit the graves of their ancestors. City Officials will kick-off the parade and then mariachi musicians lead the way as this processional of thousands of skeletons streams from Huizenga Plaza west along Riverwalk. It then heads north on SW 3rd Avenue, where the celebration continues at Revolution Live Entertainment Complex. During the event, History Fort Lauderdale will welcome guests to place their offerings in the “Ofrendas” exhibit room from noon – 8 p.m. Visit www.dayofthedeadflorida.com for schedule information.

Community Conversation with Jonathan Chait Auerbach, Consul General of Mexico, on Monday, October 21, at 6 p.m.; Open to the public. Suggested donation of $10.
Join History Fort Lauderdale for a discussion about the historical traditions of Day of the Dead in Mexico. RSVP requested at http://bit.ly/HFLOfrendasConversation.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale’s “Ofrendas” exhibit and activities, call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

Halloween on the Mile 10/31/19

Halloween on the Mile
Thursday, 10/31/2019 – 10/31/2019 03:30 pm – 07:00 pm
Miracle Mile
150 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

The Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables is hosting its annual “Halloween on the Mile,” featuring an afternoon of trick-or-treating at more than 70 stores along Miracle Mile and special events for the whole family to enjoy – pets included! Throughout the event, families can capture memories at the Capital One Café photo booth at 150 Miracle Mile.

Special events from local partners include:
• 3:30 p.m. – Children’s film at the Coral Gables Art
Cinema
• 4:00 p.m. – Trick-or-treating along Miracle Mile and
adjacent streets, featuring Capital One Café
photo booth at 150 Miracle Mile
• 4:00 p.m. – Storytime at Books & Books
• 5:00 p.m. – Kiddie costume contest at the Miracle
Theatre
• 6:00 p.m. – Pet costume contest at the Coral Gables
Museum

Pumpkin Carving Class at The Lincoln Eatery 10/13/19

Pumpkin Carving Class at The Lincoln Eatery
Sunday, 10/13/2019 – 10/13/2019 03:00 pm – 05:00 pm
The Lincoln Eatery
723 Lincoln Lane North,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $35

Looking to dive a little deeper this harvest with your pumpkin carving skills? Learn how to carve the perfect pumpkin with expert fruit carver Roger Epres of TYO Sushi at The Lincoln Eatery on Sunday, October 13th at 3 p.m. From elaborate designs to simple jack-o-lanterns, guests will be able to take their creations and tools home so they can show off their skills all season long.

Guests of all ages are welcome to join in the fun. Children under 10 years old are welcome to share a pumpkin with adults over 18 years old for the cost of only one ticket. Children 10 and up are required to purchase a separate ticket.

Luminosa Festival of Lights at Jungle Island 10/5/19

Luminosa Festival of Lights at Jungle Island
Wednesday, 10/05/2019 – 01/08/2020 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $35/adults; $30/children ages 3-10

Take a memorable journey through Jungle Island at night during the first-ever Luminosa Festival of Lights. This captivating instagram-worthy experience will span 13 of the park’s lush 18 acres and will feature hundreds of giant lanterns – beautifully hand-crafted out of colorful silk by the world’s top Chinese Lantern Festival creators. The festival paints a magical story of the jungle, its wildlife, birds & blooms, and Biscayne Bay, while showcasing the exciting transformation of South Florida’s popular eco-adventure attraction. A few of the visual delights will include a life-sized demure cassowary and striking silk parrots, a sea of glowing jellyfish, and panoramic reinterpretations of several iconic Miami destinations. You don’t want to miss this nighttime spectacle! The cost is $35 per adult and $30 per child (3-10 years old). Save 20% with the purchase of early bird tickets. In time for the holiday season and Art Basel, Luminosa will open to the public from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily starting October 5, 2019 – January 8, 2020.
Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. www.jungleisland.com / 305-400-7000

Florida Resident Specials at Trump National Doral Miami This Labor Day Weekend 8/30/19

Florida Resident Specials at Trump National Doral Miami This Labor Day Weekend
Friday, 08/30/2019 – 09/02/2019 09:00 am –
Trump National Doral Miami
4400 NW 87th Avenue,
Doral, Florida 33178
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Cost:

Trump® National Doral Miami, one of South Florida’s most iconic resorts, has just announced special room rates exclusively for Florida residents. For stays from August 30 – September 2, 2019, guests can enjoy rates of just $112 per night, plus exclusive Florida Resident golf rates; late checkout at 2 p.m.; free meals for kids ages six and under; a South Beach Shuttle with exclusive beach, umbrella and chair privileges; and free golf for kids 15 and under. In addition to special rates, the resort will offer a fun-filled line-up of holiday weekend events.

Families and friends can kick off the weekend with a movie night at the Royal Palm Pool. Starting at 8:15 p.m., there will be complimentary popcorn and lemonade served poolside, while pizza and other beverages will be available for purchase. Saturday and Sunday will bring family-friendly pool parties, complete with giant floats, poolside games, a DJ playing rock ’n’ roll hits and even a slide. On Monday, young guests can enjoy a kids’ camp and a Rockband Challenge, competing with their best video game performances. Throughout the weekend, guests can take part in tennis lessons and clinics, group fitness classes and golf demonstrations. They can wind down with spa specials and a Miami Spice menu at BLT Prime.

Cabana rentals will be available all weekend, starting at $300 for the day and including fruit platter, soft drinks, water and a fish bowl cocktail serving up to six people. Additional resort amenities include four Har-Tru tennis courts, a state-of-the-art golf academy, a practice facility with LED lighting for nighttime play and a fitness center. The 48,000-square-foot Trump Spa offers 100 treatments on its menu. Guests can enjoy fine dining at BLT Prime, setting the standard for today’s modern steakhouse, and casual favorites served at Champions Bar & Grill and the Palm Grill.

Valid Florida ID must be presented at check-in. For reservations or more information, call toll-free (800) 71-DORAL (36725) or visit www.trumpnationaldoral.com.

Bodega’s Summer Jam Session on National Tequila Day Presented by Casamigos 7/24/19

Bodega’s Summer Jam Session on National Tequila Day Presented by Casamigos
Wednesday, 07/24/2019 – 06:00 pm – 12:00 am
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila
1220 16th Street,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost:

National Tequila Day at Bodega Taqueria y Tequila! Experience Bodega’s Summer Jam Session on National Tequila Day with live music by Brendan O’Hara, presented by Casamigos.

Happy Hours 6pm – 8pm
Casamigos Drink Specials: 6pm – 12am
Live Music: Starts at 10pm

SPECIALS:
• Happy Hour from 6pm – 8pm featuring:
o Food: $2 Tacos; $3 Chips & Guacamole; $4 Chips & Salsa.
o Beverage: $4 Draft Beers and $6 Specialty Cocktails.

• Casamigos Drink Specials from 6pm – 12am
o $150 for a bottle of Casamigos and 6 Modelo’s
o $5 Casamigos Shots
o $9 Specialty Casamigos Cocktails:
 The Tequila Wanderer (@the_tequila_wanderer) – A twist on a Classic Old Fashioned, served with Casamigos Tequila.
 Classic – Casamigos Tequila, Lime, Agave.
 Rosa Picante – Casamigos Tequila, Lime, Watermelon, Agave, Jalapeno, Hellfire Bitters.
 Piña Fresca – Casamigos Tequila, Lime, Pineapple, Agave, Sage.

• Taqueria Specials, Available from 12pm – 6pm
o $5 mini Casamigos bottles (available in the front only)
o Specialty Taco of the Day ($4.75): Tequila Shrimp Taco
 Casamigos Tequila Infused Shrimp, Avocado, Purple Cabbage, Cilantro, Red Chili Crema.

Back to School 80’s Party 8/3/19

Back to School 80’s Party
Saturday, 08/03/2019 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
Beach House Pompano
270 North Pompano Beach Blvd,
Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
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Cost: Free

Back to the ’80s! Join the celebration by coming to our Back to School 80’s party. Starting at 7pm come enjoy live music while sipping on our $10 drink specials. Sip on Alabama Slammers and Fuzzy Navels while playing games, listening to live music, and living up the last days of summer!

4th of July Block Party on Española Way 7/4/19

4th of July Block Party on Española Way
Thursday, 07/04/2019 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Española Way
Española Way,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

Celebrate Independence Day on Española Way before heading over to catch the best fireworks in South Beach at our Fourth of July Block Party from 5 PM to 8 PM. With the fireworks starting just blocks away at 9 PM, come and fuel up before the show with unique BBQ creations and ice cold cocktails. Participating restaurants will be serving up a twist on classic Fourth of July food and offering special treats for the kids. Get ready for great music, flavorful drinks, delicious food and loads of fun!

Fourth of July at Phuc Yea | Vietnamese Seafood BBQ, Drink Specials and more 7/4/19

Fourth of July at Phuc Yea | Vietnamese Seafood BBQ, Drink Specials and more
Thursday, 07/04/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phuc Yea
7100 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33138
Website
Cost:

Let life, liberty, and the pursuit of Vietnamese BBQ lead you to Phuc Yea on Thursday, July 4 from 6pm – 10pm to celebrate Independence Day.

Featuring a Seafood Cookout with a Vietnamese twist and Chef Ceez Treats, guests will enjoy mouthwatering options like the Main Lobster Pho with rice noodles, whole Maine lobster, winter spice, tamarind and herbage; Soft Shell Bao Buns with herbage, sriracha remoulade and house made pickles; Crispy Shrimp Banh Mi with salt ‘n peppa shrimp, cilantro remoulade, shredded lettuce, tomato and onions, and herbage; Curried Mussels & Garlic Bread with coconut broth, madras curry, and lemongrass served with a hot buttered garlic bread; and Fire Roasted Oysters with Florida oysters, bread crumbs, garlic butter and chili vinegar. The event will also serve as the LAST Vietnamese-style Louisiana Crawfish, which prepares each dish with lemongrass butter, Cajun seasoning, andouille sausage, corn and potato.

Thirst-quenching bar specials will include $9 cocktails, $7 house wines, $5 shots and $15 buckets of brews.

Miami Seaquarium Celebrates “Salute to Heroes” with Free Admission for First Responders, Military for Independence Day Week 7/2/19 – 7/7/19

Miami Seaquarium Celebrates “Salute to Heroes” with Free Admission for First Responders, Military for Independence Day Week
Tuesday, 06/29/2019 – 07/07/2019 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Miami, Florida 33149
Website
Cost: FREE

In recognition of their service to our country and community, “Salute to Heroes” offers all veterans, police, fire, law enforcement, EMT personnel and military personnel free admission to Miami Seaquarium, beginning June 29 through July 7th, Independence Day Week. A valid military or first responder ID is required and must be presented at the ticket counter. All accompanying family members – up to four guests – will receive 50 percent off admission.