2016 Holiday Happenings
Point Publishing's 2016 Holiday Event Guide
Holiday Fantasy of Lights
Nov. 18, 2016-Jan. 2, 2017
3600 W Sample Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33066
Tradewinds Park is once again a spectacular drive-thru fantasy of color, lights and design this holiday season. The 22nd edition of the Holiday Fantasy of Lights, with three miles of giant animated holiday displays and illuminated trees, is larger than ever, blending the favorites of the past and the excitement of new creations. The holiday extravaganza is expected to attract over 150,000 visitors of all ages in 35,000 cars, trucks, motor homes and buses. Open nightly, 6-10pm including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Yuletide Parade & Celebration
Dec. 1 , 6:30pm
Atlantic Blvd. and McNab Park
The parade will start at Riverside Drive, heading west on Atlantic Blvd. and ending at McNab Park. The Parade will feature eye-dazzling floats, marching bands, dancers, fire clowns and a variety of other entertainment. After the Yuletide Parade children’s activities will take place in McNab Park — write a letter to Santa, get a glitter tattoo, check out the inflatable slides and, of course, meet Santa. Be sure to have your camera charged and ready for a picture opportunity with Santa Claus and other characters joining the fun in the park. Mayor Lamar Fisher will light the community Yuletide Tree to officially ring in the holiday season. Refreshments will be available
in the park.
Deerfield Beach’s Ocean Way Holiday
Dec. 3, 5-9pm
International Fishing Pier
200 N.E. 21 Ave., Deerfield Beach
Bring the entire family out for a magical evening to celebrate the season. Enjoy musical performances, kids activities, photos with Santa, tasty holiday treats, ice skating by the ocean and snow showering all night. Entertainment includes the Miami Children’s Chorus, Athena the Snow Queen (a storyteller), a tree lighting, Santa’s arrival, the Dance Academy of Boca Raton and a holiday character show. A complimentary shuttle will be offered from The Cove Shopping Center (1582 S.E. Third Court) to the International Fishing Pier (200 N.E. 21st Avenue). The shuttle will run continuously from 4:30 to 9:30pm.
The Pink Church, 2331 N.E. 26 Ave. Pompano Beach
Cost: $10 per person
Gather round for some hot tea, scones, tea sandwiches, deserts, music and old fashioned fellowship with ladies in the Pompano Beach and Lighthouse Point communities.
RSVP required, limited seating.
Call 954- 941-7501 ext. 154.
Dec. 7-8, 4-7pm
Want to receive a phone call from Santa? He is making phone calls on
Dec. 7 and 8 between 4 and 7pm to all the little girls and boys! Santa is trilingual and can call in English, Spanish and Creole. Register here. For more information, contact 954-786-4111.
Dec. 7, 6:30-8:30pm
Frank McDonough Park
3500 N.E. 27 Ave., Lighthouse Point
Spend an enchanted evening with family and friends. Come out to meet Santa, enjoy holiday refreshments, caroling and plenty of kids activities.
Miami City Ballet Nutcracker Performances
Dec. 9-Dec. 11
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Cost: Varies based on ticketing
Miami City Ballet presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® – the perfect holiday treat for the entire family featuring dancing snowflakes, the Sugar Plum Fairy and an epic battle between heroic toy soldiers and mischievous mice. Additional performances available at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami and The Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Tickets, show times and more information can be found at miamicityballet.org or call 305-929-7010
Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 10, 11am
Emma Lou Olson Civic Center
1801 N.E. Sixth St., Pompano Beach
He’s making his list and checking it twice! Enjoy a hot breakfast and play games with Santa Claus. Tickets sell out fast. Please consider donating a toy for the less fortunate.
Pompano Beach Boat Parade
Dec. 11, 6-8pm
Starts at Lake Santa Barbara
The Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce will present a free, holiday boat parade down the Intracoastal Waterway.
The parade begins at Lake Santa Barbara at 6pm and cruises the Intercostal waterway, ending at the Hillsboro Blvd. Bridge.
Places to view this beautiful parade are: The Sands Harbor Resort, Two George’s At The Cove, Houston’s Restaurant, Harbors Edge Park, & Alsdorf Park. (Click links for directions)
Register your vessel: Participation in the Holiday Boat Parade is free, but Captains must register in advance. Call the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce at 954-941-2940 or visit pompanobeachchamber.com for additional information.
Holiday Concert and Christmas Carol Sing
Dec. 18, 4pm
The Pink Church
2331 N.E. 26 Ave., Pompano Beach
The Pink Church Chancel Choir will join the Chancel Handbell Choir and Lynn Conservatory Chamber Orchestra (guest conducted by Dr. Jon Robertson) for the Pink Church’s annual Christmas Concert and Carol Sing on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 4pm. The popular annual event features holiday favorites, traditional carols and the Great Pipe Organ to get you and your family in the holiday spirit.
Grand Menorah Lighting
Dec. 25, 4pm
S. Ocean Way (between S.E. First and S.E. Second St.), Deerfield Beach
Enjoy latkes, jelly doughnuts, dreidels, arts and crafts for kids, music and more during this celebration of the festival of lights at the beach.
Dec. 30, 2016
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton
333 S.W. Fourth Ave., Boca Raton
Wear your blue jeans to a fun, upbeat chanukah shabbat celebration! Arrive early with your menorah and light candles together with Temple Beth El’s clergy. Enjoy the rockin’ service at 7:30pm filled with chanukah songs and celebration, followed by a scrumptious latke and sufganiyot oneg. Bring your family and friends to take a picture with the famous Mensch on the Bench! For more information visit tbeboca.org or call 561-391-8900.
Dec. 31, 7:30pm
2370 N.E. 26 St., Lighthouse Point
Celebrate the New Year during a festive, family-friendly celebration featuring latkes, doughnuts and a kosher buffet.