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Festive Season

Plan Your Perfect Holiday in Fort Lauderdale

Explore Fort Lauderdale this Holiday Season

Get into the festive spirit at the lively Las Olas Oceanside Park in Fort Lauderdale, a hub for holiday merriment. This locale is brimming with colorful events that embody the joy and warmth of the season. Get ready to light up your holidays with enchanting festivities such as a skating rink, a vibrant kids' area with Santa, live entertainment, family-friendly movie screenings, and a holiday lighting ceremony, making every moment a celebration.

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Light Up The Beach

5:30PM-8:30PM, November 10, 2023

Get ready to be dazzled as our beautiful beachfront transforms into a twinkling wonderland with over 50,000 holiday lights and the grand return of "Olas", our beloved, gigantic 20-foot beach snowman! The melody of the Fort Lauderdale Symphonic Winds will fill the air while a festive kids zone, complete with a jolly Santa and fun inflatables, promises joy and laughter for all!

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The Rink

November 13, 2023 – January 1, 2024

In the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach, The RINK at Las Olas Oceanside Park transforms into a sparkling, 4,000 square foot ice skating haven for the holiday season. With the sun overhead and the sea breeze in your hair, experience the joy of gliding across the ice, where sustainability meets fun in this unique beachside wonderland.

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Santa Sightings

November 13 – December 24, 2023

Experience the magic of the holiday season, where each moment is filled with festive cheer and Santa sightings. Whether it's during a girls' night out, movie night, live concert, weekend market visit, or the special 'Skate with Santa and Friends' Sundays, Santa will be present to spread joy and create unforgettable memories.

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Holiday MKT

November 17 – 30, 2023

Celebrate the festive season by shopping small at The MKT at Las Olas Oceanside Park, where unique gifts, delicious bites, and indulgent treats await. Enjoy extended hours during weekends and special night markets on Thursdays and Fridays, starting from Thanksgiving and beyond.

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Music on the Main

November – December 2023

Enjoy the holiday season as you dance and slide to the rhythm with Music on the Main! The lively and cost-free public concerts showcase an eclectic mix of local and regional performers, offering melodious delights from Motown to Top 40, Country Rock to Latin Pop, and a nostalgic Flashback Friday 80's night.

Holiday Line Up:

  • 11/17: ReaXtion (Decades)
  • 11/24: OSG: Old School Band (Motown)
  • 12/1: Southbound 75 (Country/Rock)
  • 12/18: Laura Goodstone (Latin Pop)
  • 12/15: Private Stock (80’s Flashback)

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Season’s Screening

November 30 – December 21, 2023

Join us for a magical plunge into the festive season with 'Seasons Screenings', a cost-free, family-focused movie series that adds a sprinkle of cinematic joy to the Wonderland Holiday Experience at the picturesque Las Olas Oceanside Park.

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Christmas Eve with Sinatra and the Rat Pack

December 24, 2023

Step right into a festive extravaganza this Christmas Eve! Let the iconic melodies of Sinatra and the Rat Pack transport you to a bygone era, creating an unforgettable night filled with yuletide joy, toe-tapping tunes, and a dash of old-world charm.

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