It’s a busy time of year. Sometimes it seems like there’s never enough time to get everything done. So, if you’ve been busy making preparations, you may have neglected to spend some time enjoying the holiday activities in Davie and Broward County. Here are some holiday events you can enjoy before and after Christmas.
Flamingo Gardens’ Santa’s Little Helpers: December 22 and 23, from 2-5 p.m.
Bring the kids and help the elves give out treats to the animals, talk to Santa, Ride the Animal Train through the Arboretum, use the bounce house, and enjoy holiday music and crafts.
You can get a 25 percent discount on tickets using the code SANTA25 when you purchase online. And, you can stay after 5 p.m. to enjoy the Garden of Lights.
Flamingo Gardens’ Garden of Lights: December 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30, starting at 5 p.m. – last admission is at 8 p.m.
The Garden of Lights lets you roam the Arboretum and Wray Home to take in all of the beautiful decorations. You’ll see thousands of lights, decorations and holiday scenes, a musical light show, life-sized interactive snow globes, and more. Tickets just for the Garden of Lights are also available.
Historical Museum: Winter Wonderland now through January 5, 2019, open Tuesday through Saturday except for December 24, 25, 31 and January 1. Times are 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Museum is just full of decorated trees and holiday displays. Celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. Admission is free.
Christmas Lights in the Acres: December 22 and 23, and December 26 through 30, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Plantation Baptist Church in Plantation, Florida is holding this light extravaganza. It’s being billed as a CHRISTmas Lights Display. It will be fun for the whole family.
Downtown Countdown New Year’s Eve: December 31, SW 2nd Street and SW5th Avenue, 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
If you don’t mind a drive into Fort Lauderdale, you can experience what many people call the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in the South East. There’s a free festival that captivates children and adults. You’ll also find face painting stations, bounce houses, games, and contests. There will be live entertainment and you can even pick up a few line dancing moves with the DJ.
If you can’t stay until midnight, you can still join in the excitement of the countdown to the New Year at 7 p.m. And, of course, there’s another countdown at midnight. Instead of a ball, like the New York celebration, the countdown follows the progress of a larger than life anchor, as a tribute to Fort Lauderdale’s location on the Atlantic Ocean.
Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year!
Teri and The Teri Arbogast Team