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Holiday events in South Florida 2018 guide

Looking for Winter and Christmas activities and photo opps in South Florida? 

Below are a list of fun Winter and Christmas activities in South Florida to enjoy with your family and friends.  Some of these Holiday events are free or ticketed. Also, these are all instagram worthy photo opps 🏆

City of Plantation Parks & Recreation: Selfies with Santa event FREE

Family fun night filled with holiday movies, arts & crafts, hot chocolate and photos with Santa.

City of Plantation Parks and recreation salmaspalette

Dates: Dec 21, 2018 Hours: 6-8 pm

Check out their Facebook page here for more info


9151 NW 2nd Street Plantation, Florida 33324

Burrs Berry Farm $

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Image from Burrs Berry Facebook page

Image from Burrs Berry Facebook page

Meet Santa, take tons of pictures at photo stations, enjoy tractor rides and kids activities.

Ticket price: Weekend (Friday-Sunday) Adults $10 Kids $5  Weekdays (Monday-Thursday) Free

Dates: Until December 30th, 2018

Parking: Free

More info can be found here 


12741 SW 216th Street, Miami, FL 33170

The Village at Gulfstream Free

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Image from Facebook event page of Gulfstream Park

Santa will be at Champions Plaza and free pictures will be available Dec 22 and Dec 23.  Pictures have to be taken with your own equipment.  Dogs are welcomed as well for this free holiday activity in South Florida.

Dates: Dec 22 and Dec 23 Hours: 11 am – 2 pm

Parking: Free

More info can be found here


901 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009

Santa’s Enchanted forest $$$$

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Image from Santas Enchanted Forest Instagram

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Image from Santas Enchanted Forest’s website

This place is huge! Over 100 rides, games, shows & attractions.  

Ticket price: $34~ Adults $26~ Kids & Seniors

Dates: Until Jan 6, 2019 Hours:  5 pm- 12 midnight

Parking: Free

Purchase your tickets here

More info can be found here


7900 SW 40th Street, Miami, FL 33155

Dolphin mall $$$$

Meet Santa, play with snow, enjoy the magical lights and take home a personalized cadet badge.

Tickets : Price varies between $26.99- $49.99 

Dates: Now until Dec 24, 2018 Hours: 12 noon – 10 pm

Parking: Free

More info can be here


11401 NW 12th Street, Miami, FL 33172

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Santa's Flight Academy

This mommy & her boys had so much fun at Santa's Flight Academy last weekend! Video credit: Karidejak

Posted by Dolphin Mall on Friday, November 23, 2018

Video created by, Karidejak

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden $$$

This is Christmas with a Miami twist.  Bright lights and 10 feet tall dandelions.  See Fairies and try your lucky with a scavenger hunt.  

fairchild botanical garden
Image from Fairchild’s website

Tickets: Fairchild Members: $20 (Adult)/$15 (Children)  Non-Members: $28 (Adult)/$20 (Children)

Dates: Until Jan 11, 2019 Hours: 6 pm- 12 midnight

Purchase your tickets here


10901 Old Cutler Road Miami, Florida 33156

Not in South Florida but worth the visit if you are in Orlando

Disney World Magic Kingdom

I spent Christmas day back in 2014 at Magic Kingdom and it was an experience I’ll never forget. I spent the entire day with my family and my boo. How do you spend the Holidays?

For Date Night Instagram worthy spots in Florida click here