Downtown in December

Downtown in December

Each year since 2014, the City of Coral Springs has ushered in the holiday season with a fun, family-friendly event called Downtown in December. This year’s event, scheduled for December 1 from 5-9 p.m., is one that will not disappoint, as it will be the inaugural holiday event held on the Grand Lawn of City Hall – the new home of the City’s signature events.

This exciting, free event, held in partnership with Broward Health Coral Springs and Bluestream, is for families of all ages. Activities will include: The City’s formal tree lighting, a visit from Santa Claus and the popular holiday movie – The Polar Express – shown on a huge 3-story screen. Keeping with the theme of the featured film, children will have an opportunity to take a free train ride around City Hall.

Of his visit from the North Pole, Santa Claus himself remarked, “I look forward to this event each year. A trip to Downtown Coral Springs in December is exactly what I need as I gear up for the busy holiday season. From meeting excited children to experiencing all that Coral Springs has to offer, it is my favorite event of the season.”

City event planners have received an advanced weather warning, which indicates Coral Springs will experience snowfall that evening. That expected snowfall is just what South Florida needs to make Santa feel welcome. Children will also have an opportunity to “make and take” holiday-themed crafts, as well as free milk and cookies.

Families should plan on coming hungry, as food and beverages will be available for purchase from more than a dozen of our top-rated food truck vendors.

Be sure to wear your dancing shoes because the City will have music and a dance party area too.

Downtown in December will be held at the City Hall Great Lawn, located at 9500 West Sample Road. Bring lawn chairs and blankets if you plan to watch the movie. There is plenty of free parking in the City Hall garage.

For more details, visit or call 954-344-1111. To receive up-to-date information leading up to, and during the event, text 888-777 with the key word CORALSPRINGS.