December Up & Coming

Coral Springs Downtown in December, Sat., Dec. 3

Coral Springs will usher in the holiday season with this free event celebration on the City Hall lawn, 9500 West Sample Rd. with free parking in the City Hall garage. The fun begins at 5 PM and finishes at 9. Join neighbors and friends to enjoy Food Trucks, Holiday Dance Party, Tree Lighting Ceremony (6:15 p.m.), Train Rides, Holiday Cookies, Snow Zone (on the hour every 20 minutes), Holiday Village: Enjoy local vendors and arts & crafts, Letters to Santa, Inflatables, Special Character Appearances, Toy Drive – The Coral Springs Police Department will be collecting new and unwrapped toys.

Parkland Farmers’ Market – Sun, December 4 and 18th

Held from 9 AM to 1 PM, enjoy the Parkland Farmers’ Market at the Equestrian Center, 8350 Ranch Rd. Customers will be able to purchase items such as fresh and organic vegetables, fruits, herbs, beautiful flowers, breads, pastries and other baked goods. We also feature a variety of gourmet foods such as jam, honey, dips, sauces, fresh pasta, cheese, and pickles. Our market is dog friendly so don’t forget to visit our pet vendors. For more info, call 954-757-4107.

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade – Sat., Dec. 10

The 51th Annual Holiday Parade takes begins in the Downtown Area at 6:30 PM with a preshow of non-motorized vessels at 6:00 p.m. The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade will stage on the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, along the docks west of Stranahan House to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The Parade starts at Stranahan House traveling East along the New River in Fort Lauderdale to the Intracoastal Waterway as it continues North to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. The Parade takes approximately 2 and 1/2 hours to view from one location For more info, see

Coral Springs Holiday Mile Run – Wed., Dec. 14

Beginning at 6 PM, and just before the annual Holiday Parade, runners of all ages and ability can participate in the Coral Springs Holiday Mile Run along the sample Road parade route. All runners must pre register and wear a bib. Participants are encouraged to wear holiday attire.

To register, email

Coral Springs Holiday Parade – Wed., Dec. 14

This year’s Holiday Parade begins at 7 PM with the theme March of the Toys! Enjoy the parade along Sample Road, starting at Coral Springs Drive and ending at City Hall. Families are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets to sit along Sample Road. Handicap seating will be available at the intersection of Sample Road and Coral Hills Drive and at the City Hall viewing area. Local restaurants and shops may also have seating available.

Parkland Snowfest – Thursday, December 15

Parkland Equestrian Center from 5pm to 8pm. Parkland Residents Only. Food Trucks, Snow Slides, Crafts and Music. Registration begins December 1st from 9:00AM at Parkland P-REC Building. Registration can be done online via WebTrac; however, please reach out to the office beforehand if you do not have an account. You can sign up online with an active account.

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