Insider's Guide Dec. 20-26: Things To Do In Fort Lauderdale

Insider's Guide Dec. 20-26: Things To Do In Fort Lauderdale

Here's what should be on your radar.

Dec. 20-Dec. 26
All The Best Christmas Eve And Day Meals In Broward County
As you celebrate with family and friends, leave the cooking to the pros with a Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner reservation.

Dec. 20-30
CHRISTmas Lights in The Acres
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Christmas Lights in The Acres, Plantation Acres; free

Dec. 20-Jan. 2
Symphony of Lights
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; The Village at Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach; free

Dec. 20-23
Holiday River Tours at the Historic Stranahan House Museum
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Historic Stranahan House Museum, Fort Lauderdale; $35

Dec. 20
Balance on BalQony
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale; $20

Snoop Dogg
8 p.m.; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood; $70-$155

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Dec. 21
Milk and Cookies with Santa
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Sip & Sparkle, Davie; $50

Christmas Jubilee
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Community Church of God, Fort Lauderdale; free

The Grinch Christmas Party
10 p.m. to 4 a.m.; SWAY Nightclub, Fort Lauderdale; free

Café Jamz: Open Mic
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Café Collective, Fort Lauderdale; free, get a free drink ticket by wearing an “ugly sweater”

Dec. 22
Santacon 2018
5 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Township FTL, Fort Lauderdale; prices vary

Dec. 22-23
Santa’s Little Helpers
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Flamingo Gardens, Davie; $20

Dec. 23-24
Christmas at West Pines
Dec. 23: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, Dec. 24: 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m.; West Pines Community Church, Pembroke Pines; free

Dec. 23
Gift a Child With a Smile
Noon to 4 p.m.; Snyder Park, Fort Lauderdale; donations requested

Miami Dolphins vs Jacksonville Jaguars
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar & Cafe, Fort Lauderdale; free

Festive Moon Rising
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; S3 Restaurant, Fort Lauderdale; prices vary, call 954-523-7873 to RSVP

Dec. 24
Christmas Eve Dinner - Feast of the Seven Fishes
5 p.m.; Coastal, Fort Lauderdale; prices vary, RSVP by calling 954-567-8070

Santa’s Visit
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; City of Plantation; free, call 954-452-4510 for more info

Burlock Coast Christmas Dinner
Christmas Eve: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Christmas Day: noon to 8 p.m. - Christmas Day; The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale; $129 per couple

Christmas Dinner at Lona
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale; $55, reservations required, call 954-467-1111

Dec. 25
ETARU Christmas Day Brunch
Noon to 4:30 p.m.; ETARU, Hallandale Beach; $75, reservations required, call 954-271-3222

Christmas Day at 3030 Ocean
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale; call 954-765-3030 to RSVP

Dec. 26-Jan. 1
Lighting of the Candles/A Kwanzaa Celebration
6 p.m.; Cultural Expressions, Hollywood; $5 per day

Dec. 26
Gator Nights
8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sawgrass Recreation Park, Weston; $40


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