By Sharon Aron Baron
The City of Coral Springs is set to usher in the holiday season with a vibrant celebration as Downtown Coral Springs gets a magical makeover into a winter wonderland.
This transformation is part of the “Downtown in December” initiative, a festive experience proudly funded by the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).
In its reimagined format, residents and the surrounding community will have many opportunities to celebrate the holiday season, support local businesses, snap festive photos, and create lasting memories. Holiday events and activities include Light Up the Lawn, Holiday Market, and the annual Holiday Parade.
Light Up the Lawn – Saturday, December 2, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Selfie time! Large-scale, festive holiday light displays will adorn the City Hall Lawn (9500 W Sample Road), where residents and the surrounding community can visit, interact, and take photos throughout December.
The City Commission will light the City Hall Christmas tree aglow while residents enjoy holiday cookies, periodic snow flurries, roaming entertainment, snack vendors, and trackless train rides.
Please note: Train rides are available for residents only, and pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
Registration for train rides will open at noon on Monday, November 27.
Holiday Market – Saturday, December 9, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Shop local and shop small while supporting local businesses for the holidays as part of the downtown Holiday Market at the City Hall Lawn. The event will feature over 20 local vendors selling gifts and goods to suit all holiday shopping lists. The event will also feature roaming entertainment, cookies, and opportunities to mail letters to Santa.
Holiday Parade – Wednesday, December 13, at 7 p.m.
The annual Holiday Parade will take place along Sample Road. This year’s theme, Magical Memories: A Ride Down Memory Lane, aims to evoke fond memories of holidays past and present with uniquely designed floats from local organizations.
Residents and the surrounding community are invited to attend and cheer on the local schools and organizations that participate.
As part of Coral Springs’ holiday tradition, Santa and Mrs. Claus will ride down Sample Road in a fire truck to close out the parade.
Just before the annual Holiday Parade, runners of all ages and abilities can participate in the Coral Springs Holiday Mile Run along the parade route. Holiday attire is encouraged.
More information about Downtown in December events in Coral Springs can be found at CoralSprings.gov/HolidayFun.
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