Friday, Dec. 22

Yuletide Festivities 

Dine-In Movie and Dinner Night

  • Watch “The Santa Clause” at the Atlantic Hotel, with choice of a hamburger or hot dog, chips, one non-alcoholic beverage, popcorn, pool access and three-hour complimentary valet parking.
  • When: 5:30–8:30 p.m.
  • Price: $19.95 for adults and $9.95 for children 3-12
  • Where: 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • Register: http://bit.ly/2nTeuXx

Holiday Lights Cruises

  • It’s the last weekend to sail on the Water Taxi of Fort Lauderdale’s annual holiday cruise.
  • When: Through Dec. 23; two cruises at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Victorian Christmas

  • Experience one of South Florida’s favorite family traditions with Stranahan House’s annual Victorian Christmas. Fort Lauderdale’s oldest home will be dressed in immaculate holiday décor, and evening tours will feature costumed guides, live music and more. Advanced registration is required—call 954.524.4736.
  • When: Through Dec. 23, 7 p.m.
  • Price: $30 per person
  • Where: 335 SE 6th Ave., Fort Lauderdale

George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker”

  • Miami City Ballet presents the beloved holiday ballet, which features new sets and costumes this year.
  • When: Through Dec. 30
  • Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami; Broward Center for the Performing Arts; Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach

Sports

Florida Panthers vs. Minnesota Wild

  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: BB&T Center

Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks

  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: AmericanAirlines Arena

Saturday, Dec. 23

Party Season

Ugly Sweater Party at Brimstone

  • At its annual party, Brimstone Woodfire Grill asks diners to sport their ugliest sweater for the chance to win a prize. Food and drink specials will be available throughout the night.
  • When: 8 p.m.–midnight
  • Where: 14575 SW 5th St., Pembroke Pines

Sports

Florida Panthers vs. Ottawa Senators

  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: BB&T Center

Miami Heat vs. New Orleans Pelicans

  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: AmericanAirlines Arena

Sunday, Dec. 24

Party Season

Maztoball

  • Jewish singles are invited to gather and mingle at Vibe Ultra Music Lounge for the 31st annual event.
  • When: 9 p.m.–2 a.m.
  • Where: 301 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Ongoing

Museum of Ice Cream Miami

  • The much-awaited museum opened Dec. 13. Visitors can come Wednesday through Monday, and tickets—$38 per person and available in advance, online-only—include tastings of in-house treats.

Pop-up holiday cocktail bar

  • Miracle, a pop-up holiday cocktail bar, will appear in 50 locations worldwide, with one in South Florida at Death or Glory in Delray Beach. Libations include Christmopolitan, Muletide, Bad Santa and How the Gimlet Stole Christmas—and come in festive glasses (pictured). Death or Glory will deck the halls with lights, garlands and vintage-inspired Christmas decorations.
  • When: Through Dec. 31
  • Where: 116 NE 6th Ave., Delray Beach