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Throughout the Month

Happening throughout December


“The Wiz”

  • When: Dec. 7-31
  • Where: Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill
  • What: The Tony Award-winning musical retells the story of Dorothy and her adventures in Oz with catchy melodies that have made it a modern-day classic.
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Friday, Dec. 7

Don’t leave yourself without some entertainment.


George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” (Pictured above)

  • When: Dec. 7-9
  • Where: Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
  • What: Miami City Ballet’s annual holiday show of toy soldiers, sugarplum fairies and colorful characters returns to delight young and old with spectacular costumes by Isabel and Ruben Toledo, enchanting sets and Tchaikovsky’s familiar melodies performed by a live orchestra.
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Chanukah Under the Stars

  • When: 5-9 p.m.
  • Where: Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
  • What: Temple Beth El hosts bounce houses, storytelling, crafts and traditional food for sale with a shabbat service rounding up the night.
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Light Up Cooper City

  • When: 6-9 p.m.
  • Where: Memorial Park, 9001 SW 51st St., Cooper City
  • What: Local performers, bounce houses, crafts, activities, vendors, a holiday bazaar and train rides kick off the season for the family.
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Ribbons for the Children

  • When: 6-9 p.m.
  • Where: Riva Residences, 1180 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale
  • What: The event honors World AIDS Day and raises funds for the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center to help families affected by the disease. Event includes work from local artists, cocktail party and silent auction.
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Bethlehem Revisited

  • When: Dec. 7-11, 7-9 p.m. (6-9 p.m. on Dec. 8-9)
  • Where: First Church Coral Springs, 8650 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs
  • What: Walk through the ancient city of Bethlehem at this local volunteer-run tradition of more than 25 years that sees thousands of local visitors.
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Saturday, December 8

The festivities continue


Seas & Greetings Holiday Parade

  • When: 6 p.m.
  • Where: Downtown Delray Beach
    What: Dance groups, marching bands, floats and local businesses accompany Santa, who rides along on a fire truck.
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Broward Symphony Orchestra

  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Bailey Hall, 3501 Davie Road, Davie
  • What: The orchestra plays Mozart and Humperdinck and gets in the holiday spirit with selections from “The Nutcracker.”
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Diane Marino Quartet

  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Arts Garage, 94 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach
  • What: The vocalist, pianist and arranger, whose career has spanned more than 30 years, performs jazz standards, including songs from her latest album, which features music from jazz vocalist Gloria Lynne.
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Sunday, December 9

Sounds of the Season


Chanukah Fair on Las Olas

  • When: Noon-5 p.m.
  • Where: Huizenga Plaza, 32 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • What: The annual event offers families, concessions, rock climbing, ice skating, live music and more. A menorah lighting caps the night.
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Gingerbread Holiday Concert

  • When: 3 p.m.
  • Where: Boca Raton Resort and Club, 501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton
  • What: The Lynn Philharmonia celebrates the 16th annual tradition with holiday music and cheer, raising scholarship money for students.
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Holiday Music & Movies

  • When: Dec. 9, 3 p.m.
  • Where: Broward Center
  • What: Symphony of the Americas performs the classic music from such favorite holiday films as “White Christmas, “Home Alone” and “The Polar Express.”
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A Treasury of Jewish Christmas Songs

  • When: 3 p.m.
  • Where: Mizner Park Cultural Center, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
  • What: Singer Jake Ehrenreich gives tribute to the Jewish songwriters behind such Christmas classics as “White Christmas,” “The Christmas Song,” “Let It Snow,” “Winter Wonderland” and others.
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FAU Tuba Christmas

  • When: 5 p.m.
  • Where: Mizner Park Amphitheater
  • What: In its sixth year, the tuba concert presents Christmas favorites. Bring chairs and blankets and enjoy cocktails by Potions in Motion.
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