The Lifestyle List

Just in Time for Christmas


Seaside Santa Brunch (pictured above)

  • When: Throughout December
  • Where: Shooters Waterfront
  • What: Indult in Shooters’ new menu, which includes Maine lobster boil and stone crab. Plus, take photos with Santa on the waterfront! Dates are Dec. 8, 15, and 22, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Info: Shooters Waterfront

“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.
  • Info: stagedoorfl.org


A Tribute to Benny Goodman and Friends

  • When: Dec. 21, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Frost Museum of Science
  • What: The museum debuts its Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Fantasy Laser Show.
  • Tickets: $10 for adults; $8 for children
  • Info: frostscience.org

Holiday Boat Parade

  • When: Dec. 22, 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Intracoastal Waterway starting at the C-15 canal traveling south to Hillsboro Bridge
  • What: Watched boats decked out in holiday finery and enjoy food and drinks at this 42nd annual parade.
  • Info: myboca.us


A Rockapella Christmas

  • When: Dec. 22, 8 p.m.
  • Where: Parker Playhouse
  • What: The popular acapella group performs their original vocal spins on holiday classics such as “Silver Bells,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Matunda Ya Kwanzaa” and others.
  • Info: parkerplayhouse.com


South Florida Chamber Ensemble

  • When: Dec. 23, 2 p.m.
  • Where: Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place
  • What: The ensemble presents its annual “Spirit of Giving” program, featuring work from English writers and composers such as Charles Dickens, Gustav Holst, Maude Valerie White and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.
  • Info: miramarculturalcenter.org

The Gianni Bianchini Trio

  • When: Dec. 23, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Arts Garage
  • What: The pianist and vocalist, who has performed all over the world with a who’s-who of jazz greats, leads his trio in performing holiday classics.
  • Info: artsgarage.org


Mama Juana at Burlock Coast

Christmas Eve Dinner at Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits

  • When: 6-10 p.m.
  • Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
  • What: Diners enjoy an exclusive Prime Rib Dinner and bottle of Champagne plus the a la carte menu
  • Cost: $129 per couple
  • Info: Make reservations at (954) 765-3030 or by emailing[email protected]


Christmas Dinner at 3030 Ocean

  • When: 5-9 p.m.
  • Where: 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale
  • What: Chef Adrienne Grenier serves up Creamy Chestnut Soup with roasted mushrooms, herb pistou; Slow Smoked Duck Breast with sweet potato puree, and Gingerbread Cheesecake with gingersnap crust, sweet cream and candied cranberries.
  • Info: Make reservations by calling (954) 765-3030


Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner at Ariete

  • When: 6-11 p.m.
  • Where: 3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove
  • What: Chef Michael Beltran serves a family style meal featuring inventive American cuisine with Cuban influences.
  • Cost: $60 per person
  • Info: Make reservations by calling (305) 640-5862
Photo: Jeremy Daniel


Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”

  • When: Dec. 25-30
  • Where: Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
  • What: The Broadway export bursts with merriment and holiday cheer as well as Berlin’s unforgettable tunes. The musical retells the 1954 film’s story of two entertainers who travel to Vermont to put on a show and see snow.
  • Info: arshtcenter.org


A Tribute to Benny Goodman and Friends

  • When: Dec. 28, 8 p.m.
  • Where: Arts Garage
  • What: Dick Lowenthal’s Big Band pays tribute to the swinging classics of the 1940s band leader by recreating part of Goodman’s 1938 Carnegie Concert.
  • Info: artsgarage.org


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