So much is happening this holiday season. Get ready to celebrate!.
Downtown in December
Families of all ages will enjoy Coral Springs’ Downtown in December. The holiday season kick-off will take place on December 3rd from 5 pm to 9 pm at Coral Springs City Hall. This exciting event is for all ages. Activities will include Coral Springs’ formal tree lighting, a visit from Santa Claus, and so much more. Children will have an opportunity to take a free train ride around City Hall, and back again this year will be the free “ice” skating rink experience.
City event planners have received an advanced weather warning, which indicates Coral Springs will experience snowfall that evening. That expected snowfall is just what South Florida needs to make Santa feel welcome. Children will also have an opportunity to “make and take” holiday-themed crafts, as well as free milk and cookies. Families should plan on coming hungry, as food and beverages will be available for purchase from more than a dozen of our top-rated food truck vendors. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes because the City will have music and a dance party area too.
Annual Holiday Parade
Another holiday event not to miss is the City of Coral Springs Annual Holiday Parade, which will be on Wednesday, December 14th at 7 p.m. The parade will feature marching bands, decorated floats and other entries along Sample Road from Coral Springs Drive to City Hall. The theme is “March of the Toys!” Before the holiday parade, individuals and families will participate in the Coral Springs Holiday Mile along Sample Road near Coral Springs Drive at 5 pm. This will be a timed one-mile event, with awards for the top three male and female participants in each age category.
“The goal of hosting these events is to bring together the community to celebrate the holiday season. For example, the holiday parade has been held for more than 20 years, and features 70 plus entries, thousands of participants, and 15,000 plus spectators. Downtown in December has grown each year since 2014, now hosting more than 3,000 people at City Hall,” said Christine Parkinson Jahrsdoerfer, Creative Services Manager for the City of Coral Springs.