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Top Spots To See Christmas Decorations

December 1, 2011 9:00 AM

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South Florida is a beautiful place to spend the holidays but only if you don’t want a white Christmas, or even a chilly one. But there are plenty of ways to get into the holiday mood and celebrate the season by enjoying some spectacular holiday light displays.
holiday fantasy of lights at tradewinds park Top Spots To See Christmas Decorations


Holiday Fantasy of Lights At Tradewinds Park

3600 W Sample Rd.
Coconut Creek, FL.
(954) 357-8870

This spectacular drive-through holiday lighting event is described as one of the most popular animated and amazing light displays in South Florida. It’s located at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek. This is the 16th edition of Holiday Fantasy of Lights, with 3 miles of giant animated holiday displays and illuminated trees. It’s open nightly 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. through Saturday Jan. 4th, 2014.

santas enchanted forest Top Spots To See Christmas Decorations

(Source: CBS)

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

7900 Bird Road
Miami, FL.
(305) 893-0090

This holiday spectacular is considered the World’s Largest Christmas Theme Park, which includes a free carnival with your price of admission. The 92-foot tall Christmas tree is the centerpiece of this park and features over 100 rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, shows and, of course, the big guy, Santa in his workshop. All of these holiday sights and sounds are scattered under 3,000, 000 lights in the trees above.

winterfest boat parade Top Spots To See Christmas Decorations


The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

512 Northeast 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 767-0686

Where else but in South Florida, would you find a nighttime flotilla of decorated boats and yachts of every size and shape floating down the Intracoastal Waterway of Fort Lauderdale. Owners of these vessels start preparing their boats months in advance to amaze and delight all those who line up for hours in advance to see these sights.  Winterfest began back in 1971 and with each new year grew bigger and better until now it is an event looked forward to and watched by more than a million spectators every year.

miami zoo lights Top Spots To See Christmas Decorations

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

12400 SW 152 Street
Miami, FL 33177
(305) 251-0400

Zoo Miami will open at night for a special holiday event with bright animal shaped lights, hot chocolate, holiday songs, free 3D glasses, holiday music and more.

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  • bill

    christmas lights

  • Jenn

    Anywhere in Miami-Dade County besides Santa’s and the Zoo where you DON’T have to pay a hefty entrance fee per person?

    I remember hearing of one neighborhood in Miami-Dade where you just pay $1.00?

    • alex

      The Clot Family in Pinecrest…………………..

      …but it shut down, after a few years post the creator dieing.

  • Julia

    There has to be more places than this to view Christmas lights displays in Miami-Dade county. Perhaps neighborhoods and such. Anyone? :/

  • Holly

    House on LeJune/ 41 Street beautiful lights……The owner really put a lot of time and effort. Worth going and seeing.

    • zdog

      North or south? aka Hialeah or Coral Gables?

  • djocean

    Very nice music!!! wrong video but its nice anyways.

  • Jana Sheeder

    The Clot family decorations are now supposedly at Zoo Miami (formerly Miami Metrozoo). The Miami Herald used to put out a section in the paper that gave a map of different homes that are decorated for the holidays. I don’t know whether they still do that. There IS a wonderful home that does lights and decorations each year (for Halloween and for Christmas). Santa is there at Christmas and hands out candy canes. All donations for the Women’s Cancer Association of the University of Miami. The address is 8740 SW 186 Street in Cutler Bay. Enjoy!

  • Maria

    There is a beautiful house all lighted up on Killian Dr and 132 Ave.

  • Zdog

    North or south? aka Hialeah or Coral Gables?

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