Saturday, December 3, 2011

December Free Events In South Florida: Broward Frugal Family Fun


I have gotten a late start on my free events in South Florida posts this month, but here it is. Below you can see some of my favorite free events and free activities in Broward county.




The best places to start looking for free events is at your city website's calendar of events and at your local newspaper.


Free Events in Broward, Florida December 2011






Sunday December 4th


Event: Old Davie Christmas, Davie, FL
When: Saturday, December 4th Noon - 3 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Old Davie Historical Museum, 6650 Griffin Road, Davie, FL.
Event Details: Kids will have the opportunity to visit with Santa, go for pony rides, enjoy a petting zoo, have a tasty lunch, play old-fashioned games, and more.
Contact info: 954-797-1044.
Event Website: Old Davie Christmas


Event: Hanukkah Festival, Fort Lauderdale
When: Saturday, December 4th 10AM - 5PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Fort Lauderdale Stadium Festival SiteL 5501 NW 12th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale FL 33309
Event Details: Musical entertainment, craft and gift vendors, kids activities, food and beverages. Lots of fun for the whole family!
Contact info: 954-522-8772
Event Website: http://ci.ftlaud.fl.us/calendar/calendar.asp
http://hanukkahfestival.org/ 
  



Event: Suntrust Sunday Jazz Brunch, Fort Lauderdale
When: Sunday, December 4th 11 AM - 2PM
Cost: FREE 
Location: Riverwalk, Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Event Details: SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch is an ideal way to relax and enjoy Fort Lauderdale’s scenic Riverwalk. This free, live, outdoor concert series brings the area’s best local jazz artists. Listen to the soulful sounds on four different stages on the first Sunday of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to attend, including well-behaved, leashed pets. There is plenty of room to set up chairs, blankets and picnic baskets to experience the fabulous entertainment. Patrons can also stroll along the historic brick-lined walkway to enjoy live music while browsing items from local merchants and enjoying food from area restaurants. 
Contact info: 954-828 - 5363      
Event Website: http://www.fortlauderdale.gov/events/jazzbrunch/jazzbrunch.htm







Monday December 5th

Event: Family Movie Night, Fort Lauderdale
When: Monday, December 5th, 2011 6 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Franklin Park, 2501 Franklin Drive, Fort Lauderdale
Event Details: Enjoy a family movie with your kids or grandkids.
Contact Info: 954-791-1037
Event Website: 



Event: Theatre Under the Stars Concert Series (Hollywood Beach)
When: Monday, December 5th, 2011 7:30 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Johnson Street and Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach
Event Details: Dance on the Broadwalk or just enjoy the music.
Contact Info:  954-921-3404









Tuesday Monday December 6th, 2011


Event: Pony Pals Kids Club, Gulfstream, Hallandale, FL
When: Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: Gulfstream Village, next to Kron Chocolatier, Hallandale, FL
Address: Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino, 501 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale, Fl
Event Details: Kids club for kids under 6 only! Stop by guest services to join the club. 
Contact info: 
Event Website: http://www.thevillageatgulfstreampark.com/events





Event: Tree Lighting Ceremony, Fort Lauderdale, FL

When: Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 6 - 8 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: Roosevelt Gardens Park, 2841 NW  11th St., Fort Lauderdale
Event Details: Come see the lights be turned on in the park
Contact info: 954-327-3888
Event Website: 




Event: Dancing Under the Moonlight Concert Series (Hollywood Beach)
When: Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 7:30 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Johnson Street and Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach
Event Details: Dance on the Broadwalk or just enjoy the music. 
Contact Info:  954-921-3404







Wednesday December 7th





Event: Holiday Lighting Ceremony, Tamarac, FL
When: Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 6 - 8 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Tamarac Community Center, 8601 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL
Event Details: Lighting of tree and Menorah by the Mayor and Commission. Music and magic show for the kids. Special Appearance by Santa Claus.
Contact Info: 





Event: On The Broadwalk Concert Series (Hollywood Beach)
When: Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 7:30 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Johnson Street and Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach
Event Details: Dance on the Broadwalk or just enjoy the music. 
Contact Info:  954-921-3404











Thursday December 8th



Event: Holiday Lighting Ceremony, Tamarac, FL
When: Thursday, December 8th, 2011 6 - 8 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Samuel S. Brown Monument
NW 36th Street & SR 7
Lauderdale Lakes
Event Details:  Join the City of Lauderdale Lakes Mayor and Commission for an evening to clebrate the "Sounds of the Season".  
Parking Available at Vincent Torres Memorial Park
Come out and listen to live performances from faith-based and school choirs, and local entertainers. 
Contact Info:  954-535-2785.
Event Website: http://www.lauderdalelakes.org/




Event: Holiday Block Party, Fort Lauderdale, FL
When: Thursday, December 8th, 2011 6 - 8 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Plaza 3000, 3020 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale.
Event Details: Come have fun at the holiday block party. There will be carolers, holiday outdoor film screening, food and refreshments.
Contact Info:  954-537-9320.
Event Website: 







Friday December 9th, 2011


Event: Funtastic Fridays for Kids, Hollywood
When: Friday, December 9th at 5 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood, Fl.
Event Details: Bounce house, face painting, balloon twisting, fun and games for the kids.
Contact info: 954-921-3500      


Event: An Evening With Santa, Oakland Park, FL
When: Friday, December 9th at 6:15 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: Jaco Pastorius Park & Community Center
4000 N. Dixie Highway, Oakland Park

Event Details: Visit with Santa Claus and friends, play in the authentic snow shipped
from the North Pole, tree lighting ceremony, take on the extreme snow board
challenge, and enjoy refreshments from Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen.
Contact info: 954-630-4500      






Event: ArtsPark Movie Nights, Hollywood: 
When: Friday, December 9th 8 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood, Fl.
Event Details: Enjoy a movie under the stars
Contact info: 954-921-3500      






Event: Broadwalk Friday Fest Concert Series (Hollywood Beach)
When: Friday, December 9th, 2011 7:30 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Johnson Street and Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach
Event Details: Dance on the Broadwalk or just enjoy the music. 
Contact Info:  954-921-3404
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/Concert.asp






Saturday December 10th
Event: Candy Cane Hunt, Fort Lauderdale
When: Saturday, December 10th, 10 AM -  11 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Riverside Park, 555 S.W. 11th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Event Details: 5th Annual Candy Cane Hunt where you can create holiday
delights, hunt for hidden candy canes and celebrate with your family and friends.

Contact Info:  (954) 828-4610


Event: Eagles vs. Dolphins Weekend, Fort Lauderdale
When: Saturday, December 4th 11AM - 11PM
Cost: FREE
Location: 911 Sunrise Lane, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Event Details: Street party celebrating the big game with music, food, beverges, and big screen TVs!
Contact info: 954-294-7706
Event Website: http://ci.ftlaud.fl.us/calendar/calendar.asp





Event: Lighting Ceremony - Snowfest - Pembroke Pines, FL
When: Saturday, December 10th 2 - 6 PM
Cost: Tickets for snow ares $4, non-residents $6
Location: City Center, 10300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Fl. 33026 
Event Details: Musical entertainment and a special visit from Santa.
Forty five tons of snow for the children to play in, includes games and activities.
Contact info: 
Event Website: http://www.ppines.com/parks/specialevents





Event: Funshop Creation Station, Hollywood
When: Saturday, December 10th 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood, Fl.
Event Details: Interactive Children's Art activity
Contact info: 954-921-3500      
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/special_events.asp




Event: Joy In The Park Lighting Ceremony, Carter Park, Fort Lauderdale, FL

When: Saturday, December 10th, 2011 7 PM

Cost: FREE

Location: Carter Park
1450 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Event Details: Live music including national gospel artists. The event also includes a free,educational health fair, children’s entertainment, and much more. Stick around after the sun sets to kick off your holiday season with the 6th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! This free event will
feature arts and crafts, games and refreshments.


Contact Info:  (954) 828-5411


Event: Holiday Parade, Delray Beach
When: Saturday, December 10th 6PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Atlantic Ave., from Venetian Dr. to NW 5th Ave.
Event Details: The parade route will start on Atlantic Avenue at Venetian Drive in Downtown Delray Beach, and will continue west to NW 5th Ave., with over 70 entries in the parade to help you celebrate the holidays. Through a special connection to the North Pole, The Delray Beach Fire Department will have Santa riding along on their fire truck.
Contact info: (561) 243-7277
Event Website: http://www.mydelraybeach.com/Delray/Departments/Parks+and+Recreation/Events/Holiday+Parade.htm



Event: Music and Dancing Under the Stars (Hollywood Beach)
When: Saturday, November 12th, 2011 7:30 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Johnson Street and Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach, FL
Event Details: Dance on the Broadwalk or just enjoy the music.

Contact Info:  954-921-3404








Sunday December  11th


Event: Eagles vs. Dolphins Weekend, Fort Lauderdale
When: Sunday, December 11th 11AM - 11PM
Cost: FREE
Location: 911 Sunrise Lane, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Event Details: Street party celebrating the big game with music, food, beverges, and big screen TVs!
Contact info: 954-294-7706
Event Website: http://ci.ftlaud.fl.us/calendar/calendar.asp






Monday December 12th

Event: Theatre Under the Stars Concert Series (Hollywood Beach)
When: Monday, December 12th, 2011 7:30 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Johnson Street and Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach
Event Details: Dance on the Broadwalk or just enjoy the music. 
Contact Info:  954-921-3404






Tuesday December 13th, 2011


Event: Pony Pals Kids Club, Gulfstream, Hallandale, FL
When: Tuesday December 13th, 2011 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: Gulfstream Village, next to Kron Chocolateir, Hallandale, FL
Address: Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino, 501 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale, Fl
Event Details: Kids club for kids under 6 only! Stop by guest services to join the club. 
Contact info: 
Event Website: http://www.thevillageatgulfstreampark.com/events







Thursday December 15th, 2011

Event: Art Walk Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale, FL
When: Thursday November 17th, 2011 6 PM - 9 PM
Cost: FREE 
Location: East Las Olas Blvd. from Andrews Ave. to SE 16 Ave.
Event Details: Experience special events and promotions at the shops and galleries along East Las Olas. Sidewalk musicians and art displays will add to the festive atmosphere.
Contact info: 954-258-8382
Event Website: http://www.artwalklasolas.com/






Friday December 16th


Event: Funtastic Fridays for Kids, Hollywood, FL
When: Friday, December 16th at 5 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood, Fl.
Event Details: Funtastic Friday to atthe Artspark Amphitheater. Bounce house, face painting, fun and games for the kids.
Contact info: 954-921-3500      
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/special_events.asp

 

Event: Movie In The Park, Coconut Creek, FL
When: Friday, December 16th at 6 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: Community Center Park, 1100 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, 
Event Details: Watch a movie in the park with your family. Bring blankets, lawnchairs and coolers. Refreshments available for purchase. Movie: Beethoven's Christmas Adventure.
Contact info: 954-921-3500      
Event Website: Coconut Creek Movie In The Park
Movie in the park schedule




Event: Christmas on the Beach, Hollywood, FL
When: Friday, December 16th 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: Hollywood Beach Theatre, Johnson and Broadwalk, Hollywood, Fl.
Event Details: Enjoy a show extravaganza with bands, vocalists and dancers for super family holiday outing at the beach.
Contact info: 954-428-4480
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/special_events.asp

Event: ArtsPark Movie Nights, Hollywood: 
When: Friday, December 16th 8 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood, Fl.
Event Details: Enjoy a movie under the stars
Contact info: 954-921-3500      
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/special_events.asp









Event: Broadwalk Friday Fest Concert Series (Hollywood Beach)
When: Friday, December 16th, 2011 7:30 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Johnson Street and Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach
Event Details: Dance on the Broadwalk or just enjoy the music. 
Contact Info:  954-921-3404
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/Concert.asp








Saturday December 17th   



Event: Funshop Creation Station, Hollywood
When: Saturday, December 17th 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood, Fl.
Event Details: Interactive Children's Art activity
Contact info: 954-921-3500      






Event: Music and Dancing Under the Stars (Hollywood Beach)
When: Saturday, December 17th, 2011 7:30 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Johnson Street and Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach, FL
Event Details: Dance on the Broadwalk or just enjoy the music. 








Sunday December 18th, 2011



Event: Jazz Concert, Pembroke Pines, FL
When: Sunday, December 18th 3 - 5 PM
Cost: FREE 
Location: William B. Armstrong Dream Park, 1700 Dykes Road (N.W. 160th Avenue) Pembroke Pines, Fl. 33029
Event Details: Bring your chair(s) or blanket and enjoy the Sunday afternoon free Jazz Concert at William B. Armstrong Dream Park
Contact info: 
Event Website: http://www.ppines.com/parks/specialevents






Monday December 19th
Event: Theatre Under the Stars Concert Series (Hollywood Beach)
When: Monday, December 19th, 12 PM, beach arrival 12:45 P<
Cost: FREE
Location: Fort Lauderdale Beach Park • 1100 Seabreeze Boulevard
Event Details: Santa Claus and his elves arriveas on Fort Lauderdale Beach as they spread good cheer and candy canes.
Contact Info:  (954) 828-5363.




Event: Theatre Under the Stars Concert Series (Hollywood Beach)
When: Monday, December 19th, 2011 7:30 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Johnson Street and Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach
Event Details: Dance on the Broadwalk or just enjoy the music. 
Contact Info:  954-921-3404





 




Tuesday December 20th, 2011


Event: Pony Pals Kids Club, Gulfstream, Hallandale, FL
When: Tuesday December 20th, 2011 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: Gulfstream Village, next to Kron Chocolateir, Hallandale, FL
Address: Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino, 501 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale, Fl
Event Details: Kids club for kids under 6 only! Stop by guest services to join the club. 
Contact info: 
Event Website: http://www.thevillageatgulfstreampark.com/events






Event: Dancing Under the Moonlight Concert Series (Hollywood Beach)
When: Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 7:30 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Johnson Street and Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach
Event Details: Dance on the Broadwalk or just enjoy the music. 
Contact Info:  954-921-3404





Friday December 23rd, 2011



Event: Funtastic Fridays for Kids, Hollywood, FL
When: Friday, December 23rd at 5 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood, Fl.
Event Details: Funtastic Friday to atthe Artspark Amphitheater. Bounce house, face painting, fun and games for the kids.
Contact info: 954-921-3500      
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/special_events.asp





Event: ArtsPark Movie Nights, Hollywood: 
When: Friday, December 23rd 8 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood, Fl.
Event Details: Enjoy a movie under the stars
Contact info: 954-921-3500      
  



Event: Broadwalk Friday Fest Concert Series (Hollywood Beach)
When: Friday, December 23rd , 2011 7:30 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Johnson Street and Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach
Event Details: Dance on the Broadwalk or just enjoy the music.

Contact Info:  954-921-3404



Saturday December 24th, 2011


Event: Funshop Creation Station, Hollywood
When: Saturday, December 24th 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood, Fl.
Event Details: Interactive Children's Art activity
Contact info: 954-921-3500      






Monday December 26th
Event: Theatre Under the Stars Concert Series (Hollywood Beach)
When: Monday, December 26th, 2011 7:30 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Johnson Street and Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach
Event Details: Dance on the Broadwalk or just enjoy the music. 
Contact Info:  954-921-3404







Tuesday December 27th, 2011


Event: Pony Pals Kids Club, Gulfstream, Hallandale, FL
When: Tuesday December 27th, 2011 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: Gulfstream Village, next to Kron Chocolateir, Hallandale, FL
Address: Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino, 501 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale, Fl
Event Details: Kids club for kids under 6 only! Stop by guest services to join the club. 
Contact info: 







Event: Downtown Countdown, Fort Lauderdale, FL
When: Saturday, December 31st 7 PM - January 1st, 2012
Cost: FREE
Location: S.W. 2nd Street between S.W. 2nd and S.W. 5th Avenues, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Event Details:  Activities for the whole family from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
New Year's Eve celebration for the whole family! Musical entertainment, kids games and activities, kids countdown and ball lighting at 7 PM, Midnight countdown and ball drop.



Contact Info:  954-828-5363

 













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