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Christmas is over, but holiday events aren’t: See roundup of ongoing South Florida festivities

Sun Sentinel logoSun Sentinel 12/2/2022 Rod Stafford Hagwood, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Flamingo light decorations are displayed during the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society's Zoo Lights presentation by FPL SolarNow, Friday, November 27, 2020. © Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS Flamingo light decorations are displayed during the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society's Zoo Lights presentation by FPL SolarNow, Friday, November 27, 2020.

Christmas is over, but that doesn’t mean all the holiday festivities and activities are done. As we head into the long New Year’s weekend, there’s still lots to do in South Florida.

Check out our roundup of holiday events through the end of the year.

And please keep in mind: Ticket prices do not include fees and taxes.

Dec. 28-29 — Cirque Dreams Holidaze

This annual show is a mix of Broadway-style musical and contemporary circus artistry as aerialists, acrobats and performers appear as reindeer, penguins, elves and jesters. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 and Thursday, Dec. 29 (which also has a 2 p.m. matinee) at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Southwest 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $29-$79 with $128 Spirit Club Level tickets. 954-462-0222.

Now-Dec. 30 — Holidays at The Square

The Square in downtown West Palm Beach will have nightly snowfalls and light shows by The Wishing Tree. The indoor/outdoor mall is at 700 S Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach.

Now-Dec. 31 — Water Taxi offers Holiday Light Cruises

Fort Lauderdale’s Water Taxi is again offering their seasonal “Winter Wonderland on the Water” where you tour the waterways looking at the Christmas lights on mansions along the Intracoastal with a departure at 6:30 p.m. There will also be live music and holiday-themed cocktails. 335 SE Sixth Ave., Fort Lauderdale (between Stranahan House and the Riverside Hotel). Metered parking within walking distance available at the 620 E. Las Olas Blvd. Garage and street metered parking on Las Olas Boulevard. Tickets are $40; children ages 3–11 are $15 (free for children under the age of 3).

Now-Dec. 31 — Tropical Holiday Trees at Mounts

Mounts Botanical Garden has an exhibition of three framed 8-15 foot tall trees festooned with hundreds of bromeliads, orchids and tropical botanicals. The trees will be on view 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Admission to the full garden is $12 for adults; $10 seniors, college students and military with ID; $5 for young people 6 to 17 and free for children under 6. At 531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach. 561-233-1757.

Now-Dec. 31 — Ferris the Ferris Wheel

This year the popular and iconic 35-foot, 700-ton holiday Sandi — a Christmas tree made of sand — in downtown West Palm Beach has an equally impressive neighbor, Ferris the Ferris Wheel. Rides are 6-10 p.m. daily (there will be daytime rides solely on Dec. 17 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.) Tickets are $5 per ride (or $20 for unlimited rides per evening). Both Sandi and Ferris the Ferris Wheel are on the Great Lawn, 100 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach.

Now-Jan. 1 — Zoo Lights

For the fourth year the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society will reopen at 6 p.m. on select nights and feature a holiday celebration including photos with Santa, treats, a DJ dance party and “snow” will fall periodically in the Fountain Plaza. Tickets are $20 and $22 for adults; $15 and $18 for children 3-12 and free for toddlers 2 and under. At 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-547-9453.

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