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What To Do In Florida During the Holiday Season?

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As the 2023 year comes to an end, the holiday season has once again arrived in only a blink of an eye. People around the world are getting ready to celebrate the holidays as decoration and shopping begins. In the United States, the state of Florida offers its residents many opportunities to have fun with family and friends. Here are some magical spots anyone around the world can come and enjoy their holiday season in the state of Florida:

Snowcat Ridge:

Located in Tampa, Florida, Snowcat Ridge offers those with a thrilling sensation as they can experience attractions in the actual snow. Opening once again on December 3rd, this “one-of-a-kind alpine snow park features a massive snow tubing hill, Alpine village, and a ten thousand square foot snow play dome. There’s also an igloo space to unwind with a drink and some good eats,” That’s So Tampa stated. As ticket prices range from 25 to 40 dollars per individual, this snow park is set to bring you the real white Christmas many wish for down in Florida.

Holiday Light Cruise:

Located in Fort Lauderdale, this light cruise allows you and your close ones to get together and enjoy the glamorous lights displayed by many beautiful waterfront mansions. With an approximately 3-hour long ride, this cruise not only takes you through the joy of holiday lights but also “features live music … to make your spirits bright,” Water Taxi included. This attraction was described by other guests as something purely magical and fascinating for those who seek a perfect place to experience the seasonal show of lights.

Santa’s Enchanted Forest:

Located in Miami, Florida, this one-of-a-kind theme park offers residents the opportunity to get together and celebrate the season with many different attractions, games, food, and shows. Being one of the world’s largest holiday theme parks, Santa’s Enchanted Forest allows their guests to experience their “dazzling displays” and their breathtaking light show, perfect for achieving the perfect holiday picture. Open now till January 7th with ticket prices ranging from 37 to 45 dollars, this place will deliver you and your guests an amazing night out in Miami.

Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting: 

Located in Coral Gables, Florida, the 21st Annual Chanukah Celebration will be held on December 10th, the fourth night of Chanukah. Open to anyone in the community, the annual celebration provides guests with a variety of attractions and activities, “fire truck parade, live band, rock climbing wall, ninja obstacle course, train rides, and toddler play center,” Chabad of Downtown Coral Gables stated. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to bring you and your family to honor the celebration with all our guests and performers. 

Hanukkah Boat Parade:

Located in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida’s boat parade is designed to bring the spirit of Hanukkah to the next level with a themed decorated boat. Going from New River to Andrew Avenue, your night will shine as you encounter the famous lighting throughout your sail on December 12th, 2023. 

 

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    Ayleen GalantiniDec 14, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Everything here sounds so fun by the way the article is written!

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    Madison KlaperDec 13, 2023 at 12:07 pm

    all of this sounds so fun!

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    auryanna floresDec 12, 2023 at 12:01 pm

    love how this gives many ideas on what to do very helpful!

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    Angelina MagnayeDec 12, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Awesome! Holiday Light Cruise is one of my favorite light shows to go to during winter.

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    Tori ScaglioneDec 8, 2023 at 11:35 am

    I love this article, i didn’t know there were so many things to do during the holidays for christmas.

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    SantiagoDec 8, 2023 at 11:33 am

    I love this article, i plan on going to santa’s enchanted forest soon.

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    alexaDec 8, 2023 at 11:32 am

    Amazing! Introduced many possible experiences, all of which sound super exciting.

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    nichole powellDec 8, 2023 at 11:28 am

    i didn’t know there were so many things to do during the holidays in florida.

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    Jacob Y.Dec 8, 2023 at 11:26 am

    I like this article a lot and I think it was smart how you sectioned the different activities to make the article easier to navigate. Great job~

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    SkyDec 8, 2023 at 11:25 am

    I love this! Really cool ideas!

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    abraham queroDec 8, 2023 at 11:25 am

    beach

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    Tabassum ChowdhuryDec 8, 2023 at 11:24 am

    This article is so informative, all of this sounds so fun!

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    Ethan TainesDec 8, 2023 at 11:22 am

    The boat parade sounds fun I never knew about it until now.

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    JacobDec 8, 2023 at 11:22 am

    Very informative. Thanks!

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    ariDec 8, 2023 at 11:22 am

    i love winter!!! definitely will check these out!!!!

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    Julia Andrade XavierDec 8, 2023 at 11:21 am

    This is so cool! I’d love to go Snowcat Ridge!

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    SophiaDec 8, 2023 at 11:20 am

    I didn’t realize that there is so much to do. That’s so cool!

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