Here is a list of the Holiday activities taking place in Coral Gables…
CORAL GABLES HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
December 6th from 5:00PM to 10:00PM
Tree Lighting at 7:00PM
Photos with Santa will begin soon after Santa’s sensational arrival at Merrick Park in front of City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way, and the lighting of the holiday tree.
Santa will keep coming back to Merrick Park for more photos until December 23, on the following days: Thursdays and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Weekends from 12 Noon to 10 p.m., December 16, 17, and 18 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and December 23 from 12 Noon to 10 p.m. Photos are $8 each, full color and framed in a postcard.
Following the Tree Lighting Spectacular, the park will be open for general use Monday through Sunday from sunrise to 10:00 p.m. until January 6, 2020.
MIRACLE THEATER: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE MUSICAL
A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE MUSICAL opens this Saturday at 2 p.m.starring Musical Theatre for Young Audiences Director Earl Maulding as Ebenezer Scrooge! Script Adapted by Nina Felice and Earl Maulding Music and Lyrics by Scott Morlock and Earl Maulding. Don’t miss this fabulous musical adaptation written especially for family audiences that will warm your heart as it reveals the true meaning of the holidays.
CHRIST JOURNEY CHURCH: FIRST CHRISTMAS PARTY OF THE YEAR
“We’re going to have the best Christmas this year and what better way than to start off with a party? Come for a night of fun, filled with goodies, treats and surprises and learn how you can make a difference this Christmas at Christ Journey.” – Christ Journey Church
The party will take place on Sunday, December 8th at 5:00PM at the Christ Journey Church Gables Campus, 624 Anastasia Avenue. Cost: Wear a Christmas sweater, scarf, or flannel to get in!
Coral Gables Merrick House Holiday Celebration (12/8 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM)
CORAL GABLES FIRST RESPONDER ANNUAL TOY DRIVE
Coral Gables First Responders are holding their annual toy drive. Toys can be dropped off at the Coral Gables Police and Fire Department (2801 Salzedo) or Coral Gables Fire Department (11901 Old Cutler Road), from now to December 16th. Please donate NEW UNWRAPPED TOYS for children ages Newborn to 15-years-old.
MERRICK FESTIVAL CAROLING COMPETITION
The Competition, presented this year by The Anthony R. Abraham Foundation, is a showcase for the extraordinarily talented young people in our community. Today, the music programs in our schools have taken a back seat to other agendas. But nothing can ever stop the music! Such talent can’t be hidden, nor hushed. We celebrate that music, and the children who perform it.
The Caroling Competition takes place over five nights on the steps of 550 Biltmore Way. Beginning Wednesday, December 4th, performances run through Sunday afternoon, December 8th. Different schools appear every half hour, each evening. Middle Schools perform on Wednesday and Friday. Senior High performances are on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 3 until 6 pm. Evening performances run from 7 until 10 p.m. Winners return on Tuesday, December 10th. All of the performances are free.
CORAL GABLES MERRICK HOUSE HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Embrace the nostalgia of traditional caroling and the sweet taste of home-baked cookies, while the children craft decorations, play vintage lawn games, and visit with Santa Claus.
You’re invited to celebrate the holidays at the Coral Gables Merrick House, 907 Coral Way, on Sunday, December 8 from 2-5 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public.
CORAL EXPRESS AT MCBRIDE PLAZA
Your favorite winter celebration is back! On Saturday, December 14th from 2pm-10pm, join us at McBride Plaza at 150 Miracle Mile for fun holiday activities the entire family can enjoy. From arts and crafts to ugly sweater contests, plus tasty treats, free trolley rides, and a holiday film, this event is one you won’t want to miss! The feature-filled schedule of activities includes:
- 3 p.m. – Magician performance
- 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Free trolley rides throughout Downtown Coral Gables
- 5 p.m. – Storytime with Mrs. Claus
- 6 p.m. – Ugly sweater contest (all ages welcome)
- 7 p.m. – Carolers performance
- 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Screening of the movie Elf
Bring your cozy holiday blanket for the film and enjoy the holiday magic! Find the Facebook event page here!
CORAL GABLES FIRE: SANTA AROUND TOWN
Santa will once again be riding around Coral Gables on a Coral Gables Fire Truck.
Santa will be touring the City, greeting residents from the Fire Truck on Saturday and Sunday, December 21st and 22nd.
CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS AT CHRIST JOURNEY CHURCH
Come celebrate Christmas at Christ Journey Church (624 Anastasia Avenue), Monday and Tuesday, December 23rd and 24th. For more information, please visit: www.miamichristmas.com.