Fun This Weekend In Coral Gables

Every Day – Coral Gables Holiday Park

Come and enjoy the beauty of the Winter season at the Coral Gables Holiday Park.The holiday playground is located at Merrick Park, in front of City Hall from 10:00AM to 10:00PM. Entry is free of charge.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAY PARK CLOSURES THIS WEEKEND:The park will be temporarily closed to the public during the Hot Chocolate with Santa event on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and during the Sensory Friendly event on Sunday, Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Thursday-Sunday, December 16-19 – Pictures with Santa

Take your pictures with Santa at the Holiday Park at Merrick Park across from City Hall. Santa will be available for pictures on Thursdays and Fridays from 5:00PM to 10:00PM and Weekends from 12:00PM to 10:00PM.

Friday, December 17 – Movies under the Gables Moonlight – “Elf”

Join us on Friday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the William H. Kerdyk, Jr. and Family Park at 6611 Yumuri Street, and travel to the North Pole to discover your inner elf. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in holiday attire. Cost is $10 per family pod of up to four people and includes a picnic blanket and popcorn per group. Closed captioning is available. For more information email [email protected]

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Saturday, December 18 – North Gables Harvest Market

This Saturday will be the final North Gables Harvest Market, which has been a huge success for the City and for merchants taking advantage of this market.

Visit the new North Gables harvest market every Saturday through Dec. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market will be at 140 Minorca Ave., between Ponce de Leon Blvd. and Galiano St. (in front of Coral Gables Preparatory School). This free, family-friendly event will feature locally grown produce, artisan foods, local Gables’ restaurant delights, handmade arts and crafts, specialty products and more. There will be music and kids activities as well as alfresco dining. 

 For additional informational, contact [email protected] or call 305-460-5600.

Saturday, December 18 – Hot Chocolate with Santa

Sip Hot Chocolate with Santa
Saturday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m.
Merrick Park in front of City Hall – 405 Biltmore Way

Warm up for the holidays while sipping Hot Chocolate with Santa and get exclusive access to the Holiday Park playground. Event includes a photo opportunity with Santa, hot beverage and children’s activity. Cost is $20 for a group of four. Exclusively for Coral Gables residents. Advanced ticket registration is required to participate. For more information email [email protected]

Saturday, December 18 – City of Coral Gables Seniors Movie Night sponsored by Commissioner Kirk R. Menendez

The December movie is “Some Like it Hot” on December 18th at 1p.m. at the Coral Gables Art Cinema – 260 Aragon Avenue.  It’s free for Coral Gables residents age 50+ and includes a free popcorn and soda.  Tickets can be requested through  or picked up at the City of Coral Gables Activity Center

Sunday, December 19 – Sensory Friendly Holiday Park

The City of Coral Gables is proud to support families who have children with autism and other disabilities. This ticked, limited access event will take place before the park opens to the public. Our Sensory Friendly Sunday will include a trained and caring staff that work to ensure each guest has a fun-filled visit.

Some Benefits of our Sensory Friendly Sunday Include:

– less crowding, tickets limited to half capacity
– quieter music
– full access to entire play area and Augmented Realty Games
– all ages and siblings welcome
– full concessions menu

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