The holidays are a time of giving that are best spent with those closest to you. And if you're in a relationship, there probably aren't many people you're closer to than your significant other. That said, the holiday season is hectic. Shopping. Decorating. Wrapping presents. Mailing cards. Traveling to see family. Hosting family. All this can make spending time with that special person in your life all the more difficult. But we're going to help you remedy that. So put the wrapping paper and credit card down, and check out these fun holiday dates in Ft. Lauderdale!

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

Cleverly named the "Greatest Show on H2O," this 12-mile parade is free to view from several locations in Ft. Lauderdale. However, arguably the best views are on the pier of Las Olas Riverfront. There are plenty of bars and restaurants with waterfront seating giving you a great vantage point to take in South Florida's most famous holiday parade. The boat parade is Saturday, December 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 11:55 pm.

Once a year, Broadway comes to downtown Ft. Lauderdale in the form of this award-winning pageant. A South Florida Christmas tradition, the pageant has regaled crowds for over 30 years! They showcase over 300 performers pushing their talents to the limit to put on the most daring, evocative show you'll take in this holiday season. The pageant runs every weekend through December 17. 
 

Fridays Movie Night

 
Once a week, from December 1 to December 29, Village Design hosts a Christmas movie night. Is there a better way to spend Christmas with your boo than curled up on a field with a blanket watching classic holiday films?! There definitely aren't many. At the least, it's a much-needed respite from crowded malls and stress. 
 
 

CHRISTMAS @ the Art Gallery - Charity Event

Like we said earlier, Christmas is a time of giving. So, why not give to a good cause while having a good time with that special someone in your life? The First Annual Christmas @ the Art Gallery is a night of fun, food, and fundraising for a great cause benefiting ArtServe in Sunrise. The event will be held on December 22 and runs from 6 - 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 (advance) and $15 (at the door), and all proceeds go to the Onavil, Haiti orphanage.

 

A Rockapella Christmas

Rockapella, one of the country's most influential and enduring vocal groups corners the market of cool. And they'll bring that same edge to your favorite classic Christmas carols on December 22 at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. Their show runs from 7 - 11:30 p.m. and they'll regale you with bold, reimagined renditions of your holiday events. This is pretty much a pitch-perfect option for fun holiday dates in Ft. Lauderdale! 

Christmas Eve Dinner at Burlock Coast

Christmas Eve dinner is typically a family affair, but at Burlock Coast, you could decide to make it a romantic one. From 5 - 10 p.m., Burlock Coast will serve a festive a la carte menu featuring all of your holiday favorites. Reservations are required for this event so, be sure to stake your place soon! 

Christmas Day Feast at Burlock Coast

If you can't make the Christmas Eve dinner, all is not lost. Open your presents, give your thanks, get dressed and head over to Burlock Coast for an all-you-can-eat feast. You'll eat, drink and be merry with a mouthwatering buffet the entire family will enjoy. Just to be clear, they are serving a buffet and bottomless beverages at fairly affordable prices. What better way to close out Christmas than with a full stomach and a healthy buzz.

 
South Floridians don't have a white Christmas. We have a green Christmas with warm sand beneath our feet. Hollywood Beach is celebrating the season and our tropical fortune with its 11th Christmas Near the Beach event. The event takes place on December 9, 2017, from 4 -9 p.m. at the Arts Park at Young Circle in Hollywood. There will be bands, ballet, drama, vendors, a classic car show. Oh, and if you're feeling photogenic, you and your significant other can take a free photo with  Santa at his winter “beach house"!
 
 
Christmas has a different energy in South Florida. The weather is crisp, the evenings are gorgeous, and the nights are long. There's no better time to remind the person you love why you love them. And what better way to do that than taking your special someone on one of these fun holiday dates in Ft. Lauderdale!
 
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