Christmas on Las Olas

Las Olas Association

When you’re living in South Florida, there are several holiday traditions that somehow escape you. Taking the family out deep into the frosted forest to trim a holiday tree? Not likely. Lacing up for some ice skating in the park? Probably not. Clutching cups of hot cider on the porch? Nope — it’s way too humid for that nonsense. But what is left in lieu of the rest of the country’s wintery traditions is an open canvas for our own beloved, off-kilter Florida customs. During the 54th Annual Christmas on Las Olas, it’s all possible as the holiday cheer spreads throughout downtown Fort Lauderdale with school choirs, motorcycle rodeos, Elf movie screenings, three stages of entertainment, photo opportunities with Santa, and 60 or so food, beverage, and holiday-swag booths. The Breakthru Beverage Florida-sponsored event runs from 5 p.m. till 10 p.m. and is free and open to the public at Las Olas Boulevard between SE Sixth Avenue and SE 11th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.

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