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Christmas on Las Olas: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Pictures)

Christmas cookie snowman -- with a slight bite.
Christmas cookie snowman -- with a slight bite.
All photos by Laine Doss

Close to 40,000 families and revelers converged on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale for the 49th-annual Christmas on Las Olas celebration.

The streets between SE Sixth and SE 11th streets were packed with people wearing Santa hats, kids wearing reindeer antlers, and dogs wearing ski sweaters, as local merchants handed out samples and sold holiday goodies.

The first Christmas Cookie Battle was a success, as people flocked to donate money for the American Lung Association in exchange for cookies baked by local bakers Tea for Two Cookie Co., Cindy Made Them, and East End Eats.


Entertainment came in the form of local school choirs, a ski slope, and

an ice skating rink, though people-watching ranked first for us.

Farther west on Las Olas, YOLO hosted a family fun zone, complete with carnival rides, face-painting, cookie decorating, and a tree lighting ceremony.

Christmas on Las Olas: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Pictures)

East End Eats made gorgeous Christmas cookies that were almost too pretty to eat.

Christmas on Las Olas: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Pictures)

The Grinch and Santa's helpers pose at Udder Sweets on Las Olas.

Christmas on Las Olas: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Pictures)

Las Olas tree-lighting ceremony, hosted by YOLO.

Christmas on Las Olas: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Pictures)

Kids skating on a makeshift ice rink -- this is Fort Lauderdale, after all.

Christmas on Las Olas: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Pictures)

New Times food critic Melissa McCart sampling cookies.

Le Cirque performers were on hand to celebrate.
Le Cirque performers were on hand to celebrate.
Christmas on Las Olas: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Pictures)

Chanukah in the house too!

Christmas on Las Olas: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Pictures)

Festive and delicious candy apples.


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YOLO Restaurant and O Lounge

333 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

954-523-1000

www.yolorestaurant.com


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