It’s the holiday season and that means some of the most festive events and activities are coming up fast! Fort Lauderdale has numerous of events that you and your kids will absolutely love. Nothing will get you in the holiday spirit quicker than some ice skating or visiting Santa’s Wonderland, so be sure to check out these things to do in Fort Lauderdale this December.

Santa’s Wonderland

Bass Pro Shops

200 Gulf Stream Way

Dania Beach, FL

Through Dec. 24, 2016

Come visit the incredible Wonderland village inside of the Bass Pro Shops store featuring log cabins, animated characters, sparkling Christmas trees and even Santa himself! Also, help AMVETS write 250,000-holiday cards for active military and veterans!

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Broward Center for the Performing Arts

201 SW 5 Ave

Fort Lauderdale, FL

This modern twist on the holiday classic is a true spectacle to behold. With all-star dancers, a DJ and an electric violinist, Tchaikovsky’s fairy-tale comes to life in the contemporary New York setting!

Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant

First Baptist Church of Ft. Lauderdale

301 E Broward Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 18, 2016

Panthers in the Park Ice Skating Rink

1 East Las Olas Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Through Jan. 8, 2016

Water Taxi Holiday Lights Cruise

1881 SE 17th St.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dec. 5 through Dec. 21, 2016

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

Starting in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Dec. 10, 2016- 6:30pm

Bar Crawl Nation: SantaPalooza: Fort Lauderdale

America’s Backyard

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dec. 10, 2016

Santa by the Sea

1975 NE 15th Ave

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dec. 14, 2016

Arts Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker

Parker Playhouse

707 N.E. 8th St.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dec. 15-16, 2016

For a complete list of the local holiday events in Fort Lauderdale, visit

From all of us at Smokey News smoke shop, we would like to wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season!