Do you hear what I hear? Santa Claus is coming to town to light up the tree in Downtown Coral Gables.
The 2012 Coral Gables Holiday Spectacular will take place in front of City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way, on Friday, December 7 from 5-10 p.m. and features live performances, food, carnival rides and games, face painting, arts and crafts, bounce houses, and a merry good time for everyone.
Performing on stage to entertain the crowds will be the Actors’ Playhouse Children Theater, Maria Verdeja School of the Arts, and The Jeff Kipperman Quartet from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, among other acts.
Bring your family and friends to enjoy this local holiday tradition and participate in the official countdown with Mayor Jim Cason and members of the City Commission to light up the tree at 7 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive in style on a fire truck to spread good cheer and make sure you’ve been nice all year.
The magic of the holidays continues on through at Merrick Park, across the street from City Hall, which is transformed into a winter wonderland. Merrick Park will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. until December 25. Come take Pictures with Santa at the park on Thursdays and Fridays (5-10 p.m.); and Saturdays & Sundays (noon-10 p.m.) until December 23, 2012.
For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Division at 305-460-5600.