Join members of the Coral Gables City Commission for the lighting of the Holiday Tree on Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. at Merrick Park in front of City Hall.

The event space will open at 5 p.m. for early VIP access and open at 6 p.m. for the general public. Event includes the grand opening of the Holiday Park, a three-hour show, carnival games, holiday craft and food vendors, and a visit from Santa to light up the tree. Coral Gables residents who purchase VIP family tickets will have premier access to the Holiday Park playground from 5 – 7 p.m., a souvenir green screen photo opportunity, a custom hot beverage, and a family bucket with snacks, crafts, and souvenirs. The VIP Resident ticket will grant ticket access, seating and amenities for up to four family members at a fee of $30.00. Please note: In anticipation for Santa's arrival at 7p.m., lights in the park will shut off at 6:45p.m. and the playground will close during the ceremony. When purchasing a VIP Resident Family ticket, proof of Coral Gables residency will need to be provided at check-in. For more information email