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The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade celebrates its 45th anniversary on Dec. 10. Nearly 100 brightly decorated boats will parade down the New River and up the Intracoastal Waterway to ring in the holidays in South Florida. For more information, go to WinterfestParade.org.
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Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, Santa Claus is coming to town and here are some concerts and special events to get you in the holiday spirit: DAVE KOZ Nov. 26, 8 p.m. Dave Koz may be Jewish, but the saxophonist loves Christmas music. He brings his annual Smooth Jazz Christmas Tour to Miami’s Arsht Center with special guests Jonathan Butler, Kenny Lattimore and Valerie Simpson. ArshtCenter.org
THE SANTALAND DIARIES Dec. 8 - 30 Brooks Braselman (“Mommie Queerest,” “Silver Balls,” “The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode”) returns to Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale as a disgruntled department store “elf” in David Sedaris’ wickedly funny one-man comedy. EmpireStage.org
GAY MEN’S CHORUS OF SOUTH FLORIDA Dec. 11, 8 p.m. The 175-voice Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, under the direction of artistic director Harold Dioquino, “sings in” the holiday season with special guest and Broadway star Linda Eder at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood. Ticketmaster.com
CHRISTMAS ON LAS OLAS Nov. 29, 5 - 10 p.m. Breakthru Beverage Florida presents the 54th annual holiday celebration on Fort Lauderdale’s ritzy shopping strip. Enjoy musical performances by carolers and school groups, take a sled ride and don’t forget the holidays sales. LasOlasBoulevard.com
GEORGE BALANCHINE’S “THE NUTCRACKER” Dec. 9 - 30 Miami City Ballet performs George Balanchine’s beautiful choreography to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. Performances at the Arsht Center in Miami, Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale and Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. MiamiCityBallet.org
“MIRACLE ON 34th STREET” Dec. 16 - 17, 7:30 p.m. WLRN Radio Theater presents this holiday favorite as a radio play, complete with authentic sound effects, at the Broward Center’s Abdo New River Room. The performance will also be recorded and broadcast at a later date on WLRN-FM. BrowardCenter.org
DONNIE & MARIE Dec. 5, 8 p.m. She’s a little bit country and he’s a little bit rock ‘n roll, but the singing siblings both like Christmas songs. Don’t miss this special holiday performance at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. MyHRL.com
SOUTH FLORIDA PRIDE WIND ENSEMBLE Dec. 10, 7 p.m. The Pride Wind Ensemble, the region’s LGBTQ and allies concert band under the direction of Dan Bassett, will perform a program of classical and popular holiday selections at the Broward Center that is sure to thrill audiences, both young and old. PrideWindEnsemble.org