Animals, For the Family, Holiday, Parade
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus will again transform into a winter wonderland for its annual Children’s Holiday at North, which kicks off with Santa’s arrival on Saturday, Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
This holiday tradition is expected to bring thousands of families with children of all ages. This year, Jasmina Marazita, anchor and reporter for Telemundo 51, will co-host the event.
The festivities will commence with the arrival of Santa at 10:30 a.m., immediately followed by a parade led by Santa and Mrs. Claus. The parade will also include Santa’s little helpers, several characters and marching bands. Children will be able to meet and take photos with Santa.
Other highlights include a 12-foot mountain of snow where children will experience South Florida style sledding. Several live performances on three stages will include a Polynesian dance group, jazz bands, orchestras from various middle and high schools, and much more.
In addition, there will be a variety of exhibits featuring wild animal shows, a petting zoo, games, and arts and crafts. The event will also include a Holidays-Around-the-World Center showcasing global holiday customs, and Little Hands for Human Rights, where children have the opportunity to show their creativity through an expression of human rights.
Families are encouraged to donate one new toy for needy children in the community.