No need to suffer through snow flurries, the stress of buying the perfect gift or avoiding political conversation at the holiday family table. This December, grab your holiday spirit and loved ones, and head to Fort Lauderdale’s Riverwalk A&E District for a heartwarming escape filled with magic, creativity and downright fun. Looking for something great to do? Check out just a few of the events we have carefully curated, especially for you. If you want to turn your day into a getaway and do something truly special, then check out The District’s “Stay, Play & Ride” package. With our friends at the Riverside Hotel, we have crafted a package that is so complete, you may only need to bring along your toothbrush. From upgraded luxurious accommodations and entrance to the city’s best cultural attractions, to meals, shopping offers and ways to easily navigate the city, this package will have you feeling jolly. So, whether you are traveling from a stone’s throw away or half a world away, you can rest easy knowing that we have planned the ideal getaway. Shed the stress of the season, and give the gift of time and renewal to you and your family. Happy Holidays from The District!

For a complete calendar of events, visit

May  Highlights
December 1-7
Holiday Magic Evening Experience
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
$15–$20, adults; $5, children aged 6–12; free for children under 6
December 8
Creativity Exploration: Form and Breath 
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale


December 13-30
“Legally Blonde” presented by Slow Burn Theater Co.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Matinee and evening performances
“December 16–23
Victorian Christmas and Holiday River Tours 
Historic Stranahan House Museum 
$30 per person, includes house tours and boat ride
Parker Playhouse
“A Rockapella Christmas” is a must-see event! With their completely unique interpretations of holiday hits, Rockapella creates a light-hearted and unforgettable holiday experience filled with musical cheer. From unique takes on classic favorites, to brand-new originals destined to become classics, this performance like no other charms audiences of all ages.

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The Arts & Entertainment District garage received a colorful facelift from Brazilian artist Arlin Graff, thanks to a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Broward and the collaboration of the Downtown Development Authority, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and Museum of Discovery & Science, among many other Riverwalk area partners. In addition to creating a bright and appealing design, the artist engaged the community and aspiring high school artists in a variety of events aimed to explore and integrate art into everyday living.
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The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Consortium is supported by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. For additional cultural events happening throughout Broward County please visit
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