The Falls Shopping Center, 8888 SW136 St., will ring in the season on Saturday, Nov. 21, with the 19th annual “Miracle on 136th Street” holiday parade. This year, the free event will be led by celebrity grand marshal, Raini Rodriguez of The Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally series.
Each year, the annual event is attended by more than 20,000 Miami residents and visitors. Miami-Dade dignitaries and celebrities alike will ride through the parade in vintage and convertible cars. In addition to local dignitaries and Rodriguez, the parade features marching bands, holidaythemed floats, bag pipers, stilt walkers, junkanoos, giant puppets, holiday character favorites, community groups and internationally recognized costumed characters.
Listen for jingling sleigh bells and a jolly, magical laugh because after the parade, Santa Claus will set up in Center Court to share the spirit of the holiday season. The spirit of the holidays will extend beyond the North Pole.
Following the parade, visitors will be enchanted by the thousands of lights, giant animal topiaries, elaborate water elements and more in the shopping center’s gardens and waterfalls.
Following the holiday parade, Rodriguez will perform on the Center Court stage at 6:30 p.m., singing joyous holiday music. Guests also will enjoy entertainment including a magical snow globe performance, belly dancing and more, near Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s.
Additionally, retailers will offer great holiday shopping opportunities, in-store promotions and specials, many of which are included in The Falls Holiday Coupon Book. Visit Simon Guest Services at The Falls for more information.
Spectators are encouraged to arrive early and line both sides of the parade route before the 4 p.m. start. The parade route, which is located on the Boulevard in between the center and the parking lot, will start at the east end of The Falls in front of Bloomingdale’s and traverse the entire length of the center, west to Macy’s.