Whether you celebrate Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanza or another holiday this season, Miami’s Community Newspapers wishes you all a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year, with good health, peace and prosperity.
Movie Night with Santa is on Saturday, December 22, from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. It’s FREE and it takes place at Village Hall, 9705 East Hibiscus Street, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157. There are activities from 6 to 8 p.m., including a free 4 x 6 photo with Santa, face painting and a balloon artist, arts & crafts and more. Food and drink vendors will be available, selling things to eat. The movie is, appropriately, The Polar Express, which starts at 8 p.m. All children will receive a Golden Ticket and bell. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. For info visit www.palmettobay-fl.gov or call Village Hall at 305-259-1234.
Municipal offices will be closed on Christmas Day, Tuesday December 25. They will reopen on Wednesday December 26. They will be closed on New Year’s Day, January 1.
Chamber South – the General Breakfast Meeting is on Friday, December 28, from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m., at the Miami Marriott Dadeland, 9090 S. Dadeland Boulevard, Miami, FL 33156.
Special holiday events at the Arsht Center. Now through December 23, you can see City Theatre’s WINTER SHORTS, a festive version of Summer Shorts: America’s Short Play Festival features a jolly program of short plays and musicals, each a complete work 8-10 minutes long. It features a cast of South Florida all-stars and a hilarious collection of holiday-themed short plays. Now in its second season at the Arsht Center, WINTER SHORTS is a fast and furious, naughty and nice, 90-minute theatrical treat with no intermission. WINTER SHORTS 2018 will present seven all-new original “shorts” penned by the country’s leading playwrights including a world premiere by Miami-based playwright Jessica Farr. Note: it’s for ages 16 and up. Tickets are: $39, $54, and $69.
Then running from December 25-30 is IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS, presented in the Arsht’s Ziff Ballet Opera House. Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs and top it off with glorious dancing and lots of snow. This must-see classic in a lavish new production that The New York Times says to “put on your wish list.” IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written! Tickets prices are: $34, $62, $82, $103, $123. Order online at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, Inc. is located at 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132.
Thought of the Day:
For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use being anything else. – Sir Winston Churchill
Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column.
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