Downtown in December

Next date: Saturday, December 02, 2023 | 05:00 PM to Sunday, December 31, 2023 | 11:00 PM


Experience the joy of the holidays throughout December with new opportunities to celebrate the season. This year's reimagined event series features three days of holiday cheer and exclusive opportunities for Coral Springs residents, presented in partnership with Broward Health.

Light Up the Lawn - Starting December 2

Celebrate the official start of the holiday season in Coral Springs with our traditional City Hall Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Activities Available

  • Tree Lighting Ceremony - 6 p.m.
  • Train Rides sponsored by Florida Power and Light. (For Coral Springs Residents Only. Limited availability.) Register here
  • Snow Zone sponsored Al Hendrickson Toyota
  • Snack Vendors
  • Coral Springs Police Stuffed Animals Giveaway
  • Free Cookies sponsored by Amazon (Limited availability)
  • Light Up Displays throughout the lawn (Enjoy during the entire month of December from 6 to 10 p.m.)
  • Show your Holiday Spirit! Share your photos on social using #CSHolidayFun

*This event has been reimagined, there will be no food trucks or ice skating rink. Please refrain from bringing lawn chairs.

Holiday Market - December 9

Shop local and shop small for the holidays! Visit our holiday market at the City Hall Lawn, featuring vendors selling various gifts and goods for everyone on your shopping list. 

Activities Available

  • Holiday vendors
  • Free Cookies sponsored by Amazon (Limited availability)
  • Snow Zone
  • Letters to Santa

Holiday Parade - December 13

Experience the magic of Coral Springs as local schools and organizations share their creativity and holiday spirit for the city's annual holiday parade! 

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Why is Downtown in December held? 

Downtown in December is a series of holiday events that are held to celebrate the magic of the holidays, promote community togetherness, and allow residents and the community to create lasting memories in the city they call home. 

What is different with this year’s event?

This year’s event is in a reimagined format. The Light Up the Lawn event on Saturday, December 2 has been scaled-back in its offerings. A Holiday Market vendor fair has been added on Saturday, December 9, and our traditional Holiday Parade will take place on Wednesday, December 13. Large-scale light displays will adorn the City Hall Lawn throughout December for residents to visit and interact with for free at their convenience. 

Why was the event reimagined this year? 

After careful consideration, and listening to the voices of residents, city staff made changes to the event that aim to alleviate overcrowding. The new format allows guests to visit the City Hall interactive displays, at their convenience throughout December. When visiting downtown, we also encourage residents to support local retailers and restaurants.

What time will the tree lighting take place?

A brief tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 2. 

Will Santa be attending events?

As you can imagine, Santa’s schedule is booked solid throughout December! We are so fortunate that Mr. and Mrs. Claus have made time in their busy schedules to be a part of our Holiday Parade on Wednesday, December 13.

Will there be an ice-skating rink?

Ice skating will not be available this year. We encourage ice skating enthusiasts to visit our partners at the Panthers Ice Den for skating availability.  

Will there be food trucks? 

Food trucks will not be present at Downtown in December events. Snack vendors will be on site offering small bites for purchase. Free cookies will also be distributed on Saturday, December 2 and Saturday, December 9. We encourage guests to have dinner at one of the many downtown restaurants before or after attending the event. 

Will there be train rides? Are they for residents only?

Trackless train rides will be available for a limited time on Saturday, December 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be two lines to access the train: A “fast pass” line for residents who have pre-registered and a “standby” line for non-residents and residents who did not pre-register. Riders in the “standby” may experience a longer wait time and are not guaranteed a ride. 

Will there be snow?

Yes! Periodic “snow” flurries will flutter over the City Hall Lawn on Saturday, December 2 and Saturday, December 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. The “snow” is a bubble/soap mixture. 



  • Saturday, December 02, 2023 | 05:00 PM - Sunday, December 31, 2023 | 11:00 PM


Parking is free at the City Hall garage.

City Hall Lawn, 9500 West Sample Road, Coral Springs, 33065, View Map

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