Harry Potter, Santa, Shopping: South Florida Weekend Roundup

Thanksgiving weekend in South Florida is more than just eating delicious leftovers and Black Friday shopping.

Santa’s Post Office

It’s about time to get started on your holiday shopping list, but don’t forget the little ones have a list, too. Santa’s Post Office at Brickell City Centre has opened its doors on the third-floor. Kids will be able to write down there Christmas wish list and send it straight to Santa in the North Pole. Beginning December 1st, Santa will make his way to the Centre every Saturday and Sunday. More details here:

Harry Potter Meets the Symphony

Harry Potter fans will be able to fight a dragon, swim with merpeople, and soar on a broomstick during a Qudditch match – in concert. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire comes to the Adrienne Arsht Center with a full symphony orchestra. The magical film will be projected in HD on the big screen, while the symphony performs the unforgettable score live. Ticket details here.

After Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday

If you want to skip Black Friday shopping, why not Shop Small Saturday? The Wander Shop is hosting a Shop Small block party starting at 6 p.m. during Fort Lauderdale’s Art Walk. In Miami-Dade, the Wynwood shop has planned festivities for everyone. Guests can peruse over 40 venders, enjoy snacks, and get a free Shop Small tote by presenting an RSVP. The events will also feature live music, art and a henna station. Click here for more info.

The Nightgarden Experience

A never-before-seen, illuminated playground comes to life at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Beginning this weekend, guests of all ages can journey through spectacular lighting displays, illuminated mazes, state of the art holograms, and so much more. The Nightgarden Experience is now open and runs through January 6th. This immersive night attraction blends enchanting entertainment and unique photo opportunities, and will surely be a favorite for locals and visitors this holiday season. More info here.

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