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Merry Moments 2022

‘Tis the season of celebration, and we have a multitude of merry moments to fill your calendar. Please note some locations have changed, so visit our website to read more about your favorite festivities!


Holiday Coloring Contest

Holiday Coloring Contest

The holiday season is always a time of joyful bright colors, sparkling lights, and shiny decorations. This year, the City of Pompano Beach Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a City wide coloring contest for all age groups! Help us spread holiday cheers by submitting your completed work of art for a chance to win a prize, including having your masterpiece showcased on the City’s social media sites. This activity is free and provides a festive experience for all ages.

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November 1st - December 12th


Light Up MLK

15th Annual Light Up MLK

Annie Adderly Gillis Park

601 Dr Martin Luther King Blvd, Boulevard. Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Light up MLK is kicking off the holiday season! Join us for this free annual community event that at the Annie Adderly Gillis Park (outdoor parking lot) from 5:30-8pm with the official tree lighting at 7pm. Event attendees will enjoy a variety of local community-based performances food, beverages, and interactive holiday festivities. Santa will make a special appearance!

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November 30 l 5:30 – 8 pm l FREE


Yuletide on Atlantic

Yuletide on Atlantic Parade

We are ringing in another holiday season with Yuletide on Atlantic Parade. The parade will begin at 6:30pm starting from Riverside Drive, heading west to Atlantic Blvd. Featuring a variety of eye-dazzling floats, marching bands, amazing entertainment, and of course the big guy, Santa, himself! Rain date: December 8.

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December 1 | 6:30 pm | Free


Old Town Untapped

Old Town Untapped Holiday Edition

Join us at Old Town Untapped on December 3 as we light the holiday tree and the spark up the night sky with fireworks at 7:30pm! Santa will be joining the fun and available for photos for any good girls and boys.

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December 2 | 6-10 pm | Free


Home for the Holidays Concert

Home for the Holidays Concert

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

Tony award winning pianist and vocalist Levi Kreis will appear as a part of the Bell'Arte Concert Series curated by GENVAS for the Pompano Beach Cultural Center! Best known for his gospel-rich vocals and church-inspired piano style, Levi Kreis is beloved for his southern style which has defined some of his best-known songs for a holiday themed concert.

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Dec 6 | 7:00 pm | $45


Poinsettia Givaway

Drive Thru Poinsettia Give-Away

Ali Cultural Arts Center

Start off your holiday season by picking up your free poinsettia* at the Ali Cultural Arts Center. We will place your poinsettia in the truck of your car. To top off the day, Santa will be present to wave at you when you drive in! *First-come, first-serve while supplies last.

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Dec 11 | 1:00-3:00 pm | Free


Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center

Santa Claus is making his list, checking it twice and coming to the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center to have breakfast with many lucky boys and girls ages 5-12 years old! Tickets on sale on November 1. Limited availability.

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Dec 17 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | $7


Christmas Chocolate Nutcracker

Christmas Chocolate Nutcracker

The Christmas Chocolate Nutcracker, a spin on Tchaikovskys classic ballet, features a score that mixes classical music and jazz. The story is told through a variety of dance and music styles including Gospel, Jazz, African Drumming, and Rhythm & Blues and ends with The Junkanoo & African Dancers. The Christmas Chocolate Nutcracker is produced by Ashanti Cultural Arts.

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Dec 17 | 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm | Free

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