Santa is Coming to Coral Gables City Hall


He’s making a list and he’s checking it twice: Santa Claus is coming to City Hall for the City of Coral Gables 2009 Holiday Spectacular! The official kick-off for this year’s festivities begin at 5pm, at Merrick Park across from City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way,  with a night full of activities including carnival games and rides, face painting, cartoon artist, candy land park, the Village of Merrick Park Yuletide Carolers and special presentations by Miami Children’s Theatre, Actors’ Playhouse and Maria Verdeja School of the Arts. Santa is expected to arrive in grand style on a fire truck at 7 p.m. to join the members of the City Commission for the lighting of the giant tree placed in front of City Hall.

The following is a schedule of events:
5-10pm (ongoing) – Carnival games, carnival rides, face painting, cartoon artist, arts & crafts, Holiday Park, food vendors
5-5:30pm – Miami Children’s Theater: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” excerpts
5:30-6pm – Maria Verdeja School of the Arts: “Nutcracker” excerpts
6-6:25pm – Actors’ Playhouse: “Musical Miracles” songs from Mary Poppins and Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang
6:30-6:50pm – Actors’ Playhouse: “A Christmas Carol, The Musical”
7-7:15pm – Tree Lighting Ceremony, Welcome by Mayor Slesnick & City Commissioners, Arrival of Santa Claus and Tree Lighting
7:15-8:15pm – Village of Merrick Park Yuletide Carolers
7:30-10pm – Pictures with Santa Claus

For more information please visit http://www.coralgables.com or call 305-446-6800.


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