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By: Maria King
Date: December 2, 2018
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December 02, 2018

Dec 04, 2018 - Dec 09, 2018
Since 1991. Art Miami is the leading international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place each December during art week at the midtown Miami complex in the renowned Wynwood Arts District. It is one of the most important annual contemporary art events in the united states, attracting more than 82,000 collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts from around the globe annually. Entering its 26th edition, Art Miami remains committed to showcasing the most important artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with a selection of the world’s most respected galleries. Check website for exact activities and times on these dates.
80,000 Attendees
Dec 08, 2018
Since 1999. Join the Olde Towne businesses and museums for holiday music and carols. This festival has become one of Portsmouth’s signature holiday season events. It is a musical tribute to the spirit of the Holiday Season, enlivening the historic High Street corridor with performances, children’s activities, re- enactors in period attire and strolling characters. Don't miss the children's parade at 10am
100,000 Attendees
Dec 08, 2018
Since 1984, parade starts at Garden Street and Spring Street and ends at South Palafox Street and Government Street. The Christmas Parade includes local bands from every high school in Escambia County, groups from around the region, and as far away as Houston and New Orleans. The Cox Pensacola Christmas Parade profits go to local high school band booster organizations to assist in the purchasing of uniforms and equipment and funding of travel expenses. Preceding the parade is the popular 1.2 miles Christmas Parade Dash, sponsored by the Pensacola Runners Association. With nearly 400 participants each year, the Dash uses the Cox Pensacola Christmas parade route just prior to the start of the parade. The race begins at 5:00 pm and is a maze through the downtown area lined with thousands of people cheering. The course ends at Plaza Ferdinand where a large candy cane is handed to each finisher.
50,000 Attendees
Dec 07, 2018
Since 1976, Gatlinburg’s most enchanting holiday tradition returns! Presented by Ole Red, the Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade promises to be a spectacular celebration filled with marching bands, large balloons, dancers, and of course, Santa Claus. It all happens at 7:30 p.m. from Baskins Creek Bypass to traffic light #10 in downtown Gatlinburg. Parade-goers are encouraged to arrive early to find a spot on the Parkway to watch the parade or you can purchase a bleacher seat to get one of the best seats in the house.
60,000 Attendees
Dec 08, 2018
Christmas extravaganza with arts and crafts, parades, entertainment, seasonal music, food vendors and a grand finale fireworks display. Also takes place downtown. Street Parade at 2pm, Boat Parade 5:30pm, Fireworks 6pm. events held in various locations throughout Wetumpka.
30,000 Attendees
Dec 08, 2018
Since 1955. The parade begins at Broadwalk at Scott Street and heads south to Harrison Street. Imaginative floats, marching bands and creative displays from civic, non-profit and children’s groups all come together with the City to put on this hometown holiday celebration. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for top-notch viewing along the parade route or reserve a table at one of the many seaside restaurants for a complete alfresco experience. Complimentary bleacher seating will be also available at various locations on the sand from Garfield Street to Polk Street with parade announcers stationed across from Charnow Park at Garfield Street and at the Hollywood Beach Theatre at Johnson Street. The Candy Cane Parade is presented in partnership with the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency.
50,000 Attendees
Dec 07, 2018 - Dec 08, 2018
Since 1979. Participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5-9 pm both evenings and visitors are expected to experience the joy of San Diego’s largest free community festival. Those who attend will participate in a truly multicultural experience, enjoying food, music and entertainment from around the world. Revelers can watch top-notch musical and dance performances, enjoy delicious and diverse food choices and help spread a heavy dose of holiday cheer. Some of the more well-known traditions include food from around the globe at the International Christmas Festival at the House of Pacific Relations Cottages; the annual Santa Lucia Procession at the Plaza de California; unique gift shopping at the museum stores and with the artisans of Spanish Village; and musical and dance presentations from the San Diego Junior Theatre, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, Del Cerro Baptist’s Christmas Story Tree, and more.
350,000 Attendees
Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019
Since 1988. One of the largest and finest FREE admission Christmas shows in the nation. 750 booths of quality dealers featuring Christmas gifts, crafts, jewelry, art and more. For over 25 years, the Christmas Gift and Decor Show has been a Louisville fixture during the holiday season. Make your plans to attend and join the fun! And each year...ALL KIDS GET A FREE PICTURE WITH SANTA!
40,000+ Attendees
Dec 07, 2018 - Dec 09, 2018
Since 1971, This nearly 50-year-old, family-friendly tradition brings over 500,000 people to the heart of the Old Pueblo every year. The Fair hosts artists from around the world, decadent food, local entertainment and a lot of fun! The Fair is biannual, taking full advantage of our wonderful Sonoran Desert climate, with one in the Winter and the other in Spring. The Fair is produced by the North Fourth Avenue Merchants Association, Inc., a local nonprofit. The funds are used to support the Avenue’s infrastructure, invest in local neighborhoods and other nonprofits, and to create other free community events throughout the year on Historic Forth Avenue. Free Shuttle Service is provided from the Pennington Street Garage and the Tyndal Avenue Garage by VIP Taxi. Pets are not allowed!
100,000 Attendees
Dec 06, 2018 - Dec 09, 2018
Since 1970, Art Basel’s goal has been to connect the world's premier galleries and their patrons, as well serving as a meeting point for the international artworld. Now, over forty years later, its three fairs - in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami Beach - rank as the premier shows of their kind, presenting 20th and 21st century art with a strong curatorial perspective. Our reputation for showing high quality work has attracted leading international galleries and collectors, offering visitors the most important art from around the world.
50,000+ Attendees
Dec 08, 2018
Since 1962. Each holiday season Bay Area boat owners have been gussying up their sailboats and power boats and joining in an entertaining and festive Christmas parade. It’s part sunset cruise, part art car parade, and part shoreline holiday magic. These days, more than 100 sailboats and power boats participate in the parade itself and more than 100,000 spectators show up around the lake and the bay to take it all in. Given the long route through Clear Lake, those 100,000 viewers aren’t all in one spot. Although at times it may seem like most of them are along the waterway in Kemah, including the Kemah Boardwalk and old historic Kemah, where the Christmas Boat Lane Parade turns around in Galveston Bay. The parade starts out at 6pm from the South Shore Harbour Marina and the Nassau Bay Lagoon, following the boat lane through Clear Lake and through the Clear Lake Channel where it exits out into Galveston Bay, before turning back around and heading home. I It will take about 45 minutes for boats to travel from South Shore Harbour Marina to the Kemah Boardwalk. It’s not a race so expect the boats to float by at a slow, leisurely, and lazy pace.
100,000 Attendees
Dec 08, 2018
Since 1972. Come early and dive into a spot along Park Boulevard to catch this year's parade. The parade steps off at 6:00 p.m. at 58th Street (railroad tracks) and proceeds eastbound on Park Boulevard to The Shoppes at Park Place. The parade route is completely closed no later than 4:00 p.m., but to be safe, we invite you to bring out your lawn chairs and blankets starting at 4:30 p.m.! Safety is a major priority to us. There will be “French” barricades along a majority of the parade route. These are the barricades that resemble interlocking bicycle racks. The barricades interlock in such a way that results in limited access to the spectating area from the north side of Park Boulevard. There will be access points at most cross streets along the route. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but our parade has a perfect safety record when it comes to incidents involving participants and spectators and we would like to keep it that way.
45,000 Attendees
Dec 08, 2018
Since 2003. In past years, over one hundred floats have taken part in this annual evening event. This year's parade starts in the vicinity of 11th Street and 3rd Avenue and continues north on 3rd Avenue towards Giss Parkway and enters Main Street from Giss Parkway. Parade ends at Main Street and 2nd Street. We hope you and your family will join us for a night of lights and holiday cheer.
40,000 Attendees
Dec 08, 2018
Floating lights parade with backdrop of fireworks, Beachwalk luminaria walk with 4000 luminarias, caroling, hayrides, light/decorations contests, free food and drink along beachwalk at 25 bonfire lit campsites, Santa Claus, Benefit for "Make a Wish Foundation" sponsored by the Elephant Butte Chamber of Commerce.
50,000 Attendees
Dec 09, 2018 - Dec 16, 2018
he San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition brought to San Diego by the boating community. Continuing its long-standing San Diego tradition, the 47th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights promises to dazzle and entertain bayfront crowds during the evenings of December 9 and 16, 2018. Participants in this year’s highly anticipated holiday boat parade will decorate their boats to fit this year’s theme, Tropical Island Christmas. Presented by the Port of San Diego, the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights brings more than 100,000 San Diego residents and visitors to the shores of San Diego Bay each year. The procession of approximately 80 lavishly decorated boats has become one of the most iconic events in the region. This year, for the 3rd time, the parade will proceed to the pier at Cesar Chavez Park before making the turn to Coronado, giving spectators another area to view the parade.
100,000 Attendees
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