Community & Culture Miami-Dade County

Village of Merrick Park Tree Lighting Ceremony 2018

Village of Merrick Park Tree Lighting Ceremony 2018Thursday, November 15, 6pm-9pm – Shops at Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave, Coral Gables

Shops at Merrick Park invites families and children of all ages to attend its spectacular 15th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa’s Arrival, sponsored by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The evening’s free festivities include the grand tree-lighting reveal, live entertainment, retailer pop-up stations and a special appearance by Santa Claus. Shops at Merrick Park will transform into a winter wonderland centered around an impressive 50-foot tree adorned with 55,000 colorful twinkling bulbs. The magical evening will begin with Santa’s grand arrival down San Lorenzo Avenue on the Coral Gables Fire Department’s fire truck where Master of Ceremonies Belkys Nerey, award-winning co-anchor of WSVN Channel 7 News, and Coral Gables Mayor Valdes-Fauli will join in to illuminate the tree, signaling the official start of the holiday shopping season. Attendees will be treated to live performances by the Miami Royal Ballet and greetings from holiday characters, a refreshment station, giveaways and more. A roster of retailers will also pop-up throughout the garden with special promotions and gifts. Attendees are encouraged to bring unwrapped toys for children in the care of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and in doing so they might be the random winner of exciting prizes from Shops at Merrick Park. @ShopMerrickPark