It was a very Merry, Musical, Jingle & Mingle, Festive & Fun celebration of the Las Olas Association’s 60th Anniversary of Christmas On Las Olas! On Tuesday, November 29th, 2022, the boulevard was closed off to cars for the favorite free Holiday tradition and was filled with over 10,000 festive party goers.
The live performances on three stages were amazing and consisted of 28 different groups of musicians, singers, and dancers from local elementary, middle, and high schools as well as dance groups such as the Hip Hop Kidz. The crowds were entertained during the entire event from 5-10 pm thanks to the generous stage sponsors, The Whitfield, Truly Nolen, Benedetti Orthodontics, and Las Olas Capital Arts.
And Oh! The snow! Our amazing 75’ Snow Mountain was giving toboggan riders of all ages huge thrills with the ride on the freshly laid snow! Our thanks to Anidjar & Levine for their continued support to make Snow Mountain happen. Kids and parents were excitedly strapping on their skates to cruise around the ice-skating rink sponsored by Broward Health. Broward Health’s sponsorship also provided for fun activities such as face painting and gave out tons of fun swag!
Santa Ernie was all smiles and ‘HoHoHo’s!’ while many kids, young and old, took photos for their memories and Christmas cards. Thanks to the Florida Panthers for the photos!
Everyone was thrilled and filled with the Christmas Spirit! Our fantastic merchants and restaurants from the boulevard along with the many corporate sponsors and vendors decked their holiday tents and welcomed the festive crowd with beautiful art, food, jewelry, gifts and free swag. It was a perfect night to purchase holiday gifts and to learn about our local organizations in the community. We want to send out a special ‘Thank you!’ to The Las Olas Company which has always been our Christmas Star with their annual sponsorship and community support!
Our Sip, Jingle & Mingle at The Elf’s Pub was sponsored by Stephens Distributing Company and benefited The American Lung Association. The Christmas Spirit was flowing! We also want to give a shout out to our amazing media sponsors, iHeart Radio, Las Olas Boulevard & Isles Magazine and Gatman Inc. They are truly part of our holiday dream team!
Christmas On Las Olas is a Fort Lauderdale tradition and a gift that brings the magic of Christmas and the holidays to our entire community. The Las Olas Association’s dedicated Christmas on Las Olas Team with Erika Del Rio, Jodi Tanner, Luke Moorman and Linda Brown worked tirelessly to bring our community a free and memorable event. We wanted to see excited and happy faces and we did! The event was a huge success.
Finally, I want to thank all of our sponsors, our incredible volunteers, and you, our beautiful community of residents and visitors for making the magic happen on Las Olas Boulevard!
On behalf of the entire Las Olas Association, we wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Lots of Love,
Vice President, Las Olas Association
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