WILTON MANORS, Fla., Nov. 8, 2018 — The City of Wilton Manors invites residents, business owners and community neighbors to come together and spread holiday cheer at one or all of the City's family-friendly events.

“We hope everyone will take some time out from their day-to-day busy schedules to experience joy, merriment and holiday fun in the Island City,” said Mayor Gary Resnick. “Children and adults of all ages have the opportunity to come together for three exciting events that we have planned for this year.”

Holiday Lighting Ceremony
Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Jaycee Park (Wilton Drive/NE 21st Court)

Join the City of Wilton Manors and kick off the holidays with the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. On November 29, 2018, guests can witness the lighting of the holiday Menorah, the Kinara and the Wilton Manors Christmas Tree. There will also be musical performances by Peter Vincent, participants in the City's Before/After School Program, Wilton Manors Elementary School students, Church of the Holy Spirit, Craig Strang, the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus, South Florida Pride Jazz Ensemble and the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida. Guests can also expect local artists, light refreshments available for purchase, vendors and much more!

Santa By Sea
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Colohatchee Boat Ramp and Waterways (1975 NE 15th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305)

Even Santa needs to get away from the cold! Everyone is invited to watch Santa launch his lighted water sleigh from Colohatchee Boat Ramp in Wilton Manors. Residents along the Middle River will have a chance to catch a glimpse of Kris Kringle while he takes a break from his work in the North Pole and embarks on a journey throughout the Island City with his reindeer, sleigh and helpers.

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 15, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – noon.
Hagen Park Community Center (2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors FL, 33305)

Join Santa, his elves, Rudolph and the Grinch for a joyous character breakfast at the Hagen Park Community Center which will include fluffy pancakes, story time, fun crafts, bounce houses, pony rides and much more!

To purchase tickets, visit the Hagen Park Community Center. Tickets for children 12 and under are $6 each. Adults and children over 12 are $8 each. After November 30, tickets are $10 per person. 

Wilton Manors was laid out in 1925 by Edward John “Ned” Willingham, a land developer from Georgia, as an upscale residential community. It was recognized as a Village in 1947 and incorporated as a City in 1953. Today, the City of Wilton Manors offers all the benefits of a big city from shopping, to hip restaurants and bars, a burgeoning arts community and tons of community events, yet still maintains a cozy, community-feeling offering miles of natural waterways perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding and other outdoor activities. Recently named the “Second Gayest City” in the United States, the City of Wilton Manors celebrates a diverse population of approximately 12,000 residents. To learn more about the live, work and play opportunities in Wilton Manors call (954) 390-2100 or visit www.wiltonmanors.com.

CONTACT: Aimee Adler Cooke (954) 732-0754 (or) [email protected]

SOURCE The City of Wilton Manors

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