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Hayrides return to Broward County parks

With the return of cooler weather to South Florida, the Hayride and Campfire series is back at Broward County Parks. The hayrides are Fridays at Easterlin, Quiet Waters, Tradewinds and T.Y. parks, and on Saturday nights at Markham Park in Sunrise. The events include a hayride and one bag of s’mores...

  • Light Festival to bring Chinese lanterns, dragons to Miami

    Light Festival to bring Chinese lanterns, dragons to Miami

    The Lantern Light Festival is coming to South Florida for the holiday season. The festival is a seven-week celebration of Chinese culture featuring massive custom-built lanterns, performances and food. Each Chinese lantern is handmade from hundreds of pieces of silky cloth, according to the festival...

  • Where to meet Santa — and see snow — in South Florida

    Where to meet Santa — and see snow — in South Florida

    The holidays are in full swing in South Florida, and the kids are making out their gift lists. If you want to deliver those letters to Santa in person, plenty of events are scheduled to let you do just that. Plus families can indulge in other traditions — such as The Polar Express, the Nutcracker...

  • Family fun hits high note on new Symphony of the Seas

    Family fun hits high note on new Symphony of the Seas

    Symphony of the Seas, now sailing out of Miami, shows off what Royal Caribbean does best: true family vacations. The Miami-based cruise line’s newest and biggest ship, measuring 238 feet tall and 1,188 feet long, hits plenty of high notes. Like all of the Oasis class ships, it has seven neighborhoods,...

  • 3 ways to experience The Polar Express this season

    3 ways to experience The Polar Express this season

    There are now more ways to enjoy the magical journey portrayed in the hit film “The Polar Express.” From Nov. 11 through Jan. 1, guests will be able to board a specially decorated Brightline train at the Fort Lauderdale station with their golden tickets, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies served by...

  • Seeking peace: River trips help kids connect with nature

    Seeking peace: River trips help kids connect with nature

    Peace River winds 106 miles through Central Florida, from Polk County to the Gulf of Mexico, but its significance to longtime Florida families makes it feel more like the Mississippi. Most of the native Floridians I know have been to the Peace River. When I moved here decades ago, I was told of...

  • How to get a free Frosty every day for a year at Wendy's

    How to get a free Frosty every day for a year at Wendy's

    Get a year of free Jr. Frostys at Wendy's by making a $2 donation to the nonprofit Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Make the donation for a limited time in restaurants or online to get a Frosty Key Tag good for a free frozen treat each time you make a purchase in 2019 at participating restaurants. ...

  • Target offers free 2-day shipping with no minimums for holidays

    Target offers free 2-day shipping with no minimums for holidays

    Target will be offering for the first time two-day shipping with no minimum purchase this holiday, raising the stakes in the delivery wars during the busiest shopping season of the year. The offer runs Nov. through Dec. 22. It's part of the retailer's overall strategy to bolster its delivery services...

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