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The W Fort Lauderdale
Level 2

Noon - 5 PM
Official Event Hotel

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The W Fort Lauderdale
Level 2

Noon - 5 PM
Official Event Hotel

Light Up the Beach



Light_Up_The_Beach.jpgJoin us on Fort Lauderdale Beach  for the annual Light Up the Beach Holiday Lighting Ceremony.  The festivities begin at 5:30 pm with the South Florida Chamber Ensemble performing “Sounds of the Season.”

At 6:30 pm, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler will flip the switch to illuminate Fort Lauderdale Beach and a larger-than-life sandcastle display.

Afterward, parade down to DC Alexander Park | 501 Seabreeze Boulevard | to enjoy holiday classics performed by the Florida 9th District American Legion 
Symphonic Band starting at 7pm. The fun continues all night at this “holiday season kickoff” with a Kids’ Zone featuring Bounce Houses, Slides and Pony Rides, Refreshments and Holiday Cheer.

The Light Up the Beach event is sponsored by the Beach Improvement District, City of Fort Lauderdale Parks & Recreation and the Fort Lauderdale CRA.



Corner of A1A & Las Olas Blvd

5:30 PM


Absolut-ly Fabulous Kick-Off Party


abfab.jpgKick off your Gay Days Fort Lauderdale experience at the Absolut-ly Fabulous Dance Party, following Light Up the Beach, at Fort Lauderdale Beach's only ocean-view nightclub, Rock Bar.

Dance to the body pumping beats of DJ Eran Hersh while the cool ocean breezes fill the floor.

Co-sponsor Absolut Vodka will be on site distributing some Absolut-ly fabulous goodies to all attendees from 7:30-10pm. 2-4-1 drink specials all night long.

Rock Bar
219 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd

7:30 PM - ?