Nearly 5,000 Enjoy
Santa, Snow, Lights & Activities Galore
At The
City of Pembroke Pines
Annual SnowFest and Lighting Ceremony!

Pembroke Pines, FL… December 5, 2017… Following a Weather Alert from the City of Pembroke Pines, Santa Claus and his Elves were greeted by cheers from thousands of people who came to the Charles F. Dodge City Center located at 601 City Center Way in Pembroke Pines for the Annual SnowFest and Lighting Ceremony. Nearly 5,000 people, including Santa Claus enjoyed the significant drop in temperature, which kept mountains of snow, 75 tons to be exact, from melting and insured the happy faces of children who enjoyed free rides, holiday activities, prizes, visits with Santa and snow flurries.

The Annual SnowFest event was packed with children’s favorite things including Reindeer Food, Mrs. Claus Kitchen Trail Mix, a Melted Snowmen Station, Santa’s Toy Lab, Santa’s Toy Shop, Polar Express Train, Foto-laughs, Stilt walkers, Pictures with Santa, a Holiday Polar Bear Art Project, Holiday Photo Areas, North and South Pole Snow Mountains and the SING Holiday Mashup Show presented by Superstar Productions.

In addition to holiday music and entertainment, guests enjoyed the holiday programs presented by the talented students from the City of Pembroke Pines Charter School - Central Campus, East Campus, FSU Campus, and the PPC High School Ladies of Essence Step Team, Pines Lakes Elementary, Silver Palm Elementary, Thrive Performing Arts, West Side Dance Studio, Somerset Academy, South Florida Cloggers, Broadway Kids Holiday Show, McArthur High Express the Arts Dancers, and Emily Kaufman and Preston Howell.

“This year’s SnowFest and Lighting Ceremony was a magical beginning to the holiday season for so many people,” who took photos in front of our new 35’ Holiday Tree,” said Francie Novo, Special Events Coordinator for the City of Pembroke Pines. “Our City Center Plaza has beautiful decorations, and is a magical l place to visit and take photos during the holiday season.”

Throughout the year the City of Pembroke Pines Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department hosts a variety of Special Events.
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Santa, Snow, Lights and Activities Galore during the City of Pembroke Pines Annual SnowFest and Lighting Ceremony!
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