Get Lit – Light Up Lauderdale


5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Esplanade Park
400 SW Second St, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312

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Join Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and The City of Fort Lauderdale as we Light Up Lauderdale at the annual Get Lit event on Thursday, November 9, 2023. This event is the first kick-off to the holiday season in Fort Lauderdale. This FREE family-friendly event takes place along the New River at Esplanade Park. After “flip on” the lights along the Riverwalk, attendees will enjoy holiday songs performed by the Broward Center Spotlights and the Fort Lauderdale Symphonic Winds. There will be pony rides, arts & crafts, a petting zoo, face painting, and more!

The holiday season officially kicks off as Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale hosts the popular “Get Lit” event that also marks the launch of Light Up Lauderdale – an annual 10-week celebration of sparkling holiday lights along the banks of the scenic New River. Join us for live holiday musical performances, kids’ crafts, a visit by Santa, and more!


More upcoming events in this series:

Light up The Beach will take place Friday, November 10, 2023 at Las Olas Oceanside Park located on the corner of A1A and Las Olas (Fort Lauderdale Beach)  5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with the illumination of more than 50,000 holiday lights along our picturesque beachfront and the return of “Olas,” our wildly popular larger-than-life 20-foot beach snowman at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard. Highlights include performances by the Fort Lauderdale Symphonic Winds plus a kids zone with Santa, inflatables, slides and more. For details, visit

Light Up The GaltThursday, November 30, 2023

FREE EVENT The magic of the holiday season comes to the Galt Ocean Mile on Thursday, November 30, 2023 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The City of Fort Lauderdale and the North Beach Restaurants and Shoppes present an enchanted evening of live music, entertainment, food, and fun for the entire family. The event features live bands along NE 33rd Street, a kid’s zone plus food and drink specials from more than 15 restaurants and bars. A tree lighting ceremony takes place at 6:30 p.m near the Beach Community Center, 3115 NE 32nd Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308. Plus, food and drink specials from more than 15 restaurants and bars plus other great holiday entertainment! For details, visit

Light Up Sistrunk – December 1, 2023

Get ready for dancing in the streets at hottest holiday light up event in town with Light Up Sistrunk on Friday, December 1, 2023 from 5 to 9 p.m. This event takes place on Sistrunk Boulevard between NW 9th and 11th Avenues. This one-of-a-kind celebration features the lighting of a giant holiday tree, live bands, outstanding entertainment, a free toy giveaway, a health fair, food trucks, a kids zone complete with Santa, bounce houses, slides, and arts and crafts plus a teen area with a DJ, activities, and more.  For details, visit

Menorah Lighting Celebration – December 7, 2023

Honor the first night of Hanukkah as the City of Fort Lauderdale hosts the annual Menorah Lighting Celebration on the corner of Las Olas Blvd and A1A at Las Olas Oceanside Park. Highlights include the traditional menorah lighting, music, and delicious customary treats.

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Light Up Carter Park – December 9, 2023

Enjoy holiday cheer and fun for the entire family at Carter Park, Saturday December 9, 2023 from 5 – 7pm. Highlights include live performances from local artists, bounce houses, train rides, face painters, holiday crafts, giveaways, and more. The free celebration culminates with the lighting of the Carter Park Holiday Tree!

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