Experience a south Florida holiday tradition the whole family will love. Through Jan. 3, 2016, Santa's Enchanted Forest illuminates the night sky with 3 million lights in Tropical Park. It's the largest Christmas-themed amusement park featuring carnival rides for all ages. There are over 100 games, shows and attractions, plus rides including a classic carousel, Ferris wheel and scream-worthy roller coasters. Attractions range from kiddy rides like the Wiggle Worm and Speedway Race Cars to thrill rides like the Mega Drop and Windstorm. In between, you'll find family rides including bumper cars and the Sky Hawk Swings.
Tickets are available for purchase online. A single day pass for adults (ages 10-64) is $30.84. For children (ages 3-9) and seniors (65+) it's $21.49. A day pass gets you on all the rides-as long as you meet the height requirements of course. The live shows have a real circus vibe with acrobats, clowns, jugglers, magicians and wild animal encounters. Vendors sell an international array of foods and treats, and ATMs are available throughout the park. Tropical Park is located at 7900 SW 40th Street, Miami. Santa's Enchanted Forest is open every evening from 5 pm to midnight, including Christmas Day and New Year's Day. It's about 30 minutes from Courtyard Cadillac Miami Beach Oceanfront. For more information, visit Santa's Enchanted Forest website.