Light Up Dania Beach Presented by Dania After Dark

Light up Dania Beach (Option 2)

Experience the enchantment of the "Dania After Dark - Light Up Dania Beach" event, taking place on Thursday, November 30th, from 6 PM to 9 PM, right at the heart of the community, Dania Beach City Hall.

Join us for a festive evening filled with holiday magic as we kick off the season with a ceremonial Christmas tree lighting. Capture the spirit of the holidays with pictures with Santa, creating lasting memories for the whole family.

Indulge your sweet tooth with free delectable treats that will delight your taste buds. Glide gracefully on our ice skating rink, providing frosty fun for all ages. The event's atmosphere will be electrifying, thanks to live entertainment that will keep you entertained throughout the evening.

Hungry? Savor a variety of culinary delights from our food vendors, offering an array of delicious options to satisfy your cravings.

"Dania After Dark - Light Up Dania Beach" promises an unforgettable evening of holiday festivities, community togetherness, and cherished moments. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with us at Dania Beach City Hall.


Date: Thursday, November 30th 
Location: 100 W Dania Beach Blvd.
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Activities: Ice skating Rink, Ugly Sweater Competition, Kids Zone, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Food Vendors, Face Painting and MORE!


If you are an arts & crafts interested in participating in our Light Up Dania Beach event please fill out the vendor application HERE.

We have selected our Food Vendors for this event but if you are interested in participating in future events please email for more information. 


Note: Times above are subject to change.
6:00 PM - 6:10 PM Collins Elementary Youth Group
6:10 PM - 6:15 PM Announcements about Dania Pointe Chanukah event
6:15 PM - 6:20 PM Kwanza Kinara Ceremony
6:20 PM  Tree Lighting Ceremony 
6:25 PM South Broward High School Band
7:00 PM Ugly Sweater Competition
7:30 PM Soulful Party Band



Creating a dynamic and high quality live performance experience, our dedicated female fronted cover band is filled with talented and young up and coming cover performers that are ready to take the world by storm! Developing a unique chemistry between themselves and your guests, our party band will infuse sweet, soulful vocals with electrifying instrumentals that will kick in their "wow" factor experience with ease. Providing your special event with the greatest dance mixes around, our talented cover band are sure to keep your guests talking for months to come.


To participate in the Ugly Sweater Competition and show off your most festive sweater, we invite you to visit the Dania Beach stage in front of our City Hall entrance at approximately 7:00 PM when the emcee announces the competition.

Additionally, it's worth noting that the Ugly Sweater Competition will kick off immediately after the North Broward High School Band concludes, so be prepared for a lively and entertaining spectacle of creativity and style.

We have a special category just for the kids, so they can display their unique sweaters and join in the fun. 


Get ready for a family-friendly adventure that will make Light Up Dania Beach memorable. Our Holiday Activities offers a delightful array of activities and attractions for FREE throughout the festival. Here's what you can expect:

  • Ice Rink
    • Socks are required; can purchase for $2
    • Vendor will provide Adults and Children skates and helmets 
      • Vendor only has sizing up to Men's size 11.
  • Face Painters
  • Mama Elf storytelling starting at 7 PM
  • Holiday Dress-Up Station
  • Snow Globe Photo Opportunity
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Free popcorn and Cotton Candy
  • Photos with Santa
  • Photos with Holiday Mickey & Minnie
  • Bounce Houses
  • Holiday Slides


The City of Dania Beach is also offering complimentary parking and shuttle service from the Dania Beach Casino to City Hall. This shuttle will run continuously from 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM

  1. Dania Beach Casino - North West parking Lot
    • Location: 301 E Dania Beach Blvd. (Enter from Fronton Blvd.)


Additional details regarding our complimentary shuttle service will be provided soon.


We would like to thank our sponsors:

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