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Lollipop Parade and Balloon Festival: How to Spend a Weekend in Miami (December 3-5)

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What: Coral Castle Museum

When: Friday-Sunday, December 3-5

Where: Coral Castle Museum 28655 South Dixie Highway Miami, FL 33033

More: The entire stone sculpture garden was built by one person, Eduard Lidskalnin. From 1923 to 1951, Ed single-handedly and secretly carved more than 1100 tons of coral rock. At the same time, no one knows his technique, and this has become one of the most mysterious achievements in the world. Open every day, the museum welcomes visitors from all over the world to explore this enchanting South Florida location.

Cost: $ 0-18


What: Exhibition "Flights in the era of the dinosaurs"

When: Friday-Sunday, December 3-5

Where: Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

More: This fascinating exhibition tells the story of one of the largest flying animals ever - the pterosaurs. Using the results of paleontological research, the exhibition features life-size models and interactive opportunities to bring these ancient animals to life. How would you feel if you roamed the Earth with such dimensions 150 million years ago? Learn how to use your body to control a pterosaur in the virtual flight laboratory.

Cost: From $ 0


What: Balloon Festival

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When: Friday-Sunday, December 3-5

Where: Homestead-Miami Speedway, One Ralph Sanchez, Speedway Blvd, Homestead, FL 33035

More: The annual Balloon Festival is one of the most popular of its kind in North America.

More than a hundred colorful balloons will take to the sky. Tourists from all over America come to admire this unforgettable sight.

Festival guests will have the opportunity to climb into the sky in one of the balloons themselves, take part in competitions, listen to live musical performances, as well as purchase drinks and treats.

Cost: Free options


What: Exhibition of works by Chakaya Booker

When: Friday-Sunday, December 3-5

Where: Institute of Contemporary Art, 61 NE 41st St, Miami, FL 33137

More: Chakaia Booker is a sculptor whose iconic works have been underestimated for their formal vitality and contributions to American art. Since 1993, Booker has created a vibrant, beautiful and political style - she transforms discarded tires into monumental landscapes. Spanning four decades of the sculptor's work, this exhibition introduces Booker's vital visual language and showcases the diversity of her work.

Cost: From $ 0


What: The Nutcracker in Miami

When: Friday, December 3, with 19: 00

Where: Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135

More: The Nutcracker by Armor Dance Theater is more than a festive tradition accompanied by familiar music. Students from all five sites of the Armor Dance Theater begin their preparation for The Nutcracker in August, rehearse weekly and master the basics of a large-scale full-length ballet production. The cast of more than 140 members includes students as well as international guest stars, guaranteeing a quality and level of variety not seen in other local Nutcracker productions.

Cost: From $ 17


What: Lollipop parade

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When: Saturday, December 4, from 19: 00

Where: Hollywood North Beach Park Kemp's Ridley, 3601 N Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019

More: The annual lollipop parade has been staged 65 times across Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. This is one of the longest running holiday parades in the country. It was started back in the mid-1950s by a group of merchants as a way to attract customers to their stores and businesses. The parade starts at 19:00 pm on Hollywood Beach Broadwalk on Missouri Street and heads south towards Harrison Street.

Cost: Free options


What: Christmas fun day

When: Sunday, December 5, from 12:00

Where: Sunset Drive Sunset Drive 57th and 58th Avenue South Miami, FL 33143

More: Enjoy a day full of fun, music, games, giveaways, photo booths and real snow to create your own snowman and play snowballs. Don't miss the visit of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. After the event, a parade of elves will take place.

Those interested can donate a toy to Sofia's Hope, a charitable foundation for the fight against childhood cancer.

Cost: Free options


Dear readers! Please note that due to the epidemic of coronavirus infection, some activities may be canceled or rescheduled for other dates. Therefore, before visiting, we recommend checking the information on the sites of the organizers.

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In addition, look for interesting events for every day of the week in our calendar... Come in, find out, share with your friends. Before visiting, check the organizer's websites for details and locations of events, as they may change.

Keep us informed about what is happening in your city. Send information about events for the Russian-speaking diaspora by mail

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