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With No Snow To Frollic In, Check Out These Christmas Lights

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Miami isn't known as the most Christmasy of places, although it is where many flock to escape the blistering cold that many unfortunate souls in more northern climes have to deal with. For every pair of long underwear, there's a g-string bikini just waiting to be worn. Anyways, without snow to play in, here are some local Christmas light displays to get that holiday fix you're so sorely missing.

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1. Holiday Fantasy of Lights At Tradewinds Park

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3600 W Sample Rd
Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Now through January 5th, 3 miles of giant animated light displays and decorated trees will line the roads of Tradewinds Park for the 18th annual "Holiday Fantasy of Lights Display". Optional 3D glasses pump up the action.

2. Santa's Enchanted Forest at Tropical Park

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7900 SW 40th St
Miami, FL 33155

One would think the world's largest Christmas theme park, Santa's Enchanted Forest, would be somewhere colder so visitors could have some magical snowy moments. But nope, it's here in South Florida, where trees don't even shed their leaves, and it's open every night until January 6th.

3. Zoo Lights At Zoo Miami

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ZooMiami (which we will always fondly remember by its old name 'Miami MetroZoo') is doing their annual animal themed nighttime light thing, with 'animal shaped lights', 3D glasses, dinner with Mrs. Claus, and something about ice skating hippos.

4. Jeff Ostroff's House

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7706 Northwest 25th Street
Margate, FL 33063

He's a dude with a hobby, and really big FPL bill. Jeff Ostroff decks out his house every year in Christmas lights galore, themed props, and other frippery. New this year: A backlit Big Ben.

5. Enchanted Place

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1609 Northeast 137th Terrace
North Miami, FL 33181

The cul-de-sac on NE 137th Terrace in North Miami known as Enchanted Place decks itself out every year with holiday lights galore, with donations accepted to benefit CARE Resources. Check them out this year through New Years.

6. Hyatt Extreme Christmas

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11201 Northwest 14th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33323

175,000 lights, one house, winners of CBS Channel 6's Holiday contest, the Hyatt family's display includes a sleigh and full set of reindeer, a large ferris wheel, and all the blow-up balloon Santas you can shake a stick at. They've even got a legal team, because ya know all those lights have got to be breaking a few zoning codes.

7. Miami Tower

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100 SE 2nd St.
Miami, FL 33131

Every year the Miami Tower bedecks its facade with giant snowflakes in the winter spirit. This year, with an entirely new LED lighting system, the display could be entirely new too. Blizzard anyone?

8. The Hannah Residence

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12331 Southwest 109th Terrace
Kendall, FL 33176

About 70,000 lights in a Disney themed display will go on at 6 pm nightly when a bell tower that's part of the display gongs at this family's house to about 10 or 11 pm, through January 6th. Photo via the Miami Herald.

9. Miami Beach's Seashell Menorah

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701 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Miami Beach's seashell menorah, which was sadly vandalized earlier this month with "you killed Jesus," is a beach tradition. A giant seashell dreidel stands tall next to it, and not far off is a christmas tree. (made out of tree, not more seashells, unfortunately)

1. Holiday Fantasy of Lights At Tradewinds Park

3600 W Sample Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Now through January 5th, 3 miles of giant animated light displays and decorated trees will line the roads of Tradewinds Park for the 18th annual "Holiday Fantasy of Lights Display". Optional 3D glasses pump up the action.

3600 W Sample Rd
Coconut Creek, FL 33066

2. Santa's Enchanted Forest at Tropical Park

7900 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155

One would think the world's largest Christmas theme park, Santa's Enchanted Forest, would be somewhere colder so visitors could have some magical snowy moments. But nope, it's here in South Florida, where trees don't even shed their leaves, and it's open every night until January 6th.

7900 SW 40th St
Miami, FL 33155

3. Zoo Lights At Zoo Miami

152nd ave, Fl

ZooMiami (which we will always fondly remember by its old name 'Miami MetroZoo') is doing their annual animal themed nighttime light thing, with 'animal shaped lights', 3D glasses, dinner with Mrs. Claus, and something about ice skating hippos.

4. Jeff Ostroff's House

7706 Northwest 25th Street, Margate, FL 33063

He's a dude with a hobby, and really big FPL bill. Jeff Ostroff decks out his house every year in Christmas lights galore, themed props, and other frippery. New this year: A backlit Big Ben.

7706 Northwest 25th Street
Margate, FL 33063

5. Enchanted Place

1609 Northeast 137th Terrace, North Miami, FL 33181

The cul-de-sac on NE 137th Terrace in North Miami known as Enchanted Place decks itself out every year with holiday lights galore, with donations accepted to benefit CARE Resources. Check them out this year through New Years.

1609 Northeast 137th Terrace
North Miami, FL 33181

6. Hyatt Extreme Christmas

11201 Northwest 14th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33323

175,000 lights, one house, winners of CBS Channel 6's Holiday contest, the Hyatt family's display includes a sleigh and full set of reindeer, a large ferris wheel, and all the blow-up balloon Santas you can shake a stick at. They've even got a legal team, because ya know all those lights have got to be breaking a few zoning codes.

11201 Northwest 14th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33323

7. Miami Tower

100 SE 2nd St., Miami, FL 33131

Every year the Miami Tower bedecks its facade with giant snowflakes in the winter spirit. This year, with an entirely new LED lighting system, the display could be entirely new too. Blizzard anyone?

100 SE 2nd St.
Miami, FL 33131

8. The Hannah Residence

12331 Southwest 109th Terrace, Kendall, FL 33176

About 70,000 lights in a Disney themed display will go on at 6 pm nightly when a bell tower that's part of the display gongs at this family's house to about 10 or 11 pm, through January 6th. Photo via the Miami Herald.

12331 Southwest 109th Terrace
Kendall, FL 33176

9. Miami Beach's Seashell Menorah

701 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Miami Beach's seashell menorah, which was sadly vandalized earlier this month with "you killed Jesus," is a beach tradition. A giant seashell dreidel stands tall next to it, and not far off is a christmas tree. (made out of tree, not more seashells, unfortunately)

701 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139