The LOOP Presents WONDERLAND: The Grinch Who Rocked Christmas
December 2 - 9:00 am - December 5 - 9:00 pmFree
‘Tis the sea-sun! Las Olas Oceanside Park will transform into a holiday wonderland filled with exciting experiences, Nov. 23 – Dec. 31, 2021, and its rumored Santa may be stopping by! During “WONDERLAND,” locals and visitors of all ages will make lasting memories (and capture Instagramable moments!) through an array of themed sights, sounds, special activities and performances. Larger-than-life dreamlike holiday vignettes will unfold weekly themes, which include The Grinch Who Rocked Christmas (Dec. 2 – 5), Nutcrackers & Sweets (Dec. 9 – 12) and Let’s Jingle and Flamingle (Dec. 16 – 19). The six-week series of events include holiday markets, strolling characters, children’s activities, live music, dance performances, contests and games, selfie stations, holiday movies and more. Additionally, a Toy Drive will take place Dec 16 – 19, where new, unwrapped toys will be accepted for the children at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, in partnership with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival.
To kick off “WONDERLAND,” Fort Lauderdale’s picturesque beachfront will be illuminated with more than 50,000 holiday lights accompanied by “Olas,” the wildly popular 20-foot beach snowman for “Light Up the Beach” on Nov. 23. Then on Nov. 29, the City of Fort Lauderdale will host its Menorah Lighting in celebration of Chanukah. Guests can experience the wonder of “WONDERLAND” with Santa appearances at The LOOP every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Over Christmas weekend, the LOOP presents two special free holiday concerts, starting with A Night of Sinatra featuring Jeff Grainger and The Hoboken 11 Big Band, presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District (BID), December 24. On Christmas Day, in partnership with the Broward County Cultural Division, singer, songwriter and three-decades long lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer band, Peter Mayer, and his world-class seven-piece band, present their widely acclaimed Christmas tour, “Stars and Promises.” Concluding the “WONDERLAND” series, The Goodnicks will play a special Friday Night Sound Waves performance for New Year’s Eve On The Beach, complete with midnight ball drop and laser light show, sponsored by Elbo Room.
Event: The Grinch Who Rocked Christmas
Description: Welcome to Whoville! This year, the Grinch’s heart grew a few more sizes, because he’ll be making a stop at The LOOP for Wonderland! Join the Who’s and the Grinch for a fun-filled weekend, including a Grinch-themed Dog Contest, yoga with Lisa and more. Saturday and Sunday, enjoy sounds from the Audacy Music Festival as you wander through Whoville. On Sunday, Santa and the Grinch will team up for Rock Star Karaoke and other exciting holiday activities.
• Dec. 2: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Rated PG)
In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children’s tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Who’s. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen).
Dec. 2 – Dec. 5
Saturday, Dec 4:
• 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. – Holiday Farmers Market
• 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Visit with Santa
• 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Yoga with Lisa
• 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Photos with Santa and The Grinch
• 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Live Music
Sunday, Dec. 5:
• 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Holiday Market Bazaar
• 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Cash Cube for Prizes
• 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Warp Speed Interactive Arena
• 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Photos with Santa
• 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Dancing with Santa and The Grinch
• 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Rock Star Karaoke
Las Olas Oceanside Park: 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
The most convenient place to park to access the event is the Las Olas Beach Parking Garage, where you can use the PayByPhone payment option and extend your parking from anywhere using the mobile PayByPhone APP.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please visit https://theloopflb.com/
About The LOOP
A cornerstone of activity, The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) is the central hub of the new $78 million, four park system at the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach. The public greenspaces, including the Intracoastal Promenade, Las Olas Beach Garage Sunset Terrace and DC Alexander Park aim to provide infinite experiences for everyone under the sun, and year-round activity in Fort Lauderdale’s oceanfront backyard. For more information, visit theloopflb.com or contact email@example.com. Follow The LOOP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theloopflb and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/theloopflb/.