Christmas Near the Beach Celebrates 11 Years

Christmas and joy will go hand in hand as South Florida celebrates the wonder of Christmas at the Arts Park in Hollywood with the 11th annual Christmas Near The Beach on Saturday, December 9 from 4 to 9 p.m.

“Our free Christmas variety show is a holiday tradition. Count on Christmas Near The Beach the second Saturday in December every year.” said Director Producer Deena McDaniel, of EOJ Productions.

Thousands gather at Young Circle in Hollywood each year to see St. Nick, and all who tour St. Nick’s Beach House have a free photo opportunity with the Jolly Ole fellow. “Christmas Near The Beach is always free and every year’s show seems to top the last.

“I’m always blessed to see the South Florida community come together from all walks of life and celebrate in this social gathering. Truly a perfect setting for any concert enthusiast, our festival tradition provides a Christmas experience like no other,” added McDaniel.

Bands, drama, dance and a crowd pleaser, DJ. Mr. E, keep the party going throughout this must-see Christmas tradition. Many But One Performing Arts will present an original ballet, with their company of professional and advanced students, bringing Christmas alive through the arts. Grinchy is set to wow the crowd again with rollerblading humor. And new this year, Christmas Near the Beach welcomes “EPIC the Band,” which produces an eclectic mix synonymous with their signature sound, appealing to fans worldwide. Also the, JJRC band will featuring Jeff and Christine Maldonado, a diverse, dynamic and powerful band, which is becoming a vital force on South Florida’s music scene.

Christmas Near The Beach is the “hometown” festival where spending an entire evening with the ones you love most ushers you into the Christmas spirit, Florida style. Join in the party Saturday, December 9th from 4 to 9 p.m. at the ArtsPark @ Young Circle, Hollywood. A pre-event of Christmas caroling in Downtown Hollywood is set to begin at 2 p.m. For all the details and complete lineup of artists, visit

Christmas Near The Beach is a not-for-profit 501(C) 3 and an all-volunteer event supported by the following sponsors who help make the show free:. J & K Roofing, The Good News Newspaper, SoDanca, Michael Puchades Law, Moody Radio 89.3FM, The ArtsPark Hollywood, Expressions of Joy, Palm Vista Community Church, Playful Pixals and Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital.

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