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Here Comes Santa Claus at Gulfstream Park Village! South Florida’s ultimate home store, entertainment & restaurant destination welcomes visits from Santa this holiday season

December 8, 2022

With the holidays in full swing, Santa is making stops at Gulfstream Park Village! Running Through Dec. 24, 2022, families are invited to partake in this time-honored tradition where children can share their Christmas wish lists with the jolly old elf. Available on a first come, first serve basis, Santa will be stationed in the ground level Village Center on select dates. While in line, families can enjoy music and the open-air lifestyle center’s free Symphony in Lights festival running daily through Dec. 31.

With the grounds illuminated in more than 250,000 LED lights, this amazing spectacle will be set to the sounds of holiday favorites from yesterday and today. A 10-minute light show takes place at the top of every hour from 6-11 p.m. and will feature snow for a magical effect.

This year’s Symphony in Lights has grown to be even bigger and better with LED entrance lighting and a new tree with new programming that includes eight languages that wish guests a happy holiday and joyous new year. Symphony In Lights captures all the magic of the holiday season and inspires friends and families to spend time together during one of the most wonderful times of the year.

Many of Santa’s visits also overlap with Gulfstream Park’s Music in the Park series, that features live performances from local artists.

Upcoming dates for Santa include Saturday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 17. Santa will also be making visits on Tuesday, Dec. 20; Wednesday, Dec. 21 and Saturday, Dec. 24. Santa visits take place from 6-9 p.m. except for December 10 where the visit will be from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

“We are excited to have Santa present as part of our holiday tradition,” said Alex Schreer, Director of Experiential Marketing for Madison Marquette, the management company for Gulfstream Park Village. “Santa brings magic to the season and families can enjoy these visits along with Gulfstream’s diverse offerings. There truly is something for everyone this holiday season.”

In addition to Santa visits and Symphony in Lights, guests can also experience some holiday cheer through shopping, dining and boundless entertainment options. Gulfstream’s eleven distinct home stores, including Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma, West Elm, Pottery Barn, Z Gallerie, The Container Store, Bang & Olufsen and its newest addition BoConcept, offer the very best in holiday décor, entertaining and holiday gifts. Dining destinations, including Yard House, Texas de Brazil, Christine Lee’s, Pastry Is Art, Häagen-Dazs and more offer a delicious break from holiday shopping. A full directory of shops, restaurants and entertainment can be viewed at:

More information on Santa’s visits and Symphony in Lights can be found at:

About Gulfstream Park
Gulfstream Park is South Florida’s premier entertainment, dining and restaurant destination, located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, anchored by the legendary Gulfstream Park racetrack. Gulfstream Park not only offers world-class Thoroughbred horse racing but is also home to a casino and family-friendly venues including over 15 restaurants, outdoor cafes, art galleries, fashion retailers, state-of-the-art bowling alley, and a renowned selection of signature home stores. Gulfstream Park, voted a 2020 Top Travelers' Choice Winner by TripAdvisor, is located at 901 South Federal Highway in Hallandale Beach, Florida, just two miles east of I-95. Valet service and complimentary self-parking are available. Gulfstream Park is open seven days a week. For hours, schedules, upcoming events and additional information please, visit: or call: 954-454-7000.

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