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Monday, December 17, 2012

Coconut Grove Candy Cane Village: A Skating Rink, Snowfalls, and Santa


Courtesy of Coconut Grove Candy Cane Village
from: miaminewtimes.com
By Hannah Sentenac
Dec. 13 2012
Miami--It's 80 degrees out, there's no break in humidity, and the ladies of Miami haven't had a single chance to break out their assortment of Uggs. This winter's been a bit of a bummer in the seasonal spirit department thus far.
But no worries. Even if the unseasonably warm temperatures and perpetual sunshine continue through Christmas, we can get our holiday jollies at the Coconut Grove Candy Cane Village going up the weekend before.
 
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Courtesy of Coconut Grove Candy Cane Village
The festive event will offer carnival rides like teacups, bumper cars, a ferris wheel and a giant fun slide (plus others), as well as giant holiday-themed balloons hovering above. Think nutcrackers, candy canes and gingerbread men (sadly, inedible).
"I'm born and raised in South Florida. The Grove growing up for me was always the "it" place, but people have kind of lost sight of that lately with Wynwood and the Design District taking over in popularity. The Grove has a phenomenal central, beautiful location that's perfect for events; we wanted to bring a little bit of magic to Coconut Grove," said Vanessa Goodis of Promo Moxie, the organizers of the event along with the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District.
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http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/cultist/2012/12/coconut_grove_candy_cane.php

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