Santa will make two-hour appearances at South Florida's 16 Community Blood Center branches through Dec. 23. While adults donate blood, children will receive free stockings filled with treats and a photo with Santa. Details: (954) 777-2689 or www.cbcst.org.
Miami-Dade Parks and Diaspora Arts Coalition present workshops and a showcase to salute the spirit of Kwanzaa. The event will educate participants on the seven principals of Kwanzaa and its origin and significance while highlighting the culture of African Americans. Free. 3-11 p.m. Joseph Caleb Auditorium, 5400 NW 22nd Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 636-2350.
SANTA TRAIN RIDE
Gold Coast Railroad Museum presents its Train Ride with Santa through a holiday forest. $8. 6-8 p.m. through Sunday. Gold Coast Railroad Museum, 12450 SW 152nd St. Details: (305) 253-0063 or www.goldcoast-railroad.org.
Take a hike through the trails of Arch Creek. See archaeological digs and pottery making. 1-3 p.m. $5. Arch Creek Park Museum, 1855 135th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 944-6111.
Join Deering Estate presents a tour of architectural features of the Deering Estate at Cutler. 2-3:30 p.m. Free with park admission of $5-$7. 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Village of Cutler Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668, Ext. 242.
Miami-Dade Parks, Africa Melody and the Diaspora Arts Coalition present a celebration of Kwanzaa with the sounds of the African drum, highlighting the fifth day of Kwanzaa. Free. Joseph Caleb Auditorium. 5400 NW 22nd Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 636-2350.
ESPA—OLA WAY NEW YEAR
Celebrate the arrival of the New Year by watching the Times Square ball drop on a giant outdoor screen. Free. Along Española Way between Washington and Pennsylvania avenues between 14th and 15th streets, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 532-5322 or www.themarketcompany.org.
GABLES STAGE NEW YEAR
Celebrate New Year's Eve with Gables Stage. Enjoy a special performance by Avi Hoffman, the award-winning creator of "The Jewish?" Champagne reception, four-course dinner and live music. Proceeds benefit Gables Stage educational programming. $100. Reservations. 9 p.m. Biltmore's 1200 Courtyard Grill. Details: (305) 445-8086, Ext. 2431.