Calendar Of Events Children
Written by Miami Today on December 24, 2009
Based on Ludwig Bemelmans’ popular book series, "Madeline’s Christmas" begins like an ordinary day for the 12 girls in the old house in Paris. Yet soon after, Madeline is the only one of the little girls in Ms. Clavel’s care who hasn’t come down with the flu on Christmas day. With everyone but Madeline sick in bed, can she save their holiday cheer? 5 p.m. Actors’ Playhouse at Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.
Santa’s Enchanted Forest, featuring traditional carnival fare, rides and a forest of lit-up trees, returns for another year of holiday fun. 5 p.m.-12 a.m. Ends Jan. 3. Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th St., Miami. $23.36 plus tax for adults. $16.36 plus tax for children. Details: (305) 559-9689 or www.santasenchantedforest.com.
The Jewish Museum of Florida hosts a family friendly portrait painting event on Christmas Day. Children and family members can create portraits of themselves, each other or friends with provided materials. In addition, the museum will be open regular hours while most establishments take the day off. 2-4 p.m. Jewish Museum of Florida, 311 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (786) 972-3187 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
Keep the kids occupied and out of trouble during winter break at various camps organized by Miami-Dade Parks. Offerings include a general-program camp packed with fitness activities, arts and crafts and games, and specialized camps like an EcoAdventures nature camp, a performing arts camp, programs for children with disabilities and a camp at Deering Estate where participants will learn about early South Florida history, archeology and nature. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Early drop-off at 7:30 a.m. and late pick-up at 6 p.m. available. Camps run through Dec. 31 but are closed Dec. 25. Details: Miami-Dade County’s information hotline 311 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
The Playground Theatre holds a winter-break mini camp allowing children to express their creative side through improvisation, dance and music activities. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Playground Theatre, 9806 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores. $120 per session. Runs through Dec. 30. Details: (305) 751-9550 ext. 233 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.theplaygroundtheatre.com.