Last night (11-12-15) was splendid, so Karen and I took the boat to 15th Street Fisheries for dinner. On the way home the lure of holiday lights and Christmas themed jazz caused us to dock by Esplanade Park in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. We had stumbled onto “GET LIT,” which is the beginning of our City’s ten-week celebration kicking off the holiday season.

 

LyonsRoar at the city docks by Esplanade Park

LyonsRoar at the city docks by Esplanade Park

 

This is the view of the band shell from the New River side.

Our view of the band shell from the New River side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is Ft. Lauderdale so the family event had a fully stocked "Get Lit" bar.

This is Ft. Lauderdale, so the family-friendly event had a fully stocked “Get Lit” bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing says Christmas like lit up palm trees.

Nothing says Christmas like lit up palm trees and no snow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I channel my inner elf.

I channel my inner elf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen tells Santa, "I've been a good girl."

Karen tells Santa, “I’ve been a good girl.” We think Bad Santa was a little lit himself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Broward Center Spotlights and the Bobby Rodriguez Orchestra played some awesome arrangements of Christmas classics to a sparse crowd.

The Broward Center Spotlights and the Bobby Rodriguez Orchestra played some awesome arrangements of Christmas classics to a sparse crowd.

 

 

 

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