Hollywood to offer Candy Cane Parade
From David Volz
The 66th Annual Candy Cane Parade along the world-famous Hollywood Beach Broadwalk is taking place on Saturday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m. This year’s parade theme is “A Country Western Christmas.” The parade begins at Missouri Street and will head south along the Broadwalk, past the parade emcee positioned at the Hollywood Beach Theatre at Johnson Street, to Harrison Street. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for top-notch viewing of the parade floats, marching bands, and creative displays from civic, non-profit and children’s groups, or reserve a table at one of the many seaside restaurants.
Due to the high demand for parking on the barrier island, beginning at 5:00 p.m., parade goers are encouraged to park in one of the downtown parking garages and take the free shuttle to the beach. The downtown parking garages are located at 19th Avenue at Polk Street and 20th Avenue at Van Buren Street. Shuttles will circulate non-stop throughout the evening with the last shuttle leaving the beach at 10:00 p.m. Downtown parking rates apply. Modified security protocols will be in place for the duration of the event, participant patience is appreciated.
Parade participants are being asked to “Help Keep Hollywood Beautiful” by handing out candy to parade goers, rather than throwing from floats. This will help reduce waste on the Broadwalk and sandy beach.
Miami-Dade launches new express route
From David Volz
The Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) is launching a new express route and implementing service adjustments to help improve service reliability, schedules, and performance.
Beginning Monday, November 28, DTPW will launch the 837 Express Bus route which will run from the newly opened Tamiami Station Park and Ride/Bus Terminal to Downtown Miami via SR 836/the Dolphin Expressway.
The 837 Express buses will travel on the designated bus-only lanes to by-pass traffic congestion on the Dolphin Expressway during peak service hours, Monday through Friday, providing a more efficient, low-stress alternative to driving while improving mobility and convenience.