Miami Dade College

North Campus

Image of an illustration of Santa ClausEvent Date: Saturday, December 14th, 2019
Start Time: Santa lands and parade begins at 10:00 am
End Time: 3 p.m.

Cost: Entrance is FREE.

Fun Activities

Come by and buy a variety of items as well as interact with cosplay individuals, video games and interact with others that are interested in this fascinating world!

Children will be able to take pictures with Santa in our Meet and Greet area. Parents will also have the opportunity to be sent a digital copy of their picture.

Don’t miss out on the various characters we will have around the event. Don’t forget your camera.

Starting off our event will be a parade full of entertainment, characters and Mr. and Ms. Santa Claus!

Meet-and-Greet experiences with Snow White, Tiana, Mulan, Cinderella, Moana, Elena, Elsa and Anna. Crafting of crowns and wands will take place while you wait.

We have various rides, bounce houses, video game areas to entertain children of all ages.

Have fun competing at an obstacle course where your speed, agility and endurance will be measured while playing fun games! Medals will be awarded to all who complete the obstacle course!

Arts and Craft for kids of all ages! Write your letter to Santa and place it in our special mailbox and we will make sure Santa receives it when he goes back to the North Pole.

Children can have their face painted with different designs.

There are 2 specialized areas: one for arts & crafts and another for cooking classes.

Have fun competing at an obstacle course where your speed, agility and endurance will be measured while playing fun games! Medals will be awarded to all who complete the obstacle course

Educational Interactive Tents

The Story Book Pavilion is a place where children can come listen to different stories read by Santa's helpers and MDC Alum, Advocate & Children's Book Author, Katherine Magnoli. Additionally, children will be able to participate in activities such as decorating bookmarks and coloring in coloring books. This pavilion will ignite a love of books in budding readers.

The Education Pavilion showcases more than 20 different Magnet programs / Academies from Miami Dade County Public High Schools. Under one tent, parents, guardians and students can obtain information about programs that focus on: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Fine and Performing Arts, International Baccalaureate, International Studies, MicroSociety, Career and Technical Education (CTE), World Languages and many others.

Elsie’s Greenshop is a one-stop interactive science experience. This year, visitors will be able to try their hand at fun with physics, make slime, build molecule-inspired ornaments, plant herbs to take home, and try snacks made with liquid nitrogen! There’s always something fun to touch, learn and play at Elsie’s Greenshop. Come visit us to see how much fun science really is!

Drink healthy, nutritious, and delicious shakes made from fruits from the Enchanted Jungle. Have fun making beautiful holiday ornaments of jungle animals. Enjoy freshly popped popcorn. Face painting – superheroes, princesses, tiger, zebra, panda faces, butterflies, and much more!

The Health Pavilion will showcase several healthcare agencies that will provide information on healthy lifestyles and free dental & allergy screenings.

The Holidays Around the World tent showcases global holiday customs and traditions thru crafting.

Play is a key element in children's growth and development. It stimulates the imagination and the emergence of ideas and creative expression. Stop by our LEGO Tent and build unlimited possibilities!

Children will have the opportunity to show their creativity thru an expression of Human Rights.

Mrs. Claus came down from the North Pole with Santa to read to the children. She and her helpers will be reading wonderful Holiday Books and giving out some great surprises!

The Recycle of Love Toy Sale is a fundraiser initiative of North Campus Support Staff Council.
The sale will consist of good conditioned used and new children toys, books, etc., sold at a fraction of its cost to help offset holiday expenses of disadvantage families; whereas,  supporting the fund raiser initiatives of the Support Staff Council and the United Way Campaign.

Encourage the love of reading by purchasing books from the Scholastic Book Shop. Books are arranged by age and one of Santa’s elves will help you select the right book for the child, adolescent or teen in your life. The book shop takes all major credit cards and cash. Proceeds benefit a needy school in the local community.

The Youth in Agriculture tent is a fun and interactive way to engage young people and families in agriculture and natural resources. Participants will learn the importance of agriculture, how it relates to our well-being and natural resource sustainability in an enjoyable way. Scheduled activities include an information booth from the USDA food safety and inspection services, animal -based games and prizes, craft-making, a dress-up photo booth, and a live animal show.

Candy Land Pavilion / Food Area

Visit our Food Area for all sorts of food options at a reasonable price! Some of the vendors include:

Don Arepa
Kona Ice
Alpine Fruit
James Hotdogs
Mayfield's
Halco Enterprises
Sweet Mini-doughnuts
Joseph Ice Cream
El Carrito
Vivian Catering
CiCi's Pizza
Daddy's Grill
Don Mofongo
Food Junkies
King of Racks BBQ
Top Fries

First Aid

Our First Aid tent sponsored by North Campus Biology, Health & Wellness Department, will be available throughout the event.

Lost Children

Before arriving to the event we encourage all parents to have a meeting place in case you are separated from your child.  All children found unattendant will be taken to our Information Booth in front of the Bookstore.  Parents are encourage to visit the Information Booth as soon as you are missing your child.

Lost Items

All lost items that are recovered can be picked up at the Information Booth.

Children’s Holiday Sponsors

PBS, McDonalds, Jackson Memorial Hospital, GFS Marketplace, The Flyer, Early Learning Coalition, Miami Marlins, Cici's Pizza, Chuck E. Cheese's, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Sunshine Health and Girl Scouts,