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Holiday Spectacular
It's a Holiday Spectacular!

The holiday season kicks off in Coral Gables this Friday, December 2, beginning at 5 p.m. with the Holiday Spectacular taking place in front of City Hall and Merrick Park. Bring your family and friends to watch Santa's arrival and the lighting of the tree at 7 p.m. Our own CGTV reporters Brianna Moles and Mike Biana will emcee this spectacular event, featuring musical entertainment, food, carnival rides and face painting, plus other fun activities for everyone to enjoy. Special thanks to our corporate sponsor Coral Gables Hospital.  Read more...
CG Police Department Does the Mannequin Challenge

The Coral Gables Police Department doesn't want you to stand still. Join the force and become a Coral Gables Police Officer. CGPD is now hiring certified and non-certified police officers, offering a $2,500 sign-up bonus plus great salary and benefits. Apply at or visit . Watch the video here.
Passion/Passiflora Incarnation: A Material Transformation

Currently on exhibition through Tuesday, December 6, the Coral Gables Museum will explore the creation of the Segovia Street artwork by Alice Aycock, Passion/Passiflora Incarnation. Through video, photography, and related objects, the exhibition speaks to the traditional and contemporary processes used to realize this visual masterwork. An artist talk with Alice Aycock will take place on Friday, December 2, at 4 p.m. The Coral Gables Museum is located at 285 Aragon Avenue. Read more...
Let's Talk About ADA Accessibility

To make the City of Coral Gables accessible to all, the City is hosting a Community Forum on Monday, December 5, 6 p.m. at the War Memorial Youth Center, 405 University Drive. We welcome your comments and suggestions about making City activities, programs, facilities and services available for individuals with disabilities. Take part in the City's self-evaluation to improve services related to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...
Vince Lago
Commissioner Vince Lago to Host Town Hall Meeting

Coral Gables City Commissioner Vince Lago invites you to a Town Hall meeting on Monday, December 12, 6-8 p.m. at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue. Join in the conversation and be part of this informative and interactive update on important City initiatives. To RSVP your attendance, send an email to
Around Town
Get Your Pictures with Santa at Merrick Park

Beginning on Thursday, December 8, Santa will keep coming back to Merrick Park, in front of City Hall, and he won't be camera shy. Get your special holiday picture on Thursdays and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 10 p.m. until December 18. Beginning on Monday, December 19 through Friday, December 23, Santa will be taking photos at Merrick Park from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. only. Photos are $6 each, full color and framed in a postcard. Read more...
Holiday Parking Courtesy on Expired Meters

If you lose track of time shopping Downtown this holiday season and forget to feed the meter, don't worry about getting a parking ticket. Beginning on December 6 through December 26, parking attendants will only place on your windshield a Holiday Courtesy Notice if your meter expires. This gives you a one-hour extension from the time the meter expired. These courtesy notices apply to all on-street parking citywide. For more information, contact the Parking Department at 305-460-5541.
Now Collecting Toys for Children in Need Until December 23

The annual Coral Gables First Responder Toy Drive is collecting new and unwrapped toys for children ages newborn to 15 years. Toys can be dropped off at the Public Safety Building (2801 Salzedo Street), Fire Station 2 (525 S. Dixie Highway) and Fire Station 3 (11911 Old Cutler Road).  The toys collected will help those less fortunate this holiday season. For more information, contact 305-460-5402.
crime prevention
Crime Prevention Tips for Holiday Season

The City of Coral Gables wants to make this a happy and safe holiday season. A list of crime prevention tips is being brought to you by your Coral Gables Police Officers. Follow these suggestions at home, in the car or at holiday parties to ensure your safety and that of others. Read more...

Beautiful Coral Gables
This is a beautiful view of the Granada Plaza with greenery all around. Do you have a favorite image or photo of Coral Gables to share? Send us your pictures and we'll include them in our next issue of e-News.
Tea and terrariums
Jazz in the Gables
Tea & Terrariums
Saturday, December 3, 2016
10 a.m. - 12 noon  
51 Aragon Avenue

Wellness Wednesdays
November 30 & December 7: Yoga
6-7 p.m.
The Plaza at 150 Miracle Mile

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Miracle Mile & Giralda Ave Streetscape Update
To view weekly updates on the construction work, traffic impact and other relevant information, click here.

December 2:
Due to the Holiday Spectacular, Biltmore Way from Hernando to LeJeune will be closed from 10 a.m. until 12 midnight. Andalusia Avenue from Hernando to LeJeune will be closed from 10 a.m. until 12 midnight.
Ongoing: FDOT is doing construction along US1 from Santona Street to Granada Boulevard and at the intersection of Grand Avenue. This project will end this month. There will be periodic lane closures.

FDOT is doing roadway construction along LeJeune Road from Almeria Avenue to Majorca Avenue. This project will last until June of next year. Lane closures may occur during non-peak hours on nights and weekends. Please obey all posted signs and speed limits.

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