Coral Gables

Holiday Spectacular begins at 5 p.m. Friday

Courtesy of The Coral Gables Blog

The Coral Gables holiday tree outside City Hall will light up at 7 p.m. Friday.

The city’s 2014 Holiday Spectacular will start at 5 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m. at Merrick Park in front of City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way.

Every year, the event lures thousands to watch the tree, which is about three stories tall, light up the city.

There will be food, carnival rides and games, face painting, arts and crafts, a bounce house and musical entertainment. Children’s pictures can be taken with Santa for $6.

There are several municipal parking lots in the area, and free bike parking will be available.

For more information, call 305-460-5600.