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Fort Lauderdale, FL – Fort Lauderdale Beach will come alive when thousands of holiday lights brighten the City’s picturesque beachfront at Light Up the Beach on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the corner of A1A and Las Olas Boulevard.  This year’s holiday lighting ceremony will celebrate the City’s Centennial as Fort Lauderdale prepares to embark on a year of special programs, activities and events to mark its 100th Birthday in 2011. 

The spectacular display of holiday lights and decorations will be highlighted by the illumination of a larger-than-life “100” to mark the City’s historic milestone.

Light Up the Beach is sponsored by the Beach Business Improvement District, the Fort Lauderdale Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Beach Council.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature live musical entertainment.  Elected officials, including Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, along with local business, civic and community leaders will be in attendance to kick-off the festivities.

“Fort Lauderdale’s magnificent beaches have always been what make our hometown so special.  On behalf of all the beach-based businesses we wish the City of Fort Lauderdale a very Happy 100th Birthday,” said Ramola Motwani, chairwoman and CEO of Merrimac Ventures and founder and event chair of Light Up the Beach.  “This year’s Light Up the Beach event is truly historic and we are proud to host what promises to be an unforgettable evening.”

To learn more about the Centennial Celebration, visit the City of Fort Lauderdale’s web site at or call the Centennial Celebration Committee staff liaison, Shannon Vezina, at (

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Nov 19 2010. Filed under Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, Latest news, Local news. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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