Tropical breezes subsided and allowed the chilly winter winds to cool down South Florida for a few nights. Global Warming later returned the warm, wet weather. But for those frosty evenings Ft. Lauderdale glowed with a winter aura.
Down on the beach the City of Ft. Lauderdale presented visitors with a non-denominational holiday greeting in the form of a fish sculpture composed of recycled water bottles.
Strong winds churned the Intracoastal Waterway, creating a brown hue to the whale road. The sun arched in the sky on the first day of winter and created a perfect backlight for the Las Olas Bridge to shine.
At night the Santas of the land converged on the Himmarshee District. Santa Con 2012 collected revelers comfortably bedecked in red velvet and white fur outfits. Santa flash mobs entertained at Tarpon Bend and America’s Backyard.
This is how Christmas went down in Ft. Lauderdale, 2012. Holiday greetings were exchanged, spirits were invoked and consumed, and people made merry. Good people had good times, and the world avoided the Mayan apocalypse.