Thursday, January 18, 2018
In the Community

Derek Dietrich Announced as The Falls’ “Miracle On 136th Street” Holiday Parade Grand Marshal

The Falls announced that Derek Dietrich of the Miami Marlins will serve as the Grand Marshal in the 21st Annual Miracle on 136th Street holiday parade. Taking place on Saturday, November 18 beginning at 1 p.m., the free community parade will spread holiday cheer for all ages.

In addition to local dignitaries, celebrities and Jolly Old Saint Nick, the parade will feature music from local marching bands, holiday-themed floats, bag pipers, stilt walkers, junkanoos, community groups and internationally recognized costumed characters. Following the parade, the festive fun will continue with a special interactive activation by the holiday parade sponsor, HITN TV, in Center Court, as well as live entertainment every hour and musical performances. To conclude the holiday parade festivities, families are invited to countdown with Santa in Center Court for the grand fireworks finale!

This year’s parade will be led by Grand Marshal, Derek Dietrich. A star player for the Miami Marlins, he is best known for being a utility player and has dominated both infield and outfield positions. In a successful 2017 season, he set career highs with 56 runs, 13 homeruns, and appeared at first, second and third base, as well as in left field.

The beneficiary of the 21st Annual Miracle on 136th Street holiday parade is The Live Like Bella® Childhood Cancer Foundation. The namesake non-profit supports the fight against childhood cancer in three ways; funding research, offering in-treatment support and memorial assistance. The Live Like Bella® Foundation has raised over $4 million for childhood cancer research and encourages the community to join in one of the numerous ways to give back, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities. For additional information, please visit

For more information about the parade, please call (305) 255-4571 or visit the mall website at

About The Falls

The Falls is one of the largest open-air shopping, dining and entertainment complexes in the United States. The 55-acre shopping and tourism destination features 821,000 square feet of retail space with more than 100 specialty stores, restaurants, and cafés as well as Regal Cinemas and The Fresh Market. Anchored by Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, guests can stroll the single level, covered walkways surrounded by a one million-gallon waterscape and lush tropical foliage. The Falls offers shoppers distinctive retailer brands like American Girl®, Alex and Ani, Brooks Brothers, Coach, Columbia PFG, Hanna Andersson, Janie & Jack, Michael Kors, and Vera Bradley to name a few. Guests can also enjoy a diverse mix of dining options that include American Girl Bistro, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Brio Tuscan Grille, Los Ranchos, PF Chang’s, Sokai Peruvian Sushi Bar, and TGI Fridays. In 2016, The Falls will welcome new retailers and restaurants including Alyss, The Patio Zone, Sephora, Icebox Café and more.

The Falls is located in Miami, FL at 8888 SW 136th Street, off of US-1, and is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.  For a complete list of retailers, information and updates, please visit

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