This Year’s Line Up

Emcee- Chris Cruz from Reach FM

DJ- DJ Mr. E from Soul Movement Crew Productions

5:30 Purcell Family-Bluegrass Gospel

6:00 Classical Conversations Children’s Choir

6:15 Only One Roadway -Grinchy

6:30 Bruce Danna- Singer/ Songwriter

7:00 Calvary Chapel Ft. Lauderdale Dance Ministry

7:15 Austin Adamec – Praise & Worship

8:15 Expressions of Joy – Christmas Ballet

8:30 Only One Roadway – Mime

8:45 Angel Tones Steel Drum Band



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Standing eight feet tall, the new and improved Billy the Marlin will be at Christmas Near the Beach from 6-7 p.m.

*Artists and times subject to change

Our Artists

Angel Tones Steel Drum Band

For the 4th year in a row we are welcoming the most amazing band you’ll see this year…  The Angel Tones Steel Drum Band!  They’ll take you to the islands with their steel drums and their lively performance! The steel drum originated on the Caribbean island of Trinidad in 1946 and is the only acoustic musical instrument invented in the 20th century. Steel drums are made right from used oil drums.  The Angel Tones Steel Band is from Fourth Avenue International Worship Center directed by Pan Paradise artist, Dexter Brown. He wittingly directed teenagers with no prior experience to the enviable position of two-time State Champions, they went on to compete internationally for the Church of God Teen Talent competition in which they won the steel drum competition in San Antonio, Texas Alamo Dome and at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis.

Dexter is  a valued and prominent community leader, who has used his musical ingenuity to instruct young people in music at the Upper Room Christian Academy and Davie Elementary.  Additionally, he vigorously volunteers his time and resources in teaching the youth at the Fourth Avenue International Worship Center, the creative art of playing music on the steel pan instruments.

Dexter has several attractive credits to his name.  He has arranged and directed music for several elementary and high school students in the South Florida region.

Austin Adamec

Leading thousands of people into worship and praise is nothing out of the ordinary for Austin Adamec. This 24-year-old, natural born leader was destined for life in music.  Austin is continually sought out by churches and ministries in Northeast Florida to lead worship at their services, events, and concerts. He has been compared to Chris Tomlin with a rock edge. When Austin isn’t on stage, he is traveling back and forth to Nashville working with some of the top writers and producers in the Christian music industry. His five-song EP, My Only Answer, was released in October of 2011.

With a passion to reach people for Christ through music, Austin Adamec has found God’s calling on his life and is pursuing it!

“I’m very thankful for my awesome family, God’s amazing creation, surfing, snowboarding, music, singing, songwriting, worship, and the ability to point people to a loving, merciful God that I find in Jesus”-Austin Adamec

Billy the Marlin

billyTheMarlinBilly the Marlin is the official mascot of the Miami Marlins baseball franchise. At 8 feet tall and 250 pounds, he is “a natural-born clown and good-natured prankster“.[He appears at every Marlins home game at Sun Life Stadium and Marlins Park, and performs his own routine in the middle of the 5th inning.

LOOK for Billy at 6 pm to 7pm at Christmas Near the Beach.

The Marlin’s Street Team will have a table filled with giveaways, but brush up on Marlin trivia for prizes!

Bruce Danna

 “The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation…” — Psalm 118:14

Singer/Songwriter Bruce Danna brings a refreshing breeze of hope to a hurting and stressed-out world, by sharing the overflow of his relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ… through his heartsy and fun delivery of original songs, testimony, the Word, and humor.

Whether performing in concert or leading a worship service,.. his open, believable, spontaneous personality and warm, comfortable style, actually pave the way for walls to come down, and the Spirit to come in.

Bruce says his music is about ‘heart’,.. God’s heart,.. ‘our’ hearts. It’s about reconciliation and renewal,.. forgiveness and faith,.. healing and hope,.. grace and growth,.. a new heart and a new Home,…. Ultimately,… it’s all about Jesus.

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Calvary Chapel Ft. Lauderdale Dance Ministry

Calvary Chapel Ft. Lauderdale Dance Ministry will be presenting a dance/drama “Who is Jesus to Me?”  Past performances include Beauty for Ashes, Go Tell It and many many more!

We do this because Jesus’ words motivates us to do so:

“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed…” —Luke 4

Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale is not a building, not a person, not a religious institute. It is a vibrant body of believers through which God is able to work and be glorified. Visit

Classical Conversations Children’s Choir

Classical Conversations is a leader in the home-centered education movement. It is a mission: To know God and to make Him known. It is a model: Classical Conversations combines the classical method of learning with a biblical worldview. It is a method: Classical Conversations families meet in communities where parents train parents to implement home-centered education well.

Chris Cruz

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Expressions of Joy

Expressions of Joy is the flagship project of the Greenhouse Institute, Inc. Our purpose is to promote excellence and integrity in the arts through education, exhibition and performance while advancing a biblical worldview.  We accomplish this purpose through distinct but complementary missions.

Come and see what the Lord is doing at Expressions of Joy. Experience our unique fellowship of artists/ministers and students. You are welcome to watch one of our classes or join right in with no obligation.

Jeff the Balloon Guy

Jeff the Balloon Guy!  Watch for Jeff  roaming around the Arts Park creating amazing balloon sculptures.  He’s wonderful with all ages, from forming hats, flower or characters out of balloons to just being the silly guy he is, Jeff delivers excitement to Christmas Near the Beach.

Only One Roadway

Only One Roadway street ministry reaches out to the community in street ministry with a variety of artistic venues, such as mime, dance, and character acting.  From book store openings to outdoor christian music festivals, they’ve ministered the Gospel to large or intimate crowds. Wherever the Lord calls, that’s the road they take.  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. NO one comes to the Father except through me.- John 14:6.

Contact  Denna McDaniel for more booking information:

The Pursel Family Band

The Pursell Family Band began 15 years ago with our 4-year old and  7-year old playing cardboard boxes with sticks. As these fiddlers grew, they found they enjoyed bluegrass music much more than classical Suzuki. The next oldest decided she wanted to play mandolin, the next the banjo, and the youngest the mandolin as well. Mom and Dad didn’t want to be left out and joined them with bass and guitar. Before we knew what was happening, we were a family band. We love playing bluegrass and old gospel tunes together whether in our living room or in front of a crowd at the park.

We are a family that loves the Lord and playing bluegrass gospel music together. 🙂

St. Nick

Christmas comes alive as St. Nick arrives by Hollywood Fire Rescue this year!  Photo opportunities with St. Nick will be available throughout  the night.  Plan to spend the evening enjoying the entertainment and St. Nick!  Bring your camera for the perfect St. Nick photo!