37TH Annual Main Street Festival of Lights,  

Brought to you by The Graham Companies and the Main Street Merchants 

“Benefiting Neighbors 4 Neighbors and Giving Gators”  


Miami, Florida – The 37th Annual Main Street Festival of Lights, brought to you by The Graham Companies and the Main Street Merchants, kicks off the holiday season in Downtown Miami Lakes. Bring your family, friends, and loved ones to Main Street on Saturday, November 19th, and enjoy complimentary parking and admission at this historic holiday tradition.  

The Main Street Merchants and The Graham Companies will transform Downtown Miami Lakes into a shimmering interactive winter wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights aglow. Locals and visitors from surrounding communities return yearly to witness the Main Street Oak Tree Lighting, including a special appearance by Santa, local DJs, and live performances by Miami Lakes schools. In addition, children will enjoy holiday characters, face painting, glitter tattoos, shaved ice, cotton candy, popcorn, arts and crafts, pictures with Santa, and many more complimentary activities courtesy of presenting sponsors; The Graham Companies and Main Street Merchants, as well as supporting sponsor HDS Companies. Renowned journalist and TV/Radio personality GiGi Diaz will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Media partners include The Miami Laker, Clear Channel Outdoor, Dimelo305, and 93.9 Mia. 

Main Street has been the ultimate shopping, dining, and entertainment destination for over 40 years, attracting generations of distinguished locals and travelers to its enchanting setting. Eventgoers who arrive early will have the opportunity to get their holiday shopping done before as they discover local Main Street Merchants and experience the Miami Lakes Farmers Market located at the intersection of Main Street and New Barn Road. 

The Graham Companies has a long history of giving back to the South Florida communities. This year, they have once again teamed up with Neighbors 4 Neighbors to collect unwrapped toys for local Miami Lakes children served by Giving Gators during the holiday season. In addition, the Neighbors 4 Neighbors event booth will host onsite toy collections. Everyone is encouraged to visit the Santa House; proceeds from all photos with Santa will benefit the Miami Lakes Boy Scout Troop 247. During the event, participants will also have the opportunity to connect, adopt and fall in love with a shelter pet from Miami-Dade County Animal Services at the HOPE Express Mobile Adoption unit. 

“Year after year, we’ve seen firsthand the impact that a simple gift can have on the lives of children in our community,” said Andrea Graham Rechichi, Vice President of Corporate Relations at The Graham Companies. “It’s an honor to collaborate with Neighbors 4 Neighbors and Giving Gators this holiday season to increase our impact by hosting our 2nd annual toy drive in conjunction with our Festival of Lights. With each toy donation, we are coming together to share holiday joy and put a smile on the faces of hundreds of children through acts of kindness.”  

  • WHAT: 37th Annual Main Street Festival of Lights, Downtown Miami Lakes: Guests are encouraged to celebrate the season of giving by bringing a new toy for the children. 
  • WHEN: Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 3:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M, the Lighting Ceremony to take place on the Main Stage at 6:30 P.M. 
  • WHERE: Main Street, 6700 Main Street | Miami Lakes, FL 33014 
  • WHO: The Graham Companies, the Main Street Merchants, Neighbors 4 Neighbors, Giving Gators, Miami-Dade County Animal Services, Boys Scouts Troop 247, and Girls Scouts Troop 456 

“Neighbors 4 Neighbors is so excited to be once again part of the Annual Main Street Festival of Lights!  Last year we collected toys for our Adopt A Family 4 the Holidays Program, which has served needy families in South Florida for the past 30 years. This year we look to collect even more toys and make this season the best yet!” said Katy Meagher, President, and CEO of Neighbors 4 Neighbors. 

Live Trucks are welcome to transmit live from Main Street; we ask those interested in advising us to make the proper arrangements ahead of time. Please contact Rixys Alfonso at 305.558.8877 or via email at [email protected]. 


A family tradition of service since 1932, The Graham Companies is best known for the creation and development of Miami Lakes, a 3,000-acre master-planned community. Today, The Graham Companies maintains being the largest landowner in the Town of Miami Lakes through apartment, office, industrial, retail, and hospitality holdings.  Keeping to our roots, The Graham Companies continues to be involved in the agriculture business with dairy, beef, and pecan orchard farming located in Moore Haven, Florida, and Southwest Georgia. Further information about The Graham Companies is available at miamilakes.com. 


Main Street, the social hub for Miami Lakes and the surrounding community, is comprised of restaurants, retail shops, apartments, offices, Miami Lakes Hotel on Main, CMX Cinemas Miami Lakes 13, and civic facilities, including the Town of Miami Lakes’ Government Center. Developed by The Graham Companies, Main Street has been recognized in many national publications, including both academic writings and business articles, for being at the forefront of mix-use development. For more information on Main Street, please visit mainstreetmiamilakes.com 


Our mission is to connect those in need with those who can help, and this event kicks off the holiday season full of unique connections.  It’s an honor to partner with Main Street and The Graham Companies to spread joy to so many families through Giving Gators.  For more ways to help, visit www.Neighbors4Neighbors.org/adopt. 


Rixys Alfonso  

[email protected]