As we enter the New Year, SFGN is proud to offer the South Florida community a winter arts and entertainment guide. Of course, our winters are a little bit tamer than in the Northeast and Midwest. We kick them off not with a snowplow, but a boat parade up the Intracoastal Waterway.

Our pages are witness to the immeasurable diversity and breadth of culture South Florida showcases every season. In a year where we have already gotten to see The Book of Mormon, now the Wizard of Oz comes our way. Still, there is so much more.

This issue features this season’s hottest tickets and top personalities. Regis Philbin may not be on TV anymore, but like Jerry Seinfeld, he will be hosting a performance in South Florida. They will both be golfing on our exceptional greens.

Winter in Florida is also night time dining on outdoor patios, from Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale, Atlantic Avenue in Delray, or Bayside in Miami. The thing is to get up and get out. Appreciate the breadth and diversity of a climate where it is 75 degrees everyday and you get to wear shirtsleeves every night.

We offer the Grand Opera, the South Florida Symphony and gay choruses; gorgeous gardens and sandy beaches. It’s here, it’s beautiful, and yours for the taking, from the Coral Gables Performing Arts center to the Duncan Theater and Kravis venue in the Palm Beaches. Enjoy the moment and live the magic.