Free Santa's Enchanted Forest Pass from Pollo Tropical

There is nothing that says "Christmas in Miami" like Santa's Enchanted Forest. Look, with the weather a cool, crisp 80 degrees, why not celebrate with a month-long carnival that features dioramas depicting Santa with space aliens and carnys hawking giant Spongebob Squarepants for the winning?

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The rest of the world can sing carols in the snow, we're riding the Wild Mouse after eating lechon and fried pickles, while visions of sea lions dance in our heads:

Pollo Tropical, another Miami institution, is wishing "seasons eatings" to all good little boys and girls by giving away season passes to Santa's Enchanted Forest.

To enter for your chance to win one of 10 season pass tickets, text the

word "SANTAS" to 52198. The offer is limited to one text per phone

number and is only available to residents of Miami-Dade and Broward

counties. Winners will be selected via random drawing on Monday,

December 14, 2012 and will be notified via text message.

The fast/casual chicken chain is also giving away $10 discount coupons at all Pollo Tropical locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, while supplies last, starting December 3. Special ten dollar kid's admission coupons are also available. Coupons are valid weekdays through January 4, 2013 and are not valid Christmas day.

Click here for complete coupon and contest rules. And get excited for the largest Christmas carnival anywhere. Betcha the North Pole doesn't have fried Snickers and tigers!

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