Miami Events in December 2018

Miami Events in December 2018
Miami Events in December 2018

Miami Events in December 2018

Miami is still heating up in the winter time with no signs of slowing down! Planning on visiting in December? There is a whole host of events taking place around the holidays that you won’t want to miss. When you do come, plan to stay a while to take advantage of all the excitement in our iconic city!

From Santa Claus coming to visit annual and epic New Year’s Eve celebrations, come to celebrate the holidays Miami style.

Take a look at what Miami events December has to offer:

  • Santa’s Enchanted Forest

Celebrate the whole month of December in Tropical Park with a 92 foot Christmas Tree and over 3 million Christmas lights. This is a family friendly event, so bring the kids along. They’ll love the variety of rides including the Flying Submarine, The Wacky Shack Funhouse, The Monkey Maze Mirrors, and many more. You won’t want to leave without catching one of the many shows featuring magic, acrobatics, and tons of lights.

Save now up to 30% off Santa’s Enchanted Forest season pass tickets for children, adults, and seniors. This offer ends November 1st. All other tickets are on sale starting October 25th.

  • The Nutcracker

You can’t visit Miami without seeing this classic show filled with your favorite holiday characters, including Mother Ginger, Dewdrop, the sugar plum fairy, and none other than the Nutcracker himself!

Available for the whole month of December, the show can be seen at the South Miami Dade Cultural Center, The Fillmore Miami Beach, the Arts, and Cultural Center, and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami – Dade County. Ticket prices for this holiday classic vary.

The Nutcracker

  • Deering Holiday Weekend

This December holiday event, held at the Deering Estate, kicks off with a Festival of Trees on November 30th. While free for foundation members, tickets begin at $15 for adults and $7 for children.

On December 8th, Santa Claus makes his official debut with his elves and will be available for photos in the Great Hall. Take an evening stroll or enjoy a festive evening of Mistletoe & Martinis with some of the finest deserts and Hors d’oeuvre Miami has to offer. As if that is not enough celebrating, top off the month of December by enjoying a Holiday Champagne Bay Cruise.

  • Miami Art Week

From December 7th – 10th, the Miami Art Week festival draws crowds of over 70,000 art enthusiasts at its main event, Art Basel Miami Beach. The most prominent art galleries from Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America will showcase a variety of exquisite contemporary and modern works.

  • Capital One Orange Bowl

The holiday season is not complete without football. And Miami is hosting the sports event of the season at the Hard Rock Stadium on December 30th. For college football fans, this football playoff game is preceded by a fan fest on December 29th, complete with live performances, vendors, zip line, and rock climbing wall, among others.

  • New Years Eve

Ring in the new year in Miami on December 31st at one of the numerous celebrations taking place at the City of Miami Beach New Year’s Eve Celebration or the annual poolside concert at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Complete with fireworks, music, and plenty of champagne, it is the ideal way to keep up the heat in the New Year.

Want more football? The Miami Beach Bowl will be hosting a college football event at Marlins Park in Little Havana, featuring the American Athletic Conference vs. Conference USA, which will also be televised on ESPN. The date and other information to be announced soon.

Whatever your interests are during the holidays, the Miami Visitors Center has you covered with information on up and coming must-see events. Didn’t see anything you liked? You may want to take a closer look at other options offered on our website, like holiday cruises, restaurants, or other local attractions. For your convenience, you can book a Christmas Dinner Cruise or tour on our site.

Still, have questions? Give us a call, or go check out our website! See you soon!

This is Why Late Autumn is the Best time to Visit Miami

This is Why Late Autumn is the Best time to Visit Miami
This is Why Late Autumn is the Best time to Visit Miami

This is Why Late Autumn is the Best time to Visit Miami

Miami is always hot, in more ways than one! For those of us who live here, we’ve known and loved Miami for that reason. There is always something to get into. With the holidays fast approaching, there is no better time to explore this lovely and dynamic city.

So, When is the Best Time to Visit Miami?

If you haven’t yet, you may be wondering when is the best time to visit Miami. There is no time like the present. Autumn is truly the best time of year to explore Miami and familiarize yourself with the cultural richness of the “sunshine state”. With a mixture of beautiful beaches, architecture, and people, once you arrive – you’ll never want to leave! So, why is Autumn the best time to visit Miami again? We thought you’d never ask!

Get Ready to Dance!

There’s no party like a Miami party! For those moments when you’d like to enjoy good music and adult beverages, the Miami nightlife is the perfect solution. And there’s so much to choose from during the Autumn season! With the temperatures cooling off, the nighttime is full of life.

Are you a salsa dancer? Better yet, would you like to learn? Well, Miami’s Latin-infused culture is the perfect place to start. Against the backdrop of Miami’s iconic oceanfront beaches and neon lights, you can practice your timing and steps. Enjoy some of the worlds best and most popular DJs in South Beach or two-step at one of many jazz clubs. If that’s still not your tempo, you can relax in any one of the many bars and lounges available throughout the city.  

And speaking of beaches, did we mention we have some of the best in the world? Some of the best ways to catch a glimpse of Miami’s beauty are through bike and kayaking tours. If that sounds interesting, the Little Havana Bike and Food Tour takes it to another level. This tour allows you to sample authentic Cuban dishes while taking in the rich culture and history of the area. Don’t forget to soak in the sun of Miami’s South Beach with Segway Tours.

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Something Special for the Art Lovers

After basking in the sun and dancing the night away, you can’t forget to visit Miami Art Week, also known as Art Basel Miami Beach. This event that takes place in December features over 1200 galleries with various featured artists.

Coming to visit a little earlier in the year? The Wynwood Art & Beer Tour is an exciting alternative to discovering Miami’s vibrant art culture. Not only will you learn about Miami’s street art culture, but you’ll be making pit stops at local breweries and enjoying pop art, fine art, and contemporary art from well-known artists in the Wynwood Art District. Not a bad way to spend two hours in Miami!

A Must-see Attraction

Last but certainly not least, a trip to Key West is a must. Autumn is the best time to visit since the hurricane season is trailing off. May we recommend five hour round trip day tours in Key West?

Try a dolphin cruise or a walk around The Hemingway Home for a different perspective of the beautiful Keys. Officially known as the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, it once was the residence of the late author Ernest Hemingway in Key West. Come and discover the late author’s studio and a gorgeous pool in a laid-back environment of historical significance. If you are an animal lover, you may not want to miss the six-toed cats that roam the house!

Whatever adventure you are looking for while visiting the “sunshine state”, Miami will not disappoint. The cultural experience of Brazilian, Cuban, Columbian, Peruvian, and Mexican nationalities will broaden your horizons and leave you wanting more.

And in case you weren’t aware, Miami is located directly next to the Florida Everglades, which happens to be the largest tropical wilderness in the United States. Before you leave, make sure to check out the mesmerizing wildlife and pet a baby tiger. See you in Miami soon! If you want to know more, visit our website, today!