Christmas in Miami

By Swathi Ramaswamy on May 08, 2018
* Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and book something (there is never any extra cost to you for using these links).

The month of December evokes the holiday spirit in all of us because it means that Christmas is approaching and soon it will be a new year. Turkeys are eaten, Christmas cakes are baked, and trees are decorated. Children hang socks at night in the hope of Christmas gifts from Santa Claus. It is a time of merriment and sharing joy with friends and family. And when it is Christmas in Miami, it is not cold or frosty. Being close to the beach, Miami celebrates Christmas in a sun-soaked way. Visitors can bask in the sun, soak themselves in its warmth in the daytime and enjoy Christmas decorations in the evening.

So, if you happen to visit Miami in Christmas, here is a list of things you can do to make your stay memorable:

PC: Wikimedia.commons

Celebrate Christmas at Bayfront Park

The annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony takes place at Bayfront Park, Miami. The fifty-foot giant Christmas tree is adorned with thousands of Christmas lights. The service is shortly followed by a choir and various musical performances. One of the best Christmas events in Miami, this is the perfect way to enjoy the holiday spirit.

Visit Santa’s Enchanted Forest

Santa’s Enchanted Forest is an event at Miami’s holiday-themed park. It opens in November and operates until December. There are music and dance performances, animal shows, thrilling rides and carnivals. The place is beautifully decorated with Christmas lights and is very appealing to all the age groups. It is famous Christmas celebrations in Miami, and indeed, a must-visit.

Participate in Christmas at the beach

The beach too is very well decorated for Christmas. Unlike the frosty holiday, it is a somewhat comfortable Christmas celebration in Miami. Visitors can enjoy the sun and the sea along with the festivities. From live performances and shows to hopping kiosks and food stalls, you will find everything around here.

Attend The Nutcracker Ballet

‘The Nutcracker’ is a beautiful ballet that is intrinsic to the Christmas spirit. It is performed at Miami City Ballet during Christmas time. It is a good ballet for children as well as adults to watch together. The play is mainly conducted in December and tickets are booked prior to that. So, if you are looking for things to do in December in Miami, attending this ballet should be on top of your list.

Enjoy the Zoo lights in Miami

Hundreds of lights adorn the zoo during Christmas time. Some of them are used to decorate trees while others are in the shapes of zoo animals like tigers, lions, giraffes, etc. There are a number of activities in the zoos at this time for children like carousel rides, photos with Santa and even a snowman’s river-boat ride. This event goes on throughout the month of December every Friday and Saturday.

 

Attend Christmas at Miami Children’s Museum

During the month of December, a large number of events are organized at the museum to welcome the new year and enjoy the holidays. Full of fun and festive spirit, all the events offer interesting activities for children. There are a number of ‘do yourself’ activities and competitions to be a part of. Santa Claus also pays a visit and gives gifts to the children. Keep in mind that if you are interested in attending these Christmas shows in Miami, you may need to book tickets in advance. 

Relax at Holiday Evening at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Vizcaya Museum too is all decked up in holiday décor for the festivities around this time. People come to enjoy an evening full of live music, music performances, hot chocolate, appetizers, and desserts. It promises a peaceful evening. A perfect way to spend Christmas in Miami, you will love celebrating the festival at this Holiday Evening. 

Christmas fosters the spirit of sharing and giving and celebrating togetherness. Christmas at Miami is a grand affair and a bit unique due to varied weather conditions. Nevertheless, the events are quite promising and ensure memorable experiences with family and loved ones.

Related Articles

PREVIOUS ARTICLE

NEXT ARTICLE

dotted-line