In addition to taking advantage of the lovely weather by going to the beach or the pool and spending the nights at the most trendy restaurants and bars, there are a few events that you must attend in December.
Art Basel Miami Beach
Thursday – Sunday, December 5 – 8
Main Exhibition Hall at Miami Beach Convention Center
Without a doubt, Art Basel Miami Beach is one of the most important and well-known art fairs in the United States, not to mention one of the most renowned art fairs on the worldwide scene. It is also one of the most important and well-known art fairs globally.
This three-day weekend at the beginning of December is usually considered the unofficial start of the hectic art and cultural calendar for the city. If you are into arts and design, now is the time to be in Miami because of the unusual way it creates a large number of additional events and exhibits that go to other locations. The city of Miami in December is the place to be right now if you are interested in the arts and design.
Snow Fest and Parade
Saturday, Dec 14th/ 6PM – 11PM
North Miami Beach
This is a beautiful activity for the whole family since it is a fantastic Christmas parade. There will be seasonal characters, marching bands, and floats. In addition, there will be live musical entertainment, rides, and an opportunity to have your photo taken with Santa.
If that isn’t enough to satiate your cravings, you can get savory snacks from various food trucks and sellers located throughout town. In addition, children will have the opportunity to engage in multiple activities, including rock climbing, ice skating, snow mountain, bounce castles, and arts & crafts. The best part is that it’s free!
Lauderdale Winterfest Boat Parade
Saturday, December 14
Intracoastal Waterway from Ft. Lauderdale to Pompano Beach
What could be more fun during the Christmas season than sailboats, yachts, barges, gondolas, kayaks, or ANYTHING that floats, all decked up with thousands of lights and a happy atmosphere, cruising the waterways of the Intracoastal? What could be more festive?!
The Winterfest Boat Parade is now in its 47th year and has become one of the most anticipated events. This year, Fort Lauderdale’s waterfront will come to life as the parade takes place.
A floating bus, the Galleria Mall reindeer barge, a fire truck, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse are just a few examples of the beautiful entries and surprises that have been a part of previous parades. We can’t wait to see what this year’s parade has in store for us!
Christmas Near The Beach Festival
Saturday, Dec 14th/ 4PM – 9PM
Arts Park @ Young Circle, Hollywood FL
Returning for its 13thconsecutive year, these special events feature everything you could imagine for a great time with the family. A beautiful, lighted 40-foot-tall Christmas tree will keep the event shining through the evening.
Enjoy a ballet show from the Many But One ballet company and a Christmas pageant. Youngsters will have their chance to get a picture with Santa Claus, who arrives in his bright red sports car. Groups from around South Florida join the event every year for choir performances or enjoy some hip-hop music and dancing.
Christmas Near the Beach is like celebrating Christmas in your hometown. Our festival is a beautiful occasion for getting together with friends and family to create memories that will last a lifetime.
This festival is an experience that is both nostalgic and passionate because of the excitement that comes from visiting Santa, singing Christmas songs, listening to holiday music, and eating fantastic food, paired with the genuine love that comes from celebrating Christmas. To be a part of a community is to celebrate together.
New World Symphony at the New World Center
Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 17th and 18th
The illustrious New World Symphony calls the recently completed New World Center, which Frank Gehry, home, built. The inside of the venue is shaped like a geode, and the ceiling is covered with convex panels that resemble sails.
A projection wall and latticed glass windows adorn the façade of the building, which gives the appearance of a box. The National Wind Symphony is the first full-time, post-graduate orchestral campus and laboratory in the United States.
The acoustics in the semicircular music hall is astonishingly good, and all 756 seats may be adjusted to provide a level of comfort that meets your needs. In addition, concerts may be heard and watched outdoors through sound speakers and video projections on evenings when the symphony is performing during the season, from September to May.
People come to the urban SoundScape Park prepared to relax and enjoy the performance by bringing with their picnic baskets, blankets, folding chairs, and bottles of wine.
Luminosa Chinese Lantern Festival
Sunday, Dec 22nd/ 5PM – 10PM
Be amazed at one of the most sophisticated and brilliant LED light exhibits to hit Miami for the very first time. These handmade exhibits will indeed be a sight to see, featuring one-of-a-kind, magnificent displays from China. Spanning over 13 acres, your family will also be able to enjoy food, craft cocktails, two acrobatic shows, live music, and much more!
A traditional Chinese lantern festival with a very tropical Miami flavor! Taking place at Jungle Island, where thirteen acres of the park’s surroundings will be decorated with enormous silk lanterns that are brilliantly lighted and feature four distinct themes depicting the varied animal and plant life found in the park.
A fantastic opportunity to see nature and have new experiences from a different perspective. The exhibitions will offer a great deal of merriment and cheer to the Christmas season!
The holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun. What better way to celebrate than by attending one of these remarkable events? At these festive celebrations, there’s something for everyone, from live music to acrobatic shows. So while you visit Miami or staying on one of Miami Beach vacation rentals, Miami penthouse for rent, luxury short-term rentals Miami or Miami villa rentals, get out there and enjoy all that the season has to offer!
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