Miami always has something fun and exciting going on, but while much of the country settles in for a long cold winter, things in South Florida are just heating up! Christmas in Miami is fun in the sun, and there’s plenty of cheer as Santa ditches his sleigh for a surfboard. To get you in the festive spirit, here is a lineup of Miami holiday events and activities that are sure to please everyone in your family.
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
With shows running from December 15th through the 30th, The Miami City Ballet presents its 28th performance of Tchaikovsky’s classic, The Nutcracker. This holiday tradition includes all new sets and costumes designed by Cuban-American artistic power-duo, Isabel and Ruben Toledo. With timeless music performed by the Opus One Orchestra, accompanied by the enchanting sets and incredible choreography of George Balanchine, every Nutcracker show will definitely entertain.
Tickets start at just $30 and can be purchased online at www.miamicityballet.org.
Cirque Dreams Holidaze – The Family Holiday Spectacular
The year 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of this multi-million-dollar holiday production. A Broadway musical, acrobatic spectacle, and family show, Cirque Dreams Holidaze features 20 of the world’s most incredible acts, 300 creative costumes, the finest singers, original music, and other seasonal favorites. The original two-hour production includes soaring acrobats, gravity-defying escapades, and elaborate illusions that will leave you stupefied.
Tickets begin at around $30 and can be bought at the Broward Center website.
Christmas Eve Midnight Mass and Christmas Day Services
Poinsettias, astonishing nativity scenes, caroling, and fragrant firs are pleasant additions to many beautiful church services around Miami this holiday season. Share in the joy of Christmas at any of these Miami churches, which will be holding special Christmas services and mass.
Winterland at the Farm
Pinto’s Farm becomes a winter wonderland during December, making it the perfect reason to get into the Christmas spirit. Visit with Santa and meet Nix the Snowman and Sprinkle the Gingerbread Cookie in a beautiful Illuminated Forest. Holiday treats, hay rides, hot chocolate, and SNOW—yes, snow in Miami—will warm you up, and there are plenty of additional activities for kids and adults alike.
Buy your tickets to this Miami winter event here.
Center for Family and Child Enrichment’s New Year’s Eve “Eve” Gala
New Year’s Eve in Miami offers just about everything, beginning with the Center for Family and Child Enrichment’s New Year’s Eve “Eve” Gala. This year marks the 40th for this event, which will be held at the Mayfair Hotel, at 7 PM to support the CFCE, the largest non-profit child welfare agency in the area. This age-old Miami tradition includes a silent auction and live entertainment, and they’re always accepting volunteers and donations!
Click here to learn more about the CFCE New Year’s Eve Gala.
Miami Fireworks Yacht Party New Year’s 2018
Miami is a beautiful city at night, but if you want a truly unique experience, it’s time to board a Miami cruise! Celebrate your night on board a gorgeous and spacious yacht while enjoying extraordinary views of the city skyline and South Beach. Fueled by your favorite music from multiple DJs and plenty of drinks at the bar, a Miami cruise is the ideal way to ring in the New Year with a group of friends.
Board the South Beach Lady and gaze up at fireworks on NYE in Miami. Click here for details and to purchase tickets.
Pitbull’s Worldwide VIP Food & Wine Party
For the ultimate New Year’s celebration, you will want to attend Pitbull’s Worldwide Food and Wine Party. Featuring award-winning 5-star gourmet cuisine, craft cocktails, champagne toasts, and a private viewing area away from the crowds, this Miami NYE part will be engrained in your memory for years to come.
Get VIP access to Mr. Worldwide’s party by visiting worldwidenye.com.
The Ideal Christmas Gift: A New Honda
Have someone on your Christmas list that is simply impossible to buy for? Stop by one of our South Florida Honda Dealers near Miami to get them the perfect gift: a new Honda! We have various Miami Honda deals available on the latest 2017 and 2018 Honda models, including the Accord, CR-V, and Fit. Locate your nearest Miami Honda dealer online, and we’ll wrap up that special gift for you.
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