November 24-December 30
Miami in Miami during December offers a whole new light during Zoo Lights, the annual holiday tradition in Miami. Experience when the zoo stays open late with a dazzling array of more than 1 million lights. In these immersive light displays, you’ll experience animal lanterns and festive entertainment. Plus you’ll enjoy seasonal treats, like cookies and hot chocolate. With a 26-foot-tall LED tree, themed nights and the chance to meet Santa, Zoo Lights is a fun-filled holiday treat for the whole family.
Miracle In Miami during December
November 25-December 23
The Miracle in Miami Christmas-themed pop-up bar is back, so if you’re looking for some holiday cheer, make your way to Better Days in Downtown Miami for some over-the-top décor, holiday-inspired cocktails and a fun, festive crowd.
Pretty Woman: The Musical
December is a blockbuster month for the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in Downtown Miami. Mark your calendar for Pretty Woman, a lively adaptation of the beloved romantic film starring Julia Roberts. Set to an original musical score that includes songs by Grammy Award-winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, the iconic love story is brought to life in a captivating and theatrical way.
Miami Beach Holiday Festival of Lights
Select Fridays & Saturdays, December 1-23
Presented by the Miami Beach Classical Music Festival, the Miami Beach Holiday Festival of Lights is an enchanting, family-friendly celebration of international holiday traditions through projection mapping displays and live music at various locations throughout Miami Beach. Audiences will delight in musical performances in a diverse range of genres and familiar holiday characters, including Santa Claus, The Grinch and Elsa from “Frozen.”
Candlelight: Miami Holiday Special Featuring The Nutcracker
Enjoy a multisensory live musical experience with a holiday candlelight concert at Miami Scottish Rite temple in Downtown Miami, featuring music from “The Nutcracker” and more, all under the glow of candlelight. Enjoy the sounds of a string quartet performing a program of holiday favorites.
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
Immerse yourself in the enchantment of Miami City Ballet’s rendition of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® at the Arsht Center. With Tchaikovsky’s timeless score as the backdrop, captivating set designs and a cast of over 100 dancers, it’s a must-see tradition.
Miami Holiday Season With Ballet Stars
Experience a holiday extravaganza featuring dance luminaries from the world’s top companies. Holiday Season with Ballet Stars at the Arsht showcases a stellar lineup including Natalia Osipova, Ludmila Pagliero, Christine Shevchenko, New York City Ballet and more.
New Year’s Eve At Bayfront Park in Miami
For an iconic Miami New Year’s celebration, Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami hosts a spectacular party. Fireworks lighting up Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. You’ll enjoy cocktails, live entertainment and a champagne toast to ring in 2024. See more ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Miami. If you want to stay in a comfortable and conveniently located hotel, we recommend The Cavalier Beach Hotel in Ocean Drive or the Henrosa Hotel located in Collins Ave.