South Beach events

South Beach Events in December

It’s the time of year when South Beach gets hotter than ever. With colder climates up north, more people are flocking down to Florida; because of that, the South Beach area provides visitors with more events and happenings for them to enjoy during their visit.  South Beach is a great area to spend a holiday break with loved ones. From fairs and parties to restaurants and, of course, the beach you’ll find plenty to do to make your stay a memorable one. Below, our team at the Cavalier Hotel wanted to share with you some of the top South Beach events in December that you’ll want to check out. Have fun!

Design Miami | Nov 30 – Dec 4
Design Miami is a design forum that hosts high-end fairs where art is exhibited and discussed. The world’s top galleries come together and present amazing, top-quality exhibitions of furniture, lighting, and objets d’art. There are panels and lectures from the design, architecture, art, and fashion world. Tickets are $25 online and $30 in person. Design Miami is located across from the Miami Beach Convention Center at Meridian Avenue and 19th Street in Miami Beach. You can see a show schedule here.

New World Symphony Concerts | Dec 14, 16, 17
Dec 14 – Christmas Concert: This will be held at 8 p.m. This concert will be put on by the Choir of St. Patrick Church Miami beach and conducted by Brother Mark Spencer. Christmas carols and songs will be performed. Tickets cost $20

Dec 16 – The Sounds of the Season: This concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. This is a festive program put on by the New World Symphony with selections from many cultural heritages. Tickets cost $35.

Dec 17 – The Sounds of the Season: This concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at SoundScape Park on the screen with a live feed from inside. This concert is free.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker | Dec 30
This ballet is held at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater at 7 p.m. It is suitable for all ages. Tickets cost $30.75 to $178.75.

Miami Beach New Year’s Eve Party | Dec. 31

On New Year’s Eve, South Beach’s Ocean Drive is blocked off for people to walk around and celebrate the New Year. People gather on the beach near 8th Street and Ocean Drive to watch the Fireworks. Lummus Park throws a party from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. with live music and their own fireworks. Many of South Beach’s restaurants host their own celebrations with varied menus and entertainment; seating for these restaurants goes into the closed off street, as well.

Other Events:
Art Basel | Dec 1 – 4
Miami Beach Bowl | Dec 19

Stay in South Beach
Whether you’re coming to South Beach to celebrate the holidays or just going for a nice break from the cold, you’ll always find something to do in the area. If you’re looking for a place to stay, the Cavalier Hotel is a beautiful, Art Deco boutique hotel right in the heart of South Beach; it’s within walking distance of South Beach’s hottest restaurants, bars, stores, and more. To book your stay, click here or call 305-673-1199.



Grab Some Italian in South Beach

When you come to South Beach, you can experience basically any type of cuisine you’re in the mood for. Have a craving for eggplant parmesan? Meatballs? Pasta? No worries! Although there are lots of Latin-inspired restaurants in the area, South Beach is also home to many great Italian restaurants. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best places in the area for you to experience a nice Italian dinner or dessert! Mangia!

SYLVANO | 1925 Liberty Avenue  
Sylvano is an Italian restaurant loved by the locals. It serves up authentic Italian food at reasonable prices. It also has a sports bar feel with TVs. Menu standouts: Octopus carpaccio, spinach salad with goat cheese and pine nuts, risottos with truffle oil and Parmigiano cheese, pappardelle with lamb ragu, porcini risotto, branzino, chicken Milanese, paninis, salads, pizza, and more! Prices range from $10.95 to $23.95. Open daily, 11 a.m. to midnight.

DOLCE |1690 Collins Avenue
Dolce is a modern, elegant Italian restaurant. The décor is mid-century modern inspired and tries to replicate the feel of Fellini’s Rome of the 1960s. This restaurant was featured on Best New Restaurant ( Bravo TV’s show and it was named America’s Best New Restaurant on the first season) for having some of the best pizza around. It is also known for its delicious red sauces and homemade pasta. The chef, Paolo Dorigato, comes straight from Italy cooking all across the country. Menu items: broccoli e salsiccia pizza, scaloppini al limone, pea tortelli, beef carpaccio, tuna crudo, tiramisu, budino alla Nutella, and more. Breakfast and lunch are also served here. Prices range from $8 to $38.

The small (70 seats) Italian eatery is known for its red sauces, fresh pasta, and a great cocktail menu. This restaurant features bold and seasonally inspired menu items from chef Michael Pirolo. He uses simple and fresh ingredients with rustic accents. The dining room décor has brick walls, turfed leather banquettes, and wooden tables. The bar is a great spot for their tasty drinks, snacks, and meals. Some menu items include: Beet mezzaluna, spaghetti vongole, veal Milanese, creamy polenta, a meat board, cavatelli macchialina, lasagna, and porchetta. Prices range from $5 to $50.

Other Italian Eateries:
Via Emilia 9
Pane E Vino
Café Prima Pasta
Osteria del Teatro
Stay in South Beach
Licked the pasta bowl clean? Stuffed to the brim? We don’t blame you for having a food coma after experience some of the amazing Italian dishes from one of the places above. Lay down on one of the Cavalier bed’s and spend the night. The Cavalier Hotel is in the Art Deco District and right in the heart of South Beach. To book your stay, click here, call 305-673-1199 or email