South Beach festivals

Check Out Art Basel While in South Beach

When you’re in South Beach, you not only have the opportunity to soak up some sun and enjoy wonderful food, you get to experience the area’s rich culture through the art world. Each year, Miami Beach is home to Art Basel, which stages international art shows that provides platforms for galleries and artists from all around the world to exhibit and get their work out to the public. This fair is staged annual in Basel, Hong Kong, and Miami Beach. This year, Art Basel will be held December 1 to 4 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Collins Park and Soundscape Park.

In this show, 269 galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa will showcase work from masters of modern and contemporary art, along with new and young artists to the scenes. There will be paintings, sculptures, photography, films, installations, and other types of work on display in the main exhibition hall in the convention center.

Tickets range from $50 to $105 depending on the type of ticket purchased. Throughout the week, there are guided tours, openings, receptions, performances, talks, films, breakfasts, and shows for people to attend.

Art Basel is organized by sectors which each showcase different types of work and artists for visitors. The Nova sector, for example, is designed for galleries to present one to three artists showing work that has been created within the last three years, featuring juxtapositions and fresh work. The Survey sector features precise art historical projects. For the Public sector, 20 large-scale pieces will be installed in the parks for people to view and enjoy. Other sectors include: film, magazines, kabinett, edition, and positions.

To learn more about this great South Beach arts event, click here.

If you’re heading down to South Beach for this art fair or just coming down to experience the other great things the area has to offer, you’ll want to stay the night to maximize the time you spend down here. The Cavalier Hotel, right in the heart of South Beach on Ocean Drive, is a beautiful Art-Deco boutique hotel is a great place to rest your head; it’s close to the beach, Art Basel, restaurants, bars, and more. To book your stay at the Cavalier, click here or call 305-673-1199.

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.