Miami’s Festive Fiesta: A Guide to the Most Dazzling December Events

This December, the Magic City transforms into a wonderland of twinkling lights, joyous celebrations, and unique experiences that blend the city’s iconic flair with holiday traditions. Whether you’re dancing a The Historic Alfred I. duPont Building, marveling at dazzling parades, or sipping cocktails in a winter-themed bar, Miami offers an unforgettable holiday experience. Join us as we unwrap the top festive activities that make Miami a must-visit destination this holiday season!

  1. George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

    (Dec 15 – Dec 24, 2023): A reimagined version of the classic Nutcracker with Art Deco costumes and sets, featuring over 100 dancers and live orchestra music.

  2. Mistletoe & Martinis at Deering Estate

    (Dec 8, 2023): A festive gathering with martinis, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and music, inspired by the Gilded Age and Alice in Wonderland.

  3. NightGarden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

    (Until Jan 7, 2024): An immersive installation with psychedelic scenery, interactive experiences, and a neon playground of secret sunken ponds, hidden fairy worlds, and more.

  4. MatzoBall

    (Dec 24, 2023): A holiday singles event by the Society of Young Jewish Professionals, featuring a night of dancing and socializing at LIV, Fontainebleau Miami Beach​.

  5. Holiday Parade #onLincoln

    (Nov 24, 2023): Lincoln Road’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Parade with crafts for kids, special guests, and surprises​.

  6. Miracle in Miami

    (Until Dec 24, 2023): A holiday-themed pop-up bar in Brickell with festive drinks, snow, and holiday music​.

  7. A Drag Queen Christmas

    (Dec 27, 2023): A holiday show featuring drag queens performing live on stage, with lip-syncing and dancing to holiday hits​.

  8. Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

    (Dec 16, 2023): A boat parade along the Intracoastal Highway with illuminated vessels, live bands, and opportunities to meet Santa​.

  9. Pentatonix The Most Wonderful Tour Of The Year

    (Dec 14, 2023): A live performance by the Grammy Award-winning capella group Pentatonix at the Hard Rock​.

  10. Historic Holiday Décor: Holidays in Wonderland, A Lewis Carroll Story

    (Until Jan 7, 2024): The Deering Estate’s holiday celebration with décor inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland​.

  11. Christmas Wonderland at Tropical Park

    (Until Jan 7, 2024): Features rides, light shows, 3D-mapped igloo shows, and a North Pole village​.

  12. Laser Evenings at the Frost Planetarium

    (Dec 15, 2023): A light show featuring holiday melodies and classics under the 67-foot dome​.

  13. Symphony in Lights at Gulfstream Park Village

    (Until Dec 31, 2023): Over 250,000 LED lights set to holiday music, with shopping, dining, and a horse race​.

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, these holiday events promise unforgettable experiences filled with joy, community, and the magic of the season. So, immerse yourself in the festive cheer, create lasting memories, and let Miami’s holiday spirit warm your heart this December.