It may seem like the Christmas and holiday season will never arrive, since the sun is ever shining and temps rarely dip below 75 in December in South Florida. However, families that live in South Florida and call Miami Beach home can cheer up, as there are plenty of options close to home to get you into the holiday spirit. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, or any other winter holiday, you are sure to find an event or outing that will chase away the “winter blues,” if the surf, sand, and sun haven’t done so already.
Greater Miami has tons of holiday fun, near Miami Beach, that will delight everyone! As you will see from our list of holiday fun near Miami Beach, there is definitely something for everyone to enjoy!
The Society of Young Jewish Professionals and JDate are throwing the ultimate Jewish singles event, MATZOBALL® MIAMI, because 8 days of Hanukkah fun just aren’t enough days to celebrate! Singles can dance and drink the night away, while they connect with new and old friends, and new love prospects at LIV nightclub. LIV has redefined nightlife on Miami Beach, as it fuses the appeal of an ultra-exclusive lounge and a high-energy nightclub; with its lavish décor and all the “right” people, you’ll be celebrating through the night. This year’s event is bigger and better than ever, and takes place on December 24th, from 9 pm to 4 am December 25th. MatzoBall is the nation’s leading singles event, and is entering its 30th year in 2016. This is definitely an epic party experience you won’t want to miss!
Zoo Miami’s Zoo Lights
Let the lights of the holiday season, surround you with holiday spirit and joy at Zoo Miami’s special holiday event, Zoo Lights that features more than half a million bright lights, animal shaped lights, and dazzling tree lights. From December 16th through December 26th, starting at 7 pm until 10 pm, visitors can take a night stroll through the zoo and enjoy nightly carolers and other festivities. The carousel will be open for the kids, and kids at heart, to ride. Santa will also be on hand to take pictures with all the good girls and boys; make sure to tell Santa what you want for Christmas! Admission to Zoo Lights is $9.95 per person. Each attendee will receive 3D glasses to see special effects hidden in the Christmas light displays.
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® Performed by Miami City Ballet
Every year The Adrienne Arsht Center opens its doors to thousands of glistening eyes and ears longing to witness the timeless beauty of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. Be prepared for an amazing experience brought to you by the Miami City Ballet. This holiday classic is the perfect holiday treat for everyone. Set on Christmas Eve, in the city of Nuremberg, Germany, a young girl named Marie along with a Nutcracker Prince embark on a truly unexpected journey to an enchanted winter wonderland. The show features the sights and sounds of the season such as snowflakes, toy soldiers, mischievous mice, and the ever-enchanting, Sugar Plum Fairy. Create lifelong memories with your family, and see this spectacular show’s beauty unfold right before your very eyes. The show duration is 1 hour and 54 minutes, with one intermission session. The show opens December 9th, and ticket are on sale starting at $25.
Santa’s Enchanted Forest
Kids of all ages will enjoy visiting the world’s largest holiday theme park and carnival this holiday season. Santa’s Enchanted Forest is located in South Miami’s Tropical Park, and features over 100 rides, games, shows, and attractions. The forest of lights is open every day from November 3rd to January 8th from 5 pm until midnight. Hundreds of visitors from across South Florida visit Santa’s Enchanted Forest every year to experience the nostalgia and magic of millions of dazzling lights, festive Christmas music, live entertainment, and South Florida’s tallest Christmas tree light show. This year marks the parks 25th anniversary, and is sure to be packed with many surprises. Single-day tickets start at $31.78 for adults and $22.43 for children; season passes are available and additional charges for food and carnival games apply.
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