December Events in Miami

Get Out in Miami this December!

Just one reason we love Miami is all of the community events that are always happening around town! Savor the holiday season with one of these popular Miami December events:


Deering Holiday Wonderland
Dec. 1-31


Enjoy sipping on hot chocolate, nibbling on holiday cookies and listening to the sounds of the Yuletide Carolers. Children can participate in holiday crafts and write letters to Santa. Celebrate the holidays at the Deering Estate with an exciting line-up of events for the entire family to enjoy!


Santa's Enchanted Forest
Dec. 1-31


Santa's Enchanted Forest is the World's Largest Holiday Theme Park featuring over 100 rides, shows, games and attractions. The park is open until the beginning of January at Miami's Tropical Park. .


The Nutcracker
Dec. 1-31


The holiday tradition you love is even more magical this year! We've retired our 27-year-old Nutcracker production to make way for all-new enchanting sets and costumes by artistic power couple, Isabel and Ruben Toledo. Of course, your favorite holiday classic will still feature George Balanchine's iconic choreography and Tchaikovsky's timeless score -- performed this year by Miami City Ballet's Opus One Orchestra at every show! Catch shows at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, or The Fillmore Miami Beach.


Miami Art Week and Art Basel Miami Beach
Dec. 7-10

At the nexus of North America and Latin America, Art Basel in Miami Beach presents artworks from across the globe. Over 250 of the world's leading galleries participate drawing over 70,000 visitors each year, offering an exciting and inspiring week for artists, collectors, curators, critics and art enthusiasts. Art Basel Miami Beach draws more than 73,000 art dealers, artists, collectors and aficionados to the Miami Beach Convention Center.


Pinecrest Gardens Nights of Lights
Dec. 15 - Dec. 24


Experience an enchanted as Pinecrest Gardens transforms into a holiday wonderland illuminated by thousands of spectacular and sparkling holiday lights. The event presented by Live Like Bella, a foundation for childhood cancer, features pictures with Santa every night from December 15th through the 24th, mechanical rides every night and Christmas music, storytelling, pony rides and more on selected evenings! Tasty treats will be served.


Sounds of the Season with the New World Symphony
Dec. 16


The New World Symphony presents a festive program celebrating the holiday season, offering audience members an opportunity to gather and share music with friends and family. Enjoy selections from a variety of cultural heritages, certain to delight audiences of all ages. The performance is presented by the City of Miami Beach Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at SoundScape Park at the New World Center on Miami Beach.