This is going to be a December to remember in Miami. Miami Art Week is kicking off Miami’s action-packed high season, with events, parties and must-see exhibitions that draw tens of thousands to South Beach, Wynwood and beyond.
Winters in the Magic City are far from frosty, but the city offers a ton of activities to get in the holiday spirit with holiday villages, ice skating, Christmas dinners at tasty Miami restaurant and New Year fireworks.
Get in the holiday spirit with a Christmas dinner at a tasty restaurant, or check out Santa’s Enchanted Forest. Miami is an amazing city filled with culture, scenic beaches, amazing hotels, and fantastic restaurants. If you’re planning to visit Miami in December, here is a list of must-experience events this month that will tempt you to plan a trip.
Best Miami Events In December:
Nov 29 – Dec 6, 2022 – Art Basel and Miami Art Week
Art takes over Miami with the world-famous Art Basel Miami Beach, satellite fairs like Art Miami and Design Miami/ and plenty of exhibitions, parties and more. Art Basel celebrates its 20th-anniversary edition in Miami Beach with 283 premier galleries – the largest show in Miami Beach to date – including 26 first-time participants as well as multiple exhibitors returning after a brief hiatus. More than half of this year’s galleries have principal gallery locations in North and South America, joined by new and returning exhibitors from Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Nov 29 – Dec 4, 2022 – Untitled Art Miami Beach
Untitled Art is the leading independent art fair taking place annually on the sands of Miami Beach. Guided by a mission to support the wider art ecosystem, Untitled Art offers an inclusive platform for discovering contemporary art and prioritizes collaboration in each aspect of the fair. Untitled Art 2022 will take place during Miami Art Week from Tuesday November 29 through Saturday December 3, with a VIP Preview on Monday November 28.
Nov 29 – Dec 4, 2022 – Scope Miami Beach
With an emphasis on innovation, SCOPE Miami Beach sets itself apart by offering a 360° experience of Contemporary Art that encompasses VIP Programming, immersive Special Projects, compelling brand integrations, and a dynamic array of Museum and Cultural Partners.
Nov 29 – Dec 3 – nft now ‘The Gateway: A Web3 Metropolis
Over the course of 5 days,are taking over 12 buildings and 2 city blocks in Downtown Miami to unite the web3 community for a landmark experience unlike any other.
Dec 1, 2022 – elrow ‘Delusionville’ Art Basel
The world’s most infamous immersive event brand, elrow, is excited to unveil the lineup to their most epic theme yet, Delusionville – a 12 hour trip into the collaborative minds of legendary street artist and “art phenom”, Ron English, the Arnau family, Link Miami Rebels (CLUB SPACE, SPACE PARK). Held in Miami’s sprawling new Factory Town venue.
Nov 30 – Dec 04, 2022 – Epic Pool Parties
Epic Pool Parties will present “Made In Miami,” featuring Oscar G, a chart-topping producer, artist and internationally celebrated headlining DJ who has been representing the sound of Miami nightlife for over three decades.
Dec 2-5, 2022 – 9th FilmGate Interactive Media Festival in Miami
At the crossroads of visual storytelling, entertainment and new immersive technology, FilmGate Interactive Media Fest invites all curious and tech-savvy audiences to explore the best mind-bending stories in interactive and immersive storytelling.
Now – Dec 8, 2022 – No Vacancy, Miami Beach
Experience public art at some of Miami Beach’s famed hotels during No Vacancy’s annual exhibition of juried works. Presented by the City of Miami Beach in collaboration with the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA), the juried art competition No Vacancy returns for its third edition to expand Miami’s cultural scene with an exciting lineup of installations, sculptures, murals and activations. The free public exhibition will be on display from Thursday, November 17 through Thursday, December 8 at select hotels.
Now – Dec 30, 2022 – Zoo Lights
Zoo Miami gets into the holiday spirit during Zoo Lights, the annual tradition where the zoo stays open late so visitors can explore its dazzling array of holiday lights. Stroll around the grounds to find immersive light displays including animal lanterns, and enjoy holiday music, cookies and hot chocolate. Bring the whole family to marvel at the 26-foot LED tree, and the kids will definitely want to tell Santa what’s on their wish list.
Now – Jan 2, 2022 – Santa’s Enchanted Forest
The largest Christmas carnival in the world, Santa’s Enchanted Forest now takes place in Hialeah Park with festive rides, games and funhouses – along with a 92-foot tall Christmas tree, more than three million Christmas lights and holiday treats.
Dec 10, 2022 – Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade
Assemble along the 12-mile route to watch the “World’s Most Watched Boat Parade,” in which dazzling displays and illuminated vessels of all sizes travel down the Intracoastal Highway with the likes of Rudolph, Santa Claus and other Christmas favorites. Gates open at 4pm and the procession starts at 6:30pm, with live bands and radio personalities providing entertainment throughout the night. You’ll also find opportunities to pose with Santa and grab a hot chocolate or a cocktail on the festival grounds. Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade Park, 80 Las Olas Cir., Fort Lauderdale. Dec 10 4pm–midnight; $25, children $20.
Now – Jan 8, 2022 – NightGarden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
The beloved NightGarden holiday light event returns. This whimsical family-friendly event transforms Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden into a magical wonderland with stunning illuminations, spectacular special effects, talking trees, interactive mysteries and colorful lights everywhere. Food trucks will sell food and beverages onsite.
Now – Feb 15, 2023 – Holiday Market on Lincoln Road
As the city gears up for the most wonderful time of the year with the recent announcement of Urbanspace’s famed holiday market setting up shop on the Lincoln Road District starting November 15th, the New York-based brand and its Miami partners at INHOUSE Commercial are excited to reveal a preliminary list of popular national and local vendors who will participate with festive gifts and goodies in the market, which runs until February 15th.
Dec 18, 2022 – Andrea Bocelli at FTX Arena
Globally revered Italian tenor and multi-instrumentalist Andrea Bocelli brings his Believe World Tour to FTX Arena this Dec. Rescheduled from Dec 20 to Dec 18, all tickets purchased for the originally scheduled date are valid for the rescheduled date.
Dec 30, 2022 – Capital One Orange Bowl
The Capital One Orange Bowl has been one of Miami’s favorite New Year’s traditions since 1935. To watch this college football playoff semifinal game in person, head to Hard Rock Stadium and cheer on your favorite team.
Dec 25, 2022 – Christmas in Miami
Celebrate the Holidays at Miami’s Best Restaurants for Christmas 2022 and leave it to the professionals to prepare your Christmas meal during the Holidays.
Dec 31, 2022 – New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Check out the best New Year’s Eve Parties and Dinners in Miami! There’s no better place than Miami to ring in the New Year. From a lavish soiree at The Biltmore’s Country Club Ballroom with a premium open bar and fireworks on the golf course, to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s poolside bash featuring Marshmello and Khalid, there’s no shortage of fabulous parties to ring in 2023. After your big night out, ease into New Year’s Day on a cushy lounge chair at the beach.
December, 2022 – Concerts & Shows at FTX Arena
From marquee NBA matchups to music’s hottest performers, downtown Miami’s premier venue, FTX Arena (formerly American Airlines Arena), is the place to be for a night of entertainment. No matter the occasion. Get FTX Arena tickets, so you can experience it live. You have quite a few to choose from this month with Eros Ramazzotti, and more.
December, 2022 – Hard Rock Live Concerts & Shows
Check out all upcoming events at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. Primed as the epicenter of South Florida entertainment, the new venue hosts state-of-the art technical capabilities that supports A-list celebrity performances as well as award shows. You have quite a few to choose from this month with Metallica, Adam Sandler, and more.
Miami December Sports
Winter is a great time to catch one of our professional sports teams in action! The Miami Dolphins are heading towards the end of football season. Miami Heat basketball is underway, and Florida Panthers hockey seasons. Make sure to add a Miami Game Day to your Miami vacation – it’s an absolute MUST in Miami!
December, 2022 Miami Heat at FTX Arena
See the Miami Heat play live at the FTX Arena. If you’ve attended a Miami Heat game before, you know the excitement and energy of the crowd makes for a truly unforgettable experience. Get Miami Heat tickets, so you can experience it live.
December, 2022 – Miami Dolphins
If you’ve attended a Miami Dolphins game before, you know the excitement and energy of the crowd makes for a truly unforgettable experience. With Miami Dolphins tickets from Vivid Seats, you can experience it live.
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What event are you most excited about? We will be updating this list leading up to end of month, so make sure to bookmark the page, check back often and let us know if you would like to be included!