The holidays are a magical time in Miami, with festive lights, events, and attractions to enjoy. From the vibrant art scene in Wynwood to the sandy shores of South Beach, there are plenty of things to see and do in Miami during the holiday season. Here are some of the best ways to celebrate the holidays in Miami:
Visit Smorgasburg, the largest open-air food market in America with locations in New York and Los Angeles, launched in Miami in March 2022 and will be open Christmas Eve. Now, the “Disneyland for Food”, which regularly draws thousands of visitors every Saturday, and recently opened on Sundays, in search of a great afternoon of eating, drinking, and meeting up with friends. The weekend market provides guests with a unique gastronomic experience from a diverse group of vendors; most who represent the Miami community at its core including Los Dos Amigos Tacos and Burger Bar by La Traila to small businesses from all over the nation like New York City’s D’Abruzzo NYC, and Malibu, California’s Broad Street Oyster Co. This Christmas Eve, stop by to stroll, taste and shop. Smorgasburg Miami is located at 2600 NW Second Avenue; immediately adjacent to Wynwood Walls and open Saturday and Sunday 12PM-7PM.
Visit Urbanspace Lincoln Road Holiday Market, the first national expansion of the beloved holiday pop up market outside of New York City, are invited to indulge in their favorite treats from celebrated nationally-renowned names like Luke’s Lobster, MozzArepas, and Oyster Party as they stroll the promenade shopping for unique gifts and other exciting items from retailers like Squishables (plush toys), New York Puzzle Company, Gabriela Ceballos (jewelry), and Hera + Hermes (kids clothing and accessories).
Visit Brickell City Centre Ski Chalet & Santa Ski Lift. Holidays in the Centre this year include a build out of Santa’s Ski Lift and Post Office, with events there all December. Get *santamental* with complimentary visits and photos with Santa, available from 1-5 p.m. starting on Black Friday and every Saturday and Sunday through December 19. Leading up to his arrival, photos with Santa will also be available on December 22, 23, and 24 for you to snap last-minute Christmas pics. After doing your holiday shopping at any of BCC’s 100+ of stores, get wrapped up at the Ski Chalet while Santa’s helpers wrap your presents every Wednesday and Saturday in December from 1-6 p.m., available through December 21. BCC’s complimentary Gather programming for little ones will return with holiday activities, like decorating ornaments, musical storytelling classes, and book readings by local moms. Add a Centre Pass to your holiday wish list and unwrap exclusive offers from select shops and restaurants at Brickell City Centre – pick up yours at our Concierge desk on Level 2.
Experience Winterwonderville Holiday Festival at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort. Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort features its first annual Winterwonderville this year, with holiday activations from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. Winterwonderville will spread holiday cheer throughout Hollywood Beach with events like their Friendsgiving at 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar, a Thanksgiving Feast at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Restaurant, followed by a festival of events. Resort guests and the public are welcome to enjoy a calendar of family-fun festivities all December long, including a surfing Santa on the signature wave-simulating FlowRider, a beachside skating rink, and live entertainment at the famed Hollywood Beach Bandshell. The resort’s eight oceanfront dining outlets will host live music events, including “Holiday Karaoke” and “Dueling Pianos,” along with festive special menus.
Visit the Wynwood Walls. See the colorful murals and street art that make this neighborhood unique. This year, the Wynwood Walls will be hosting a holiday market with local vendors selling handmade crafts, food, and drinks.
Head to the Design District and check out the massive holiday tree, decorated with thousands of lights and ornaments. While you’re there, you can also shop for gifts at the luxury boutiques and art galleries in the area.
Take a stroll or bike ride along the Miami Beach boardwalk and see the beautiful holiday lights and decorations. Stop by the Art Deco District to see the historic buildings all decked out for the season.
Visit the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens to see the estate transformed into a winter wonderland. The gardens will be filled with holiday lights and decorations, and there will be live music and other festive activities.
Try some authentic Cuban food in Little Havana and celebrate Nochebuena, the traditional Cuban Christmas Eve dinner. The neighborhood will be bustling with music, dancing, and other holiday festivities.
Miami is a vibrant and exciting city to visit during the holiday season. Whether you want to see the sights, try the food, or shop for gifts, there is something for everyone to enjoy. So grab your hat and gloves, and come experience the Best of the Holidays in Miami!