As the holiday season approaches, there’s no better time to capture the magic of the season in beautiful Miami. From sparkling beaches and vibrant neighborhoods to stunning holiday displays and events, Miami is full of picture-perfect spots to snap some memorable holiday photos. Here are our top picks for the most magical places in Miami to take instagrammable holiday photos. So grab your camera and let’s get started!
Best spots in Miami to take holiday photos
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a stunning estate located in Coconut Grove. Here you’ll find plenty of gorgeous gardens, sculptures, and fountains that make for some amazing photos. 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.
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.
The Deering Estate is a magical place during the holidays. Nestled on the banks of Biscayne Bay, the estate is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and expansive open spaces. As the holiday season approaches, the estate comes alive with festive decorations and events, making it the perfect place to capture some beautiful holiday photos.
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.
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.
Located in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District, the Wynwood Walls is a must-visit for any Instagrammer. Here you’ll find beautiful street art, murals, and graffiti that make for stunning photos.
The Frost Science Museum
The Frost Science Museum offers plenty of opportunities for great Instagram pictures. From the aquarium to the planetarium, you’ll find plenty of amazing backdrops to capture your best shots.
Little Havana is a vibrant and colorful neighborhood that is perfect for Instagram. From art galleries to cafes, you’ll find plenty of amazing spots to take your photos. Celebrate Nochebuena, the traditional Cuban Christmas Eve dinner. The neighborhood will be bustling with music, dancing, and other holiday festivities.
The Design District
With plenty of unique and stylish shops and cafes, the Design District is a great spot for Instagram photos. 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.
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.
Coconut Grove is a charming neighborhood in Miami that is perfect for Instagram. From the marina to the lush parks, you’ll find plenty of beautiful spots here.
So there you have it – our top 10 picks for the best Instagram spots in Miami during the Holidays. Whether you’re looking for street art, beaches, or gardens, Miami has something for everyone. So get out there and start snapping some amazing photos!