Miami in December celebrates several exciting festivals and holidays. Art Basel is back! 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.
Read on for great happenings in Miami that will tempt you to plan a trip for the best Miami December 2021 events.
Best Miami Events In December:
Now – December 6, 2021 – Art Basel – Miami Art Week
Art takes over the destination 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, which stages three major fairs each year—in Hong Kong, Basel and Miami Beach—focuses on modern and contemporary art and puts more than 200 leading galleries and 4,000 artists from across the globe in front of the art world’s top curators, museums and collectors.
November 30 – December 4, 2021 – Untitled Art Miami Beach
Untitled Art announces program highlights of its 10th edition, featuring onsite performances, the Monuments sector located on the sands of Miami Beach, a series of Special Projects and the return of the beloved Untitled Art Podcast.
December 01 – 05, 2021 – 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.
December 02 – 05, 2021 – Havana Nights White Party at Cervecería La Tropical
For the brewery’s first Miami Art Week, La Tropical will be hosting a Havana Nights White Party to celebrate the launch of a limited edition Miami Art Week can with Cuban artist Rigo Leon.
November 30 – December 2, 2021 – The Confidante x Museum of Graffiti Skatepark
The Confidante and Museum of Graffiti are teaming up with talented female graffiti artists, activists and skaters from around the world from November 30 to December 2 to create, paint and activate a custom, large-scale skate ramp in the hotel’s backyard.
December 2 – 5, 2021 – “Metaversal_Language” at Time Out Market Miami
The food-and-culture destination partners with digital art gallery Blackdove to present “Metaversal_Language,” an exploration of creative code as the language of the metaverse.
December 10 – 11, 2021 – North Beach Music Festival
Get ready to jam out to some of the biggest names in improvisational rock and funk at the brand-new festival at North Beach Bandshell. The North Beach Festival lineup includes Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Motet, Marco Benevento, TAUK, and more. As you’re grooving by the Atlantic Ocean, make sure to hit up the yummy local food vendors that will be there to nourish your body and soul.
Now – December 22, 2021 – Bayfront Holiday Village
Bayfront Holiday Village transforms Bayfront Park into an iconic holiday shopping and entertainment destination for locals and tourists alike. Get your skate on at the waterfront Bayskate Miami, sip on a Peppermint Mojito, and take a photo with Santa all while you cross off your shopping list.
Now – January 2, 2021 – 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.
Now – January 2, 2021 – NightGarden holiday light
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.
December 17, 2021 – MiamiBash: Maluma, Karol G, Natti Natasha & Arcangel
Looking to catch Miami’s hottest Latin rap concert, live at the FTX Arena this winter? Then you’ve come to the right place, because the Miami Guide can help you score amazing tickets for MiamiBash 2021! Some of the biggest names in reggaeton and Latin trap are taking the stage for the 2021 MiamiBash, including Maluma, Karol G, and Natti Natasha.
December 18, 2021 – Andrea Bocelli: Believe World Tour
The legendary singer Andrea Bocelli returns to Miami in honor of the most romantic time of the year. Fans of opera Music and all music fans across the Miami area might enjoy being in the crowd at FTX Arena for the Andrea Bocelli concert in Miami.
December 25, 2021 – Christmas in Miami
Celebrate the Holidays at Miami’s Best Restaurants for Christmas 2021 and leave it to the professionals to prepare your Christmas meal during the Holidays.
December 31, 2021 – Bayfront New Year’s Eve
There is no better place to ring in the New Year at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami! This year, we have plenty to celebrate and the City of Miami is doing it in style with an A-List concert for the ages. Enjoy endless cocktails, wine, craft beer and a champagne toast…all under the starlit sky at Bayfront Park! Buy your tickets now to secure your spot at opening night!
December 31, 2021 – New Year’S Eve: Big Orange Ball Drop
Join us for a Dance Party with Funky Frank and count down to midnight with Miami’s own “Big Orange”! This New Year’s Eve icon will slowly ascend the side of the InterContinental Hotel, reaching the top at midnight in conjunction with a grand display of fireworks shot over beautiful Biscayne Bay.
December, 2021 – 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.
December, 2021 – Miami Heat at 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. With Miami Heat tickets from Vivid Seats, you can experience it live.
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!