Miami in December: A Hub of Exciting Events and Celebrations

Uncover the magic of Miami this December with an array of holiday happenings, music festivals, and must-see events. Traditionally, March is known as Miami’s peak season, but December is a close contender. The month begins with the artistic extravaganza of Miami Art Week and Art Basel, followed by a series of festive holiday events and culminating in some of the world’s most vibrant New Year’s Eve celebrations. Highlights include a special Scarface tribute, two beachside music festivals, and a grand food festival in Palm Beach County. With no snow or traditional winter scenes, Miami still offers weekends filled with extraordinary experiences in December.

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Miami’s Holiday Celebrations

  • Miami Beach Festival of Lights: December 1–2, 15–16, 22–23, 7:30 and 8:30 pm at various locations, free. Witness iconic South Beach buildings transform into dazzling light displays during three weekends in December.
  • Miracle Bar: Open until December 23, 5 pm to 5 am in Brickell. This Christmas-themed pop-up bar at Better Days features a festive menu and late-night hours.
  • Nights of Lights Festival: Every weekend, 6–9 pm at Pinecrest Gardens, tickets starting at $12. Explore a holiday wonderland with thousands of lights, a gift bazaar, pajama parties, live music, and more.

Miami’s Live Music Scene

  • Riptide Music Festival: December 2–3, starting at 12 pm in Fort Lauderdale Beach, tickets from $109. Enjoy The Black Keys, Jelly Roll, Silversun Pickups, Flo Rida, and Beach Weather at this beachside event.
  • Live Music at Mr. C: Every Friday, 7:30–10:30 pm in Coconut Grove, free. Experience Mediterranean vibes with live music and Italian cuisine.
  • Snoop Dogg and Deadmau5 at E11even: December 8–10, doors open at 8 pm in Downtown, ticket prices vary. Enjoy a mix of music and dance performances over the weekend.

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Miami’s Art and Cultural Offerings

  • Old Town Pompano Untapped: December 1, 6–10 pm in Old Town Pompano, free. Explore Pompano Beach with gallery openings, southern cuisine, and local brews.
  • La Gringa: Through December 17 in Omni, tickets from $55. A bilingual play about a Puerto Rican woman’s search for identity.
  • “The Nutcracker” by Miami City Ballet: December 8–30 at various locations, tickets from $39. Enjoy this holiday classic at multiple venues.

Miami’s Food and Drink Events

  • Grinch Brunch and Shots for Tots: December 3, 10 am–4 pm at all Batch locations, menu prices vary. A Grinch-themed brunch with a charitable twist.
  • Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival: December 7–10 at various locations, ticket prices vary. A culinary extravaganza with chef workshops and wine tastings.
  • Miss Crispy Rice 15 Course Mediterranean Night: December 9, multiple timings in Wynwood, $115 per person. A unique 15-course Mediterranean feast.

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Miami’s Sports and Wellness Activities

  • Triple Play 5k: December 16, 9 am in Little Havana, $50. A 5k run through Loan Depot Park, with proceeds benefiting UM Health.

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