The holidays are such an exciting time of the year, but often times we get so bogged down by all of the planning, cooking, entertaining and spending that we forget to slow down and experience the already planned festivities that surround our communities. Below is a list of holiday events that can get you in the spirit of celebrating!
SAT DEC 1 | 5-9 pm Palmetto Bay Annual light up your holidays
Everyone will be treated to a cheery blend of student performances, carnival foods, arts & crafts, carnival rides and inflatables, a faux snowstorm, pictures with Santa and other special character appearances and surprises! Food and holiday craft vendors will add to the already awesome event with their delicious treats and unique merchandise.
SUN DEC 2 | 2 pm Santas Parade of the Elves in South Miami
Santa’s elves will parade down Sunset between US 1 and Red Road at 2 PM on Sunday, December 2. Santa will also be looking for children to help lead the parade. Come out and get in the holiday spirit.
DEC 2-Jan 6 Fairchild NightGarden
This holiday season, a world of enchantment comes to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden with stunning illuminations, spectacular special effects, and unbelievable surprises for the whole family.
Journey inside Miami’s most gorgeous garden at night and enjoy talking trees, fairies flying before your eyes, and a beautiful landscape that will awaken your imagination.
The enchantment starts November 23, 2018 and ends at Midnight on January 6, 2019.
DEC 4-6 Art Week Miami (Miami Beach and Wynwood)
Art week is one of Miami’s many great cultural events featuring new and seasoned artists from all over the world.
SAT DEC 8 | 10-12 Deering Estate Story time and photos with the Best SANTA
Free with Estate admission: $15 for adults & $7 for children 4-14. Photos with Santa are available, cash only.
SUN DEC 9 | 1-4 PM Merrick House Reopening
Come celebrate the reopening of the Coral Gables Merrick House. Embrace the nostalgia of traditional caroling and the sweet taste of home-baked cookies, while the children craft decorations, play vintage lawn games and visit with Santa Claus. Free to the public.
Deering Estate Festival of the Trees Evening Stroll
Santa Claus is coming to Cauley Square