Our Favorite Holiday Activities Around Miami

Living in the tropics doesn’t mean that Miamians don’t know how to celebrate winter holidays. We just do it with our own style and flair – the way we do everything! Here are some of our favorite festive activities in the Miami area. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do.

Coral Gables

A Christmas Carol, the Musical – Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre

Various dates and times throughout December

A musical reimagining of this Christmas classic. Find all details and purchase tickets through the link.

Dec. 9 at 7pm – A Very Merry Holiday Gala – Coral Gables Women’s Club

A family friendly event pictures with Santa, a silent auction, dinner and drinks, plus a keynote presentation by Dr. Mario Saporta! Hosted by CISCA’s Sweet Spot in partnership with the CMTA. 

Dec. 10 at 11am – Holidays in the Sun Recital – Thesis Hotel

A showcase of musicians and ugly sweaters, join in the fun! Free admission. 

Palmetto Bay

Dec. 11 at 11am and 2pm – Holiday Bay Cruise – Deering Estate

Choose from a morning or afternoon cruise. Tickets and more information available at the link. 


Dec. 11 – Jan. 1 from 6pm-9pm – Night of Lights – Pinecrest Gardens

Thousands of lights transform the gardens into a holiday wonderland. Select nights will include a Santa story time or live music; find details and purchase tickets through the link.


Dec. 3 at 9am – Holiday Gingerbread Baking Workshop – Vizcaya Village Farmers Market

Tickets are available through the link. They include a continental breakfast, and you get to bake and take your gingerbread treats! 

Do you have a favorite holiday event that we didn’t mention? Let us know what it is!