Songs and tradition say that the Holiday season is the happiest time of the year. To us -moms-, sometimes things get pretty hectic, and might have to disagree with that affirmation. So, if you have decided to take it easy and not travel anywhere or are coming to Miami to spend this time of the year- here is our awaited and curated list of great things you can do with your kids (some without) – festive and non-festive related. Let’s try to make it the happiest time regardless so – Take a deep breath and enjoy! 🎄
❄️ Celebrate the winter traditions of the families that lived and worked in Miami a 100 years ago and enjoy a Holiday Evening at Vizcaya Village. The main house decorated for the holidays is a must-see!
🚂 On Thursday, December 5th Join Mercy for their Spectacular Tree Lighting and enjoy train rides, free hot chocolate & churros, photos with Santa, and special performances.
💡See the tree lighting and visit Santa in front of City Hall at Merrick Park!
🐭 Experience a classic tale of Christmas in a whole new way, get tickets to The Mandelstam’s The Mouse King – a magical performance that brings and imaginative twist on the Nutcracker to life.
🎅 Meet Santa, hear tales from the North Pole, and more at the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne.
🚂 All aboard the Coral Express! Ride a holiday train throughout downtown Coral Gables, Meet Mrs. Claus, and join an ugly sweater contest.
🌈 Start art baseling and enjoy leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa right here in Miami showing work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well the new generation of emerging stars.
❄️ Join Frost Museum for the 2nd Annual Winter Wonderland December 15.
🍵 Have the afternoon tea experience at the Biltmore’s magnificent lobby alongside live harp music. During the holiday season, guests can expect themed pastries.
🎉 Enjoy Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Fantasy Laser show in the Frost Planetarium combines beautiful Nutcracker animation with the show’s iconic score!
💃 Starting December 13, enjoy the Miami City Ballet perform the Nutcracker at the Adrienne Arsht Center.
🐵 Join Zoo Miami to see their annual Christmas Lights! Enjoy river boat rides, hot chocolate and cookies, and much more!
🎁Bundle up and enjoy a traditional festival of trees at Charles Deering’s waterfront home, join during the annual lighting festival, featuring hot chocolate, holiday music and a letter drop-off for Santa.
☃️ Get your winter clothes and go ice skating in Miami Beach – for those of you asking, the downtown Intercontinental ice-skating rink is not opening this year!
🍭 Indulge your sweet tooth at first ever in Miami – the Candytopia at Aventura Mall.
🚂 Hop on the Brightline in Ft. Lauderdale to ride the Polar Express while drinking some hot chocolate!
🕎 Ring in the holidays at the Miami Children’s Museum as they celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years!
🎨 Join one of the many activities during the second annual Faena Festival: The Last Supper.
🍓 Go strawberry picking and try a fresh cinnamon roll at the famous Knaus Berry Farm.
🚉 Take a ride on the North Pole limited train and meet the Kringles during the Holly, Jolly Holiday Event at Gold Coast Railroad Museum.