Ho! Ho! Ho! Stringing our lights around the palm trees and Santa is getting ready to surf!

Christmas in Miami is about enjoying the sunshine and gorgeous breezy weather!

And to get into the spirit, our regular events are back with plenty of lights, shiny ornaments and holiday cheer.

As in all public holidays, government offices, schools, post offices, banks and public libraries will close on Christmas Day. Many restaurants remain open and offer special celebratory meals, brunches, dinners, cocktails…

And this is the perfect time to head outdoors and enjoy the fresh air and gorgeous “winter” weather. Migrating birds and hybernating manatees have arrived, this is a good time for a visit to the Everglades, enjoy the beautiful wildlife or a thrilling airboat ride! Please note that some parks will be closed on Christmas Day.

Here are this year’s most popular Christmas and Holiday Season events and celebrations in Miami:Santa’s Enchanted Forest – October 31, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Christmas Tree Lighting at Bayfront Park – November 29, 2019

Christmas Tree Lighting at Shops at Merrick Park, Coral Gables – November 21, 2019

Annual Magical Snowfall at Dolphin Mall – November 27, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Jungle Island’s Luminosa! Festival of Lights – October 5, 2019 – January 8, 2020

Pembroke Pines Snowfest – December 7, 2019

Winter Wonderland at North Shore Open Space Park – December 13, 2019

Ft. Lauderdale Winterfest Boat Parade – December 14, 2019

Miami Outboard Club Holiday Boat Parade at Bayfront Park – December 14, 2019

Christmas With The Chimps At Lion Country Safari – December 19, 2019

Santa On The Beach at Ft. Lauderdale Beach – December 20, 2019

Zoo Lights and Gifts for the Animals at Zoo Miami – November 29 – December 29, 2019

Winterland at the Farm – December 14 – January 5, 2020


  • Mannheim Steamroller Christmas– November 14, 2019 at the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Il Divo Holiday Tour – December 4, 2019 at The Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater, Miami Beach
  • A Christmas Story: The Musical – December 13 – 29, 2019 at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Eve and Other Stories – December 13, 2019 at BB&T Center
  • LeAnn Rimes – You and Me and Christmas Tour– December 14, 2019 at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, Pompano Beach
  • The Ten Tenors Home For The Holidays– December 19, 2019 at the Parker Playhouse, Ft. Lauderdale
  • New World Symphony WALLCAST® Concert: Sounds of the Season (FREE) – December 21, 2019
  • The Italian-Jewish Christmas Show: Jessica Kirson– December 21, 2019 at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
  • Lindsey Stirling – Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour– December 21, 2019 at the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Cirque du Soleil Alegria – December 21, 2019 – January 26, 2020 at the Grand Chapiteau at Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami City Ballet: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker – December 13 – 22, 2019 at the Ziff Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center
  • Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular – December 22, 2019 at the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Y-100’s Jingle Ball with Jonas Brothers, Khalid, Niall Horan… – December 22, 2019 at BB&T Center
  • Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (The Musical) – December 23, 2019 at the Ziff Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center
  • National Ballet Theater of Odessa: Swan Lake – December 29, 2019 at the Parker Playhouse, Ft. Lauderdale
  • Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker – December 30, 2019 at the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater Miami Beach
  • Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert – December 31, 2018 at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, Pompano Beach


  • Christmas Eve Midnight Mass and Services – Midnight Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Living Nativity at Miami Shores Presbyterian Church – December 14 and 15, 2019


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