It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Miami! That means palm trees wrapped with Christmas lights, coquitos, and quality time with the ones we love. Christmas in Miami is about enjoying the sunshine and gorgeous breezy weather. This is the perfect time to head outdoors and enjoy the fresh air and gorgeous “winter” weather.
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
The largest Christmas-Themed Amusement Park and Carnival is back with its 3 million lights, 92″ Christmas tree, and the carnival rides for little ones and those wanting a little more extreme. It is a huge sprawling lively event, just coming to see the lights is worth the trip. Tons of entertainment for kids and families round it all up. There are the many live shows, games, magic acts, mazes, all sorts of rides, from carrousels to roller coasters and drop towers and of course, carnival food!
Zoo Lights and Gifts for the Animals at Zoo Miami
November 29 – December 29, 2019
It’s that magical time of the year as the zoo transforms into a fabulous array of shimmering trees and dazzling lights shaped as your favorite animals that adorn every corner of this fantastic animal kingdom. And during the day, the best part is watching all our fluffy fellows open their Christmas presents. Carousel rides, photo with Santa, cookies and hot cocoa for an additional cost. Visit HERE for more info
Ft. Lauderdale Winterfest Boat Parade
December 14, 2019
Sailboats, Yachts, Barges, Gondolas, Kayaks… ANYTHING that floats, all decked up with thousands of lights and a merry spirit, traversing the waters of the Intracoastal, what could be more fun this holiday season?! In its 48th year, the Winterfest Boat Parade has become one of the most awaited events, this year the Ft. Lauderdale shoreline will be coming alive once again.
Miami Outboard Club Holiday Boat Parade at Bayfront Park
December 14, 2019
Over 50 boats all decked up in holiday gear and parading in the waters of Biscayne Bay. Food Vendors, Bounce House, DJ at Bayfront Park, the official viewing site followed by a fireworks show.
ADDITIONAL EVENTS WORTH MENTIONING
Jungle Island’s Luminosa! Festival of Lights
October 5, 2019 – January 8, 2020
Winterland At The Farm
December 14 – January 5, 2020
Christmas With The Chimps At Lion Country Safari
December 19, 2019
Santa On The Beach at Ft. Lauderdale Beach
December 20, 2019