Best Holiday Events in Miami You Won’t Want To Miss
‘Tis the season for markets, holiday dining, and more of what makes winter in Miami so special during the colder months.
Miami has been known as the “Magic City” for decades because of its beautiful beaches, vibrant culture and exciting nightlife scene. But this winter season brings even more magic to our city with a variety of festivals and other events that will make your holiday season merry and bright!
We have compiled a list of some of the Best Holiday Events in Miami:
Best Holiday Events in Miami at URBANSPACE LINCOLN ROAD HOLIDAY MARKET
OPEN UNTIL FEBRUARY 15
Starting November 15th, Urbanspace’s famed holiday market is setting up shop on Lincoln Road District, an architecturally rich retail and lifestyle destination that is home to hundreds of top restaurants and shops, entertainment, arts and cultural offerings. As the first expansion outside of NYC, the Holiday Market at Lincoln Road will present local and national vendors in the heart of the Lincoln Road District, specifically at the intersection of Washington Avenue. The outdoor marketplace will showcase a broad range of exciting gift categories such as decorative home goods, children’s toys and apparel, animal lover accessories, books and prints, men’s and women’s apparel and accessories, jewelry, art, artisan food products, as well as food and beverages to be enjoyed onsite. In addition to the shopping extravaganza, curated seasonal programming will take place including holiday-themed activities, dance lessons, live musical performances and acts, in addition to art installations and Insta-worthy spots to snap pictures with loved ones.
Market Dates: November 15, 2022 – February 15, 2023
Hours of Operation: Daily; 10AM-9PM
Address: 500 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Best Holiday Events in Miami at FAIRCHILD TROPICAL GARDEN NIGHT SHOW
Experience a world of wonder at The Night Garden. The mesmerizing holiday spectacle presented by Kilburn Live in partnership with Fever is returning for its fourth year to Miami’s Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden.
Embark on an enchanting multi-sensory experience filled with secret sunken ponds, captivating fairies, wise-talking trees, and more. Imagination runs wild exploring this multimedia universe full of advanced special effects – from motion-sensing technology & state-of-the-art holograms to lighting displays & shadow sculptures – all illuminated under the magnificent natural canopy of the gardens.
“The NightGarden returning to Miami is synonymous with the ushering of the upcoming Holiday Season,” notes Mark Manuel, CEO of Kilburn Live. “This smash hit event has become a holiday tradition in the greater Miami area. And now, with Fever joining our longstanding partnership with Fairchild Gardens, this year’s event will be bigger than ever and will feature some very magical surprises.”
Dates: Thursdays to Sundays from November 11, 2022 – January 8, 2022
Hours of Operation: 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Address: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156
Beaker & Gray’s Lunch time service has been on hiatus for a while now but the team, led by Executive Chef Brian Nasajon and Executive Sous Chef Nicholas Murray, is pleased to announce that it’s back! Resuming beginning November 16th, Lunch will be available Wednesday-Friday from Noon-4PM and Happy Hour will now be Wednesday-Sunday from 4:30PM-6:30PM (perfect since the time just changed!). The Lunch menu is great for that business luncheon or just to grab a bite with friends. Guests can enjoy a selection of bites, salads, sandwiches, bowls, sides, and sweets perfect for a midday meal.
Address: 2637 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
Images: Beaker & Gray Lunch
LA MAR BY GASTÓN ACURIO | LEGENDARY BRUNCH RETURNS Top Best Holiday Events in Miami
La Mar’s legendary weekend brunch finally returns after a two-year hiatus with many of the same options that kept customers coming back year after year in addition to new indulgences. Available every Saturday and Sunday starting at $135 per person, guests will choose from La Mar’s sizeable dining spread which, among many items, consists of elaborate hot and cold food stations replete with signature ceviches, causas, sushi, and salads, as well as juicy anticuchos, fried whole fish, empanadas and other traditional Peruvian cuisine created with Oka’s signature modern flair.
In addition to the sumptuous buffet, the brunch experience includes seafood and grill stations; tableside Chaufa Aeropuerto to share; a choice of main course; and assorted desserts, including the famous Dessert Retablo. Brunch also includes two-hour brunch cocktails, select wines, beers and champagne. Every dish will be as beautifully presented as it is delicious, with thoughtful and creative plating fashioning an inspirational feast for the eyes that rivals only the property’s stunning atmospheric setting overlooking Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. Live music will add to the great vibe and complete the epic brunch experience.
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Address: 500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131
4 Rivers Smokehouse
Sit back and relax this Christmas and let 4 Rivers Smokehouse do the cooking. Indulge in a variety of proteins and sides for parties as large as 20. Wow your family and friends with main course selections of Smoked Turkey, Boneless Ham, Signature Angus Brisket, Smoked Salmon or Prime Rib ranging from $69.99 – $199. In addition to the main selections, fill your plate with the Fixins Package for $67.69, which includes a quart of Mashed Potatoes, Classic Gravy, Sweet Potato Casserole, Cornbread Stuffing (contains pork), Southern Green Beans (contains pork) and Cranberry Chutney (pint) or A la carte items starting at $10.79, which includes Mashed Potatoes, Classic Gravy, Cornbread Stuffing (contains pork), Southern Green Beans (contains pork), Collard Greens, Southern Coleslaw, Mac & Cheese, BBQ Baked Beans, Cranberry Chutney, Sweet Potato Casserole and Smokehouse Corn. End your meal with a sweet treat from the 4R bakery for $29.99. Choose from a Caramel Apple Pie or Texas Bourbon Pecan Pie. Place your Christmas order by Tuesday, December 20th at 5 p.m. for pick up on Saturday, December 24th.
Address: 4 Rivers Smokehouse Locations
Best Holiday Events in Miami With BODEGA TAQUERIA Y TEQUILA’S HOLIDAY BAR POP-UP WITH PATRON
Bodega is partnering with Patron Tequila to create an immersive holiday bar experience featuring a seasonal themed cocktail menu with drinks such as “Un Poquito of Repoquito” with Patron Reposado, “Choco Lit” with Patron Añejo, and “Smoky & Nice” with Patron Blanco. All Bodega Taqueria y Tequila locations (exception of Aventura) will be decked out with holiday decoration galore and the limited-time-only cocktails will be available throughout the month of December, ending the day after Christmas. Bodega will also be partnering with local nonprofit organizations to donate toys during the holiday season. Guests are encouraged to bring a toy which will entitle them to one (1) free holiday cocktail.
- Coconut Grove: 3419 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
- Fort Lauderdale: 21 W Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
- South Beach: 1220 16th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
- West Palm Beach: 118 S Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Gather your close friends and family and celebrate Christmas Eve, “Nochebuena,” with Cafe La Trova on Saturday, Dec. 24. Guests will be treated to a special family-style, three-course menu ($95 pp) featuring contemporary Latin and Cuban-style dishes. The dining experience includes ALL dishes listed per course, served family-style for the whole table to enjoy. Menu highlights include Seafood paella croquettes with saffron aioli; Endive and pear salad; Hamachi crudo; Halibut in white clam and chorizo sauce; Carne Picanha; Cacio e Pepe Risotto; crispy brussel sprouts; and for dessert an arroz con leche de coco and Flan de la flaca. An a la carte menu will not be available. Children 12 and under are $30 per person.
Address: 971 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33130
Celebrate with those closest to you at Michelin-starred COTE Miami this Christmas Eve! Enjoy their a la carte menu and Feast of Seven Steaks ($195 pp++), a thoughtfully priced offering that provides guests with a tour of COTE’s finest plates featuring seven selected cuts of COTE’s most notable USDA Prime Tenderloin, Venison Loin, Lamb Chop, 45 Days-aged USDA Prime Ribeye, American Wagyu COTE Steak, A5 Ribeye, and Galbi. Accompaniments include Gogi Cha “Butcher’s Tea” – consomme from American wagyu brisket; Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Truffle Butter; Ban Chan, Janchi Somyun, Korean angel hair with piping hot clear anchovy consommé; and fluffy Savory Egg Soufflé. COTE’s decadent Soft Serve ice cream topped with soy sauce caramel and a selection of seasonal fruit will leave your meal complete!
Address: 3900 NE 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33137
Fiola’s Celebration of Christmas begins with their annual 5-course Feast of the Seven Fishes ($195 per guest ++). Available Thursday, Dec. 22 through Saturday, Dec. 24. This traditional Italian Christmas feast is a culinary experience that highlights the freshest and most delicious seafood, prepared with traditional techniques and innovative touches. Full table participation is required, and an a la carte menu is also available. Menu highlights include: Hawaiian Big Eye Tuna Crudo with smoked peppers, pickled concorde grape, capers, and red onion; Grilled Blue Crystal Prawn–essence of the sea aioli, confit garlic, and parsley; Lobster Ravioli with ginger, chives, and roe; and Pan Roasted Dover Sole alongside rock shrimp, farrotto, surf clams, preserved lemon, and nasturtium. Fiola will be open on Christmas Day from 3 pm to 10 p.m. with a special a la carte menu.
Address: 1500 San Ignacio Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: (305) 912-2639
Newly opened in Miami Beach, Joliet is an exciting new neighborhood seafood bistro by Chris Hudnall and Randy Alonso of Lost Boy & Co. Just in time for the holidays, the eatery will open on Christmas Eve with its signature seafood-forward a la carte menu curated by Chef Juan Garrido. Guests can expect dishes inspired by the sweet, spicy and soulful flavors that run deep throughout New Orleans cuisine. Highlights include Oysters Juliet, broiled with braised collard green butter; New Orleans-Style BBQ Prawns served with Worcestershire sauce, garlic butter and toasted baguette; Rock Shrimp Po’Boy; Cornmeal Fried Florida Yellowtail and Gumbo made with Chef’s daily flavors, mahogany roux, okra and herbs. A thoughtfully devised cocktail menu, extensive natural wine selection, and beer such as Louisiana-based Abita Andygator will also be available.
Address: 1209 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Join La Mar for a very special Christmas Eve dinner experience offering traditional Peruvian-inspired holiday cuisine by Executive Chef Diego Oka. As part of the gastronomical journey, indulge in a delicious family-style turkey feast and a lavish buffet featuring: various grilled favorites, including Anticucho de Corazón, Anticucho de Pollo, and Anticucho de Camarón, alongside live stations of Seafood Rice, Scallops, and Pan con Chicharrón. Additional items include their signature Whole Fish Nikkei, Ají de Gallina Empanadas, Papas y Choclo, Quinoa Salad, Pasta Salad, and more. Guests are also invited to sip on an array of cocktails served alongside stunning views of Biscayne Bay and city skyline. USD 220 per person*, above 21 years of age, for a two-hour dinner experience with a selection of cocktails. USD 135 per person*, 7 to 20 years of age.
Address: 500 Brickell Key Drive
Gather with your loved ones for a magical Christmas Eve meal at Michelin recognized Spanish Basque concept LEKU, located within the Rubell Museum. Savor a la carte menu specials such as Japanese Scallops, Karat Ossetra Caviar ($26); Foie Gras Mousses with Wild Berries ($32); Grilled Whole Turbot in Olive Oil and Toasted Garlic Sauce (MP); Crispy Confit of Suckling Pig, Spoked Piperade ($59); and Apple Tart Tatin with Caramel Salted Ice Cream ($16).
Address: 1100 NW 23rd Street, Miami, FL. 33127
Kick back and eat well at SUGARCANE raw bar grill this holiday season. Enjoy Christmas Eve and Christmas Day offerings with a full brunch menu (10:30 am to 4:30 pm) and holiday specials that include Lobster & Shrimp Tamale, Chestnut Soup and Braised Rioja Short Rib Benedict. Move into dinner service (5pm to 12 am) and enjoy a full all-day menu with additional holiday specials including Braised Rioja Short Rib, Pan Seared Duck Breast and Coquito Crème Brulée. Give the gift of spirit this holiday with a beautiful bottle of SUGARCANE raw bar grill Coquito i. This tasty twist on eggnog features Bacardi Superior, cream of coconut, condensed and evaporated milk, vanilla and cinnamon ($45). A non-alcoholic version is also available ($27).
Address: 3252 NE 1st Ave. Miami, FL 33137
Phone: (786) 369-0353
The modern pan-Asian eatery located on Miami Beach will serve its full a la carte menu featuring Chinese and Japanese fare on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, including its house specialty of Peking Duck. Served with cucumber, scallion, chinese pancakes, guests can enjoy a half portion for $39 or whole portion for $75.
Address: 1080 Alton Road
Celebrate Christmas with Timpano Las Olas with a Feast of the Seven, an American-Italian tradition. Available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., specials include Grilled Octopus & Grilled Anchovies ($20) with Castelvetrano olive salsa verde and hasselback creamer potatoes; Tortellini Di Mare ($42) lobster, scallop, tomato & fennel brodo; and Stuffed Halibut Roulades ($55) with beet cured scallops, littleneck clams, volute & herb oil. Treat the family with the over-the-top Parm to Table experience with made from scratch fettuccine warmed up in a sizzling pan then tossed with pecorino romano and butter of parma in a parm wheel, then topped with fresh uni and Kaviari caviar and served on a Versace plate. All items are available a la carte along with the regular dinner menu. Be sure to ask your server about the extensive wine list, the rare whiskey program, and unmatched craft cocktails. For group dining, the restaurant also offers a private wine tasting room.
Address: 450 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: (954) 462-9119
Let Tropical Smokehouse feed your friends and family this holiday season. All menu items come ready to heat and serve, so clever cooks have the option to claim the food as their own or give kudos to Chef Rick Mace, South Florida’s proclaimed BBQ King. Tropical Smokehouse Christmas Ham Dinner (Serves 6-8 ) from $145 complete with Duroc Pit Smoked Holiday Ham, Sweet Corn Pudding, White Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Tropical’s Cranberry BBQ Sauce and Caribbean Rum Cake. Feeling Extra Festive? Add Pit Smoked Turkey Breast for $70. Tropical Smokehouse also offers an A La Carte Menu (Serves 8-10) Duroc Heritage Half Ham Glazed with Brown Sugar and Savory Spices $95, Heritage Turkey Breast Pit-Smoked with Hickory & Oak $80, Certified Angus Beef Prime Brisket (Half $85/ Whole $155), Aged White Cheddar Mac & Cheese Prepared Stove Top Stop Style $25, Sweet Corn Pudding with Scallion & Sour Cream $25, Cranberry Barbecue Sauce Spiked with Cranberries & Spices $9, Caribbean Spiced Rum Cake Topped with Toasted Pecans $28
Please note, all items are available while supplies last, pickup is 12/23 between 11:30am – 5:30pm. Tropical Smokehouse will be closed on XMAS Day.
Address: 3815 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Phone: (561) 323-2573
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