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Christmas events in Miami

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While much of the country looks forward to snow and sleigh bells, yuletide in the 305 promises sunshine, frolicking in South Beach and parties at every turn—from Key Biscayne to Coral Gables to downtown Brickell. Overwhelmed by the number of things to do in Miami? Relax, put on some Christmas tunes and peruse our list of the best Christmas events in Miami.

Best Christmas events in Miami

Kiwanis Christmas Party

The Miami Seaquarium opens its doors after dark for the 41st edition of Kiwanis Club of Little Havana’s annual Christmas gala. Your ticket buys you unlimited cocktails from a Bacardi open bar, food from local restaurants and access to performances by salsa legend Rey Ruiz, Grammy-winning musician Marlow Rosado alongside la Riqueña, SonLokos and many others. Proceeds from the event, hosted by iHeart Radio’s Enrique Santos, benefit the club’s holiday project, A Toy for Every Child.

The Hip-Hop Nutcracker

Kurtis Blow, the pioneer responsible for the first gold-record rap song, acts as MC and electric violinist during this transposition of the classic E.T.A. Hoffmann story to 1980s New York. Jennifer Weber’s choreography brings a new audience to Tchaikovsky’s music, thanks to remixed hip-hop interludes.

A Christmas Carol, The Musical

Introduce the kids to Tiny Tim and the Cratchit clan via a musically charged adaptation of the festive holiday classic. Special lap tickets are available for tiny audience members (children 12 months and under).

Ultimate Holiday Movie Series

Enjoy three days of screenings in December as Time Out Miami turns two of the city’s finest breweries and bars into exciting seasonal pop-up cinemas. There’ll be screenings of your favorite Christmas movies, there’ll be drinks, and there’ll be no excuse not to round up your friends and join us at these movie parties where we’ll be ringing in the season in style. We’ve picked three of the most loved modern holiday movies to share with you: Home Alone,Elf and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

Holiday Evening at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Spend an evening strolling the grounds, specially decorated for the holidays just as they would have been 100 years ago when James Deering called the museum home. Wander through the Main House after dark (an opportunity that comes but twice a year), gather round the organ for traditional holiday tunes and celebrate the season with complimentary cocktails and sugary treats.

Sights and Sounds of the Season

Listen to Christmas carols and festive holiday songs from around the world performed by the renowned New World Symphony, under the direction of conductor Dean Whiteside. This year’s program includes selections from The Nutcracker and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

For 27 holiday seasons, Miami City Ballet has been producing an identical version of the Balanchine/Tchaikovsky fairy tale. This year, the company reinvents The Nutcrackerwith brand-new sets and costumes. The purists, meanwhile, can put down the pitchforks: It’s still Balanchine and it’s still Tchaikovsky.

Christmas caroling on Lincoln Road

Sing your favorite holiday tunes up and down Lincoln Road, and wind up belting out songs over cocktails. The festive event kicks off at Segafredo and continues through the illuminated outdoor mall with stops at shops along the way.

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

The world’s largest holiday theme park (at least according to the website) returns for its 35th season with more shimmering lights (more than two miles of bulbs!), bigger carnival rides (including the tallest traveling Ferris wheel in the United States) and only-in-Miami experiences. The county-fair-meets-winter-wonderland is chock-full of amusement rides, carnival games, photo ops with Santa and his helpers and an assortment of fair food—think fresh doughnuts, funnel cakes and more.

Winter Shorts

City Theatre’s Winter Shorts is a fast-paced, 85-minute program comprising eight short plays, each running no more than 10 minutes. The eccentric assortment of holiday-themed productions includes Oy Vey Maria, Mark Harvey Levine’s cheeky nativity comedy, and Becky’s Christmas Wish, Ashley Lauren Rogers’s dark short about a fraught sibling relationship.

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Navidad en Miami 2017: actividades y eventos

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Normalmente la gente elige destinos fríos para las vacaciones de Navidad en busca de nieve y deportes de invierno. Con este artículo queremos demostrar que la navidad es una de las mejores fechas para viajar a Florida: tendrás lo mejor de la magia de la navidad unida a un clima inolvidable que permite disfrutar de estas fechas tan señaladas al aire libre ¿Qué más se puede pedir?

 

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¿Qué hacer en Navidad en Miami?

Con el clima de nuestra parte, las actividades que pueden disfrutarse en Miami en esta época son inagotables. A continuación contamos cuales son los planes más navideños que Miami prepara para estas fechas:

Luces de Navidad en Miami

Empecemos por el principio, ¿qué sería de unas navidades sin la correspondiente decoración navideña y todas sus luces?

 

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Decoración de navidad en los barrios de Miami

La ciudad se ilumina y se llena de magia durante la época navideña. Si quieres tener una visión general de las luces y la decoración de Miami, la forma más cómoda y flexible es con los tours en autobús Hop on Hop off. Estos paseos en autobús turístico permiten recorrer toda la ciudad subiendo y bajando siempre que se quiera para ver los puntos más interesantes en detalle. Así, podrás obtener una bonita vista general de la ciudad al tiempo que disfrutas de los rincones más navideños de Miami, Miami Beach y Coral Gabes.

Si estáis en el Brickell, las zonas cercanas a 5th Street y Brickell Avenue siempre se decoran mucho y es impresionante pasear entre sus rascacielos. Por otra parte en la plaza 600 Brickell, encontrarás una gran corona y palmeras iluminadas de forma extravagante.

La mejor opción si se quiere disfrutar de auténtica iluminación navideña al estilo americano es dirigirse al barrio de Pinecrest dónde poseen casas artistas como Timbaland y Pitbull.

Otra opción interesante es el Parque Merrick y sus alrededores en el distrito de Coral Gables. Aquí encontrarás una iluminación impresionante.

Miami City Ballet: El Cascanueces

Nos encontramos ante una de las versiones más apreciadas del Cascanueces en Estados Unidos que tras debutar en Nueva York en el año 1954 se ha convertido en un clásico de las navidades en el país. Con una música fácilmente reconocible, una coreografía admirable y uno de los cuerpos de baile más famosos de los EUA, este espectáculo promete llevar tus Navidades en Miami al siguiente Nivel. Además, el Miami City Ballet ofrece una producción ideal para introducir en este arte a los más pequeños de la casa, una ocasión perfecta para disfrutar en familia de una tradición navideña diferente. Las representaciones tendrán lugar entre el 17 y 30 de diciembre.

Wild Holidays at Jungle Island

La famosa Jungle Island, situada en la Isla Watson de Miami tirá la casa por la ventana en este evento navideño. Esta actividad es ideal para toda la familia y consiste básicamente en divertidas cabalgatas navideñas en las que participan los animales más famosos del parque, espectáculos especiales de Navidad, talleres de manualidades y hasta una búsqueda del tesoro. Esta actividad está disponible del 24 de diciembre al 8 de enero

  • Dirección: 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132, USA

Zoo Lights

Los habitantes habituales del Zoo, que van desde grandes primates a bonitos felinos pasando por pájaros tropicales y paquidermos, se preparan para celebrar estas fechas tan señaladas por todo lo alto en un entorno lleno de luces y magia. Así, durante estos días encontrarás jirafas, zebras y todo tipo de animales increíbles creados exclusivamente con luces. Un carrusel y la visita de Santa ponen la guinda a este espectáculo ideal para toda la familia.

  • Horario: Del 16 al 30 de diciembre (24.12 y 25.12 cerrado) de las 19h a las 22h.

 

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TIPS FOR YOUR FIRST VISIT TO MIAMI, FLORIDA

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Miami, Florida, doesn’t need much of an introduction. It’s a glamorous and glitzy destination that has everything you need for a dream holiday. People from all over the world flock to Miami to enjoy the glorious Florida sunshine, world-class beaches, iconic Art Deco architecture, and buzzing nightlife that makes it one of the most popular beach holiday destinations in the world.

Miami is also known as the Magic City, and it’s a popular destination with celebrities. It’s not just for the jet set, though. Everyone will find something to do in Miami, as the city also has a tantalising food scene, vibrant Latin influences, Cuban culture, cutting-edge art galleries, and family-friendly attractions. To make the most of your trip to the Magic City, follow my top tips as you plan your first visit to Miami.

Choose the Location of Your Hotel Carefully

 

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There are so many hotels to choose from in Miami, and it goes without saying that the one you choose will have a big impact on your holiday. Take the time to research, read reviews, and make sure the hotel you choose has all the facilities you need.

Before you book a hotel in Miami, think carefully about what you want to get out of your dream holiday, and find a suitable location. Be aware that Miami is larger than you might think. Many people think that Miami and Miami Beach are one place, but they are two separate cities linked by a series of causeways. A Miami hotel in a central location can save you hassle, time, and taxi money, leaving you better equipped to enjoy your holiday.

Miami Beach and South Beach are lined with colourful Art Deco hotels, and these areas are some of the most popular areas to stay in Miami. They’re also the best places to stay if you want to experience nightlife. Many places along Ocean Drive are party hotels, which is great if you want to enjoy late nights of drinking and dancing but less so if you want a quieter vacation or a trip with the family.

Downtown, Little Havana, and the Design District have great shops, galleries, and restaurants, while the suburbs of Coconut Grove and Coral Gables have nice alfresco shopping centers and Mediterranean-style architecture. To escape it all, you can also head to the tropical island of Key Biscayne, which is popular with beach lovers, water sports enthusiasts, and families.

Research the Best Times of Year to Go

Miami is a year-round destination, but it’s wise to consider the city’s weather before booking. This can have such a big impact on your trip, so plan your holiday timing carefully to enjoy the best weather in Miami.

The peak season, when most tourists visit Miami, is December to April. When the rest of the United States is freezing cold, the weather in Miami is mild and sunny with average temperatures of 20 C (68 F). This is also the time when there seems to be a festival or event every weekend, and the attractions, hotels, and restaurants are busiest and most expensive.

It’s hot and steamy between May and September, which is also the tropical rainy season in Miami. Most tourists choose to avoid visiting Miami during this period, as large downpours are a regular occurrence, and hurricanes are a possibility. This is also a time when hotels and restaurants offer big discounts, and the smaller crowds will appeal to some visitors.

 

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Plan Your Attractions and Get a Miami Card to Save Money

There’s so much to see in Miami that you can’t expect to do it all in one trip. To make the most of your time, get a good guidebook like Lonely Planet. It will prove invaluable, as it will save you time on planning your trip, help you decide which attractions to visit, and offer practical tips on getting around.

It’s also a good idea to research the attractions and check out reviews for things you want to see and activities you want to do beforehand. If you’re planning an action-packed break, invest in a Go Miami card, which is a flat-fee discount card that gives you free and unlimited admission to over 25 major attractions in Miami. It’s valid for two weeks and will save you both time and money.

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Recomendaciones sobre Miami

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¿Cuándo viajar a Miami? Consejos sobre el clima en Miami
Depende del tipo de viaje a Miami que quieras hacer la mejor época va a variar, pero lo que sí que no te aconsejamos es viajar a Miami de septiembre a noviembre, ya que es la época de huracanes. Aunque hace años que no llegan a la costa de Miami los huracanes, es una probabilidad que existe.
Si quieres hacer un viaje para aprovechar el sol y las playas te recomendamos que viajes a Miami de Mayo a Septiembre, de todas formas te aconsejamos que seas un amante del calor, ya que las temperaturas son realmente elevadas. Por eso, también aconsejamos ir a Miami entre Marzo y Abril, ya que aun y hacer calor no es tan fuerte como las épocas de verano.
Si quieres ir de compras a Miami te recomendamos que vayas en enero y en junio, ya que es cuando hay las mejores rebajas. De todas formas, si no puedes viajar a Miami en esta época del año te aconsejamos que vayas a los outlets ya que ahí vas encontrar los mejores precios todo el año.

¿Cuántos días viajar a Miami?

Si vas a viajar a Miami y no sabes cuantos días ir de vacaciones en Miami nosotros te aconsejamos que primero decidas que quieres ir a conocer, ya que si no quieres moverte de la ciudad de Miami te recomendamos que no vayas más de una semana. Pero si quieres ir a visitar lugares como Orlando, Los Everglades o hacer excursiones por Florida te recomendamos que vayas por lo menos 15 días de viaje por Miami.

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¿Es una buena opción viajar con niños a Miami?

La respuesta a esta preguntas es claramente afirmativa, ya que es muy aconsejable viajar con niños a Miami teniendo en cuenta que es una ciudad con muchas posibilidades. Viajar a Miami con niños es muy recomendable si se estudian bien las actividades que tanto adultos como niños puedan disfrutar conjuntamente, es por eso que te recomendamos que entres en nuestra sección viajar con niños a Miami.

 

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¿Se puede viajar solo o sola a Miami?

Eres una chica o un chico y te preguntas si es peligroso viajar solo o sola por tu cuenta a Miami? En realidad la ciudad de Miami no es peligrosa para que un viajero decida ir solo, de todas formas, si que te aconsejamos para tu viaje a Miami que no te acerques a las zonas peligrosas, ya que como todas las grandes ciudades existen barrios conflictivos. De todas formas, incluso las zonas conflictivas no son extremadamente peligrosas, aún así es muy importante evitar estas zonas durante la noche.

También queremos añadir que viajar solo en Miami es una buena forma de poder conocer mucha gente. Por lo general, la gente en Miami es muy amable y como hay tantos viajeros es muy fácil hacer amigos en seguida.

 

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¿Hay internet en Miami?

En Miami, como en general a todo los EUA, no hay ningún problema para encontrar conexión de internet. En casi todos los hoteles vas a encontrar líneas de wifi y en la mayoría de bares, cafés y pubs también. Encontrar cibercafés en Miami también es bastante frecuente, aun así si pretendes quedarte por una larga temporada en Miami te recomendamos que te compres una tarjeta sim para tu móvil, ya que los precisos son bastante asequibles.

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Things to Do in Miami in Summer 2017 – Attractions, Activities & More

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Everyone thinks of Miami when they think of summer fun – after all, where could you find better sand and surf than South Beach?

Of course, there’s more to Miami than just getting a tan – there are also plenty of fun festivals, events, cruises, and more to get you and the whole family set for summer.

If you’re planning a visit and looking for things to do in Miami in the summer 2017, check out our list of the top attractions and activities going on this year, including…

  • Key West Day Trip from Miami
  • Key Largo Glass Bottom Boat Cruise
  • Biscayne Bay Sightseeing Boat Cruise
  • Gator Park Airboat Tour & Florida Everglades
  • and more…

Duck Tours South Beach

 

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Experience South Beach by land and sea on a 90 minute narrated Duck Tour packed with entertainment and exclusive insight to all that the city has to offer.

This tour covers the most popular spots in Miami including, South Beach, Art Deco District, Fisher Island, Millionaire’s Row, Star Island, and many more.

Each tour guide has a professional background in comedy and acting and will provide insider knowledge of Miami’s history and all the city has to offer.

Key West Day Trip

 

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Looking for a tropical getaway in the middle of your Miami vacation?

This day long trip to Key West from Miami is an excellent option. Cruise down to the southernmost city in the Continental U.S., and then spend the day biking, strolling, exploring, or shopping in Key West.

Here you will find a beautiful Caribbean atmosphere, street artists, outdoor cafes, restaurants, and much more. You can also visit the Ernest Hemingway House, a botanical garden, several state parks, and much more.

Be sure to stop by Mallory Square at sunset for some unbeatable photos.

Biscayne Bay Sightseeing Boat Cruise

 

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Enjoy this peaceful, 80-minute tour of Biscayne Bay and the Venetian Islands with the whole family.

Soak up the natural beauty of the waters around Miami and take a few moments to scope out the homes of the rich and famous.

You’ll also find food and beverages available on board, so it’s a pretty sweet little cruise.

Before or after your tour, take advantage of where the Sightseeing Cruise departs from and do some shopping or even more sightseeing at Bayside Marketplace. The waterfront Marketplace also offers a variety of entertainment choices and myriad dining options for you to choose from.

Key Largo Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

 

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If you’re looking for a unique cruise excursion among the many wonderful options that abound in Miami, you should consider the Key Largo Glass Bottom Boat Cruise.

This unique vessel actually boasts a see-through glass portion of the bottom of the boat, making it perfect to peering into the bright blue waters below.

The cruise will escort you out to the Pennekamp Coral Reef, which is an amazing natural site and the only underwater National Park in the United States.

You’ll also get a great view of the Florida Keys from the Key Largo Princess Cruise, making it the perfect sightseeing excursion and fun thing to do in the Miami area.

Gator Park Airboat Tour & Florida Everglades

 

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Explore the wild and wonderful Florida Everglades on this famous sightseeing cruise.

Some of the highlights of the Gator Park Airboat Tour include a replica of a Native American fishing camp, some fascinating natural sights like a chickee, and lush, tall sawgrass.

Of course, the real highlight is the wildlife: expect to see soft-shelled turtles, wading birds, fish, deer, and the iconic alligators themselves.

You’ll also get to enjoy an alligator wrestling show, too!

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens: Bloom

 

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The Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is simply an amazing place to visit any time of year. In the summer, with the greenery all around you and the perfume of the flowers heavy in the air, the gardens are particularly magical.

The architecture, of course, is fantastic as always. Explore this luxe European-inspired estate and scope out their extensive collections of historic furniture and artwork.

For 2017, in honor of their centennial year, you can take advantage of a number of special events, including the performance of Bloom: A Caretaker’s Diary on June 17, 2017 (performance begins at 8:30 pm).

Zoo Miami & Zoo Miami Summer Camp

 

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Spanning 340 acres right in the heart of Miami, Zoo Miami is home to more than 3,000 animals and 1,200 plants from around the world.

This zoo is also a tremendously interactive experience: feed rhinos, ride a camel, meet keepers, and much more. Perfect for family trips!

Zoo Miami also offers a special summer camp for young kids, should you be in the area for a while.

Jungle Island & Jungle Ed-Venture Summer Camps

 

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A totally immersive jungle experience awaits at Jungle Island. Tour exhibits featuring some of the most exotic and rare species from around the globe, including the famed liger!

You’ll also have the option to interact with select animals, watch animal performances, listen to informative lectures from keepers, and even go on guided, behind-the-scenes tours.

If you’re in the area, then check out their Jungle Ed-Venture Summer Camps, which offer educational experiences for children that help them learn all about ecology and conservation with plenty of hands-on animal encounters built in.

Miami Seaquarium

 

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The Miami Seaquarium is a marvelous destination filled with stunning animal shows, fascinating exhibits, intriguing demonstrations, and informative presentations.

Spread across 38 acres on a tropical island, the Seaquarium really feels like a destination unto itself.

Their particular focus on conservation makes this a truly special marine park, too, because you know that their efforts are really making a difference in the animal kingdom.

They also offer summer programming for kids of all ages, Girl Scouts, home-schoolers, and more. Consult their website for further details and pricing.

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