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The Ultimate Guide to 2019 Holiday Events and Activities in Miami

This holiday events and activities guide is brought to you by our sponsors, Pinecrest Gardens, as well as the businesses listed below!

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Miami Moms Blog, Miami’s Premier Parenting Resource, is thrilled to announce our 2019 Holiday Events and Activities Guide!  This guide features the best holiday events in Miami and the surrounding areas. 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in the Magic City!

And while there won’t be frosted window panes or a white Christmas, there are tons of festive events and activities the whole family will enjoy.  From tree lightings and Santa sightings to Hanukkah events and winter camps, we’ve included everything you need to make this season merry and bright.

So gather the family and experience what makes Miami a holiday destination!  

Be sure to check back frequently as we will be adding more events as they are announced.  We’ve categorized our list of holiday fun–just click on the category of events or activities you’re looking for to be brought to the listing of those events.

If you know of an event that you do not see listed in our guide, we’d love to know! Send an email to: info{at}miamimomsblog.com. 

The entire team at Miami Moms Blog wishes you and your family a joyful and fun-filled holiday season!

December 13 through January 1 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Tickets: $5 Online | $7 at the Gate | Children 2 and younger free | Members free

Take a photo with Santa. Sing along with carolers. Eat yummy treats, and enjoy magical stories by storytellers at Pinecrest Gardens’ Nights of Lights. The park transforms into a winter wonderland dotted by thousands of twinkling holiday lights that go up, through and around the whimsical botanical landscape.

On select evenings, admission includes a holiday concert performance in the historic Banyan Bowl.

Activity Schedule:
Mechanical rides every night from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Pony rides every night from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Story time every night from December 13 through 22 and 26 through January 1 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Photos with Santa every night from December 13 through 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156

(305) 669-6990

Exhibit opens at Pinecrest Gardens on December 6, 2019

Thomas Dambo is an artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Together with his crew, Thomas makes beautiful and fun projects out of “trash” / recycled materials, which they find around the city dumpsters. By doing this, he hopes to inspire people to have fun and think of trash as a resource.

Fun Facts:
Pinecrest Gardens Trolls are #56 and #57 he has created worldwide
Each troll has a name and a story about them
Every troll is made from approximately 100 recycled pallets
Each Troll has about 25,000 screws
Each troll has been shaped out of reclaimed wood, illustrating the artist’s self-described ability to make “anything you can imagine out of trash.”

While the figures’ gesturing hands, giant feet, and expressive faces were crafted in Copenhagen, their colossal bodies are built on-site. Once assembled, most of the trolls measure anywhere from 15 to 30 feet in length.

11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156

(305) 669-6990

cookies with santa miami moms blog

Cookies with Santa is a family-friendly holiday event presented by Miami Moms Blog, Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay, Dr. Bob Pediatric Dentist, and Residence Inn Marriott Surfside.

Guests will enjoy professional photos with Santa, cookies from Celebrity Chef Max Santiago of Batch Cookie Co. and Sweet Treat Designs, hot chocolate station, family-friendly activations from local businesses, face painting, a character experience, and more! This event is hosted in 3 convenient locations.

Friday, December 6, 2019 (4-7PM) at Key Biscayne Presbyterian School

Saturday, December 7, 2019 (10AM-2PM) at Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay

Sunday, December 8, 2019 (3-6PM) at Residence Inn Marriott in Surfside

Tickets are $15 (kids ages 6 months and up). Adults are free but MUST RSVP.

nutcracker miami moms blog activities guide miami city ballet

Have a magical adventure this December at Miami City Ballet’s George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. With more than 100 dancers, dazzling stage effects and a brilliant live orchestra, The Nutcracker will delight the whole family.

See it in Miami and West Palm Beach, from December 13 – 29. Tickets start from $30.

Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo © Alexander Iziliaev.

Hanukkah Factory

Hanukkah Factory The 2019 Ultimate Guide to Holiday Events and Activities in Miami Miami Moms Blog

Dates: December 18-January 5

Colorful displays, stunning accessories, and all things that make Hanukkah special await the visitors at Hanukkah Factory. This one-of-a-kind immersive exhibit presents eight themed rooms filled with the traditional elements of Hanukkah. Guests may stroll from room to room and take photos with oversized latkes, giant menorahs, and have fun in the Judah Maccabees game room.

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Winter Camps & Workshops Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science Winter Camp The 2019 Ultimate Guide to Holiday Events and Activities in Miami Miami Moms Blog

Dates: December 27-January 3

Calling all creators, explorers, artists and inventors! Open to children in grades Pre-K – 5, Winter Camp at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science invites budding scientists to become a “maker” by tinkering with gadgets and inventions of their own creation, including sewing circuits, paper bots and more. Please visit www.frostscience.org/wintercamp for more information.

Guide to Santa Sightings in Miami 

Guide to Family-Friendly Holiday Concerts & Performances in Miami 

Guide to Winter Camps & Workshops in Miami 

Guide to Snowfalls in Miami 

Hanukkah Events in Miami

Guide to Family-Friendly Holiday Parades in Miami 

Guide to Tree Lightings in Miami 

Favorite Things Gift Guide 

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