What to See and Do in South Beach in December 2018

With the holiday season in full swing, South Beach has an abundance of holiday-themed events to help you feel festive. Below are some of our top recommendations for some must-do December activities.

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Santa’s Enchanted Forest: November 1 to January 6

Come visit the largest Christmas-themed amusement park that is perfect for all ages. Whether you come to marvel at the park’s spectacular Christmas decorations or to experience the live shows, rides, and games, there is plenty of entertainment for everyone. For more information, click here.


Christmas Tree Lighting at Bayfront Park: November 23

Right after Thanksgiving you can kick off the Christmas spirit in downtown Miami as Bayfront Park unveils its 50-foot tree covered with vibrant lights. For more information, click here.


Miami Lantern Light Festival: November 30 to January 20

The Lantern Light Festival is a six-week celebration of Chinese culture featuring decorative lanterns, amazing performances, and incredible cuisine. For more information, click here.


Miami Outboard Club’s Annual Holiday Boat Parade: December 15

Over 50 boats, all decked out in holiday decorations, will be parading in the waters of Biscayne Bay. There will be plenty of food, fun, entertainment, and even a firework show. For more information, click here.


Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami: November 23 to December 29

Come visit Zoo Miami as it is transformed into a holiday wonderland. Although the amazing holiday decorations are spectacular at night, during the day you can also watch the zoo’s animals open their Christmas presents. There will also be carousel rides, pictures with Santa, cookies and hot cocoa. For more information, click here.


New World Symphony Wallcast Free Outdoor Concert: December 15

The New World Symphony will be presenting a festive program celebrating the holiday season, giving you the chance to share some wonderful music with friends and family. The performance will feature a variety of cultural heritages, certain to delight audiences of all ages. For more information, click here.