10 Best Events in Miami for December 2019
With October coming to an end, December is sleighing in just around the corner. With Christmas and New Years approaching, why not mark your calendars now? With so many things to do in Miami, we hope that you didn’t make it on the naughty list. If you’re not receiving coal this year, then December in Miami is a red bag full of surprises waiting for you to discover. Whether you’re looking forward to this year’s Art Basel or Miami City Ballet’s Nutcracker, check out the information below if you’re ready to have a peak and unwrap the surprises now!
The Night Garden 2019 | Sunday, December 1
Step inside the enchanted Night Garden 2019 and discover the magical illuminated surprises only at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden! This year, the garden is featuring more lights, new surprises, and an AR augmented reality Fairy Quest challenge. Experience the Talking Tree, Archimedes, and the flying fairies as they bring things to do in Miami with a magical twist. Bring in the New Year with fireworks surrounded by everything that’s mystical.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Rd
Coral Gables, FL 33156
Bayfront Holiday Village | Sunday, December 1
Enter Bayfront Holiday Village for a magic experience this holiday season. Shop at a collection of hand-picked shops to pick out the perfect gift, or for yourself! Take in the beauty of Miami’s iconic 50-foot Christmas tree and witness the most unique animated light show you’ll see anywhere. Indulge in South Florida’s top food trucks and strap on your skates for Bay Skate. Experience daily activities from North Pole Beach club, North Pole Express Post Office, Santa Paws Dog Park, and more!
11 AM – 10 PM
301 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132
Prizm Art Fair | Monday, December 2
Experience a cutting edge art fair exhibiting artists from Africa and African Diaspora, who reflect global trends in contemporary art at Prizm Art Fair. Before heading to Miami Art Week, join as Prizm hosts a special cocktail event with, music, bites, and networking with friends in art. Experience Dark Matters, a special performance by contemporary artist Jefferson Pinder bringing an explosive entanglement of music and power.
6 PM – 9 PM
Alfred I Dupont Building
169 E Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33131
Art Basel Miami 2019 | Thursday, December 5
Experience a stage of the world’s emerging stars and masters in Modern and contemporary art at Art Basel Miami 2019. Teleport into another dimension through paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, exhibits and more. Art Basel presents an exciting and inspiring week for curators, art enthusiasts and collectors. Bringing Miami the highest quality of works, Art Basel is bringing a galore of more than 4,000 artists to showcase their work.
3 PM – 8 PM
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL
HIVE Art Week Village 2019 | Thursday, December 5
Appreciate what Basel has to offer at a sanctuary-like oasis away from the crowds. Experience a 4-day utopia at HIVE Village 2019 where mixology, technology, and the culinary arts converge for Art Week in Miami. As the sun fades behind Wynwood’s painted streets, the HIVE transforms into a beehive of Miami’s top DJs where you’ll want to swarm all day and night.
3 PM – 5 AM
The Wynwood Marketplace
2250 Northwest 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Miami City Ballet: The Nutcracker | Friday, December 13
Join Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts for George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker‘s production! Experience a timeless classic this holiday season and step into the magical world of toy soldiers and colorful characters with music performed by a live orchestra. Kick off your holiday season with Arsht Center’s enchanting “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy” and transport to a dazzling winter wonderland.
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
Jingle Bell 5K Run | Sunday, December 8
Get ready, set, GO! Wear your favorite holiday costume and feel good doing good during the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell 5K Run! The festive race for charity is calling you to get your jingle on and spread the holiday spirit. 100% of your registration fee and fundraising goes to the foundation for a great cause, so say yes! Battle the number one cause of disability with every step you take during this 5K.
8888 SW 136th Street
Miami, FL 33176
Pups & Pints | Sunday, December 8
Has your dog been begging you to take them out? Then bring your furry best friend to Concrete Beach Brewery for Pups & Pints. Treat your pup to their favorite playdate and indulge in brunch items. With activities for both humans and dogs, every pint sold will benefit Paws4You, a local dog shelter dedicated to finding dogs loving homes.
1 PM – 5 PM
Concrete Beach Brewery
325 Northwest 24th Street
Miami, FL 33127
WAVE Live Music and Art Series and Wine & Beer Taste |Thursday, December 19th
Calling all wine and beer lovers! Quench your thirst during the WAVE Live Music and Art Series and Wine & Beer Taste Festival. Enjoy your favorite wines and beers, or try something new while sitting back and taking in all the live music. Sip a series of local, domestic, and international flavors while experiencing the diversity of Jazz, Latin, and the Blues. Taste your favorite offerings at 15 locations along Miami Beach’s Washington Avenue.
6 PM – 9 PM
Washington Avenue Business Improvement District
1234 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Sailing into 2020 | Tuesday, December 31
Bring in the year by Sailing into 2020 on the iconic Miami River. Enjoy your last meal of 2019 with bites by La Santa Taqueria, OG Ceviche & Seafood Shack, Spris Artisan Pizza, MOjo Donus, Cracked by Chef Adrianne and more! Listen to live music and special performances under the stars and witness an explosive firework show right on the deck. Watch the fireworks reflect and glisten over the Miami River and start your new year at The Wharf.
8 PM – 3 AM
114 SW North River Drive
Miami, Florida 33130
Whether you’re looking to bring in the new year on the water or experience a week full of art, Miami is bringing exciting events to end the year just right. So when looking for fun things to do in Miami, events, places to go or unique experiences make sure to check in with MMM or download our free things to do in Miami app MMM LIVE.