Winter is coming, but you won’t find it in Miami. With a predicted average temperature of 75°F, Miami is the place to be if you’re looking to spend your upcoming Christmas holidays wearing a tropical shirt instead of shoveling snow all day. End the year in a grand fashion by visiting some of the hottest upcoming events this winter. Here’s our recommendation for top Miami events in December 2018 you don’t want to miss!
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair (Dec 6 – Dec 9, 2018)
Miami is no stranger to Arts & Culture events and hosts a plethora of festivals around the year. There is a large number of contemporary art festivals and PULSE is just one of them. It’s been around for some time now, and with this December, it’s marking its 14th anniversary. If you’re looking to get the most out of Miami’s art scene, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair will offer you an engaging experience like no other.
Art Basel in Miami Beach (6 – Dec 9, 2018)
If you are really committed to spending the majority of your time in Miami visiting different art venues, we recommend you opt for the Art Basel 4-Day pass, which will grant you access to a number of exhibitions, galleries, and museums spread across town. Like every year, Art Basel is the pinnacle of contemporary art events in Miami and showcases artwork from well-known creators as well as young prodigies.
SoundScape Cinema Series (throughout December)
If cinematography aligns better with your interests, or you just want to take the family to see a movie under a clear sky, then you will be glad to hear that SoundScape Cinema Series is hosting multiple screenings in December! The movies will be displayed in the park, on a 7,000 square foot wall. There is no entry fee, so make sure to come early and secure a good “seat”.
Repertoire for December:
December 12th, 2018 – An American In Paris (1951)
December 19th, 2018 – Edward Scissorhands (1990)
December 26th, 2018 – Black Panther (2018)
Walking Tours (throughout December)
As we mentioned, Miami in December is not your typical cold and snowy city. While there is certainly no shortage of Christmas festivities, the temperature rarely drops under 69°F, which means the weather is perfect for exploring Miami’s unique Art Deco architecture by foot. The Official Art Deco Walking Tour will take you on an hour and a half long tour through the historic district in South Beach, highlighting this one-of-a-kind part of the city. You’ll find that every corner you stumble upon is a piece of art in its own right.
Since you’re reading this article on our blog, we’ll take a guess and say that you are probably a big foodie. Even if you’re not a gourmet enthusiast, all that walking will certainly get your tummy rumbling, so we recommend grabbing a delicious bite of local food to satisfy your needs. You can even take a South Beach Food & Cocktail Tour and experience a culinary spectacle like no other. Since you’ll be in the neighborhood, this can be a perfect opportunity to stop by our Rakija Lounge restaurant to relax, rest your feet, and have a taste of delicious, authentic Balkan cuisine.
Zoo Lights Miami (Nov 23 – Dec 29, 2018)
With your stomachs full, grab a few scopes of Miami’s famous ice cream and head over to Zoo Miami. Miami’s Zoo is famous for being very active when it comes to organizing different events and decorations throughout the year, but they are especially proud of their Christmas events when they decorate the park with thousands of bright and beautiful lights. The giant Christmas tree is just the cherry on the cake.
These are the special theme nights they have in December:
7 – 8 December: Ugly Sweater Nights
14 – 15 December: Superhero Nights
21 – 22 December: Santa and Elf Look-a-Like Nights
28 – 29 December: Holiday Bling Out Nights
David Guetta (Dec 29, 2018)
If you’re looking to hit the biggest party to end the year, world-famous DJ and dance-pop icon, David Guetta will be throwing an unforgettable spectacle that will set the tone for the beginning of 2019. The famous DJ will be hosted by LIV Nightclub, located on 4441 Collins Ave. 33140 Miami Beach, FL, US. Make sure to buy tickets up-front, or you might end up missing out on the party of the year.
We like to think that everyone can find something they like in our recommendations for this December, and we’ll keep you posted on more events in the upcoming months.
Stop by our restaurant, today, to tell us all about your time spent exploring our beautiful city!