Top Things to Do in Miami in December

The holiday season is officially here! End the year surrounded by close friends, family, loved ones and plenty of Coquito. Here are our favorite events to close out 2021:

Vecinos Market Bazaar at Taja Collection

December 15th, 5-8 PM

Knock out your Christmas shopping while also supporting small businesses. Visit our friends at Taja Collection for a holiday themed bazaar at their Wynwood studio. Shop from a variety of fashionable clothing, handcrafted jewelry and more from Vecinos Market. Special guests can also customize their own candles and sip on wine because, wine not?

No RSVP required, free entry.
Taja Collection is located at 2111 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

Night Garden

December 1st through January 2nd

Fairchild Garden's neon jungle is back. For the perfect family outing, walk through Miami’s most gorgeous garden at night and find it brought to life with stunning illumination, spectacular special effects, and unbelievable surprises for the whole family. Suspend reality for a few hours and enjoy enchanted activities, engage with talking trees and interact with a variety of light and sound spectacles.

Admission is $29, purchase tickets here.
Fairchild Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156

Coquito Making Contest at La Placita

December 22nd at night (time: TBA)

‘Tis the season for Coquito! It wouldn’t be the holidays in Miami if you’re not celebrating with this coconut sweetened spiked drink. Coquito started in Puerto Rico but, Miamians have adapted the festive libation as their own. However, where does one find the best Coquito? Chef Jose Mendin of La Placita is hosting his annual Coquito making contest. This year, Vecinos Market Co-Founder, Chef Rafael Barrera will put his mom’s infamous recipe to the test. Attendees can help judge to see whose Coquito goes down as the best!

La Placita is located at 6789 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138. Stay updated by following @LaPlacitaMiami on Instagram.

Miracle in Miami

November 26th – December 26th
Let’s raise a glass to the holidays! What better place to sip some cheer than a Christmas themed bar? Miracle returns for its third year in Wynwood inside the hidden back bar at Gramps. Additionally, this festive bar will pop-up at Doral Yard for the first time ever. Step inside a Winter Wonderland featuring over-the-top décor, snowfalls and of course, holiday-inspired cocktails.
Opens Sunday through Thursday, click here for more information and hours.  

The Polar Express Train Ride

Dec. 11th – 30th

All aboard! Relive the classic children’s book, The Polar Express on Miami’s Brightline. Hear the bell ring and step inside a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa. Families can sip on hot chocolate, open Christmas gifts and stay entertained by interactive onboard performances and of course -- caroling. Before boarding, check out the Brightline’s newest culinary market and visit PF by Delicatessen Patagonia for the best empanadas in town.

Purchase tickets here.
Brightline at Miami Central Station is located at 600 NW 1st Ave.