Christmas in Miami: 6 Best Ways to Celebrate the Holiday Spirit

As the holiday season is nearing, every one is deciding on how to spend the most happy and festive days of the year, and make the most out of them. Christmas in Miami is beautiful, to say the least. Even though it does not snow here, the lights, events and décor are absolutely mesmerizing. So if you want to spend your Christmas, in Miami, here is list of exciting things for you to do:

6 Best Ways to Enjoy Christmas in Miami

1. Winterfest Boat Parade


The Winterfest Boat Parade is celebrated every year in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The entire place is adorned with light, flowers, Christmas trees and more. There are also grandly decorated boats, sailboats, kayaks, yatchs- for you to enjoy sail around the Intracoastal Waterways. This a 2.5 hour parade of pure fun!
Private boats available for $35
Fees for the Grandstand Viewing Area: $25 - $30

2. Santa's Enchanted Forest


Widely known as the World’s Largest Theme Park, Santa’s Enchanted Forest is definitely a treat, as it is only open during Christmas. This park has now become a holiday tradition after being operative for more than 37 years. This place has more than a 100 thrilling rides for all age groups, and even a fun- filled carnival. People love the holiday music, the light shows, Karaoke evenings, holiday displays that give off the Christmas vibe. You can also enjoy magic shows, motor cross events, circus and more. 
Entry Fee for one day: Child/ Senior- $50.47, Adult- $60.75
Free parking available 

3. Bayfront Park


Bayfront Park in Miami is widely known for its impressive lighting shows and festivities during Christmas. The most famous though, is the 52- foot - long Christmas Tree which is covered in lights and flowers. People come here to enjoy the view, listen to the happy, holiday songs, and spend their time in the pleasant ambience.
Entry is free
Limited parking is available
Parking fee may cost around $7 to $10, or more, depending on the location and duration

4. Zoo lights at Zoo Miami


A Christmas Zoo?! This idea is as wild as it gets, pun intended. The Zoo Miami is glimmering in lights and music on the select nights between November 29 and December 29, and that event is called the Zoo Lights. You can ride on camels, horses, go down the hippo slide, watch the animals open Christmas presents, and can even enjoy the effects of the lighting in 3D Glasses!
Timings: 6.30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Entry fee: One adult- $ 19.95, One Child (age 3- 12)- $17.35 [Plus taxes]Boat rides will be $3 per person for a seven-minute ride

5. Deering Estate


This a place for someone who want to spend their Christmas among trees. Being an archeological and historic environmental site, Deering Estate is pretty famous for its decorations, the variety of trees and the special ‘Festival of Trees’ during Christmas. There are snacks around the park, Santa and his elves for the children to play with, and cocktails and drink for adults. Basically, a treat for all individuals!
Timings: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., open all days of the week, except on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day
Admission fee: $15 for the adults, $7 for children between ages 4 and 14
Parking is free

6. Beach Parties


If Miami is the most known for anything, it is the beaches. Christmas in Miami is spent in many unique ways, and beach parties definitely count! There are countless beach and pool parties around the Miami Beach, South Beach, even on Christmas days. The tropical climate and snow- less weather make Miami the perfect place to celebrate Christmas on a beach or even at a pool. Events are free, paid, and differ accordingly, so you can choose the perfect location to spend your perfect evenings. 

Christmas in Miami sure is a treat for every one! It does not matter if you want to spend Christmas looking at animals, in the company of your family, looking at trees, or even having fun in the water: there is something for everybody! Do you think we missed out on any of the spots to celebrate Christmas in Miami? Do you want us to write about any such destinations across the globe? Then do comment down below! For more such interesting articles related to travel and more, visit our blog. We wish you safe and happy travels!

This post was published by Mukta Manshi

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