How to have the best Christmas in Miami

Have a merry and bright Christmas in Miami with a little help from our guide to the festive season

Miami Beach Christmas 2018
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Christmas in Miami is simply magical in its own special way: tinsel-covered palm trees, South Beach lifeguard towers wrapped in twinkling garland and snowmen made of sand. Who can miss roasting marshmallows by the fire when you're getting nice and toasty on a Miami beach? It may be unconventional but there's so much holiday spirit to go around, and we know just where to find it. From festive Miami bars serving up spiked coquito and stiff eggnog to five-star Miami restaurants doling out seasonal feasts to sparkling light displays, here's how to do Christmas in Miami. Forget snow—we’d rather sing Christmas carols relaxing on the beach. 

Christmas in Miami

Celebrate the holidays at these festive Christmas events in Miami
Things to do

Celebrate the holidays at these festive Christmas events in Miami

’Tis the season for parties, lights and Santa sightings

Over-the-top Christmas bar, Miracle, is returning to Miami with two pop-ups
News

Over-the-top Christmas bar, Miracle, is returning to Miami with two pop-ups

We'll toast to that! 

The absolute best restaurants in Miami
Restaurants

The absolute best restaurants in Miami

Whether ordering in or going out, these spots have you covered

Where to spot dazzling Christmas lights in Miami
Things to do

Where to spot dazzling Christmas lights in Miami

Spend the holidays ogling twinkling seasonal displays around town

The best Christmas movies of all time
Movies

The best Christmas movies of all time

We've ranked both the naughty and the nice—including several classic TV specials

The top Christmas songs you really will love
Music

The top Christmas songs you really will love

A list of yuletide hits sure to get you in the holiday spirit