Christmas in Miami

Have the merriest Christmas in Miami with help from our guide to the best holiday light displays, festive events and more

Christmas in Miami
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Christmas in Miami is truly magical: garland-wrapped palm trees, Santa cameos at brunch and festive holiday trees made of sand. It’s that time of the year when we hunker down and stay in with the family (or book in at one of the best restaurants in Miami for a feast prepared by someone else—more on that below). Looking for things to do in Miami over the holidays, as well as places to eat, shop and play? We’ve got you covered this holiday season with themed drive-thrus, outdoor markets and twinkling light displays. Plus, plenty of places where you can shop for locally made gifts. Forget snow—we’d rather sing Christmas carols chilling on the beach. 

Christmas in Miami

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

Miami City Ballet is taking ‘The Nutcracker’ to the park
News

Miami City Ballet is taking ‘The Nutcracker’ to the park

The beloved holiday classic is reimagined for the outdoors

The best restaurants in Miami you have to try
Restaurants

The best restaurants in Miami you have to try

Let someone else handle the cooking this holiday season

The 50 best Christmas movies of all time
Movies

The 50 best Christmas movies of all time

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

The 50 Christmas songs you really will love
Music

The 50 Christmas songs you really will love

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