This is your beloved Nutcracker reimagined for Miami with Art Deco pastel-hued costumes and glittering sets decked with pineapples and lime. Marvel at the scenery and spellbinding dancers (more than 100 of them!) as they express the classic story through movement to music from a live orchestra. It's a colorful, modern adaption but the purists, meanwhile, can put down the pitchforks: It’s still Balanchine and it’s still Tchaikovsky. Tickets for the Nutcracker are available for Miami, Broward and West Palm Beach.
For snowbirds, winter in Miami typically means sunning on the beach and indulging at all the best restaurants. But make no mistake: What we lack in snowy nights and cozy fireplaces we more than compensate for with dazzling palm tree-lined boulevards and a slew of festive holiday happenings that kick off before the last plate of turkey has even been cleared.
Whether you’re in the mood for a colorful Miami take on a classic holiday show, a boozy pop-up full of Instagram-worthy photo ops or a massive, family-friendly lighted garden tour the stars, Miami has it this year. Below, find our picks to the best Christmas events in Miami for 2023. And don't forget to check back often as we add even more fun festivities throughout the season.
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