Get in the holiday spirit by surrounding yourself with nearly a million bright, animal-shaped lights draped throughout Zoo Miami. Families can stroll through the park and enjoy carousel rides and nightly carollers, and glimpse the twinkling displays. Santa will be around for photos, plus milk and cookies will be served (for an additional fee). Be sure to check the Zoo’s website for information on themed nights, like December 2 and 3’s ugly sweater events and Santa and elf look-a-like nights on December 18.
We might not get flurries of snow or frozen ice rinks like in colder climates but you better believe our tropical paradise gets down with some Christmas lights. This city goes over the top with most things, so of course, Miami brims with Christmas tree lighting, illuminated displays, exorbitant decorations and all types of dazzling productions each year. This season, look out for blockbuster Christmas events, long-running local fetes and extravagant Christmas dinners at Miami's best restaurants. Now is also the perfect time to take your hot cocoa to go and hit the road, driving through neighborhoods like Brickell and Coral Gables, where ornamented office buildings and charming historic residences deliver the holiday vibes in a big way. It might surprise you, but Christmas light peeping in some of the more extravagant enclaves can be one of the best things to do in Miami over the holidays.
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