Family Friendly Holiday Events In and Around Miami


Holiday Events Miami Moms Blog

There is no shortage of outstanding Holiday Events happening in Miami! Check out the list below for family-friendly activities to put you in the holiday spirit! 

Be sure to check back often as we are updating this list as we learn about new events. 

Pinecrest Gardens The 2019 Ultimate Guide to Holiday Events & Activities in Miami Miami Moms Blog

Experience an enchanted evening as Pinecrest Gardens transforms into a holiday wonderland illuminated by thousands of spectacular and sparkling holiday lights. The event features pictures with Santa every night from December 14 through the 24, mechanical rides every night and Christmas music, storytelling, pony rides and more on selected evenings! Tasty treats will be served.

Activities Include:

Mechanical Rides: 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. every night

Pony Rides: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. every night

Santa: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. December 14 to 24

Story Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. December 14 to 22 and December 26 to January 1

During our Holiday Celebration we have a handful of evenings where we offer a free holiday concert with admission to the festival.

  • Palmetto Elementary Jazz Ensemble, Saturday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Greater Miami Youth Symphony, Thursday, December 20 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Miami Royal Ballet, Friday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m.
  • FIU Chorus Caroles, Saturday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Ticket Pricing: 

Tickets: $5 (Children under 2 years, free)

Opening Night Special: 

Friday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m. 
Nights of Lights Admission + Family Movie Night “Smallfoot” $8 (Children under 2 years, free)

Additional Holiday Events Around Miami: 


Laser Fridays: Holiday Edition at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science – Friday, December 21


NightGarden Magical Light Spectacular at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens November 23- January 6, 2019


Santa’s Enchanted Forest November 1, 2018 – January 6, 2019


Miami Marlins Holiday Block Party at Giralda Plaza- November 30, 2018


Zoo Lights and Gifts for the Animals at Zoo Miami November 23 – December 29, 2018


Miami Lantern Light Festival November 30, 2018 – January 20, 2019


Deering Estate Festival of Trees November 30 – January 4, 2019


Holiday Cookie Decorating at American Girl at the Falls Mall November 30, December 7 and 14, 2018


Light Up Your Holidays at Palmetto Bay December 1, 2018


German Christmas Market at Coral Gables UCC– December 2


Caroling on the Mile Check dates December 6- December 21, 2018


Miracle at Schenley Park December 8, 2018


Tri-Rail’s Winter Wonderland December 8, 2018


Merrick House Reopening and Open House December 9, 2018


Brickell Holiday Celebration- December 13, 2018


Santa Claus is Coming to Cauley Square December 16, 2018


Winterland at Pinto’s Farm mid-December to early January 2019


Gulf Stream Park Symphony of Lights December 14 – December 31, 2018


Holiday Lights and Ice at Downtown Doral December 14, 2018


Stranahan House Victorian Christmas Holiday River Tours December 16 – 23, 2018


Christmas with the Chimps at Lion Country Safari- December 20, 2018


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Grab your calendars, choose your favorite activities, and start making your holiday memories!

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