Santa Sightings 2018: Where to See Santa in Miami


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It’s that time of year again when Santa begins to make appearances before his big December 25th adventure! Be sure to catch Santa this holiday season at one of the many locations throughout Miami. We recommend the Miami Moms Blog Donuts with Santa Events!

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Your family won’t want to miss this outstanding holiday event! Guests will enjoy doughnuts by Miami’s Doughnut King and Celebrity Chef: Max Santiago as well as a meet and greet with Santa!  No waiting in lines at the mall for your photo with Santa.

There will be local vendors with family-friendly activities and local makers selling their products. Every chid will receive a digital photo with Santa taken by a professional photographer.

Be sure to join our Facebook Event and sign up for our newsletter to be notified about event details. Because of the popularity of this event we are hosting 2 locations this year (Key Biscayne – Nov 30 & Surfside – Dec 1).

Friday, November 30th 4-8PM: SOLD OUT 
Key Biscayne Presbyterian School (160 Harbor Drive // Key Biscayne)

Saturday, December 1st 3-6PM: *Get your tickets before they sell out!*
The Residence Inn Marriott in Surfside (9200 Collins Avenue // Surfside)

Ticket Pricing: 
$12 General Admission for Everyone 2 Years Old & Up (Online)
$15 General Admission for Everyone 2 Years Old & UP (At the door)
FREE Admission for Babies Under 24 Months old 

Additional Santa Sightings Around Miami: 


Annual Magical Snowfall at Dolphin Mall November 21 – January 6, 2019


Brightline Polar Express Train weekends November – January 1, 2019


Gold Coast Railroad Polar Express Train November 10 – December 30, 2018


Bass Pro Shop’s Winterwonderland November 10 – December 24, 2018


Santa’s Flight Academy at the Dolphin Mall November 8 – December 24, 2018


Fast Pass to see Santa at the Falls Mall November 16 – December 24, 2018


Pet Photos with Santa at the Dolphin Mall November 28, December 5 and 12, 2018


Cookies with Santa at the Stranahan House December 1, 2018


Baby’s First Christmas at the Falls Mall December 1, 2018


Breakfast with Santa at The Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne- December 2, 2018


American Girl Welcomes Santa at the Falls Mall December 2, 9, and 16, 2018


Coral Gables Tree Lighting and Arrival of Santa- December 7, 2018


Merrick House Reopening and Open House– December 9, 2018


Pet Photos with Santa at the Falls Mall December 9, 2018


Sensory Santa at the Dolphin Mall December 9, 2018


Santa on the Beach at Ft. Lauderdale Beach December 20, 2018

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

Check out our Holiday Activities Guide for information about local Santa Sightings, Tree Lightings, Holiday Shows and more!

Holiday Activities Guide 2018 Miami Moms Blog

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Cierra is the Owner & Founder of Miami Mom Collective. A Southern girl with Alabama roots, she has lived in California, Israel, China, Texas and Florida. Cierra quickly fell in love with the beauty and diversity of South Florida when she first visited Key Biscayne after reconnecting with (and later marrying!) her high school sweetheart. Before having children of her own, she oversaw more than 100 as the Director of Key Biscayne Presbyterian School. In 2017 she launched into her latest and greatest adventure: motherhood! Cierra is Mama to a joyful 5 year girl, an energetic 3 year old boy, snuggly 1 year old boy, and a smiley baby girl! Her hands and heart are FULL to say the least! Cierra is passionate about leading and developing women to use their unique gifts to serve and encourage others. She founded Miami Mom Collective to encourage, equip, and empower Moms with relevant resources and a meaningful community. Follow her on Instagram to stay connected.