The Ultimate Guide to Miami Area Holiday Events & Activities


This guide is brought to you by Pinecrest Gardens as well as our partners listed below.

Miami Mom Collective Holiday Events & Activities Guide presented by Pinecrest Gardens
Miami Mom Collective, Miami’s premier parenting resource, is thrilled to announce our 6th Annual Holiday Events & Activities Guide. This guide features the best local holiday events and activities in Miami and the surrounding areas. 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in The Magic City!

And while there won’t be frosted window panes or a white Christmas, there are lots of festive events and activities the whole family will enjoy. From tree lightings and Santa sightings to Hanukkah events and winter camps, we’ve included everything you need to make this season merry and bright.

Gather the family and experience what makes Miami a holiday destination!  

Be sure to check back frequently as we will be adding more events as they are announced. We’ve categorized our list of holiday fun–just click on the category of events or activities you’re looking for to be brought to the listing of those events.

If you know of an event that you do not see listed in our guide, we’d love to know! Send an email to info{at}

The entire team at Miami Mom Collective wishes you and your family a joyful and fun-filled holiday season!

December 9 – January 6 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Ticketed Event

Nights of Lights Returns to Pinecrest Gardens  

Illuminate your holiday season with a stroll through a mesmerizing winter wonderland filled with thousands of twinkling lights and unforgettable festivities.

Event Dates: Select nights from Dec. 9, 2023 – Jan. 6, 2024
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tickets: Available on Eventbrite ($18-$23). Special discounts for Pinecrest Gardens members.
Location: Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57th Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156

Image: Miami Mom Collective founder Cierra Bragan poses with a Miami mom at a Deck the Walls event

Thursday, November 30 | 7 – 10 p.m. | American Social

Join us for an exciting event at American Social! Our annual Deck The Walls event is always a favorite, where moms can create their own wreaths to take home through a guided wreath-making tutorial.

We’ll embrace the holiday spirit by enjoying time with each other and having some wonderful sips & bites. There will be swag & giveaways, and more surprises along the way.

*Ticket prices include 2 drinks, bites, and all wreath supplies.*

American Social
690 Southwest 1st Court
Miami, FL 33130

Image: South Florida's BEST Santa poses for a photo at a Miami Mom Collective Cookies With Santa Event

Saturday, December 2 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami

Join us for a jolly day of Donuts With Santa at the Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami! There will be photos with Santa, a delicious selection of donuts from Max’d Out Donuts, fun for the kids, giveaways for the whole family, and shopping for moms, just to name some of the fun.

Guests of the event will enjoy:

A professional digital photo with South Florida’s BEST Santa
Select donuts from Max Santiago’s Max’d Out Donuts
Local Pop-Up Vendors
Letters to Santa
Christmas Crafts
Sensory Stations with Savvy Sensory Shop
Photo Ops by Card My Yard South Miami
Face Painting with Colorboom MIA
Special Guest Appearances
Coffee, Hot Cocoa, Appetizers
Giveaways, and more!

Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and you’ll receive a chance to win a special giveaway!

*Tickets are required for all attendees age 1 and up.*

Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami
1102 Brickell Bay Drive
Miami, FL 33131

Image: Graphic for Cookie Decorating Moms Night Out

Wednesday, December 13 | 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Sweet Lich’s

Join the Miami Mom Collective community for a night of fun at Sweet Lich’s. For our last Moms’ Night Out event of the year, we’re excited to host an intimate gathering where we can enjoy each other’s company while decorating (and eating!) some of the tastiest cookies in town! Space is extremely limited so grab a ticket before it sells out.

Sweet Lich’s
6104 S Dixie Hwy
South Miami, FL 33143

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Image: Children observe jellyfish at the Phillip & Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Winter Break from school is the perfect time to chill out with science! Join Frost Science for two four-day camps and start the new year with some amazing experiments, discoveries, and investigations. From discovering the world of sharks to uncovering the mysteries of dinosaurs, this winter break will be one to remember. Register now!

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
1101 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132


Gingerbread House Decorating Class

Image: Decorated gingerbread houses at The Real Food Academy

Welcome the season by decorating your own gingerbread house at The Real Food Academy! We’ll provide the houses already assembled and your child will have their own tools, candy, and everything else to create their own little masterpiece. Parents are invited to be part of this class and join their little ones!

Dates: Friday, December 15th and Monday, December 18th 2023 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Price: $65 per child

Tickets include:

Make your own homemade pizza 
Decorate your own gingerbread house
Hot Cocoa with whipped cream

The Real Food Academy
570 NE 81st Street
Miami, FL 33138


Winter Cooking Camp

Image: Two children smiling for the camera at Real Food Academy's winter camp

In our two weeks of Winter Cooking Camp at The Real Food Academy, we teach your kids to eat healthy, develop or hone their cooking skills, experiment in the kitchen, and improve math and reading skills–all in a fun way, while expanding their culinary palate.

There are only two weeks to choose from ($460 each week). If you wish to book a single day instead, please go to Daily Camp ($145).

Week 1: December 26th to December 29th, 2023
Week 2: January 2nd to January 5th, 2023

The Real Food Academy
570 NE 81st Street
Miami, FL 33138


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