Ways to Celebrate the 2022 Holiday Season in SoBe
‘Tis the season for festivity. There are plenty of events happening around town that will give you that fuzzy holiday feeling. Get ready for the most wonderful time of the year with these ways to celebrate the 2022 holiday season in South Beach.
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Visit the World’s Largest Holiday Theme Park at Santa’s Enchanted Forest
Santa’s Enchanted Forest is back, now through Jan. 8 with over 100 rides, games, shows, and attractions. Their twinkling Christmas lights and displays are unparalleled! The park is a hike from SoBe (about a 20-minute car ride) but the world’s largest holiday theme park is always the South Florida event of the season.
Peruse the Shops for Magical Holiday Gifts
Shop South Beach for a slice of holiday spirit. The Sagamore is only steps from Lincoln Road Mall, SoBe’s legendary outdoor shopping destination. Grab a hot chocolate from PAUL and find that perfect something for someone you love at Lincoln Road’s designer boutiques, souvenir shops, and upscale chains. Need a gift for the art lover on your list? Check out our Miami Beach gift guide for art lovers.
Check out the Sights at Zoo Lights
For those traveling across the bridge, Zoo Miami’s Zoo Lights returns on select nights now through Dec. 30 with more than one million bright and dazzling tree lights, a 26-foot-tall LED holiday tree, Santa appearances, hot chocolate, and animals.
Hang out with Santa and Shop the Holiday Markets at Lincoln Road
Lincoln Road is lit up for the holidays with their towering 30-foot Christmas tree and Menorah. Plus, Tropical Santa will be in the Santa Cabana every Friday through Sunday from 7 - 10 p.m. through Dec. 24. Check out the Artisan Market (presented by SOBE Food & Wine Festival) on Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. for eats and a rotating roster of small local culinary businesses. And for the first time ever, Urbanspace’s iconic New York City holiday market will make its first national expansion to Lincoln Road. The Urbanspace Lincoln Road Holiday Market will feature festive gifts and goodies from popular national and local vendors like Squishables (plus toys), New York Puzzle Company, Gabriela Ceballos (jewelry), Hera + Hermes (kids clothing and accessories), Poured Love (candles), Jaharii Jewelry, and Pawies (animal lover accessories) just to name a few. Visit the Holiday Market daily through Feb. 15, 2023 from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
See George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at Adrienne Arsht Center
Across the bay from SoBe, the Adrienne Arsht Center presents live performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker leading up to Christmas Day. The classic tale of Little Marie, her Nutcracker Prince, and the army of mice in their winter wonderland plays from Dec. 16 - 24. For a fun iteration of the 19th-century original, check out The Hip-Hop Nutcracker on Dec. 11 with emcee and rap legend Kurtis Blow, “The Breaks.” The one-night show will be held at The Center in Coral Springs.
Laugh along with Christmas-themed comedy at Laughs on Lincoln: Naughty or Nice Edition
Hosted by comedian Brittany Brave, Laughs on Lincoln is back at Time Out Market Miami for a no-holds-barred Naughty or Nice comedy competition. Your $15 ticket comes with a complimentary cocktail. See the show Dec. 16 at 9 p.m.
Meet Jewish Singles at MatzoBall
If eight nights of Hanukkah celebrations weren’t enough, MatzoBall celebrates its 36th year at LIV Nightclub with an all-night party for Jewish singles to dance, drink, and connect with old friends. The annual rager is Dec. 24 at 10 p.m.
Watch New Year’s Eve Fireworks over Biscayne Bay
Watch fireworks over Biscayne Bay from South Beach or cross the bridge to attend the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in South Florida. The late night street party at Bayfront Park in downtown draws a crowd in the tens of thousands. As soon as midnight comes, watch the Big Orange descend (Miami’s equivalent of the Ball Drop in Times Square!).
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