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Ways to Celebrate the 2020 Holiday Season in South Beach

November 15th, 2020 Miami Events
Ways to Celebrate the 2020 Holiday Season in South Beach

‘Tis the season for festivity. The holidays are going to look a lot different this year. Miami’s regularly scheduled events like Santa’s Enchanted Forest and the Bayfront Holiday Village appear to be taking the year off. That being said, there are still quite a few events happening around SoBe. Get ready for the most wonderful time of the year with these ways to celebrate the 2020 holiday season in South Beach.

We’re working hard to provide the most up-to-date information. Attractions and events mentioned may be closed or cancelled without notice. We recommend checking individual attractions for operating hours, updates, and social distancing measures before visiting.

Get Stuffed this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving marks the unofficial start of the holiday season and what better way to celebrate than by feasting? A few of SoBe’s top restaurants are preparing a multi-course feast for those who want to avoid the kitchen. Barton G.’s spread includes a seasonal fall salad, slow roasted heritage turkey breast, six delicious sides, and pumpkin ice cream stuffed profiteroles with cranberry caramel. Smith & Wollensky is offering a three-course meal with herb-roasted turkey, potatoes au gratin, cornbread stuffing, and other Thanksgiving staples. If you aren’t one for traditional fare, the Korean BBQ restaurant Drunken Dragon, is serving an Asian-inspired prix-fixe takeout menu that feeds up to 10. The meal includes a 13-pound honey glazed bird with sides like whipped yuzu kosho butter, shanghai rice, and brussel sprout slaw. Best to book ahead at these local eateries.

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.

Attend a Festive Live Entertainment Event

There are a few events happening around town that will give you the fuzzy holiday feeling. Lincoln Road is lighting up the holidays with new pop-up shops, art exhibitions, activations, and decorations. The mall is also launching their Musicians in Golf Carts program, where musicians from the New World Symphony will be playing music to passerby on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings from 8 - 10 p.m. Lincoln Road’s tree lighting ceremony won’t be promoted to discourage crowding, but holiday visitors can still expect to see the towering Christmas tree and Menorah this season.

For those traveling across the bridge, Zoo Miami’s Zoo Lights returns on select nights between November 27 and December 27 with more than one million bright and dazzling tree lights, a 26-foot-tall LED holiday tree, Santa appearances, hot chocolate, and animals. The Adrienne Arsht Center will be hosting live performances such as The Hip Hop Nutcracker, The Troll That Stole Hanukkah, and ‘Tis the Season at the Arsht, where families have the opportunity to take a festive photo or two, meet Santa and Frozen friends, sip on hot chocolate, and enjoy live entertainment. Skip the theater altogether when you virtually visit The Fillmore Miami Beach. The legendary venue is streaming Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker this season.

Show us what you get up to this holiday season in SoBe with #TheSagamoreHotel, and make sure to give us a follow on The Sagamore Instagram for more seasonal recommendations including Sagamore Art Week 2020. Check out our special offers to begin planning your SoBe holiday escape today.