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Local December Events with Luciana Barreto

Local December Events

Art Week

Various Locations

Through December 10th

Courtesy of Financial Times

Experience the excitement of the return of Miami Art Week, featuring an array of galleries, museums, and art fairs. Miami Art Week attracts art enthusiasts and newcomers from around the world to revel in the beauty of artistic expression. Witness the transformation of neighborhoods such as Wynwood, Downtown Miami, and Miami Beach into captivating showcases of innovative creativity. Immerse yourself in abstract paintings, mixed-media sculptures, and immersive installations with the assistance of this brief overview of the various Miami Art Week fairs happening across the destination.

Click here to see the quick guide to the fairs.

Pretty Woman: The Musical

Adrienne Arsht Center

Through December 10th

Get ready for an exciting month at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Make sure to save the date for Pretty Woman, an energetic adaptation of the beloved romantic movie featuring Julia Roberts. With an original musical score featuring songs by Grammy Award-winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, this iconic love story is presented in a captivating and theatrical manner.

Book your tickets here.

Courtesy of Adrienne Arsht Center

Miami Beach Holiday Festival of Lights

December 15-16: The Gabriel

December 22-23: The Betsy

Courtesy of The Miami Guide

Brought to you by the Miami Beach Classical Music Festival, the Miami Beach Holiday Festival of Lights is a magical, family-friendly event that celebrates international holiday traditions through projection mapping displays and live music at multiple venues across Miami Beach. Guests can enjoy musical performances spanning various genres and encounter beloved holiday characters such as Santa Claus, The Grinch, and Elsa from “Frozen.”

Find more information here.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

Adrienne Arsht Center

December 15th -24th

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Miami City Ballet’s (MCB) presentation of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® this holiday season. Set to the iconic score by Tchaikovsky, this beloved classic is brought to life with magnificent set designs by Cuban-American artists Ruben and Isabel Toledo, mesmerizing stage effects by Wendall K. Harrington, and a cast of over 100 dancers. MCB’s The Nutcracker is a cherished holiday tradition that should not be missed.

Buy tickets here.

Courtesy of Miami City Ballet

Zoo Lights

Zoo Miami

Through December 30th

Courtesy of Time Out

Experience an enchanting holiday light spectacle at Zoo Lights, Zoo Miami’s yearly after-hours event showcasing immersive light exhibits, animal lanterns, themed evenings, lively entertainment, holiday treats, and more! Overflowing with entertaining activities suitable for all age groups, this exclusive holiday extravaganza promises to ignite the holiday cheer in both the young and the young at heart.

Learn more about the event here.


Fairchild Tropical Garden

Through January 7th

An eagerly awaited kick-off to the holiday season in Miami, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s immersive NightGarden installation is set to make a fifth-season comeback this November, offering an even more mesmerizing blend of psychedelic landscapes, state-of-the-art technology, and interactive encounters that will continue through the New Year. Encompassing 83 acres of enchanting tropical pathways, the complete NightGarden adventure typically lasts around 60 minutes as visitors meander through a neon wonderland featuring hidden sunken ponds, secret fairy realms, expansive swaying dandelion fields, and the vibrant Orchid Bridge.

Buy tickets here.

Courtesy of Round Magazine

Pentatonix The Most Wonderful Tour of The Year

Hard Rock

December 14th

Courtesy of Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Grammy Award-winning a cappella quintet Pentatonix has graced prestigious venues ranging from The White House and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to The Hollywood Bowl. With a track record of consecutive No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200, including the platinum-certified A Pentatonix Christmas, the group announced the release of another Christmas compilation album titled The Greatest Christmas Hits in September. They are now embarking on a new tour, making a stop at the Hard Rock for an unforgettable evening of live festive melodies.

Buy tickets here.

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