Christmas in Miami 2022 Guide

Christmas Tree with Lights & Ornaments

Are you planning a vacation for Christmas in Miami, Florida? If so, you're in luck! Because in this article, we're going to show you exactly how to spend your Christmas in Miami.

We're going to cover everything from what to do in Miami to where to go, what to see, and what to do in Miami at this special time of year!

For those seeking a tropical Christmas, Miami is an ideal destination. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of Christmas palm tree light displays, decorated luxurious yachts, and brightly lit streets and businesses on Lincoln Road. And if you're looking for some delicious food, you can't go wrong with that, too – check out our post, Top Five Star Restaurants in Miami.

If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional Christmas experience of snow, cold temperatures, and a decorated evergreen Christmas tree, then Miami could be the perfect choice. Miami Beach offers a unique experience that is sure to make your Christmas one to remember.

Enjoy the warmth of the sun and the sand of the beach while you decorate your own palm tree, and enjoy the festivities that Miami has to offer during the holiday season. With its unique setting, Christmas in Miami Beach is the perfect destination to make memories that will last a lifetime.

So let’s call Santa and tell him you’ll be in Miami for Christmas Eve. We also recommended asking Saint Nicholas to add sunscreen and a bathing suit to your Christmas list this year.

Miami Weather In December

A Miami Christmas is a perfect getaway for those looking to escape the cold weather of other climates. With warm temperatures that range from 76 degrees Fahrenheit during the day to 65 degrees Fahrenheit at night, you can enjoy a mild and comfortable winter experience.

In December, Miami's sky is often cloudy but there is still plenty of sunshine to enjoy. The humidity levels can be quite high, and there is a small chance of rain. With so much to do and explore in the city, Miami is an ideal destination for a festive Christmas holiday.

Is Christmas a Good Time to Visit Miami?

Miami is renowned for its gorgeous beaches, vibrant nightlife and distinct South Beach architecture, but something that many people don’t know is that it goes all out for Christmas in Florida. 

Miami during Christmas is a truly magical experience. The city is lit up with twinkling lights, and lush flowers add to the festive atmosphere. The warm weather makes the festivities even more enjoyable, and the locals are always friendly and welcoming. If you're lucky, you may even spot a surfing Santa—a unique and exciting sight that's sure to make your Christmas in Miami even more special!

Miami in December is also less crowded, there is less traffic, and the atmosphere is much more laid back than in the busier summer months.

Things to do in Miami for Christmas

Santa's Enchanted Forest

Santa's Enchanted Forest

Santa's Enchanted Forest is the world's largest holiday theme park with over 100 rides, shows, games and attractions. Operating from November 9th, 2022 to January 8th, 2023.

Santa's Enchanted Forest is fun for the whole family offering kids rides, family rides, and thrill rides. They also have a variety of different entertainment shows like magic, acrobats, and more. Santa's Enchanted forest has something for everyone.

If you want to see beautiful lights they have millions of dazzling lights all around along with a Christmas light show. If Christmas displays and ornaments are your thing they have life size hand crafted holiday displays. Christmas wouldn't be complete without a tree and Santa's Enchanted Forest has the tallest christmas tree in South Florida! This is a perfect place for family and kids to enjoy the holidays in Miami.

Deering Estate

Deering Estate Holiday Miami

The Deering Estate is a Miami historic landmark opened to the public year around. The view alone is worth the visit, but this Miami Dade County park offers much more. The Deering Estate was the home from 1922 to 1927 of Charles Deering. Mr. Deering was the chairman of International Harvester.

The Deering Estate offers many activities during the holiday season. From November 25th, 2022 to January 6th, 2023 there is something happening at the Deering Estate that may interest anyone who is looking for holiday spirit. The holiday Decor is breathtaking here, taking in the historic views and sights but with some holiday spin infused with it. They have over a dozen holiday tree's and a grand 17' tree in the Great Hall.

There are also many smaller trees and lights throughout to accentuate the estate’s detailed architecture. The Deering Estate also offers among other things on December 17th Story time and photos with Santa from 10am to 1pm. If you are looking for something for the adults, Holiday Evening by The Bay is perfect!

Enjoy a drink with friends, pack a picnic, or stroll the main grounds and take in the decor and holiday lights. This event is December 21st, 5-9pm and can purchase tickets for $10 here.

Christmas Tree at Bayfront

Bayfront Christmas Tree

This activity explains itself so we will leave it short and sweet! For the holidays and christmas season nothing quite gets a person in the holiday spirit like the giant christmas tree at Miami's Bayfront park in downtown Miami. This 50 foot tall christmas tree is brightly lit up from head to toe as it looks over Biscayne bay. This is a perfect sight to see as you can shop and dine around Miami's bayfront.

Santa's Circus and Magical Village

Santas Circus Miami

Santa's Circus in Miami is like nothing you have ever seen for holiday entertainment. Santa's Circus experience includes their world-famous circus show, Christmas village activations, Games, Snowfall zone, lots of Lights in the park, Holiday foods, food and beverage and retail experience, and a range of interactive moments and photo opportunities.

Special activities and experiences that will awe and inspire with polar bears, angels, reindeer, carol singers and more. For this event tickets start at $15 and will be open from November 26th, 2022 to January 1st, 2023. Get tickets here.

Candlelight Open Air: Holiday Special featuring “The Nutcracker” at Jungle Island Miami

Candlelight Nutcrcaker Jungle Island Miami

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live musical experience to breathtaking locations like never seen before in Miami. Get your tickets now to discover Holiday music from “The Nutcracker'' and more at Jungle Island under the gentle glow of candlelight.

Dates for this concert experience are December 11, 18, and 22 at 6pm and 8:30pm. Each show is 65 minutes and you can arrive 60 minutes before. You can purchase tickets here.


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Although it may not be cold and snowy in sunny Miami Beach, Miami still knows how to celebrate the holidays in style! We hope you enjoy our recommended Miami Christmas events to enjoy the holidays.

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Happy Holidays from Villa Pads