2016 Miami Holiday Guide Presented by Miami Skin Institute

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‘Tis the season for holiday fun so grab your friends and family and take advantage of the season’s best events happening around Miami:

Santa’s Enchanted Forest
November 3, 2016 through January 8, 2017. 5:00 p.m. to midnight
Tropical Park on the Palmetto and Bird Road, 7900 SW 40th Street in Miami, FL

This large carnival has 3 million lights and entertainment for all ages. Admission for adults (10-64) is $31.78, seniors (65 and up) is $22.43, children (3-9) is 22.43. Ask about Season and express passes.

For more information visit: www.santasenchantedforest.com

Symphony of Lights
Gulfstream Park, 901 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Gulfstream Park’s popular holiday tradition, Symphony of Lights, will return starting on Friday, November 25th, featuring a 50-foot tree decorated with thousands of lights synchronized to holiday music, and an array of free entertainment for the whole family, including selfies with Santa and Mrs. Claus and train rides. Symphony of Lights will run nightly through December 31st from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., with light shows every hour on the hour.

The opening night kick-off event on Friday, November 25th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. will feature selfies with Santa & Mrs. Claus, stilt walker, juggling acts, face painters, tattoo artists, a coloring station and train rides. The light show will take place every hour on the hour starting at 5 p.m. that night.

The complete schedule of activities for the 2016 season of Symphony of Lights is as follows:

Santa & Mrs. Claus, toy soldiers, juggling acts and stilt walkers will have appearances from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 26th and Sunday, November 27th and then every Friday and Saturday from December 2nd thru December 24th.

Catabella Express Train Rides will be available to take children on a tour of Gulfstream Park from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, November 25th and will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the following dates:
Saturday, November 26th
Friday, December 16th
Saturday, December 17th
Friday, December 23rd
Saturday, December 24th

Miami Lantern Light Festival
November 30, 2016 through January 8, 2017, from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. is a celebration of Chinese culture.
Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center at 10921 SW 21st Street in Miami, FL.

Giant hand-crafted lanterns, dramatic performances, and delicious cuisine.

Entry is $25.00 for adults, $$21.00 for children (2-15), active military and seniors. A season pass is $62.00. Parking is $5.00. For tickets visit: www.lanternlightfestival.com.

Winterfest Boat Parade
Saturday, December 10, 2016. 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Intracoastal Waterway from Ft. Lauderdale’s New River (lining up at the Stranahan House to the Performing Arts Center) to Pompano Beach just south of Atlantic Boulevard at Lake Santa Barbara.

Anything that floats will be cruising the Waterway decorated following this year’s theme of “Fairytales Afloat. View the parade from the bridges at Las Olas Boulevard, Sunrise Boulevard, Oakland Park Boulevard, and Commercial Boulevard. Free along the parade route.

Grandstand reserved seating (Hugh Taylor Birch State Park) $25.00/adults, $20.00/ children under 10, $22.00/ seniors, groups, military. Admission (non-grandstand) $5.00-bring a chair.

Shuttle service from the Galleria Mall is $5.00. *No parking inside the park.

To purchase tickets: www.lanternlightfestival.com

Annual Living Nativity at Miami Shores Presbyterian Church
December 9 and 10, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Miami Shores Presbyterian Church, 602 NE 96th Street, Miami Shores
Open to the public Freewill offering of canned goods is appreciated.

An open-air, live action reenactment with digital images. Features include narration with live animals and a choir.

Winterland at the Farm
December 9, 2016 to January 9, 2017. Check hours at website: www.pintofarm.com
Pinto Farm, 14890 SW 216 Street, Miami, FL

Admission: Winterland Unlimited $19.00, Winterland Paddleboat ride or Hayride $9.00.

Meet Santa Clause and friends. Enjoy hayrides, paddleboat rides and a lot more activities.

Wild Holidays at Jungle Island
December 2016 to January 2017, exact dates to be announced. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail in Miami

Part of Park Admission: $39.95/ adults, $32.95/ Children, $37.95/ children (3 to 10). State tax extra. $10.00/ parking.

Two weeks of animal shows, daily parades, games, arts and crafts, and much more. Information: www.jungleisland.com.

Dave Kos 2016 Christmas Tour
Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL
More information at: www.arshtcenter.com.

Jazz music to celebrate Christmas.

Kenny G the Holiday Tour 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016 8:00 p.m.
Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale

Prices vary. Saxophone music at its best.

Kiwanis of Little Havana 40th Annual Christmas Gala
December 3, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Miami Seaquarium, 400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL

A Fundraiser for Kiwanis youth programs. The gala features spirits, food stations, and entertainment. For more information visit: www.kiwanischristmasparty.com.

Greater Miami Symphonic Band Family Holiday Concert
December 11, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
Banyan Bowl at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, FL

Tickets start at $5.00 to $15.00 each. Concert celebrating Christmas and Chanukah.

Ready for Christmas II
December 15, 2016, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Miami Dade County Auditorium’s Black Box Theatre, 2901 W Flagler Street, Miami, FL

A Christmas spectacular featuring Cachita Lopez and Louis Amanti. Tickets range from $35.00 to $50.00.

Dinner Cruise
December 25, 2016, 4:00 to 6:30
Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL

Island Queen Cruises present a traditional Christmas dinner while cruising the downtown Miami area.

Meet Santa Clause and Frozen’s Elsa
December 17, 2016, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Drinkhouse Fire & Ice, 1672 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

Meet Santa Clause and Elsa from Frozen. Food and activities for kids of all ages.

Thomas Amour Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker
December 3, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 Flagler Street, Miami, FL
Tickets available through Ticketmaster or the Thomas Amour Youth Ballet.

Classic ballet for audiences3 and up.

Art Ballet Theatre of Florida’s Nutcracker
December 9-10, 2016, 7:00 p.m. December 11, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th Street, Aventura
Tickets are $30.00

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Friday, December 30, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

You need to be a member but membership is free, just sign up.

New World Orchestra: Sounds of the Season
December 18, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL
Get your tickets through the New World Orchestra, starting at $30.00.

Music of the season.

Miami Beach Bowl
December 21, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL

Postseason football game between top teams from the American Athletic Conference and Conference USA.

Capital One Orange Bowl
December 30, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, FL

College playoff game.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks
December 31, 2016, Midnight
South Beach, Miami, FL

Ring in the New Year with a free fireworks show.

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