Copy of holiday 2016(2)Tis the season for holiday goodies! Check out the best parades, winter camps & Santa spottings & holiday parties in town with our 2016 Holiday Guide, presented by Zoo Miami.


Zoo Miami’s Winter Camp. Zoo Miami’s Winter Camp nourishes our children’s innate connection with nature while reinforcing life science concepts and environmental conservation. Our education professionals use multi-disciplinary approaches to provide children with an invaluable and award-winning learning experience while having a stampede of fun! For kids 4-12, click here to register & get more info.

Gym Kidz. Are you ready to flip into the New Year? Looking for something fun and exciting to do during the winter break? Gym Kidz gymnastics facilities provides quality gymnastics training for children of all ages in a fun and safe environment. Programs we offer: Preschool and recreational gymnastics, competitive team, tumbling, ninjastics (gymnastics obstacle training), gym babies and play kidz (special needs program). Three facilities to choose from: North Miami Beach, Coral Gables Youth Center & Scott Rakow Youth Center. Sign up today. Space is limited, click here or email for info.

Actors’ Playhouse. Actors’ Playhouse presents a timeless tale of yuletide spirit live on stage in A Christmas Carol, the Musical playing through December 24. A fabulous musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic written especially for family audiences, this Miracle Theatre favorite promises to warm hearts as it reveals the true meaning of the holidays. Click here for info & tickets.

City Trekker Camp at Coral Gables Museum. Children ages 5-12 celebrate end-of-year traditions from around the world! Campers learn through arts and crafts activities, gallery tours, scavenger hunts, and enjoy a magical snow day. Camp runs Dec 26 – Jan 6, call 305-603-8067 or click here to register.

Celebration Navidena at Mall of the Americas. Join Santa Claus at the Mall of the Americas for our Celebración Navideña on Sat, Dec 10 from 1-3pm. Families are invited to spend the afternoon enjoying games, arts and crafts, face painting and write a wish list to Santa. This bilingual event is free. Click here for more info.

Ed-Venture Camp at Jungle Island. Jungle Island takes kids 5-12 on an exciting odyssey. The educational outdoor winter camp teaches campers about nature’s wonders while getting them up-close and- personal to lemurs, kangaroos and tortoises. Campers will enjoy special hands-on activities, animal interactions, arts & crafts, story-time & snacks. Plus, adventurers learn about holiday parties from different cultures & climates. Camp runs Dec 26-30 and Jan 2-6, email or click here to register & get more info.

MineCamp at Learn01
MineCamp is an educational camp for kids 7 – 13 who love Minecraft. This year will be a space adventure. We will learn about the mysteries of space while creating Minecraft space bases, recreating physics experiments, launching water rockets, 3D printing spaceships and exploring the solar system with virtual reality. Click here to get info & register.

Winter Camp at Miami Children’s Museum. Kids 4-10 are invited to play, learn, imagine & create over winter break! MCM’s 2016 Winter Camp will be exploring music & the arts with an emphasis on musical theater. From set building to acting & so much more! Camp runs Dec 26-30 and Jan 2-6 from 9am-3pm and is $198/week for members or $220/week for non-members. Register now by calling Yanet at: 305-373-KIDS (5437)x112 or emailing. Click here for info.

Winter Camp at Miami Seaquarium. Winter break brings excitement with the return of Winter Camp. Spend winter break with us and interact with your new marine animal friends during a week of games, marine mammal shows, animal interactions, lots of arts and crafts and so much more! Save BIG when you book online click here!

Winter Camp at Miami Theater Center. Keep the kids inspired over the holiday! Sign up for Winter Break Mini-Camp at Miami Theater Center. Our camp counselors will teach your young ones (ages 6-12) all about the ins and outs of theater through fun games and activities. From Dec 26 – Jan 6, we have 1 or 2-week options to work around any family’s holiday plans. For more information please click here.

Ongoing Paid Events

  • The Nutcracker @ Various locations
  • Zoo Lights @ Zoo Miami
  • Santa’s Enchanted Forest @ Tropical Park
  •  A Christmas Carol @ Actors’ Playhouse
  • Wild Holidays @ Jungle Island
  • Winterland @ Pinto’s Farm
  • Miami on Ice @ Intercontinental Miami
  • Night of Lights @ Pinecrest Gardens

Where to Find Santa

  • Aventura Mall
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Dadeland Mall
  • Dolphin Mall
  • The Falls
  • Mall of the Americas
  • Miami International Mall
  • Pinto’s Farm


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