Holidays are here!!! Bring on the tree, gifts, giggles, traditions and quality family time. Make this your best December yet with our 2022 guide to activities, camps and family FUN, presented by Zoo Miami.

Zoo Miami. Zoo Lights returns to Zoo Miami with more than one million lights on select nights, from November 25th to December 30th, from 6:30pm to 10pm. Guests can enjoy special appearances with Santa Claus, a 26-foot-tall LED holiday tree, special animal appearances, music and more! Get your tickets here.

Miami Children’s Museum. Miami Children’s Museum invites you to explore Winter Wonderland, now through January 8th. Glide and twirl in your socks on the indoor skating rink. Read about all things winter in the Reading Nook and create artwork inspired by different Holidays Around the World. Get details here.

The Real Food Academy. Spend Winter Break at The Real Food Academy! Munchkins can make holiday treats or spend a week or two at Winter Camp. Campers ages 5-13 will spend the day cooking, baking, dancing, crafting, tasting new flavors and meeting new friends. Classes run Saturday mornings and camp runs Monday – Thursday Dec 26-30 and Jan 2-6.

A Christmas Carol at Actors’ Playhouse. A Christmas Carol, The Musical at Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre. The Charles Dickens classic takes a musical turn in this festive holiday favorite. Tiny Tim and the entire Cratchit family join three unearthly Spirits in trying to convince Ebenezer Scrooge to change his Bah Humbug ways. This fabulous adaptation written especially for family audiences will warm your heart as it reveals the true meaning of the season! December 1 – 24. Get info & tickets here.

Deering Estate Holiday Activities. The Deering Estate celebrates the holidays with an exciting lineup of programs and events for the entire family to enjoy, including: Historic Holiday Décor: A Jazzy Holiday, Historic Holiday Evening Strolls, Story-Time & Photos with Santa, Holiday Bay Cruise and Winter Camp. Click here for details.

Deering Estate Winter Camp. The Deering Estate offers a winter break camp, which aligns with Miami Dade County School’s scheduled winter break. Every camp has a different theme and explores a different aspect of nature, allowing campers to have fun while also learning about different fields of science. Two, five-day sessions are available. Ages: 6-14. Register here.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. This holiday season Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is hosting an entire month of festive family fun with Very Merry Garden! Find of all of Santa’s Reindeer for a chance to win a prize at Reindeer Round-up. Other holiday activities include letters to Santa, Storytime with Mrs. C, Santa’s Garden, hot chocolate bar and much more. Click here for details.

Fantasy Theater Factory. Santa is bringing the North Pole to the Sandrell Rivers Theater! Fantasy Theatre Factory invites you to a delightful meet and greet and holiday photo-op with Santa at Santa’s Workshop; you can also enjoy a warm cup of hot chocolate with other holiday treats! Santa’s Workshop doors are open to all! Thurs, Dec 22 at 6pm and Fri, Dec 23 at 6pm. Click here for details.

Miami City Ballet. This December, be enchanted by Miami City Ballet’s magical adventure: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. Brought to life by more than 100 dancers and brilliant live orchestra, this dazzling spectacle ignites the wonderment of childhood for all ages. Miami and West Palm Beach, Dec 16 – 30. Tickets start from $39.

Miami Theater Center. MTC presents Dan & Claudia Zanes: The Holiday Sing Along. Celebrate the traditions of Christmas and Hanukkah in English,Hebrew, and Spanish as well as holiday songs from Korea, Tunisia, Puerto Rico,and Haiti. Click here for details.

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. Winter Break from school is the perfect time to chill out with the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science! Children ages 5 to 11 can explore the wonders of science and create friendships through two unique four-day camps from December 27 -December 30 and January 3 – January 6. Enroll your child today!

Pinecrest Gardens. Experience Pinecrest Gardens at night as a winter wonderland dotted by thousands of twinkling lights throughout the botanical landscape. Enjoy tasty treats, magical story time and live concerts in the historic Banyan Bowl stage. Festival includes a Holiday Bazaar featuring locally made gift items and access to the new Upper Garden playground. Click here for details.

Superblue Miami. This winter break, captivate the imagination of the whole family at Superblue Miami. Full of magical, immersive experiences, the first-of-its-kind art space will “transport you to otherworldly dimensions,” according to the Miami Herald. Gift cards are available.