Holiday Guide

Tis the season for holiday magic! Enjoy 100% of the action with our 2018 Holiday Guide, presented by Miami Children’s Museum.

Miami Children’s Museum. Join us every Saturday this month to introduce your little ones to the arts. We have partnered up with some great artists to bring you lots of fun this holiday season! Come hear a brass quintet of two trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba with the Fellows of the New World Symphony, explore the world of opera with Florida Grand Opera and join Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami on an interactive behind-the-scenes journey through the art of ballet! Click here for details.

Phillip & Patricia Frost Museum of Science. Come chill out with Frost Science during Winter Break! Campers in grades K-5 can kick off the new year with amazing experiments, discoveries and investigations during our weeklong Winter Camp – Friends or Foes: Misunderstood Creatures from Dec 31 to Jan 4.

Brightline. Get onboard the most magical ride of the year! The Polar Express Fort Lauderdale train ride on Brightline is running on select dates through Jan 1. Enjoy exciting performances, hot chocolate, cookies and a special visit from Santa. Visit ftlthepolarexpressride.com for tickets and start a new family tradition.

City of Homestead. Fun for the whole family! Get a free ride, free guided tour, and free admission to Everglades & Biscayne National Parks with an additional stop at Homestead Bayfront Park every day Dec 26-30 when you take the Homestead National Parks Trolley from Downtown Homestead (Losner Park, 104 N Krome Ave). Click here for details.

Deering Estate. Santa Claus is coming to town! Enjoy story-time with Santa’s elves throughout the historic houses and photos with Santa (for an additional fee). There will also be holiday arts & crafts activities and a special reading of the “Christmas Cookie Day” by Tara Knudson and illustrated by Pauline Siewert. Storytime & photos with Santa at Deering Estate on Sat, Dec 8. Click here for details.

Downtown Doral. Introducing Holiday Central, a festive space with decorations, Instagrammable moments, workshops + events to experience the holidays. The fun begins with a visit from Santa on 11/23 at 6 p.m. ONLY for Downtown Doral patrons who spend a min. of $20. Details on all holiday happenings here!

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Give your munchkin joy wrapped in a Garden! Fairchild is ready to delight with 83 acres of tropical fun, including thousands of butterflies in the Wings of the Tropics exhibit, the NightGarden Magical Light Spectacular, festivals and more. Click here to buy tickets or here for membership. Call 305-667-1651 for info.

HackShack. Get your superpowers at HackShack this winter break! Start up or level up your coding, robotics & design skills. We’ll be making games, building & battling robots, and designing 3D objects & merch. Don’t miss out. Space is limited. Click here for details.

Miami Seaquarium. Winter break will be nothing short of SPLASHTACULAR fun at Camp Seaquarium. Winter Camp will include fun-filled days of education and conservation, animal interactions, shows, field and art activities, a souvenir water bottle, snack and a camp T-shirt! Week A: Dec.24 & 26-28, Marine Mammal Holidaze, Week B: Dec.31 & Jan. 2-4, Jingle Shells. Click here for more information.

Pinecrest Gardens. Pinecrest Gardens transforms into a holiday wonderland illuminated by thousands of spectacular sparkling lights. The event features pictures with Santa, mechanical rides with Christmas music, storytelling, pony rides and more from December 14 through January 1. Check online for special event nights at Pinecrestgardens.org.

The Real Food Academy. The Real Food Academy is the best and most trusted cooking school for kids in Miami!  How can we make such a claim?  No one has the experience. No one has the venue! And most importantly no one teaches you child how to eat! Why would you take your child anywhere else? We have offered our Gingerbread decorating class and Winter Cooking Camp for 10 straight years!  We promise there is no camp or class anywhere in Miami that even comes close. Click here to book or get info.

The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove. The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami invites you to enjoy tales from the North Pole at our Breakfast with Santa or decorate your own Gingerbread House with our Pastry Elves. Christmas Day Brunch includes a beautiful culinary display of fresh seafood, holiday favorites, sweet treats, fun activities and even a surprise from the big red guy himself! Click here for details.

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. Join us at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami for the resort’s annual 12 Days of Christmas events featuring a Holiday Open House, Breakfast with Santa, Cookie Decorating, and other family-friendly events! Continue the holiday celebrations at our Christmas Day Brunch, World’s Smallest NYE Party and more! Click here for details.

Southland Mall. Bring your Munchkins to take pictures with Santa at Southland Mall this holiday season! He will be at his workshop from Fri, Nov 23 – Dec, 24. And don’t miss Southland Mall’s Pet Photo nights on Dec 3 and 17. Click here for times and details.

Taste Buds Kitchen. Celebrate the season with family bonding and gingerbread fun with our signature holiday workshops. Come enjoy everyone’s favorite sweet holiday escape in our tasty camp where we’ll put your culinary creativity to the test. We will have 2 4-day weeks of camp while the kids are out of school. Register by the week or a single day. Do you want to build a snowman? Come dazzle your way through the Kitchen as we learn to whip up oh-so-delicious Snowman Cupcakes completely from scratch.

Temple Judea. Join us for a weekend of Chanukah fun beginning with our Chanukah Shabbat on Dec 7 featuring our Kalish Artist-in-Residence, Noah Aronson and Temple Judea Choir, Kol Malachim followed by a delicious extended oneg. We will celebrate with music, dreidels and fun! Don’t forget to bring your menorah. Then join us on Dec 9 for a special concert with Noah Aronson.

sun16dec7:30 amMiami Jingle Bell Jog @ Bayfront Park Price: Prices vary Ages: All ages

sun16dec9:30 amWelcome Santa @ American Girl Price: $25 Ages: 3+

sun16dec10:00 amsun11:45 amBuild Sweet Memories: Gingerbread House Event @ Artsy Hive Price: $32.10 per child (up to 2 adults per child) Ages: 2-18

sun16dec11:00 amSanta Claus Arrival @ Cauley Square Price: Free Ages: All ages

sun16dec11:00 amHoliday Tea @ American Girl Price: $22 Ages: 8+

sun16dec3:00 pmsun4:15 pmHolidays Around the Globe @ Pinecrest Gardens Price: $15-$19 Ages: All ages

sun16dec5:10 pmPolar Express @ Gold Coast Railroad Museum Price: Prices vary Ages: All ages

sat22dec10:00 amsat11:30 amHand Building with Clay: Holiday Edition @ Artsy Hive Price: $37.45 Ages: 6-13

wed26dec8:00 amwed6:00 pmDisability Services Winter Camp @ Camp Matecumbe Price: $100 per week Ages: 6-22

wed26dec8:00 amwed6:00 pmDisability Services Winter Camp @ Ojus Park Price: $100 per week Ages: 6-22

wed26dec3:00 pmwed4:00 pmSnowman Holiday Craft Kids’ Club @ IKEA Miami Price: Free Ages: 3-12

thu27dec6:45 pmThe Polar Express @ Gold Coast Railroad Museum Price: Prices vary Ages: All ages

sun30dec11:00 amHoliday Tea @ American Girl Price: $22 Ages: 8+

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