What to See and Do in South Beach in December 2018

With the holiday season in full swing, South Beach has an abundance of holiday-themed events to help you feel festive. Below are some of our top recommendations for some must-do December activities.

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Santa’s Enchanted Forest: November 1 to January 6

Come visit the largest Christmas-themed amusement park that is perfect for all ages. Whether you come to marvel at the park’s spectacular Christmas decorations or to experience the live shows, rides, and games, there is plenty of entertainment for everyone. For more information, click here.


Christmas Tree Lighting at Bayfront Park: November 23

Right after Thanksgiving you can kick off the Christmas spirit in downtown Miami as Bayfront Park unveils its 50-foot tree covered with vibrant lights. For more information, click here.


Miami Lantern Light Festival: November 30 to January 20

The Lantern Light Festival is a six-week celebration of Chinese culture featuring decorative lanterns, amazing performances, and incredible cuisine. For more information, click here.


Miami Outboard Club’s Annual Holiday Boat Parade: December 15

Over 50 boats, all decked out in holiday decorations, will be parading in the waters of Biscayne Bay. There will be plenty of food, fun, entertainment, and even a firework show. For more information, click here.


Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami: November 23 to December 29

Come visit Zoo Miami as it is transformed into a holiday wonderland. Although the amazing holiday decorations are spectacular at night, during the day you can also watch the zoo’s animals open their Christmas presents. There will also be carousel rides, pictures with Santa, cookies and hot cocoa. For more information, click here.


New World Symphony Wallcast Free Outdoor Concert: December 15

The New World Symphony will be presenting a festive program celebrating the holiday season, giving you the chance to share some wonderful music with friends and family. The performance will feature a variety of cultural heritages, certain to delight audiences of all ages. For more information, click here.

Ready for an Adrenaline Rush? Where to Skydive in Miami

Want an unparalleled thrill? Want to feel the wind rushing against your body as you descend from the warm Miami sky? If skydiving has been on your bucket list for some time now, then check out our recommendations for the top three places to skydive in Miami.

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The Miami Skydiving Center is ready to give you a major adrenaline pump. To commence this experience, start by making your reservation online. On your scheduled skydiving day, the center requires you to take an in-person class, which will usually contain four to six other skydivers, and will give you 30 minutes of pre-flight instruction. Then your instructor will help you gear up and safely board the plan. You will then take flight and once you are two miles above the ground you will hear the fateful words: “Ready, set, GO!” Do not forget to smile for your 120mph, 40 second freefall video. But don’t fret — you will be harnessed to a certified skydiver who will be with you throughout the duration of your journey. However, if you are certified (or wish to get certified through the Accelerated Freefall Program), you can go on a solo dive. Advanced divers can practice belly flying, free flying, sky boarding, and even the new birdman suit. When your parachute opens, you will peacefully float down from 5000 feet, lasting a total of seven minutes. The entire experience will last about two hours, but your schedule may be adjusted according to the weather.


Another great Miami option is Skydive Miami, a facility that welcomes both beginners and experts. This highly reliable organization is a certified group member of the United States Parachute Association (USPA) and all their instructors and jump maters are licensed by USPA and have all achieved the highest ratings awarded. With over 70 years of skydiving experience and thousands of satisfied customers, you will be sure to have a once in a lifetime experience.


Finally, Superflight is a great option for your Miami skydiving adventure. Unlike the other two options, Superflight allows participants to fly in a wind tunnel, so it’s a great way to get the full skydiving experience without the often-frightening element of jumping out of a plane. The wind tunnel generates over 120 mph winds, so you can fly up to 10 feet above the ground. This experience is particularly friendly for skydiving enthusiasts of all ages — children as young as four years old can participate in this safe, exciting experience! All flight experience last about 40 minutes. No previous experience is required, but all participants will go through a required registration, gearing-up, and briefing prior to taking flight.

What to Do in South Beach in November 2018

If you are planning a trip to South Beach this November, then look no further for a list of the top attractions and events happening during the month.

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Miami will be celebrating many exciting events in November from a weekend of NASCAR racing to the beloved Miami Book Fair.

The concert calendar is also stocked with top performers like Elton John, Marc Anthony, Travis Scott, Ozuna, and more.

As Thanksgiving approaches, visitors will also get to partake in all the holiday splendor happening throughout South Beach.


When you visit during November, you can easily find a wealth of activities to partake in.