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Holiday Events in South Florida

A selection of holiday themed events await you in South Florida starting in December.

Brickell City Centre Ski Chalet & Santa Ski Lift

Holidays in the Centre this year include a build out of Santa’s Ski Lift and Post Office, with events there all December. Get *santamental* with complimentary visits and photos with Santa, available from 1-5 p.m. starting on Black Friday and every Saturday and Sunday through December 19. Leading up to his arrival, photos with Santa will also be available on December 22, 23, and 24 for you to snap last-minute Christmas pics. After doing your holiday shopping at any of BCC’s 100+ of stores, get wrapped up at the Ski Chalet while Santa's helpers wrap your presents every Wednesday and Saturday in December from 1-6 p.m., available through December 21. BCC’s complimentary Gather programming for little ones will return with holiday activities, like decorating ornaments, musical storytelling classes, and book readings by local moms. Add a Centre Pass to your holiday wish list and unwrap exclusive offers from select shops and restaurants at Brickell City Centre – pick up yours at our Concierge desk on Level 2.

Winterwonderville Holiday Festival at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort features its first annual Winterwonderville this year, with holiday activations from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. Winterwonderville will spread holiday cheer throughout Hollywood Beach with events like their Friendsgiving at 5 o'Clock Somewhere Bar, a Thanksgiving Feast at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Restaurant, followed by a festival of events. Resort guests and the public are welcome to enjoy a calendar of family-fun festivities all December long, including a surfing Santa on the signature wave-simulating FlowRider, a beachside skating rink, and live entertainment at the famed Hollywood Beach Bandshell. The resort's eight oceanfront dining outlets will host live music events, including “Holiday Karaoke” and “Dueling Pianos,” along with festive special menus. Christmas Day at Esmé Miami Beach Hotel

Gather your friends and family for a Christmas brunch at Esmé Miami Beach! Visitors and locals can indulge in the hotel’s Christmas menu, which will feature holiday-inspired bites and libations. The brunch is $55 per person and will be held from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET on December 25. Guests can make reservations by emailing

Sip Craft Rum Cocktails Paired with Asian Fusion Cuisine at Barbakoa

What: Brugal 1888 “Wonders Await at La Ventanita” at Doral Yard | Barbakoa When: November 17 – 5pm to 8pm Cost: Free Address: The Doral Yard 8455 NW 53rd St Suite G106, Doral, FL 33166 About: Brugal 1888 will host its next “Wonders Await at La Ventanita” pop up at Barbakoa in the Doral Yard, in celebration of Miami’s tropical lifestyle, coffee culture and love for exceptional craft cocktails. La Ventanita is a sensory tasting experience that unveils the magic behind the distillery to cocktail process and how 130 years of rum mastery translates into a unique spirit. Guests can enjoy live music, passed small bites from Barbakoa’s iconic Asian Fusion cuisine, and specialty craft serves such as the Brugal 1888 Caballero de Paris. If you are interested in attending with a plus one, please reach out to Dinner & Dancing: Enjoy 4-Course Meal and Learn How to Salsa at La Cocina

What: Brugal 1888 Pan Con Party Maestros Dinner at La Cocina x Panolo’s by Kush Hospitality When: November 16 - 6pm to 9pm Cost: Limited seats available - $80pp Address: La Cocina Coctelería 1000 E 16th Street, Hialeah, Florida 33010 About: Brugal, home to more than 130 years of rum mastery, will host a guided Maestros dinner led by brand ambassadors that explors the ultra-premium flavors of Brugal 1888 paired with Cuban-inspired cuisine. A cocktail hour will have guests sipping on Brugal Rum Old Fashions and feasting on lite bites of queso frito, guava and mini crackers followed by a four-course culinary immersion. Featured dishes will include mini croquetas, corned beef bocadito, Panolo’s famed Ban con Bistec, Brugal-infused deep -fried flan and more. Each course will feature a special Brugal pairing sip such as a Brugal Mojito, Brugal Cuba Libre, the brand’s iconic Brugal Espresso Martini and more. The night is topped off with a salsa lesson rounding out the evening as the perfect dinner and dancing date night! Tickets are $80 pp and can be purchased here.

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Cocktail Making Class at W South Beach (every Friday & Saturday)

“Shake It Up!” and learn to perfect your craft with a hands-on, interactive cocktail making class every Friday and Saturday at 6:30PM inside Living Room Bar at W South Beach. A reservation is required 24-hours in advance to Cost: $80 per person Sushi Making Class at W South Beach (every Friday)

“The Art of Sushi Making,” offers guests the opportunity to discover the art and basic techniques of sushi making with a hands-on class led by Chef Ramon Arocha on Fridays at 6:30PM inside Restaurant WSB at W South Beach. A reservation is required 24-hours in advance to Cost: $145 per person

By ML Staff. Images/Rendering by each mentioned venue


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