What to do in Miami during these unusual holidays?
Christmas and the Holiday season are approaching. Without a question it feels abysmally different than other years. Should you suspend gatherings and events? To a certain extend, yes.
On the other hand, you have your sanity to worry about! Miami is a highly-spirited city, and we surely need the positive vibes, and some celebration to endure these challenging times. It won´t be the same; it will be different, nonetheless you can still do certain activities on the safe side and enjoy these upcoming days.
Remember: Don’t plan on a late night: Miami curfew remains from midnight until 6 a.m., and Miami city police plan to enforce the curfew as COVID-19 cases rise in the state. Masks are still required in most businesses so mask up.
Wynwood Walls reopens: The outdoor attraction reopens Dec. 18 with a new system (you’ll need to order tickets online ahead of time for social distancing). Tickets are free through Jan. 18. https://thewynwoodwalls.com/
Holiday events: You can check out Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami or this drive-thru family show at Tamiami Park.
Write a letter to Santa at his post office
Through December 24Brickell City CentreHere you’ll find an eight-foot table where you can keep an appropriate social distance from St. Nick while writing him a letter. Then you can get free masked photos with the big guy, and photo ops with your pets.Cost: Free https://www.brickellcitycentre.com/
Light up the night in Doral
Through December 31, City Place Doral – The usual choreography of colorful fountains and pop music that is the centerpiece of City Place Doral takes on a holiday twist this year. The fountains will be lit up red and green, and dancing to holiday hits at regular intervals. Cost: Free
Stroll through the lights at Pinecrest Gardens
Through January 3 – Pinecrest Gardens
You and your family can enjoy light displays, specialty foods, cocktails, and even story time with Mrs. Claus. And on select dates, her busy husband might also show up for some pictures.Cost: $7
Savor a happy hour with live Christmas music
Fridays through January 4 – Boca Center.
If you’re the type who counts down the days until radio stations start playing Christmas music like kids count down the last few weeks of school, your Friday night go-to this holiday season is Boca Center. Cost: Free. Drink prices will vary.
Other options include:
Beaches are open.
BISCAYNE NATIONAL PARK
The park is open.
The Museum of Art and Design and the Special Collections at Miami Dade College’s Freedom Tower
Zoo Miami: Open
Jungle Island: Open
Keep it small: limit holiday gatherings to members of your household only
Celebrate smart: hold virtual holiday meals with extended family and friends
Share with care: safely drop off holiday food and gifts at your loved ones’ doors
And don’t forget the basics:
Wear a mask
Practice social distancing
Wash your hands
Have a safe and happy holiday!