Tree lightings and Santa’s arrival in Miami

It seems as though Christmas events and festivities begin earlier and earlier each year.  Several malls around town and a few parks host their Santa arrivals as well as tree lighting and holiday festivities in November and there are plenty in December as well. All events listed are free. December 8 Coconut Grove Tree Lighting Ceremony: Celebrate Read More

Where to find kid-friendly New Year’s Eve events and other holiday happenings

By JENNIFER BOEHM SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL What better way to get into the holiday spirit than drinking hot cocoa, looking at lights and decorating a Christmas tree? And as we inch closer to the holidays, there are plenty of chances for you to get your Santa and snow fix. We’ve rounded up all the Read More

Coconut Grove tree lighting

Time Out says Coconut Grove’s annual tree lighting ceremony takes over Commodore Plaza, turning the street into a winter wonderland for pedestrians. Snap a photo with Santa, get your face painted with Frozen’s Olaf the Snowman and explore the pop-up holiday village. It all leads up to the main event—the tree lighting, of course—happening just Read More

Holiday

Organized by the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District (BID), join Santa in his cabin for photos; wander through the pop-up Holiday Village featuring miniature replicas of beloved local restaurants and retailers including Ariete, Taurus, Warby Parker, and Barracudas; vote for your favorite store-front decoration; listen to a variety of musical performances ranging from traditional Bahamian Read More

Coconut Grove’s 7th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Community Calendar Coconut Grove’s 7th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony Sunday, December 08, 2019 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm   Commodore Plaza Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove, FL 33133 Miami, FL Directions Price: Free On Sunday, December 8th from 3pm to 7pm, the Grove’s Commodore Plaza will close to cars and transform into a winter wonderland Read More

Coconut Grove’s Pumpkin Patch Festival Returns October 26

ELENA VIVAS | SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 | 10:00AM Seasonal changes in South Florida are clandestine, especially when temperatures soar into the mid-80s in November. Nonetheless, Miami denizens still enjoy the delights of autumn in the form of pumpkin spice lattes, fall-scented candles, and the Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival. Voted one of the top harvest festivals by O, the Oprah Magazine , the Read More

STARCHITECTS FLOCK TO MIAMI

RENZO PIANO, BJARKE INGELS AND REM KOOLHAAS HAVE TAKEN OVER MIAMI – AND WE LOVE IT. BY PAULA FROELICH ON 8/27/19 AT 10:55 AM EDT Miami has long been known for its Art Deco and its art. But although it’s has been the center of a building craze for the past 15 years, the heavy hitters in Read More

Mitchell Kaplan: Bookstore guru crosses media lines via films, podcasts

Written by Jesse Scheckner on August 27, 2019 It’s a good thing for Miami-Dade that Mitchell Kaplan decided against becoming a lawyer. The founder and president of Books & Books has done a lot to deepen the county’s cultural footprint over four decades, and if his activities in recent years are any indication, he’s far from finished. Read More

A canopy grows in Coconut Grove

By Florida International University | August 27, 2019 Perhaps more than anywhere else in Miami, the streets of Coconut Grove are dappled with sunlight and shadow. Look overhead and you’ll see why. Here, the tree tunnels that stretch over highways and streets are the fabric of the community. They’re like the cafecito windows of Little Havana. Or the beaches that Read More

Coconut Grove, a Miami Neighborhood That Feels Like a ‘Small Town With a Big-City Vibe’

The area is walkable, friendly, and offers easy access to the beach BY NANCY A. RUHLING |  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON AUGUST 24, 2019  |  MANSION GLOBAL Coconut Grove, Miami’s bohemian beauty by the beach, is the Florida city’s oldest continuously inhabited neighborhood. Founded in 1873, it’s as intoxicating as its tropical-theme name. In the last three years, its residential Read More

Miami restaurants go hog wild ahead of International Bacon Day

AUGUST 23, 2019 | Chris Van Vliet Let us be the first to wish you a very happy International Bacon Day. It’s coming up next Saturday, Aug. 31, and one thing’s for sure: this is a holiday where you can pig out. Deco is going hog wild at a few South Florida spots that have unique Read More

Mr. C brings timeless Italian glamour to Miami’s Coconut Grove

By Holly V. Kapherr  | Aug 21, 2019 I’ve heard the building that houses the new 100-room Mr. C Coconut Grove hotel called both a cruise ship and a spaceship. Both of those are fitting descriptions. It’s an imposing, bright-white structure with small, round windows resembling portholes. It stands on 20-foot stilts, and arriving guests drive under the building — still at street Read More

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