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


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