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January 2016 Miami Events, Holidays and Festivals

Art Deco Weekend, Madonna, Ringling Bros. Circus, Miami Heat...

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Top Miami Events for January 2016

Art Deco Weekend, Madonna, Ringling Bros. Circus, the Miami Heat and more...

We are kicking off the year with an array of outdoor festivals and exciting entertainment, get out and enjoy the marvelous weather, there's much to keep us all busy this month!

January Miami Events: the Art Deco Weekend

We start off 2016 with our magnificent fireworks display over Biscayne Bay and in January right on the heels of the holiday season, some fantastic festivals await.

This month's world-class entertainment features Madonna on her Rebel Heart Tour, the world's premier classical Chinese dance company, the Shen Yun Performing Arts, and an all-time classic Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo.

Sports fans won't be dissapointed, the Miami Heat and the Florida Panthers are well underway on their regular seasons.

For kids and families, the Circus is in town!

Here's this month's rundown:

Great Signature Miami Events:

The concert and entertainment scene in January features:

January Public Holidays:

Specially for kids and families:

In the Sports Calendar for January 2016:

Limited Time hot offers and half-price tickets

$18 Sightseeing Boat Cruise for 1 $35 for 2
Bayside Tour in Miami
90-minute Bayride tour of Biscayne Bay, departs from Bayside
(Reg $26)
$15 Jet Boat Miami for one, $28 for two
30-minute adrenaline junky twister ride from Jet Boat Miami, leaves from Sea Isle Marina (Reg $29.95)
$45 Brewmaster Tickets
Brew At The Zoo
Brew at the Zoo Discount Tickets
Miami's Largest Craft Beer Festival at Zoo Miami
Saturday May 6, 2017 (Reg. $70)
$41 VIP Club Access, Appetizers and Drinks
$41 for Ticket with VIP Club Access, Appetizers, and Drinks with World Crawl Miami (Reg. $90.67)

For the following deals you must be a Goldstar member. Goldstar membership is FREE, sign up here.

$39.25+ Cirque Du Soleil Ovo
Cirque du Soleil Ovo
July 13-23, 2017 at BB&T Center
$50-$65 Matilda the Musical
Matilda the Musical
April 25-May 7 at Au-Rene Theater

Hot Tickets Now On Sale

El Clásico: FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid
El Clasico in Miami Tickets
Hard Rock Stadium
July 29, 2017
2017 MLB All Star Game in Miami
MLB All Star in Miami
Marlins Stadium
July 7 - 11, 2017

Cirque Du Soleil OVO
Cirque du Soleil Ovo
AA Arena & BB&T
July 13 - 23, 2017
Hard Rock Live!
July 16, 2017

Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams Tour
Hard Rock Stadium
Monday August 28, 2017
Lady Gaga
Joanne World Tour
Lady Gaga Miami
AA Arena
Thursday November 30, 2017

New Year's Day - January 1, 2016

This is a public holiday. The following will be

  • Government Offices
  • Schools
  • Post Offices
  • Banks
  • Public Libraries
  • Shopping centers and malls - hours may vary from regular schedule
  • Grocery Stores - hours may vary from regular schedule
  • Restaurants
  • Federal, State, Regional Parks
  • Public Transportation with special holiday schedule

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Art Deco Weekend - January 15-17, 2016

Art Deco Weekend

Hosted by the Miami Design Preservation League, the Art Deco Weekend is a tribute to the Art Deco era and involves a series of top notch events over this three-day weekend including Classic Cars, the Parade, Fashion Shows, children's performances, Films and Lectures, Live Music, Antiques, Street Festivals and more.

In addition, the League sponsors an array of great specialty tours offered uniquely during the weekend.

When? Friday to Sunday, January 15-17, 2016

Where? Ocean Drive

How Much? Most of the events at the Art Deco Weekend are FREE, with the exception of the Specialty Tours.

Here's more on the Art Deco Weekend and this year's full program.

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Life In Color - "The World's Largest Paint Party"
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Life in Color in Miami

Step out of reality and immerse yourself in a world filled with music, art, and color! LIC's purpose from day 1 has been to create a blank canvas for fans to PAINT new memories! To create experiences with your best friends and to meet new ones along the way.

Art Installations, Attractions, Live Music, Chill Zones... LIC is so much more than just a concert, its an experience.

When? Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 12 pm onwards

Where? Sun Life Stadium

How Much? $90+ Find tickets

More Info and this year's line-up:

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Fairchild's 8th Annual International Chocolate Festival

Fairchilds Chocolate Festival Miami

Calling all chocolate lovers! This weekend is all about chocolate at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens.

Featuring cooking demonstrations and samplings as well as lots of activities for kids, learn how chocolate is made and hundreds of ways to cook with chocolate.

When? Friday to Sunday January 22-24, 2016 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Where? Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens

How Much? Included in Garden admission $25 for adults, $18 seniors +65, $12 children 6-17
Free for Fairchild Members.

More info and event schedule:

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La Feria del Mercado de San Miguel
September 26 through January 31, 2016

Tapas at Mercado de San Miguel

Madrid's historic Mercado de San Miguel comes to Miami! Tapas, ham, paella, gazpacho, gambas, fish... and a tinto de verano to wash it all down...

Selected Spanish chefs and vendors will set up kiosks and small carts at the wide open air area in Bayfront Park, recreating the atmosphere of this beloved food market.

When? daily through January 31, 2016 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Fridays and Saturdays until midnight.

Where? Bayfront Park at 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132

Where to Park?: There is limited, paid parking at Bayfront Park. You can also park at Bayside Marketplace nextdoor or take the Metrorail to the Government Center Station then transfer to the Metromover Inner Loop to Bayfront Park.

How Much? Admission is FREE, food prices range from $2 for small tapas to $8 for larger dishes.

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The Sound of Music - The Broadway Musical
December 29, 2015 - January 3, 2016

The Sound of Music in Miami

When? Tuesday, December 29, 2015 to Sunday, January 3, 2016

Where? Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center Miami

How Much? $60+

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Shen Yun Performing Arts - January 8 - 10, 2016

Shen Yun in Miami

When? Friday - Sunday, January 8 - 10, 2016 several performances

Where? Au Rene Theater at the Broward Center For The Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale

How Much? $80+

Find Shen Yun Tickets

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Mary Poppins: The Hit Musical About Everyone's Favorite Nanny

Mary Poppins in Miami

When? January 8 - 17, 2016 several performances

Where? William T. Dwyer Theater at 13601 Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410

How Much? $27

$13.50 50% off tickets at Goldstar

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Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood
January 15-16, 2016

Garth Brooks in Miami

When? Friday and Saturday, January 15 - 16, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

How Much? $108+

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Star Trek The Ultimate Voyage Concert Tour - January 19 , 2016

Star Trek The Ultimate Voyage Concert Tour

When? Tuesday January 19, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Where? Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center For The Performing Arts, Ft. Lauderdale

How Much? $26+

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Madonna Rebel Heart Tour
January 23-24, 2016

Madonna Rebel Heart Tour in Miami

When? Saturday and Sunday, January 23-24, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? $60+

Find Madonna Rebel Heart Tour Tickets.

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The Book of Mormon - the award winning Musical
January 26 - February 7, 2016

Book of Mormon in Miami

When? January 26 to February 7, 2016 - Several performances

Where? Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center For The Performing Arts, Ft. Lauderdale

How Much? $50+

Find Tickets.

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Plácido Domingo - January 28, 2016

Placido Domingo in Miami

When? Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? $90+

Find Tickets.

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Def Leppard, Styx & Tesla - January 29, 2016

Def Leppard in Miami

When? Friday, January 29, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

How Much? $38+

Find Tickets.

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Martin Luther King's Birthday January 18, 2016

This is a public holiday held on the third Monday in January. It celebrates the life of Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights leader that fought for racial equality in the United States.

The following will be

  • Government Offices
  • Schools
  • Post Offices
  • Banks
  • Public Libraries
  • Shopping centers and malls
  • Grocery Stores
  • Restaurants
  • Federal, State, Regional Parks
  • Public Transportation

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Santa's Echanted Forest - October 29, 2015 to January 3, 2016

Santa's Enchanted Forest

The largest Christmas-Themed Amusement Park and Carnival is back on its 26th year with its 3 million lights, 92" christmas tree, and the carnival rides for little ones and those wanting a little more extreme.

Located in the heart of Miami in Tropical Park, you will no doubt see the lights from the highway as you drive past.

It is a huge sprawling lively event, just coming to see the lights is worth the trip. Tons of entertainment for kids and families round it all up. There are the many live shows, games, magic acts, mazes, all sorts of rides, from carrousels to roller coasters and drop towers and of course, the carnival food!

When? October 29, 2015 to January 3, 2016 - 5:00pm to Midnight

Where? Tropical Park, on the Palmetto (SR826) and Bird Road (40th Street) 7900 SW 40th Street, Miami, FL 33155

How Much? Adults (10-64) $30.84, Children (3-9) $21.49, Seniors (65+) $21.49 Season and express passes available.

More Info: Santa's Enchanted Forest

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Family Fun Fest at Biscayne National Park
January 10, 2016

Family Fun Fest Biscayne National Park

Family Fun Fest is a FREE program at Biscayne National Park brought to you thanks to the many volunteers and park sponsors. It is held on the second Sunday of the month during the "dry and cool" season, December through April with lots of fun and educational activities for kids and adults alike.

When? January 10, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:00 pm

Where? Biscayne National Park - Dante Fascell Visitor Center

How Much? FREE!

More info: Biscayne National Park Family Fun Fest

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Circus XTREME
January 8 - 18, 2016

Ringling Bros Circus Miami

The Circus is in town! Tigers, Elephants, Acrobats, Clowns...

This is an amazing spectacle, that certainly does justice to their motto "The Greatest Show on Earth"™.

Great family fun entertainment full of non-stop thrilling and exciting acts, just what a circus should be and more!

Don't forget to arrive at least a half hour before show-time for the pre-show event (which starts an hour before the performance), where kids can mingle and take pictures with the cast, i.e. elephants and clowns, try-out their juggling skills, or simply absorb all the fun atmosphere.

When? January 8 - 18, 2016.

Where? American Airlines Arena

How Much? Ticket prices start at $24.95. Discount tickets at Groupon from $15.80 limited quantities, hurry!

More on Ringling Bros. Circus in Miami

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Miami Heat Basketball Schedule
January 2016 Home Games and Tickets

Miami Heat Tickets AA Arena

Night in and night out, this is electrifying, winning basketball with Dwayne Wayde and Chris Bosh... never a dull moment! The AmericanAirlines Arena is where awesome happens...

Come catch a game, check out this amazing team in yet another quest for that coveted championship ring.

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Florida Panthers Hockey Schedule - January 2016 Home Games and Tickets

Florida Panthers Tickets BBT Center

Panthers are pouncing, get over to the BB&T Center to see first-class teams battle it out on the ice!

When? See home game schedule for this month below

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

How Much? As low as $10, but they go quick!

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