We are kicking off the year with an array of outdoor festivals and exciting entertainment, January is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the
marvelous weather, there's much to keep us all busy this month!
This month's top events include the Art Deco Weekend and International Chocolate Festival. In the entertainment sphere, Hamilton, the musical closes this month at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Cher is in town and Marvel Heroes swarm both the BB&T Center and the AmericanAirlines Arena.
Sports fans won't be dissapointed, the Miami Heat and the Florida Panthers are well underway on their regular seasons and for runners and fans, the Miami Marathon is here, don't miss the stunning course with even more stunning sights.
For our nature lovers, this is the perfect time
to get out and soak it all up, our State and National Parks are teeming with wildlife, enjoy!
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 18 - 20, 2019
Where? Ocean Drive
How Much? Most of the events at the Art Deco Weekend are FREE, with the exception of the Specialty Tours.
A jazz festival unlike any other, the South Beach Jazz Festival will take pride in featuring talented musicians with disabilities.
This first edition will take place throughout various venues on Miami Beach, and will be
a combination of ticketed concerts as well as free performances open to the public.
When? Friday through Sunday January 4 - 6, 2019
Where? Several venues. Performances will take place at the Colony Theatre and on stages set up throughout Lincoln Road.
How Much? Free performances and ticketed concerts from $30. Tickets can be purchased directly from the Colony Theater, call 305-674-1040 to inquire.
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? January 19, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Where? RC Cola Plant at 550 NW 24th St, MIAMI, FL, 33127
How Much? General Admission $80.95
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 25 - 27, 2019 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.
A fantastic weekend of running events that culminate with the renowned Miami Marathon on the final day. 25,000 runners, a beautiful course, fantastic views, electric atmosphere! Runners and spectators alike will enjoy what has to be one of the most stunning courses, passing along some of Miami's classic landmarks: Port of Miami, Art Deco District, the MacArthur Causeway...
There is also a Half Marathon or Tropical 5K and Kids Run.
When? Sunday January 27, 2019 starts 6:00 am
Where? Start point is American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami. Finish line at Bayfront Park.
How Much? Registration Fee for Marathon $110, Half Marathon $95. Spectators FREE along the race course.
NightGarden is back this year! An enchanted, illuminated experience full of fantasy and wonderment where things like the Wise Talking Tree, Flying Fairies and a Sunflower Maze come to life.
Three times larger than last year's fantastic hit, come and marvel at unbelievable live effects such as holographic butterflies and floating orchids throughout multiple acres of dazzling magic.
When? November 15, 2019 to January 11, 2020
Where? Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156
How Much? General Admission $33, Children 10 and under $26, plus service fees. Discounts for Fairchild members and season passes available.
A spectacular evening of dazzling lights, colors, shapes, and themes.
The Lantern Light festival is a six week celebration of Chinese culture featuring massive lanterns, inspiring performances, and incredible cuisine.
Each Chinese lantern is custom-built by Chinese artisans and typically takes four weeks and a team of seven to complete.
The lanterns are handmade from hundreds of pieces of silky cloth. Some are over 30 feet high and others are up to 300 feet long.
When? November 30, 2018 to January 20, 2019 - Thursdays through Sundays 5:00 - 10:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays open until 11:00 pm
Where? Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds at 10901 SW 24th Street,Miami, FL 33165
How Much? Adults $23, Children (3-12) $18, Seniors and Active Military $20, Children activity packages and group packages available.
Miami Concerts and Entertainment this January 2019
Hamilton - The Hit Musical
Lin-Manuel Miranda's acclaimed musical, HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary.
Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.
When? December 18, 2018 - January 8, 2019
Where? Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
How Much? Likely to sell out
Find Hamilton Tickets
The largest Christmas-Themed Amusement Park and Carnival is back 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 31, 2019 - January 5, 2020 - 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? TBA, last year Adults (10-64) $33.64, Children (3-9) $24.30, Seniors (65+) $24.30 Season and express passes available.
With this 60-degree weather, what better way to warm up and get ready into the holiday spirit with family and friends than with
some Snow, Holiday Treats, Hot chocolate and much more while you can meet Santa Claus, Nix the Snowman and Sprinkle the Gingerbread Cookie
at a beautiful illuminated Forest.
Holiday treats, hay rides, face painting, paddleboat rides, Santa, pony rides, and many more activities for kids!
When?: mid-December though early January
Where?: Pinto Farm at 14890 SW 216 Street, Miami, FL 33170
How Much?: Winterland Unlimited $19, Winterland Paddleboat ride or Hayride $9.
New Year's Day, is a public holiday throughout the country. Federal government offices and schools are closed on New Year's Day and store hours and restaurant and businesses holiday schedules may vary.
You can expect the following to
be open and closed on New Year's Day:
(check for special holiday schedules)
Shopping Centers and Malls
Most Fast Food and Restaurants
Public Transportation (Limited schedules and routes)
National, State and Regional Parks