January 2019
Miami Events, Holidays and Festivals

What's hot: Art Deco Weekend, Hamilton, the Miami Heat and more...
January Miami Events: the Art Deco Weekend

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!

Here's this month's rundown:

This Month's Miami Highlight Events:

The concert and entertainment scene in January 2019 features:

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  • Hamilton The Hit Musical - December 18, 2018 - January 8, 2019 at the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Air Supply - January 11, 2019 at the Magic City Casino
  • Marvel Universe Live! - January 10 - 21, 2019 at the BB&T Center and AmericanAirlines Arena
  • School House Rock Live! - January 14, 2019 at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Pavlo in Concert - January 15, 2019 at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Ben Stein - January 16, 2019 at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Robert Klein - January 17, 2019 at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Cher - January 19, 2019 at BB&T Center
  • Smokey Robinson - January 25, 2019 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Howie Mandel - Janury 26, 2019 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Florida Grand Opera: The Marriage of Figaro - January 26 - Feb 3, 2019 at the Ziff Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center
  • Camila & Sin Bandera - January 26, 2019 at the James L Knight Center
  • Toni Braxton & SWV - January 29, 2019 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Penn & Teller - January 31, 2019 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

In the Sports Calendar:

Specially for kids and families This January 2019:

Holidays This Month:

Limited Time hot offers and half-price tickets

Bayside Tour in Miami

$15 Sightseeing Boat Cruise for 1, $29 for 2

90-minute Bayride tour of Biscayne Bay, departs from Bayside, use within 120 days (Reg $26)

Everglades Safari Park Airboat Tour

$20 Everglades Eco-Adventure Airboat Tour

$20 for 1, $39 for 2, Eco-Adventure and Airboat Tour at Everglades Safari Park (Reg. $25)

Miami Seaquarium

$46.99 $28 Miami Seaquarium Adult Admission

$36.99 $22 Child (3 - 9) Admission

Coming Up: Hot Tickets Now On Sale

Elton John Miami 2018 tickets

Elton John
Farewell Yellow Brick Road

AA Arena & BB&T Ctr
November 23-24, 2018

Hamilton

Hamilton
An American Musical

Broward Ctr for the Perf Arts
Dec 18 - Jan 20, 2019

Les Miserables

Les Miserables

At the Adrienne Arsht Center
February 5 - 10, 2019

Andrea Bocelli Valentines Day Concert Miami

Andrea Bocelli Valentine's Day Concert

AA Arena
February 14, 2019

Ultra

ULTRA

Location TBA
March 29, 30, 31, 2019

Lion King

The Lion King

At the Adrienne Arsht Center
May 8 - 15, 2019

January 2019 Highlight Events in Miami

Art Deco Weekend

Art Basel in Miami

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 12-14, 2018
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.

South Beach Jazz Festival

South Beach Jazz Festival

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.

More Info and Full Line Up at www.SoBeJazz.com

Life In Color - "The World's Largest Paint Party"

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? January 19, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Ages? 16+
Where? RC Cola Plant at 550 NW 24th St, MIAMI, FL, 33127
How Much? General Admission $80.95

More Info and this year's line-up: www.licmiami.com.

Fairchild's International Chocolate Festival

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate!

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.

More info and event schedule: www.fairchildgarden.org

The Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon

Miami Marathon Runners

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.
How Much? Registration Fee for Marathon $110, Half Marathon $95. Spectators FREE along the race course.

More info, event schedule and race course: www.themiamimarathon.com

NightGarden a Magical Light Spectacular

NightGarden Magical Light Spectacular at Fairchild

This Winter, Fairchild transforms into The NightGarden: 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.
Come experience this inaugural year event and marvel at unbelievable live effects such as holographic butterflies and floating orchids throughout multiple acres of dazzling magic.

When? November 23, 2018 to January 6, 2019
Where? Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156
How Much? General Admission $28, Children 10 and under $20, plus service fees. You can get discount tickets at Goldstar, $28 $20, you must be a Goldstar member but membership is FREE! Just sign up it's worth the savings!

More info: www.fairchildgarden.org

Miami Lantern Light Festival

Colorful lanterns adorn the Miami Lantern Light Festival

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.

You can get discount tickets for general admission and children activity packages at Goldstar, you must be a Goldstar member but membership is FREE! Just sign up it's worth the savings!

More Info, tickets: www.lanternlightfestival.com

Miami Concerts and Entertainment this January 2019

Hamilton - The Hit Musical

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
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Air Supply

Air Supply

When? Friday January 11, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Where? Magic City Casino

How Much? $80+

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Marvel Universe Live!

Marvel Universe Live

When? January 10 - 13, 2019

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

How Much? $30+

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When? January 17 - 21, 2019

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? $30+

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Cher

Cher

When? Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

How Much? $78+

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Miami For Kids And Families This January 2019

Santa's Echanted Forest

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? November 1, 2018 to January 6, 2019 - 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) $33.64, Children (3-9) $24.30, Seniors (65+) $24.30 Season and express passes available.

More Info: Santa's Enchanted Forest

Winterland at the Farm

Winterland at Pinto Farm

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.

More info: www.pintofarm.com

Family Fun Fest at Biscayne National Park

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.

This is the first program of the 2018-19 season, come and join in!

When? TBC January 15, 2019 - 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

For Miami Sports Fans This January 2019

Miami Heat Basketball Schedule January 2019 Home Games and Tickets

Miami Heat Tickets AA Arena

When? See home game schedule for this month below

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? As low as $15, but they go quick!

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Florida Panthers Schedule - January 2019 Home Games and Hockey 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 schedule below
Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise
How Much? As low as $15, but they go quick!

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January 2019 Public Holidays

New Year's Day - January 1, 2019

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:

Closed

Government Offices
Schools
Post Offices
Banks
Public Libraries
Grocery Stores

Open

(check for special holiday schedules)
Shopping Centers and Malls
Pharmacies
Most Fast Food and Restaurants
Public Transportation (Limited schedules and routes)
National, State and Regional Parks

Check out New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Events in Miami

Martin Luther King's Birthday January 21, 2019

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

Closed


Government Offices
Schools
Post Offices
Banks
Public Libraries

Open


Shopping centers and malls
Grocery Stores
Restaurants
Federal, State, Regional Parks
Public Transportation

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