Every year, I tend to travel for the holidays. This year, I went down South where I got to do a bunch of fun things. However, out of all the amazing things to do in South Florida, there were 10 things I enjoyed the best!
So if you’re looking for some things to do in South Florida this holiday season, here are 10 you could do.
10 Things to do in South Florida
There’s plenty to do in South Florida for the holidays, but here are few ideas to get you started with your holiday celebration, and while you’re enjoying the winter fun in South Florida, you can also try a few of these Family Christmas Traditions in the hotel or wherever you may be staying.
1. The Polar Express Train Ride – Miami
This is the first year Miami has done The Polar Express Train Ride with Brightline and I am so glad I got the chance to join the ride!
If you’re looking for something magical and family-friendly, The Polar Express Train Ride is the perfect activity!
Go on a magical journey along with the rest of the passengers aboard the Polar Express. There’s singing, dancing, story time and some fun characters to meet.
You also get shortbread and hot chocolate in this one hour experience. As well as a special visit from Santa Claus.
2. Miracle in Miami – Doral
Miracle in Miami happens every year during the holiday season. This time it happened at The Doral Yard!
This awesome food hall and bar has some very delicious festive drinks and the whole place is so festive! It was hard to not order all the drinks, but happy I got to try the ones I did.
3. Coral Gables Holiday Park
This is such a cute park for kids and if you’re like me and don’t have any, don’t worry it’s still a good place to walk around and check out the lights!
City Hall also decorates with a massive wreath and tree, which is nice to see.
This park is open to the general public until Sunday Jan. 2, 2022., and it’s free admission.
4. CityPlace Doral
This is quite a fun place to visit, but it’s even better visiting during the holidays.
Here’s why you should visit CityPlace Doral during the holidays:
- They have fountain light shows every hour from 7-11pm.
- The whole place is illuminated with Christmas lights
- They have a new Santa set called the Holiday Magic Village. Get some great photos with Santa and other characters
- Every Saturday from 6-9pm they have live music
- There’s shops , restaurants, a movie theater and much more.
5. Nights of Lights Pinecrest Gardens
Thousands of lights illuminate Pinecrest Gardens. Aside from the lights there’s also holiday concerts, yummy treats and photos with Santa.
It’s quite magical once you walk through the gardens and a great spot for all your holiday photos!
Nights of Lights will be around until January 2, 2022.
6. TNP Trees & Teas Festival – Naples
Enjoy some teas provided by Naples Spice and Tea Exchange, while checking out some beautiful trees designed by local artists.
Last day of this event is December 19th!
7. Fifth Avenue South – Naples
I absolutely love going to Naples during the holidays, especially Fifth Avenue South!
Not only do they do an amazing job decorating, but you can also checkout the decorations at the Inn on Fifth.
There’s also lots of shops and restaurants to check out!
8. Third Street South – Naples
Here’s yet another beautiful area to explore in Naples! From beautiful Christmas trees all around to lights adorning the lamp posts.
I had never been to Third Street South, but I am so glad I got the chance to stop by! The holidays are the best in Naples!
9. The Deering Estate’s Mediterranean-revival Stone House – Miami
Check out the Historic Holiday Decor at the Deering Estate! There’s two houses to see at the Estate, but the first one I went to was the Mediterranean-revival Stone House, which was absolutely gorgeous!
10. The Deering Estate Richmond Cottage – Miami
The Deering Estate has two houses, which are both decorated with all things Christmas!
I love how cozy the Richmond Cottage felt, especially with all the beautiful holiday decor.
There’s plenty to do in South Florida, so make sure to do your research and check out all the cool things you can do during the holidays!
Holiday Season Giveaway
Since it’s the holiday season, I thought it would be great to do a giveaway! This giveaway is for one Loungefly Winnie the Pooh Crossbody Bag.
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