Celebrate the Holidays Arts and Culture Style!
Celebrate the Holidays With Us! We've put together a list of holiday-themed events for you and your loved ones to enjoy.
BROWARD CENTER: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE MUSICAL
12/11 - 12/13
Join Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a host of colorful characters for a traditional holiday tale. Especially adapted for family audiences, this musical production of the Charles Dickens classic, staged by The Performance Project, is a wonderful way to celebrate the season with the entire family. More event details here.
MIAMI CHILDREN'S CHORUS: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Celebrate the release of the Miami Children's Chorus holiday EP “Home for the Holidays” via Zoom. More event details here.
ARTS BALLET THEATRE OF FLORIDA: THE NUTCRACKER
One of the most popular versions of this beloved fairy tale returns to the stage to delight audiences with its cherished music and brilliant dancing. The annual production of Tchaikovsky’s iconic score (based on the tale of Ernest Hoffman, choreographed and directed by Ballet Master Vladimir Issaev himself) will bring snowflakes, sugarplums, naughty little boys, and magical dolls to the scene, along with the company awarded dancers and local artists. More event details here.
MASTER CHORALE OF SOUTH FLORIDA: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Join the Master Chorale of South Florida as they celebrate the holiday season with family, friends, a silent auction, and performances by the Master Chorale along with special guest artists. More event details here.
HISTORYMIAMI: KIDS ASK A QUESTION: HOLIDAY TRADITIONS
Learn about different holiday celebrations. Hear a Hanukkah, Kwanza, and Christmas story. Make a Holiday Card with HistoryMiami while you ask about the many traditions that Miami celebrates during the season. More event details here.
SMDCAC: MANUAL CINEMA'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL
12/12, 12/13, 12/19, 12/20
In this live virtual event, interdisciplinary performance collective Manual Cinema takes on the Charles Dickens holiday classic with a visually inventive adaptation made to broadcast directly to your home. An avowed holiday skeptic, Aunt Trudy has been recruited to channel her late husband Joe’s famous Christmas cheer. From the isolation of her Chicago apartment, she reconstructs his annual Christmas Carol puppet show – over a Zoom call while the family celebrates Christmas Eve under lockdown. But as Trudy becomes more absorbed in her own version of the story, the puppets take on a life of their own, and the family’s call transforms into a stunning cinematic adaptation of Dickens’s classic ghost story. More event details here.
DEERING ESTATE: HOLIDAY EVENING STROLL
Stroll the main grounds and the Historic Homes as they light up in the night, decorated by top interior designers who bring elements of “Vintage Florida” to this year’s décor. Enjoy the warmth of a campfire and showings of holiday films! Children can also bring their letters to Santa to drop off. Wrap up the night as Mrs. Claus arrives to read bedtime stories to the children from afar. More event details here.
MIAMI CITY BALLET: GEORGE BALANCHINE'S THE NUTCRACKER IN THE PARK
12/18 - 12/31
This is your beloved Nutcracker reimagined for the outdoors... From your socially-distanced pod on the lawn, you and your loved ones watch the iconic moments unfold through a combination of live performance, animation and video sequences projected on a giant screen. Experinece the fun live in Downtown Doral Park, located in the heart of Miami-Dade. More event details here.
THINKING CAP THEATRE: A WILDE HOLIDAY
12/18 - 12/27
Celebrate the season with a wonderfully imaginative stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde's fairy tales. Most well known for his witty comedies, the legendary Irish dramatist also wrote glorious short fiction. Come and experience the magic of The Happy Prince, The Selfish Giant, and other tales by Wilde. More event details here.
THE STUDIOS OF KEY WEST: KEY WEST HOLIDAY MOVIE CHALLENGE
Join the Online Filmmaking Competition + Screening Premiere! What would Love Actually sound like with a Conch accent? What if It’s a Wonderful Life’s George Bailey grew up in Key West instead of Bedford Falls? Participants have one long weekend to reimagine their favorite Christmas movies with a Key West twist. More event details here.
BROWARD CENTER: THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER
Experience a virtual holiday mash-up for the whole family. The Hip Hop Nutcracker is back and better than ever! Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. A unique and joyful event, this evening-length production is performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow. More event details here.
ARTS BALLET THEATRE OF FLORIDA: THE NUTCRACKER
One of the most popular versions of this beloved fairy tale returns to the stage to delight audiences with its brilliant dancing. The annual production of Tchaikovsky’s iconic score (based on the tale of E.Hoffman, choreographed and directed by Vladimir Issaev) will bring snowflakes, sugarplums, and magical dolls to the scene, along with the company awarded dancers. Shows will be presented live on stage with a limited audience at the Amaturo Theater. Click the showtimes above for more event details and tickets.
SANDRELL RIVER THEATER: FILM@SRT - THE GRINCH
Join SRT for a $5 screening of The Grinch and add a Meet & Greet with Santa for an additional $2! More event details here.
FANTASY FACTORY THEATER: SOUTH FLORIDA'S ONLY BLACK SANTA
12/19 - 12/20
COVID-19 needn’t interfere with Santa visits this year! FTF is providing children with different ways to share their holiday wish lists with the Jolly Old Elf in safe, contact-free environments. In-person visits with Santa: Children can visit South Florida's only Black Santa at the Sandrell Rivers Theater. Click here for more details. Virtual visits with Santa: FTF is providing two ways for children and families to visit with Santa virtually. The visits can feature a live call with Santa via ZOOM or FaceTime, or a customized, pre-recorded video message delivered to a child personally. Click here for more details.
IS PROJECTS: HOLIDAY SIDEWALK SALE!
Close out 2020 with IS Projects for their holiday sidewalk sale! They have gifts for their first visitors, deeply discounted and super fun mystery bags, brand new journals, artists' books, and prints and lots of good energy to share with you! They will also be debuting new Pinto Journals. Limited gallery viewing available as well! More event details here.
SERAPHIC FIRE: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
This year’s Christmas performance theme – Home for the Holidays – is not just apropos for the current pandemic, but it’s a reminder of the warmth, love, and comfort of the place they call home. Patrons will recognize familiar faces and hear new voices in a Christmas program that emanates all of the feelings that make the holidays a special time of year. The program will include a Seraphic Fire premiere of "What Child is This?" and long-time favorites such as Silent Night, Jesus Christ the Apple Tree, and O Little Town of Bethlehem. More event details here.
SANDRELL RIVER THEATER: FILM@SRT - ELF
Join SRT for a $5 screening of Elf and add a Meet & Greet with Santa for an additional $2! More event details here.
THE STUDIOS OF KEY WEST: HOLIDAY ARTISAN MARKET – ONLINE!
Kick off the holiday season with The Studios of Key West by supporting community artists and small businesses. This season, they have temporarily transitioned to an online platform - helping you find the perfect gifts. It will still be a one-stop-shopping experience with links to 25 unique local artisans who create jewelry, textiles, home accessories and more. More event details here.
We Wish You a Holiday Season Filled With Arts & Culture!