Miami is a great city to go on holiday.
Scenic beaches top the list of what a tourist can do while holidaying in this city. But, did you know that there is a huge collection of other activities apart from going to the beach? Miami has a wide range of resorts to choose from for your accommodation.
The local culture in the south beach area of this historical city is very vibrant and it can be seen by the wide scattering of possible activities to amuse yourself and your family. Miami has great weather especially during this holiday season when the rest of the country is reeling from the cold of winter.
In fact, this is the cooler month in Miami. It is all sun and sandy beaches in this country that is renowned for its art decor. Let us explore five of the best that Miami, Florida has to offer.
Ft. Lauderdale Winterfest Boat parade
This event is happening on Saturday, Dec 12, 2015. All types of sailing vessels and anything else that can float will be on showcase during this event that is in its 42nd year. Including Sailboats, Barges, Spanish Gondolas, Kayaks will be decorated with thousands of different light. Passport to Paradise is this years theme for this event that will raise the merry spirit that is synonymous with the Miami holiday season. The event organizers for this event have in the past pulled some fantastic moves, a circus on a barge, a floating bus and a fire truck! It is the place to be.
Venue- Intra-coastal Waterway. Stretching from to Pompano Beach.
Date- 12th December 2015.
Cost- Free. Grandstand viewing decks available.
King Mango Strut
A long time ago, King Orange the monarch of the King Orange Bowl called struters and defined as irreverent. The struters created the King Mango parade. The King Orange Bowl Parade died, but the Mango Parade lives on stronger than ever before. It is the wackiest event in the whole of Miami, Florida and maybe the whole universe. Held on the last Sunday of the year, the themes or themes of this parade are influenced by whatever made it to the headlines the whole, but with a wacky twist to it.
It is open to everyone and is a great family outing; kids included. There is a pageant for Little Miss Mango for kids 5 to 12 years where every one of them is expected and be on the opening float during the parade. Participating or just watching, make sure you are here.
Date- Sunday, 27 December 2015. The parade starts at 2 pm with a street party and dancing following after.
Venue- Downtown Coconut Grove.
New years Eve: Big Orange Ball Drop, Pitbull’s New Year Revolution, and Fireworks
It is the emphatic response to the Times Square new year eve party. Spectacular fireworks and a Ball Drop will lit the sky as Miami ushers in the new year in style. Make sure you are on Bayfront in South Florida.
Bottles, cans, coolers and personal fireworks are not allowed at the park. Parking is very limited as you would expect. Explore alternative transport arrangements.
Date- Thursday, December 31, 2015.
Venue- Bayfront Park 301 N. Biscayne, South Miami
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Are you a fan of musicals? Then you will love this musical. Running from 15 through to the 27 December, you can book yourself for this super event.
Date- December 15- 27, 2015.
Cost- $ 40.
Venue- Au-Rene Theater at Broward Center for The Performing Arts, Ft Lauderdale
La Feria del Mercado de San Miguel
This historical Madrid’s food fair has found its way to Miami. Tapas, hams, paella, gazpacho, gambas and tinto de verano to was it all down. Selected Spanish chefs and vendors have set up mobile kiosks and small carts in the open air to recreate this beloved Madrid market. If you want to tickle your pallet with authentic Spanish dishes, biting and drinks, find you way there.
Date- September 26 through to January 31, 2015.
Time- 10 am to 10 pm. (Fridays and Saturdays until midnight)
Cost- Entry is free. The cost of food is from $2 to $8.
Venue- Bayfront Park at 301 N. Biscayne, Miami Fl.