We’re coming up to high season in South Beach but don’t let the crowds deter you from flying South – there’s so much to see and do in Miami’s party capital that you’ll want to come back every year as soon as temperatures start dropping in the Northern Hemisphere! Here are three to whet your appetite:
The White Party: If you’re in Miami on December 1st, you’ll be just on time to catch the closing festivities of The White Party – an LGBTQ fundraising event for HIV/AIDS, which has turned into a huge, week-long event that mixes sexy pool parties with dance-until-morning raves. Don’t forget to wear your finest whites!
Art Basel: Famous around the globe as the place to be in December for collectors, dealers, connoisseurs, and general party people, Miami Art Week is happening from Dec 2-7 this year, and under its umbrella, Art Basel, in the Wynwood Arts District, is the place to spot everyone from contemporary artists to actors, musicians, and yes, even reality stars. Opening nights are often restricted, but you can definitely check out many of the great art fairs, exhibitions, and even some of the luxury brand parties happening all week.
Christmas Magic: This one’s for the young at heart! All through the month of December, Miami’s Tropical Park is transformed into a winter wonderland full of rides, games, shows and attractions each evening. It has both classic fair foods and fancier cuisine representing cultures from around the globe. It also boasts South Florida’s tallest Christmas tree, millions of glistening holiday lights and some dazzling and daring live entertainment performed by people, sea lions, alligators and tigers. So, ok, not your usual christmas animals, but even more reasons to check it out!