The Nutcracker and Other Events in Miami

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It’s beginning to look a lot like December! Can you believe we’re in the last month of the DECADE?! Time is flying by, so we want to make sure you spend it the right way by heading out to the best events in Miami.

We know the holidays are approaching, so have you checked out our Holiday Blog?! There are some special deals and exciting news on there, trust us! Don’t forget you can also use #HolidayEvents2019 on UNATION to find all the best events that’ll get you in the holiday spirit. 

This weekend is jam-packed with fun things to do for all ages! There’s also some pretty great date night ideas or fun bar crawls to go with your BFF’s. Keep scrolling to get all the details!

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📷 Miami City Ballet

1. The Nutcracker

Step into a dream with George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. More than 100 dancers will be on stage sharing their talents as they guide you through a dazzling winter wonderland.

Meet the sugarplum fairies and get to know the Mouse King and toy soldiers. It truly is a cherished holiday tradition and definitely something everyone should experience at least once. 

This world-renowned production will have your imagination flourishing and is perfect for family and friends! 

Event Details
🗓 DEC 13–22
📍 Adrienne Arsht Center

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📷 Zoo Miami

2. Zoo Lights

Zoo Lights is happening on select dates throughout December. This is an event that everyone can join in on! Zoo Miami will light up the night with over ONE MILLION lights. Have fun walking through the zoo and taking tons of Instagrammable photos with their animal-shaped lights. You can also enjoy endless Snowman’s River boat rides. 

Your ticket also includes hot chocolate and cookies. You can upgrade your ticket to include a photo package! The Miami photos package includes two 6 x 8 photos, three 3 x 4 photos with Santa, digital photos, and an ornament!

Event Details
🗓 DEC 13–14 | 7PM–10PM
📍 Zoo Miami

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📷 Florida Brewery Running Series

3. Beer Run

Run for beer! The Beer Run is coming back to Lincoln’s Beard for a morning full of being active, having fun, and giving back to our local community. The Florida Brewery Running Series has mapped out a route to start and end at the brewery.

You can go at whatever pace you like and at the finish line, there will be a nice cold beer waiting for ya! 10% of all proceeds go directly to Covenant House Florida, a local organization that helps Florida’s runaway and homeless youth. Not only will you get a free craft beer, but you will also receive and pint glass or a seasonal swag item. There will also be giveaways and raffles to take advantage of, too!

Event Details
🗓 DEC 14 | 7AM–2PM
📍 Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Company

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📷 Miami Bar Crawls

4. 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl

Who’s ready for another year of fun at the 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl? Come in your ugliest holiday sweaters and bar hop around Brickell for some free drinks, holiday goodies, and more.

This is one of our favorite themed bar crawls because of all the creativity you get to see from everyone who participates. It’s like Halloween costumes, but Christmas themed! 

Here’s the full list of venues that will be participating:

Blackbird Ordinary
RedBar Brickell
Baru Latin Bar
Batch Gastropub
American Social Brickell

Get your tickets early, prices will go up!

Event Details
🗓 DEC 14 | 7PM–12AM
📍 Blackbird Ordinary

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📷 Harlem Globetrotters

5. Harlem Globetrotters 2019

The Harlem Globetrotters put a fun twist on basketball and they’re coming to the Fort Lauderdale area! This is the perfect way to keep the kiddos entertained (the adults too!)

The Globetrotters are known for their out of this world family entertainment and great basketball skills. This tour will feature new thrills, high flying dunks, tons of tricks, and inclusive entertainment.

This is sure to put a whole new “spin” on family time!

Event Details
🗓 DEC 13 | 7PM–9PM
📍 Rick Case Arena

More Events in Miami This Weekend

Madonna – Madame X Tour

Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers

Tri-Rail’s Winter Wonderland 2019

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins

Criss Angel “Raw the Mindfreak Unplugged”

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The Infatuation is known for writing guides and reviews for the best restaurants and bars in your area. They have unique articles like, “Where to Eat After the Beach in your Swimsuit and Flip-Flops” or “Where to Eat When You’re Not Trying to Spend Money”.

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Emily Blanco

Emily Blanco

Emily is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do in Miami City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Miami area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinMiami on Instagram and Facebook.