The Miami Moms Holiday Fun Guide 2022 | The Miami Moms

During this time of the year there many activities happening all over Miami! From tree lightings, to snowfalls, Santa sightings, and more. Holiday events are happening all around town and we have gathered all the information you need in our guide below. This year we have organized the events by category. Just find the category you’re interested in below and it will take you to that section in the guide. Keep checking back as we continue to add more events.

Have Fun!


Magic of Lights

Magic of Lights ® , the popular drive-through, family-friendly holiday lights extravaganza, is at the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway, Nov. 18 through Jan. 1, 2023. Magic of Lights will showcase a dazzling display of more than one million twinkling, sparkling lights and magical scenes.

November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Open Daily, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Homestead-Miami Speedway
One Ralph Sanchez Speedway Blvd
Homestead, FL 33035


Now – January 8, 2023
Closed on November 24, December 24 & 25
Thurs & Sun: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.;  Fri & Sat: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, FL 33156

Nights of Lights

December 11, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Closed on December 31st.
6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Southwest 57th Avenue
Pinecrest, FL 33156

November 25 & 26; December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 2022
6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152nd St.
Miami, FL 33177

Enjoy breakfast bites and holiday fun with an appearance from Santa himself! Plus the first 100 children in line will receive a gift bag.

All attendees are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation to the NBC 6 Telemundo Caravan of Joy Toy Drive.

After the breakfast, reserve your spot for photos with Santa here!

December 3, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Dadeland Mall – Dining Pavilion (Food Court)
7535 N Kendall Dr.
Miami, FL 33156

Santa Photo Experience at Miami International Mall

Simon® is pleased to announce Santa visits for families as part of the Simon Santa Photo Experience at Miami International Mall. Santa arrives on December 2nd and will be available until Christmas Eve. The Santa Photo Experience launches on Friday, December 2nd and will be open on

Monday – Saturday from 11a.m. – 7 p.m. and 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Christmas Eve hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sponsored by: Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Miami International Mall – Center Court
1455 NW 107th Avenue
Miami, FL 33172

Caring Santa at Miami International Mall

Caring Santa provides a private Santa Photo opportunity for children with special needs and their families. This is an under-served audience as it relates to Seasonal Photo opportunities and these families want to experience the same traditional experiences that most other children experience.

Sponsored by: Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

December 4, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Miami International Mall – Center Court
1455 NW 107th Avenue
Miami, FL 33172

Cookies with Santa at Miami International Mall

Join us for delicious cookies, story time and holiday fun. Come share the holiday spirit and satisfy your sweet tooth with us. This intimate gathering with Santa will bring the magic of the holiday season alive as children enjoy cookies while being captivated by a traditional story “Twas the Night Before Christmas”.

December 14, 2022
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Miami International Mall – Play Area
1455 NW 107th Avenue
Miami, FL 33172

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

Now – December 24, 2022
Hours may vary by store

Bass Pro Shops
Find Store Near You Here

November 19, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Dolphin Mall – Food Court (Entry 8)
11401 NW 12th Street
Miami, FL 33172

Story-Time & Photos with Santa

December 17, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Deering Estate
16701 SW 72nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33157


Miami International Mall Celebrates Children’s
Play Area Opening with a Holiday Themed Hora Loca

December 3, 2022
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Miami International Mall – JCPenney Court, near H&M
1455 NW 107 Avenue
Miami, FL 33172

Miami International Mall invites local families to the Grand Opening celebration of its new Children’s Play Area! The City of Doral Mayor, Juan Carlos Bermudez and local dignitaries have been invited for the official ribbon cutting that will be followed by a holiday themed “Hora Loca”.

Attendees will enjoy a variety of kid-friendly entertainment, interactive activities and crafts provided by local organizations, including:
 Zoo Miami
 Roxy Entertainment
 Miami Party Entertainment

Additionally, stilt walkers, a DJ, entertainers, face painters and sweet treats will be part of the fun! The event will also feature character appearances, a photobooth and a special visit from Santa Claus.

PLAY, sponsored by Jackson Health System, is an indoor, 2,100 square-foot recreational space featuring a combination of seating and interactive play elements inspired by nature.

Winter Kiddos Land

December 3, 2022
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

CityPlace Doral
300 Northwest 36th Street
Doral, FL 33166

Miami Kids Magazine Santa’s Workshop

December 4, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sunset Drive
Sunset Drive 57th and 58th Avenue South
Miami, FL 33143

Vizcaya Late Holiday Evening

December 14, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33129


Nightly Snowfall at Dadeland Mall

Snow in Miami? Only at Dadeland Mall! Enjoy Nightly Snowfalls in the Fashion Wing near Tesla. Snow shows take place every night at 7PM throughout the holiday season, set to the tune of holiday favorites. Don’t miss it!

PLEASE NOTE: Snow show begins promptly at 7PM and is approximately 10 minute show.

November 17, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Daily, 7:00 p.m. 

Dadeland Mall (Fashion Wing near Tesla)
7535 N Kendall Dr.
Miami, FL 33156

November 28, 2022 – January 8, 2023
No Snowfall on Thanksgiving, December 24, 25, 31 or January 1.
Nightly, 7:00 p.m.

Dolphin Mall (Ramblas Plaza)
11401 NW 12th Street
Miami, FL 33172

Santa’s Snow Blast

December 4, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Milander Park
4800 Palm Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33012


Dadeland Mall Tree Lighting Ceremony

Ring in the season at Dadeland Mall’s Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, November 17 from 6PM-8PM in the Fashion Wing near Tesla. The Tree Lighting celebration will include an array of family-friendly entertainment, refreshments, holiday treats, characters, activities + The Salvation Army brass band festive performance. Also, enjoy the 1st Nightly Snowfall of the season. The 1st 100 children in line to make the nice list will receive a special gift bag.

November 17, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Dadeland Mall (Fashion Wing near Tesla)
7535 N Kendall Drive
Miami, FL 33156

19th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 17, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33146

November 17, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

CityPlace Doral
300 Northwest 36th Street
Doral, FL 33166

Triangle Park Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 18, 2022
6:00 p.m.

Triangle Park
290 Palm Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33010

37th Annual Festival of Lights

November 19, 2022
3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Main Street
6700 Main Street
Miami Lake, FL 33014

Holiday Lighting Ceremony

November 21, 2022
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Bal Harbour Founders Circle
Founders Circle
Bal Harbour, FL 33154

Holiday Parade #onLincoln

November 25, 2022
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Euclid Oval
660 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Zoo Lights Miami

November 25, 2022
7:00 p.m.

Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152nd St.
Miami, FL 33177

Holiday Tree Lighting

November 26, 2022
5:00 p.m.

Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

November 27, 2022
6:00 p.m.

Miami Springs Circle Park
100 Curtiss Parkway
Miami Springs, FL 33166

City of Miami Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 28, 2022
6:00 p.m.

Miami City Hall
3500 Pan American Drive
Miami , FL 33133

December 2, 2022
6:00 p.m.

Downtown Doral Park
8395 NW 53rd St
Doral, FL 33166

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