We don’t exactly expect snowmen and gathering around the fireplace in December here in Miami. Although we don’t have sweater weather, Candlelight is bringing some extra jolly tributes to iconic holiday songs to get you in the festive spirit.
Listen to Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”, popular carols like “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” or Ella Fitzgerald’s “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” at some of the most gorgeous venues in the city. The peaceful gardens of The Berry Farm, the always exciting Jungle Island and the luxurious Loews Coral Gables Hotel will be bathed in the intoxicating glow of candlelight as a talented string quartet gives these holiday staples a special makeover.
Although there’s nothing like reconnecting with your family and friends during the holidays, as the sweet scent of cinnamon wafts through the air, Candlelight might just have found a way to make Christmas better. Take in the beauty of a gorgeous venue like Miami Scottish Rite, adorned with hundreds of glimmering candles and unwind to the soothing and festive sounds of popular holiday melodies.
For those of you who wish to feel the cool winter breeze, there is another tribute in the open-air taking place at the lavish Loews Coral Gables Hotel. From “Deck the Halls” to Waldteufel’s The Skaters’ Waltz, Op. 183 (Les Patineurs), these concerts will only add to the magic and joy of the festive season, making it more special.
We’ve grown accustomed to associating the holidays with jazz, given that so many singer-songwriters have released countless holiday albums in celebration of the merriest time of year. This holiday season, you can enjoy the music of some of the trailblazers of the new age of Christmas music at Jungle Island. If listening to “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by Ella Fitzgerald and “Cool Yule” by Louis Armstrong alfresco beneath a starlit sky is more to your liking, head to the beautiful grounds of The Berry Farm for an unforgettable evening of live music.
If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas present, a Candlelight concert at some of the most stunning venues in Miami is just that. There are various dates scheduled for the Candlelight holiday series and performances typically take place at 6:30pm and 9pm, so you have plenty of time to choose a pre- or post-show.