Everyone knows Christmas is the most magical time of year. And here in Miami, the city makes up for the lack of snow and cozy vibes with spectacular holiday lights, festive markets, pop-up bars and, well, Christmas trees! If you’re looking for the perfect tree display to light up your Christmas mood, snap photos and make memories at the following Christmas trees around Miami:
1. Bayfront Park
Bayfront Park’s Christmas tree is a towering, 50-foot tree decorated in sparkling lights and large ornaments. Downtown Miami’s skyscrapers and Biscayne Bay serve as the backdrop, setting the perfect Christmas scene for those looking for the perfect shot. The annual lighting ceremony includes a visit from Santa, live music, a Nutcracker Ballet and more.
Where: 301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
2. Lincoln Road
Every year, Lincoln Road’s 30-foot mountain pine tree lights up with a festive parade, special guests and seasonal crafts, all leading up to a countdown and a switch flipped by Santa Claus himself. There’s typically a “snow” show from 6 to 9 p.m. on weekends that runs until the end of December.
Where: 690 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139
With more than 350 tons of real snow, Snow Carnival is a gorgeous, festive sight. You can look forward to glittering lights, mini slides, a friendly Yeti, Santa’s sleigh, a life-sized snow globe and most importantly: a dazzling set of Christmas trees.Get tickets to Snow Carnival here.
Where: 19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180
4. Christmas Wonderland
From picture-perfect themed trails to carnival attractions, Christmas Wonderland is the place to be this holiday season. Once you make your way past the half-mile stretch of all the holiday displays like HoliDade and ToyTown, you’ll come across their spectacle of a Christmas tree, which syncs up every night for a light show.
Where: 7900 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155
5. Merrick Park
You can see the 50-foot Christmas tree at the Shops at Merrick Park all season long, while getting some holiday shopping done of course! It gets lit up as soon as the festive season arrives with music, family fun and an anticipated appearance by Santa Claus.
Where: 358 San Lorenzo Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33146
6. Santa’s Enchanted Forest
Everyone knows this is a must-stop every Christmas. Returning for its 40th year, Santa’s features tons of photo ops, carnival rides, food and of course its 90-foot musical Christmas tree. The artificial tree shines brightly in sync with tunes we all know and love, from holiday classics to reggaeton.
Where: 7400 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL 33166
7. CityPlace Doral
CityPlace Doral’s very own Christmas tree is all lit up and shining brightly for its festive show, Light Up The Night. Multi-colored LED lights cover the palm trees lined along the outdoor shops and there’s musical fountain that’s synchronized to festive tunes. See it at the beginning of the hour from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: 8300 NW 36th St, Doral, FL 33166
8. Gulfstream Park
Head to Gulfstream Park and find the most festive, multicolored tree during the annual Symphony in Lights. Thousands of LED lights dance to the sounds of holiday favorites from yesterday and today, making for a fun show at the top of every hour from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: 901 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009