The spooky season is officially over and many of us have already pulled out the tinsel and Santa hats. With the holidays slowly creeping upon us, there’s still plenty of activities to do in in Miami to enjoy the remainder the fall season before winter arrives and the cheerful Christmas decor goes up. Check out the best things to do this November in Miami:
1. See magical illuminations at Fairchild’s NightGarden experience
This dazzling light show is taking over Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and transforming it into a wonderland of lights featuring technicolor flowers, rainbow colored pathways and interactive technology like a motion sensing feature and outdoor holograms! Tickets to NightGarden can be found here.
2. Head on out to Knaus Berry Farm for some cinnamon rolls
It’s the perfect time to finally get our hands on as many warm sticky buns as we can because Knaus Berry Farm is open for the season this month! The famous farm is known for its sheer-perfect cinnamon rolls for which fans usually line up for hours outside the farm’s bakery. But we’re honestly not surprised fans are willing to wait that long for a fresh batch — the rolls are absolutely incredible!
3. Venture into the world of Vincent van Gogh
At Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, guests can take an awe-inspiring journey into the incomparable universe of one of the greatest artists of the 19th century. Explore his life, work and secrets like never before through cutting-edge 360-degree digital projections, a one-of-a-kind VR experience and a uniquely atmospheric light and sound show. Get tickets to Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience today.
4. Be wowed by larger-than-life lanterns at Luminosa
Illuminate your holiday season at Luminosa, which is finally back after four years to bring Miami nights to life with its spectacular lanterns! Surround yourself with more than a million LED lights, tons of Chinese lanterns, unique artisan vendors, performers, live music and more in an experience that’s perfect for the whole family. Grab tickets to Luminosa here.
5. Get into the holiday magic at Snow Carnival
So you want to have a snowy holiday this year but travel just isn’t in the plans. Coming to Miami this November, Snow Carnival will transform the city into a picturesque winter wonderland, complete with a festive forest, over 350 tons of real snow and thousands of glistening lights! Snag tickets to the brand-new Snow Carnival here.
6. See captivating artwork during Miami Art Week
Art lovers, make sure to mark your calendars for Miami Art Week! Returning at the end of this month, the Magic City is set to explode with public art, pop-up projects, installations and fairs. You might recognize the week’s most famous fair, Art Basel, but that one isn’t until December. For what to expect this year for Miami Art Week, keep your eyes on our page for updates!
7. Check out this massive sculpture coming to Lincoln Road
Keep your eyes peeled for this 45-foot-tall sculpture brightening up Lincoln Road this winter (literally — it has LED lights). Named “R-Evolution,” the larger-than-life piece by artist Marco Cochrane is arriving in time for Miami Art Week on November 14. Read all about it here.
8. Give into your naughty side at Naughty AirOtic: A Circus-Style Burlesque Show
The holiday season is about to get much hotter…. AirOtic Soirée, a sensual circus-style cabaret and aerial show, is returning to Wilton Manors with unbelievable stunts, seductive choreography, incredible costumes and more! Decadent drinks will be available for purchase from the bar and guests can opt to further elevate their night with bottle service. Get tickets to Naughty AirOtic now!
9. Head to this year’s Miami Book Fair
Book lovers, mark your calendars because the Miami Book Fair back and it’s filled with author conversations, a colorful street fair, kid-friendly activities and more! For the past 39 years, the Miami Dade College fair has brought in over hundreds of renowned authors from all over the world together. Events for the 40th iteration kick off November 12–19. Read more here.
Stone crab season is currently underway, which means it’s time to roll up your sleeves and dig into some extra hearty claws. To help you find the freshest claws in town we’ve put together a list of the best places in which to enjoy the delicacy in the 305. Find them here.
11. Treat yourself to the South Florida Seafood Festival
Seafoodies will be thrilled to know that the South Florida Seafood Festival, presented by SWARM, is making a splash at Coconut Grove’s Regatta Park on November 12! At this mouthwatering celebration of seafood and waterfront living, local eateries will present a diverse range of delectable seafood creations and chefs will conduct cooking demos while mixologists craft delicious cocktails.
12. Dine in complete darkness for a fun date night
On Nov. 14, let your tastebuds take you on a trip through chef’s choice 12-piece “omakase” with Fever Original’s Dining in the Dark. You’ll be completely blindfolded while you enjoy a unique tasting experience that livens your remaining senses. This experience is definitely one you won’t want to miss, and you can get your tickets for Dining in the Dark here.
It’s always an ‘ice’ day to go ice skating! We may only get the heat here, but high temps are the perfect excuse to go out and glide on ice and pretend you’re part of your own holiday movie special. Check them out:
- Scott Rakow Youth Center, Miami Beach
- Kendall Ice Arena
- Basement, Miami Beach
- Pines Ice Arena, Pembroke Pines
The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) is bringing holiday cheer to Fort Lauderdale this month for its annual WONDERLAND series. It features tons of holiday cheer, a market, performances, photo ops and a 4,000-square-foot ice skating rink in the center of it all! Read more here.
Kick back with a cocktail and let stunning views and lively tunes surround you with Miami’s captivating Concerts Under the Stars. The series continues at Elevar Wynwood this month with a tribute to Amy Winehouse on November 21, featuring favorites from her catalog like “He Can Only Hold You” and “Valerie.” Get your tickets to Amy Winehouse: Jazz Under The Stars at Elevar here!
16. Attend a glistening Candlelight concert
The gorgeous Candlelight concert series is taking the MIA by storm with a plethora of concerts dedicated to the best in music, movies and beyond. Check out this month’s recommendations below or see the full line-up for these magical concerts here.
Candlelight Open Air: Featuring Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & More
Candlelight: A Tribute to Queen and More at Hotel Colonnade
Candlelight: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
17. Catch a free movie at SoundScape Park
Name something better than catching a free outdoor movie as the weather (possibly) begins to cool. That’s right, you can’t. Miami Beach has brought back its Soundscape Cinema Series, where you can catch films every Wednesday night at SoundScape Park. See their full lineup of movies here.
18. Celebrate the arrival of Santa’s Enchanted Forest!
Santa’s Enchanted Forest (yes, we sang that in our heads) is making its yearly comeback for the holidays on November 9 and per usual, the Christmas theme park favorite will feature dazzling lights, thrilling rides, carnival games, delicious food and more. But this time around they’ll be celebrating their 40th year!
BRESH has treated Miami to several incredible fiestas and this time around, the party is moving to the sands of South Beach! From reggaeton to pop to disco, there’s something to get everyone dancing. Saturday, November 25th will be the first time “The Most Beautiful Party in the World” brings the action to the beach, so get your tickets to BRESH ON THE BEACH here.
20. Reenact your favorite show moments at the new Friends Experience
Central Perk has finally made its way to Miami and you can find it at Aventura Mall this month! Explore all of your favorite locations from the show, like the iconic orange couch, Monica and Rachel’s kitchen and the famous coffee shop at this experience bringing you one step closer to your favorite characters.
21. Slide down Aventura’s slide tower as it returns this month!
If you’re up for a ride, Aventura Mall’s 93-foot tall shiny slide tower reopens to the public on November 4th and we’re all about reliving our best childhood memories in style! Click here to find out how you can get a ride.
22. Be dazzled by one of the sexiest shows in the city!
Spend your November days sipping on unique cocktails and watching aerial performances that are sure to blow you away! Featuring gorgeous performers, provocative burlesque, soul-stirring live vocals and the seven deadly sins, Nocturna: Sin City at Savage Labs is the city’s hottest night out. Get your tickets here.
23. Don’t miss Miami’s first country music festival
It’s about time Miami gets its first country music festival, which is taking place Nov. 11-12 at the Miami Marine Stadium. Named the Country Bay Music Festival, major stars like Thomas Rhett and Sam Hunt are set to headline and there are even several performers from Miami on the bill – Alexandra Rodriguez and Orlando Mendez!
24. Get tickets to The Messi Experience
Messi fans will soon be able to set off on an unmissable adventure into the life and career of Inter Miami’s own Leo Messi. Set to make its debut in Miami next year, The Messi Experience will be an immersive technological experience rich in interactive activities, compelling stage design and captivating storytelling that will bring you closer to the soccer legend than ever before. Tickets are already on sale, and you can book your visit ahead here.
25. Start your nights off right at MAD Club
Elevate your night to a MAD-ness Level! With its vibrant atmosphere, lux party scene and top-tier DJs, MAD Club is the perfect place to let loose and stay out all night long. The club is open every Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., with an all ladies’ open bar through 1 a.m. Make your reservations to MAD Club here.
26. And party it up at The Dirty Rabbit
The Dirty Rabbit has conquered Miami’s nightlife scene with its good vibes, unique decor and a different theme and party every single day of the week! This vibrant escape has indoor bars, plenty of outdoor space to dance, the hottest beats and an unbeatable atmosphere. Get your tickets to the Dirty Rabbit for your next night out!
27. Enjoy a jerk-filled experience at this massive Caribbean Food Festival
The 21st annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival returns on Sunday, November 12 at Miramar Regional Park for a spectacular journey through the heart of the Caribbean! From succulent jerk chicken to tender jerk lobster, the festival is a gastronomic delight for food enthusiasts and will feature an expansive food court with different vendors. While the food is the star of the show, attendees can expect live entertainment, exciting games and family-friendly activities.
28. Soar through the trees at this zipline adventure park
Treetop Trekking, South Florida’s only aerial zipline adventure park, will take you into the canopies high above Jungle Island, strap you in and send you on a thrilling ride. Not only will you get magnificent views of the skyline, you can likely even spot some critters below! That is, if you’re brave enough to look down.
29. Have some festive fun at Gulfstream Park
Kick off the holiday season at Gulfstream Park Village with its annual Symphony in Lights! More than 250,000 flickering lights will sparkle and dance to the classical sounds of your favorite holiday tunes for a totally mesmerizing show at the top of every hour from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., starting November 11. Learn more.
30. Save on a trip to the movies with an AMC Yellow Ticket
There’s no better time to go to the movies than now! With The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, The Marvels, Priscilla and more hitting the silver screen, there’s so many incredible films to catch this month. Get your Yellow Ticket here at a discounted price.
And these are all the best things to do in Miami this November, whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in your favorite art, snuggling up to catch a movie and getting into the holiday spirit with thousands of lights. After all, the holidays are right around the corner and festivities are just beginning!