December Events

Aventura Mall – Holiday Kids Train Rides & Pictures with Santa
Where: Aventura Mall
When: November 1 – January 3, Center Court
Rides are 1 ticket for $2.00, 4 tickets for $6.00 or 9 tickets for $12.00 and 15 tickets for $20.00.
www.aventuramall.com

Family Photos with Santa @ Dolphin Mall
Where: Dolphin Mall
When: Now through December 24th for family photos.
Sunday – Thursday: 12 pm – 9 pm
Friday & Saturday: 12 pm – 10 pm
www.shopdolphinmall.com

ArtKids at Art Basel Miami Beach
Where: Miami Children’s Museum
When: Thursday, December 3rd through Saturday, December 5th, 2009 @ 12:00 – 8:00pm & Sunday, December 6th @ 12:00 – 6:00pm
For the sixth consecutive year, Miami Children’s Museum is proud to present ArtKids at Art Basel Miami Beach. From mixed media to building blocks beyond, a variety of art exploration stations will be available for budding young artists to create their own original works of art. Art Kids welcomes children ages 4 – 12 to stay in the room for up to 4 hours at a time; children younger than 4 may also visit with a caretaker. Art Kids is supervised and staffed by Miami Children’s Museum employees, volunteers, and selected artists. Advanced registration is highly recommended, as space is limited. Registration forms can be found at www.miamichildrensmuseum.org. Either sign up online or fax the form to 305-373-5431.

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Where: Deering Estate
When: Friday, December 4, 2009 @ 7:00pm
The Deering Estate kicks off their Holiday Season of Events with the 3rd annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Courtyard. Children can participate in the lighting of the tree in the historic Stone House Ballroom.
Free with admission to the estate

Fabulous First Friday
Where: Miami Science Museum
When: Friday, December 4, 2009 @ 7:00pm – Midnight
Join us for an evening of laser lights, stars, and more.
Stop by our NEW Members Only Lounge (from 6:30 to 8:30PM) for light refreshments and snacks!
Free Planetarium Star Show (7:30pm) and rooftop observatory viewing (8:30pm – 10pm, weather permitting.)
Later in the evening, check out Miami Science Museum’s Famous Laser Shows in the Planetarium.
7:00pm: Kids of the Future laser Party
9:00pm: The Doors
10:00pm: Pink Floyd: Animals
11:00pm: Radiohead
Midnight: Pink Floyd: Best of the Wall
Laser Show Admission: $4.00 children – $7.00 adults
www.miamisci.org

Family Fundays on Sundays at Fairchild
Where: Fairchild Gardens
When: Sunday, December 6,2009 @ 12:00pm – 400pm
Chasing Tales Improv Troupe will perform at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the Visitor Center Ballroom.
Make a bird feeder and hang it from a tree in your yard. Birds need holiday treats too!
There will be face painting for the kids!
Take a holiday nature walk and learn about plants for the season, at 1:30 and 3:30.

Christmas in the Garden – Holiday Craft Fair
Where: The Kampong Garden
When: Sunday, December 6, 2009 @ 9:30am – 3:3-pm
Gifts Galore, Baked Goods, Produce, Cut Flowers, Music, Ono Grinds, Complimentary Mini-Massages, Shave Ice & Fun Activities for the Keiki

Winterfest
Where:Village Green Park
When: Saturday, December 6, 2009 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Contact: Community Center Front Desk
Phone: (305) 365-8900

Story-time with Santa
Where: Deering Estate
When: Saturday December 12th & Saturday December 19th @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
The Deering Estate welcomes guests of all ages for story time with Santa. Mr. Claus will be reading some classic holiday stories next to the enchanting Christmas Tree in the Stone House Ballroom. Children can have their picture professionally taken with Santa for an additional fee or parents can bring their own cameras and take their own photos for free.
Free with admission to the estate

Second Saturdays are FREE for Families
Where:Miami Art Museum
When: Saturday, December 12,2009 @ 1:00pm – 4:00pm
On Be amazed by art interacting with the actual gallery area and come up with your own workshop piece which may incorporate your wall or floor at home.
www.miamiartmuseum.org

Annie Jr.
Where: Miami Science Museum
When: December 18-19 at 8pm and 19-20 at 2pm
This Holiday season, the Miami Science Museum welcomes The Theatre Institute of South Florida as they present Annie Jr., based on the Tribune Media Service Comic Strip, “Little Orphan Annie”.Eleven-year-old Annie has been living in an orphanage her whole life run by cruel Miss Hannigan.  Great family musical for all ages!
Annie Jr. will run from December 18-19 at 8pm and 19-20 at 2pm at the Miami Science Museum Theatre located at 3280 S Miami Ave.
Admission:
Online for $12.00
At the door for $20.00
For more information please call TTI at 786-350-4165 or Miami Science Museum at 305-646-4200.

Holiday Nights with Wild Lights
Where: Miami Metro Zoo
When: November 27 – December 20, 2009 @ 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Miami Metrozoo will open for 12 nights for a special holiday display of bright animal shaped lights and Flore de Lisa’s Winter Wonderland with the Festival of Trees. Holiday favorites like hot chocolate, holiday songs and more will make this the family gathering place of the season. Admission is $7.95 + tax for adults, $5.95 + tax for children (3 – 12) and $1 off for ZSF members.
www.miamimetrozoo.com

Winter Camp – Science Wonderland!
Where: Miami Science Museum
When: December 21 – 24, 2009
Calling all young scientists! See and touch real fossils, build and launch your own rocket, perform electrifying experiments, and get up close to live animals. The Museum’s exhibits, Planetarium, and Wildlife Center are yours to explore and enjoy for three full days of science and fun!
For more information: www.miamisci.org/www/wintercamp

Winter Nights & Lights
Where: Miami Seaquarium
When: December 19 – January 2, 2009 , daily 9:30am – 8:00pm
Miami Seaquarium will transform into a Winter Wonderland for its annual Winter Nights & Lights Celebration from December 19 through January 2, 2010. Complete with nightly snowfall, a Kids Winterfest, extended park hours and Holiday themed shows and exhibits, Winter Nights & Lights, will light up the Holidays with colorfully illuminated sculptures of reef fish, flamingos, dolphins, seals, sea lions, killer whales and other marine friends.The annual event will start at 9:30 a.m. daily and run through 8 p.m. except for December 24, 25 and 31, 2009 when the park will close at 6:00 p.m.

2 Comments on this post

  • Misty

    December 10, 2009 at 12:46 pm
    Wanted to share this-- Special Event—A Very good time celebrating the Panda; Saturday Dec 12 at 11AM. We will have a stuffed-animal show & tell, storytime, raffle and more. Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. We hope to see you at our event this weekend located at 19925 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura FL 33180 (next to Chili’s restaurant)! We have monthly events for kids and families and I have attached a current list in hopes you will post on your website. Phone: (305) 935-0027
  • Misty

    December 10, 2009 at 12:46 pm
    Special Event—A Very good time celebrating the Panda; Saturday Dec 12 at 11AM. We will have a stuffed-animal show & tell, storytime, raffle and more. Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. We hope to see you at our event this weekend located at 19925 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura FL 33180 (next to Chili’s restaurant)! We have monthly events for kids and families and I have attached a current list in hopes you will post on your website. Phone: (305) 935-0027

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