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      Bayfront Holiday Village in Miami

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      November 28, 2019

      Thursday  11:00 AM (on various days)

      301 North Biscayne Boulevard
      Miami, Florida 33132

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      Bayfront Holiday Village

      A Bustling Wonderland Filled with Brilliant Lights, Shopping, Food and Entertainment Awaits in Downtown Miami

      Bayfront Holiday Village Brings Daily Christmas Tree Lights Shows, Waterfront Roller-Skating, Local Vendors, Nightly Music and Top Food and Drink Offerings

      Santa is coming to Downtown Miami’s iconic Bayfront Park to transform it into the magical Bayfront Holiday Village offering free, family-friendly programming all season long. Guests of all ages will enjoy daily 50 ft. Christmas tree LED light shows, waterfront roller-skating by Bayskate, over 50 local vendors, festive music and al fresco food and drinks.

      Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, locals and tourists alike will come for the weather, but stay for great shop-ing, entertainment and Miami’s version of a tropical winter wonderland.

      “We know that New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles have pop-up holiday villages. We wanted to create a village where people would gather their loved ones and join in on some holiday cheer. Of course, we have something that the rest of the nation envies – our weather,” said Tony Albelo, event creator and CEO at SWARM.

      Organizers want people to envision a quaint, picture-perfect, holiday outdoor venue filled with twinkling lights against Miami’s downtown skyline and waterfront Biscayne Bay. The picture-perfect, outdoor, holiday venue will be filled with larger-than-life displays worthy of capturing the moment and posting it on Instagram.

      “The only thing missing out of this Hallmark-perfect scene will be the frigid snow, but that’s why we invite our neighbors from the north to come here to enjoy Bayfront Holiday Village, Miami-style,” added Albelo.

      Every night, a fully decorated, 50-foot state-of-the-art, animated Christmas Tree will feature hourly LED light shows sequenced to three different festive musical shows produced by Grammy-winning producer A.T. Molina.

      New York has The Rink at Rockefeller Center, but Miami’s answer to cold-weather ice skating is Bayskate, where adults and children can boogie to the beat of classic skate jams, and other top hits ranging from pop, tropical, disco, and freestyle. In the Northeast, people are ice skating and sipping hot cocoa wearing parkas. In Miami, we roller skate and sip mojitos in shorts. The Shops will offer a collection of 60 artisans in a jovial setting, each offering unique gift ideas to check off the “nice” list! Foodies will delight their senses at Bayfront Bites, where they’ll find seasonal beverages, sweet treats and food galore!

      The adventurous will participate in the Gnauhty Gnome Scavenger Hunt as they navigate Bayfront Park using guidebooks with clues to solve this year’s puzzle. Even fur babies will have a place of their own to hang out with free treats at the Santa Paws Dog Park, and every Sunday they’ll have Puppy Brunch!


      November 29 (Black Friday) – December 25 (Christmas Day)

      Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami | 301 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33130


      Instagram: @BayfrontHolidayVillage
      Twitter: @BayfrontVillage

      Free and open to the public. All ages.

      Monday- Thursday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.,
      Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
      Sunday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.


      Animated Christmas Tree – The iconic 50-foot Christmas tree will sit in the middle of the park as the center and focal point of the Bayskate roller-skating rink. Every hour, the park will get quiet, the music will rev up, and the tree will display one of the most beautifully animated light shows ever!

      Bayskate – Strap on your skates or rent your wheels right at Bayfront Holiday Village. Skate around the tree and iconic fountain to skating’s favorite hits. Best of all, no need to bundle up – this is Miami!

      Bayfront Bites – We’ve gathered some of South Florida’s top food offerings in order to provide guests with an as-sortment of delectable bites. Sit back, enjoy a meal, and watch your kids skate.

      Gnauhty Gnome Scavenger Hunt presented by Miami Dade Public Works - Each participant receives a guide-book to help them navigate Bayfront Park and look for the right clues. Once they find all the gnomes, figure out the riddle, and bring back the correct answer, they win a prize!

      The Shops at Bayfront Holiday Village – A collection of hand-picked shops to help people get the most out of their holiday shopping.

      North Pole Beach Club presented by Corona – Adults can escape for some festive cocktails and some new concoctions including the Peppermint Mojito, Mistletoe Mule, White Christmas Margarita and Winter Bourbon Smash. Over 21 only.

      Santa Paws Dog Park – Bring along the family pet to enjoy the festivities at Bayfront Holiday Village. There will be plenty for them to enjoy in this purpose-built dog park right in the middle of all the action.

      Santa’s Photo Shop - Take a seat with the man himself and tell him exactly what you want for Christmas; but re-member, he knows who‘s been naughty or nice.

      North Pole Express Mail presented by Catholic Health Services - Sit and write your letter to Santa and mail it right from Bayfront Holiday Village. Feel free to bring your own letters, and we’ll make sure they get on the express route to the North Pole.


      1. Official Christmas Tree Lighting – On 11/30, the tree will be officially lit to festive musical sequences produced by Grammy winner, A.T. Molina, who is the original producer/creator of the Burrito Sabanero mix. Enrique Santos from Tu949 will join Sasha Jones, Consumer Investigative Reporter for NBC 6 and Alejandra Molina, News Anchor at Telemundo 51, to host the event, along with Santa Claus, who is sched-uled to arrive in Miami fashion via a yacht. Together, they will make sure that this tree will continue to serve as Santa’s guiding light to Miami.

      2. Puppy Brunch Sundays – Bring your pup for a special Holiday Pawppuchino and Sweet treats on 12/1 and 12/22 from Lulu & Bellalicious Barkery

      3. Mistletoe Mingle Mondays - $2 beers at the North Pole Beach Club presented by Corona

      4. Goin’ Up On A Tuesday - $7 750ml Miller High Life “The Champagne of Beers” at the Miller Lite Ski Lodge

      5. Sugar & Spice Wednesdays - $1 Churros

      6. Ugly Sweater Night Thursdays – Wear your ugly sweater, RSVP and receive a FREE beer at the Miller Lite Ski Lodge

      7. TGIF Makers Mark – Reserve your FREE Christmas Maker’s Shaker cocktail at the Makers Mark Bar

      8. Sunday Funday --> Only at the North Pole Beach Club presented by Corona for our 5 for $25 bucket of beer special from 12PM – 4PM, 21+ only.

      9. SantaCon - Dress as Santa on 12/14 and join the Santa squad for the most festive Christmas themed cos-tume party.

      10. Buskerfest - Miami’s annual citywide street performance festival will make a stop at Bayfront Park on 12/13 with interactive performances throughout the park and Tina Hills Pavilion

      11. Miami Outboard Club Christmas Boat Parade - December 14 - Come see the festive boats on the bay and enjoy a firework display.

      Cost: Free - Free

      Categories: Festivals | Food & Wine | Holiday

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