What to do in Miami this December 24th?

December 18, 2017

December 24th and December 25th are days on which family gets together to celebrate Christmas, a time when reflection on the achievements and challenges presented over the year allows us all to reinvigorate our spirits and continue moving forward in this life with zest and conviction.

But what is there to do in Miami on December 24? This city is always ready to pander to its tourists and locals throughout the month, a month that offers us the best side of Miami: a city abounding in multicolored lights, Christmas-themed stores, marvelous bargains, restaurants featuring special menus for that day and night clubs wide-open so that the most party-loving celebrate on a high note and a bunch more of other activities carefully planned so that you and your family enjoy it to the fullest.

Here we list you some alternative activities you can engage in for this Dec 24 depending on your interests and your family’s.


A tour through the Polar Express Train in Miami

Christmas belongs to children, a magical time in which the youngest are bound to experience unique memories daydreaming about Santa Claus who comes from the North Pole and, with the aid of his elves, make a countless number of gifts to give them on his visit every 24th of December traveling on his flying sleigh pulled by reindeers.

But what about the Polar town Santa Claus lives in? If you get in the mood, a ride you can make in Miami that the whole family will surely enjoy is going to the North Pole onboard The Polar Express™ Train, an event backed by the Gold Coast Railroad Museum, located southwest of Miami-Dade.

This December-only event recreates the magical story of Chris Van Allsburg’s book “The Polar Express” in the same train, with the same passengers, and sets off on a 50-minute long multimedia journey on which attendees will revel in Christmas carols, hot chocolate, snacks and all of it in company of Santa Claus himself who will generously gift the dearest little ones of the house.


Follow this link from Gold Coast Railroad Museum to find out more about the available hours, prices and dates of the event.


Address: 12450 SW 152nd Street, Miami FL 33177

Phone number: 305-253-0063


Christmas Eve dinner in Miami

If you are planning to go out for dinner on Christmas Eve, it is a good idea to start booking ahead of time, since there are many people who, like you, are also looking for the perfect venue to have dinner on this special day.

In the main, restaurants featuring a Christmas fare are booked from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.


ÁREA 31 

On the 16th floor of Hotel Epic in Downtown Miami, we find Area 31, an ideal destination to delight your gustatory senses with the Christmas Eve surprise menu created by Chef Alex Olivier. In addition, you may feast your eyes on the most beautiful nighttime views of Biscayne Bay and Miami.

Address: Kimpton EPIC Hotel, 16th Floor 270 Biscayne Boulevard WayMiami, FL33131

Phone number  305-424-5234



Another great place for your Christmas Eve dinner in Miami. The prestigious restaurant Los Fuegos, of the hotel and culture chain “Faena,” is where the grill and smoker master Francis Mallmann devises a delicious contemporary cuisine adapted to the modern lifestyle, featuring grill healthy and natural freshly-made food. This December 24, starting from 4:00 pm in the afternoon, enjoy what Los Fuegos has in store for you to celebrate Christmas Eve. The price per adult is $75 / children $35. The pricing does not cover alcoholic beverages.

Address: 3201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Phone number:  786-655-5600 



If you feel like venturesome for the Christmas Eve dinner, explore Chef Vijay Veena’s Asian culinary creations. Chef Veena’s gourmet sampling is a 5-course meal; it boasts a selection of dumplings and Thai pumpkin soup, and includes the option of either Wagyu filet mignon or traditional Christmas turkey as main course. The dessert is a festive bouche de Noel with white chocolate mousse, pistachio biscuit and toasted almond ice cream. The cost per diner adds up to $110.

Address: 2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Phone number 855-923-7899


Stores open on December the 24th in Miami

On December 24 it is pretty common to see people buying the last gifts on the list in a rush. If you have some up-in-the-air presents you have not bought yet, don’t fret, most stores of Miami are open on December 24 waiting for you to buy the gift you’re missing.

You’ll even find many deals and discounts announcing the closure of Christmas season.



Sunday, Dec 24: Stores close at 6:00pm

Monday, Dec 25: Closed.

Tuesday, Dec 26: Open regular hours



Sunday, Dec 24: Some stores close at 6:00pm, while others at 8:00pm

Monday, Dec 25: Closed

Tuesday, Dec 26: Open regular hours



Sunday, Dec 24: Stores close at 6:00pm

Monday, Dec 25: Closed

Tuesday, Dec 26: Open regular hours



Sunday Dec 24: Stores close at 10:00pm

Monday Dec 25: Closed

Tuesday Dec 26: Open regular hours



Sunday Dec 24: Stores close at 6:00pm

Monday Dec 25: Closed

Tuesday Dec 26: Open regular hours


Toys R Us

Sunday Dec 24: Stores close at 9:00pm

Monday Dec 25: Closed

Tuesday Dec 26: Open regular hours


If you want to have the happiest and funniest Christmas Eve holidays, enjoy yourself exploring the restaurants and leisure options Miami has available for you, but above all, do it planning ahead of time.


Merry Christmas!!!


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