Miami Events -December 2014

December Highlights

Book of Mormon
Dec. 2-14
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Broadway’s hottest ticket, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical from the creators of “South Park,” stops in Miami for a run to introduce audiences to Elders Cunningham and Price as the young missionaries try to spread the gospel of Joseph Smith in Uganda.

Dec. 2-7
Where: The Art Miami Pavilion in Miami Midtown Arts District – Midtown Blvd (NE 1st Avenue) between NE 32nd & NE 31st Street, Miami.
Art Miami showcases top-notch modern and contemporary art from 125 galleries and art institutions worldwide. The event presents participants and viewers with the opportunity to experience premier works in the global contemporary art movement. Coinciding with Art Miami is CONTEXT, featuring trendsetting galleries from around the globe exhibiting in a state-of-the-art pavilion directly adjacent to Art Miami.

Design Miami/
Dec. 3-7
Where: Meridian and 19th Street, adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center
Design Miami/ brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. The event occurs alongside the Art Basel fair to showcase museum-quality exhibitions of 20th and 21st century furniture, lighting and objets d’art. The event presents collaborations with designers and design institutions, panels and lectures with luminaries from the worlds of design, architecture, art and fashion, and unique commissions from the world’s top emerging and established designers and architects.

Art Basel Miami Beach
Dec. 4-7
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach and various galleries and museums around the city.
The prom of the art world, Art Basel Miami Beach brings together the world’s top galleries, art dealers, artists of all media, collectors and art aficionados for a series of events, parties, satellite fairs, film screenings, musical performances and architecture and design displays. Tied to the prestigious art show, Art Basel Switzerland, Art Basel Miami Beach brings more than 250 prominent galleries from around the world with artwork by more than 2,000 artists. Newcomers, established artists, masters and emerging artists all share the stage at this non-stop art party.

Miami Short Film Festival
Dec. 5-12

Various theaters throughout Miami
Check out more than 80 short films representing more than 39 countries plus cocktail receptions, red carpet premieres, seminars and workshops, Q&A sessions with filmmakers and more at this annual short film festival.

Seraphic Fire
Dec 10-16
Where: Various venues throughout South Florida
Grammy Award winning chorus Seraphic Fire offers the rapturous sound of a Capella carols at their annual candlelight Christmas concerts.

Dec. 11-Jan. 25
Where: Sun Life Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens
The cutting-edge Canadian circus company hits another home run with this women-centric extravaganza written and directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and featuring dazzling stunts, costumes, scenery and a rocking, all-female band.

Winterfest Boat Parade
Dec. 13
Where: Birch State Park (prime spot for viewing) – 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, boats will cruise the Intracoastal Waterway.
Winterfest Boat Parade is a highly anticipated annual event that allows both viewers and sea-bound participants with a chance to watch the many gorgeous boats glimmering across Fort Lauderdale’s renowned waterway in an elegant, colorful spectacle. The viewing grandstand will be in Birch State Park. and the participating boats will be organized in the Intracoastal Waterway. This year’s celebrity Grand Marshall is rap hero Flo Rida.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
Dec. 18-24
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami (Dec. 19-24), Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach (Dec.27-30).
The holiday season is not complete without the Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” with a cast of more than 100 dancers, glorious sets and costumes, magical special effects, beautiful music, and exceptional dancing by international stars.

Borscht Film Festival
Dec. 18-21
Where: Various locations in Miami
The Miami-based nonprofit The Borscht Corporation hosts its biannual Borscht Film Festival which screens made-in-Miami films, including this year’s obra maestra, a scene-by-scene remake of “Scarface” using crowd-sourced submissions from amateur filmmakers.

Fleetwood Mac
Dec. 19
Where: BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise
Fleetwood Mac reunites its classic “Rumours”-era lineup with the return of singer-keyboardist Christine McVie who takes her place in the harmonic frontline with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham for “On With the Show Tour.”

Jingle Ball
Dec. 21
Where: BB&T, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise
Y100’s Mack, Nina and Nick of the “Mack with Nina & Nick” show host a star-studded lineup including Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, Pharrell, Iggy Azalea, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, MAGIC!, Charli XCX, Jessie J, Rixton, Mary Lambert, Kiesza, Becky G, Jake Miller and Shawn Mendes, with special guest host Nick Jonas.

Miami Beach Bowl
Dec. 22
Where: Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami
Marlins Park is the host to the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl that brings Brigham Young University against either East Carolina, University of Central Florida or another representative of the American Athletic Conference.

Miami Heat vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Dec. 25
Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Lebron James is still on Miami’s naughty list so his return to Miami to face off with his former Miami Heat teammates on Christmas Day will bring us all joy, assuming a Heat victory.

Life in Color
Dec. 26-27
Where: Sun Life Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens
Kaskade, Borgore, Nervo, Chainsmokers and many more will be joined by special guest D
iplo at the World’s Largest Paint Party which has morphed into a two-day EDM explosion.

King Mango Strut Parade
Dec. 28
Where: Downtown Coconut Grove, parade begins at the corner of Commodore Plaza and Main Highway
Give 2014 a send-off at this parade of the absurd that takes place down the streets of Coconut Grove with wacky costumes, crazy presentations of topical themes, live music, and outrageous shenanigans that highlight the year’s most bizarre events.

Orange Bowl
Dec. 31
Where: Sun Life Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens
The Capital One Orange Bowl brings together the top college football team from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Southeastern Conference or the Big Ten for a show down.

New Year’s Eve
Dec. 31
Where: Various venues throughout South Florida. There are always plenty of things to get into on New Year’s Eve in the 305, from fireworks to concerts to VIP parties. Take a look at our listings on