What’s going on in Miami in December 2016? Too much stuff. Here are some highlights.

King Mango Strut is Miami's chance to make fun of the past year. Miami Herald archives

Art demonstrator Kat Quinn shows the elasticity of Li Hongbo’s paper piece entitled “Apollo” on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 as Art Miami opened its doors. CARL JUSTE cjuste@miamiherald.com

Art Miami/CONTEXT

Dec. 1-4

Where: The Art Miami Pavilion in Miami Midtown Arts District – Midtown Blvd (NE 1st Avenue) between NE 32nd & NE 31st Street, Miami. 

www.art-miami.com 

Art Miami showcases top-notch modern and contemporary art from hundreds of 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. 1-4

Where: Meridian and 19th Street, adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center 

www.designmiami.com

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. 1-4 

Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach and various galleries and museums around the city.

artbasel.com 

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.

Seraphic Fire 

Dec 7-18

Where: Various venues throughout South Florida 

www.seraphicfire.org

Grammy Award winning chorus Seraphic Fire offers the rapturous sound of a Capella carols at their annual candlelight Christmas concerts plus they offer performances of Handel’s masterwork “Messiah.”

Winterfest Boat Parade 

Dec. 10

Where: Birch State Park (prime spot for viewing) – 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, boats will cruise the Intracoastal Waterway.

www.winterfestparade.com

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 Pitbull.

George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” 

Dec. 9-30

Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale (Dec. 9-11); Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami (Dec. 17-24); Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach (Dec. 28-30)

www.miamicityballet.org 

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.

Y-100 Jingle Ball

Dec. 18

Where: BB&T, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise

www.thebbtcenter.com

Y100’s Mack, Nina and Nick of the “Mack with Nina & Nick” show host a star-studded lineup including Diplo, Meghan Trainor, Charlie Puth, The Chainsmokers, Fifth Harmony, Nicky Jam, Alessia Cara, Tove Lo, Lukas Graham and Hailee Steinfeld.

Miami Beach Bowl 

Dec. 19

Where: Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami

www.miamibeachbowl.com

Marlins Park hosts the Miami Beach Bowl will feature a premier matchup between universities from the American Athletic Conference and Conference USA.

Orange Bowl

Dec. 30

Where: Hard Rock 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.

King Mango Strut Parade

Dec. 31

Where: Downtown Coconut Grove, parade begins at the corner of Commodore Plaza and Main Highway 

www.kingmangostrut.org

Give 2016 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.

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 Miami.com.

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