The holidays are looming, and while the pressure of the season may be overwhelming, we’re here to help you kick the high stress and chill. Suspend your holiday to-dos and take the time to celebrate in the city with our recommendations. Indulge this Christmas in Miami Beach - you deserve it.

Tis’ the Season of Giving

Put yourself at the top of your holiday gift list and splurge in SoBe. Skip the holiday traffic and set out on foot in our walkable city. Stick to Washington Avenue, Collins Avenue, Ocean Drive, and Lincoln Road boutiques for unique finds for you and loved ones. From a guayabera shirt for dad to an Art Deco print for mom, there’s something for even the pickiest of gift recipients. Holiday hack: Check out our holiday gift giving guide for Miami-centric ideas.

Festive Booze and Bites

Indulge in your holiday feast this year by letting someone else do the cooking. Local eateries offer a Christmas Day brunch or dinner menu filled with culinary surprises. Get the day started at Leynia or The Strand’s festive brunch buffet. Both Cecconi’s and Donna Mare on Collins Avenue are serving up an Italian-style buffet, with the former offering a complimentary bellini, mimosa, or glass of prosecco or white wine. Icebox Café in the Sunset Harbour neighborhood presents holiday favorites like filet mignon and oven-roasted branzino. For seafood-heavy dishes, Seawell Fish n’ Oyster’s menu includes Key West pink shrimp and lobster bisque and Market at Edition will be serving a seafood tower piled high with fresh oysters, poached shrimp, tuna tartare, stone crab, and prime-aged bone-in ribeye. Holiday hack: Our holiday cocktail guide will point you to the tastiest libations in the city.

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A Jolly Affair

Miami Beach decks the halls with huge Christmas trees, festive displays, and twinkling lights. Stroll through our tropical winter wonderland to Lincoln Road. The famous pedestrian mall celebrates through the New Year with its 30-foot tall tree, menorah, and a Santa Claus in tropical attire. Continue the fuzzy holiday feeling and keep it traditional with a performance of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at The Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Center or a Sights and Sounds of the Season symphony performance at New World Center. Holiday hack: Check out verified secondary ticket websites. A sold-out event may have some tickets lingering in cyberspace, and often for a better price.

Hit Pause on the Holiday

The ultimate indulgence is a restful sleep-in. A little R & R goes a long way during the holiday. Treat yourself or give the gift of a trip to South Beach with a stay at Washington Park Hotel. Located in the cultural heart of South Beach, our revamped Art Deco-inspired hotel is a restful respite from the ho-ho-ho of the holidays. Sleek and modern guestrooms, curated amenities, and playful touches await, while the hottest holiday happenings, nightspots, eateries, and boutiques are only steps from our front door. Holiday hack: Save this holiday season with our Advance Purchase special offer. Book early and receive up to 20% off our nightly rate, free classes at Glow Hot Yoga, and more exclusive perks.

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