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Free and cheap holiday events in Miami-Dade

Who doesn't love the winter holidays, especially in a place like Miami-Dade where winter is glorious?

Indoor and outdoor events abound in Miami-Dade to celebrate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, solstice and just the holidays in general. We have parades, on land and on water, festivals, concerts, light displays, “snow” and more family fun, much of it free and cheap to attend. We also have found some discounts on more expensive holiday events.

From Aventura to Homestead, Kendall to Coconut Grove, Doral to North Miami, celebrating the winter holidays brings lots of fun.

To help you enjoy the fun, we have compiled this big list of mostly free and cheap things to do in Miami-Dade during the winter holidays. We also have big lists of free and cheap holiday events in Broward and free and cheap holiday events in Palm Beach County.

And some of those events are worth traveling for!

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Here's the day-by-day schedule of free and cheap holiday events in Miami-Dade. Click on each link for more information:

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Day-by-day calendar of free and cheap holiday events in Miami-Dade




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