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Miami International Auto Show: Discounts for Miami Beach residents, first responders and seniors

Car enthusiasts, it’s time for the 2022 Miami International Auto Show!

The annual show at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive is happening Oct. 15-23, 2022.

Presented by the South Florida Automobile Dealers Association, the event typically features more than 190 dealerships in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties, displaying cars, trucks, vans, sport utility vehicles, hybrids and concept vehicles by the world’s leading automotive manufacturers. Show attendees can take a drive along the most picturesque roadways of Miami Beach in their favorite new cars and trucks at the Ride-n-Drives.

Past special display areas also have included:

  • Havana Classics, the nostalgic collection of autos from yesterday’s Havana, showcasing many of the most popular vehicles from Cuba during the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. 
  • An expanded Memory Lane exhibit featuring a host of classics, including a 1969 Camaro Super Sport, a 1963 Volkswagen Bus, a 1966 Jaguar Mark 2, a 1972 Chevy Corvette Stingray Roadster, a 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 1 and a 1981 DeLorean.
  • Camp Jeep with an interactive, off-road experience for consumers. The 25,000-square foot exhibit gave attendees a chance to experience the off-road capabilities of Jeep vehicles without leaving the auto show.

Regular admission is $15 for age 12 and older, $6 for children age 6-12, and free for children 5 and younger, tickets must be purchased in advance as there is no box office on site. A few special ticket offers will be available. Click here to purchase tickets and click here to learn about daily $3 discount for Miami Beach residents, free entry for first responders on Tuesday, Oct. 18 and a $5 discount for senior citizens on Thursday, Oct. 20.

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Vintage Auto Show at Deering set for November

Drive up to the 10th annual Vintage Auto Show and check out classic cars on the grounds of Miami’s historic Deering Estate. 

Presented in collaboration with the Antique Automotive Club of America – South Florida Region, the latest edition of this popular show will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. 

Admission costs $15 for adults and $7 for children (ages 4-14). Though it’s free for Deering Estate Foundation members and children younger than 4 years old, you must reserve a ticket online. For more information, click here

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More Miami-Dade events

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

Market Tuesdays at CityPlace Doral

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | CityPlace Doral

Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Amphitheater in Boca Raton

Food Trucks Tuesdays

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Nightly Snowfall

7:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pelican Harbor Marina

North Bay Village Winter Wonderland & Tree Lighting

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Vogel Park

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $25.00-35.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

School choir caroling competition

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | 550 Biltmore Building

Nightly Snowfall

7:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Comedy Night at Pub 52

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Exit One Taproom

Thursday, December 1, 2022

What the Constitution Means to Me

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

Women Championing Freedom

$0-12.00 | Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

A Very Merry Garden: Reindeer Round-Up at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $11.95-24.95 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

The Art of Transformation

11:00 am to 10:00 pm | FREE

Santa's Circus

12:30 pm to 7:30 pm | $15.99 | Jungle Island

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $25.00-35.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Live music at Doral Yard

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

The Moth - Miami StorySLAM

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $15.00 | Sandrell Rivers Theater

Nightly Snowfall

7:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Friday, December 2, 2022

What the Constitution Means to Me

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

Women Championing Freedom

$0-12.00 | Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

A Very Merry Garden: Reindeer Round-Up at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $11.95-24.95 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

The Art of Transformation

11:00 am to 10:00 pm | FREE

Santa's Circus

12:30 pm to 7:30 pm | $15.99 | Jungle Island

holiday market at Dania Pointe

5:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Tropical Park

City of Doral Park and Tree Lighting Ceremony

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Doral Meadow Park

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $25.00-35.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Free Gallery Night entry

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Historic Holidays Evening Strolls at Deering Estate

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Jam on percussion for free

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Coral Gables Holiday Spectacular:

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables City Hall

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Nightly Snowfall

7:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU free every Saturday

All Day | FREE | Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Gold Coast Museum free first Saturday

All Day | FREE | Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Free entry to museums with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

What the Constitution Means to Me

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

Women Championing Freedom

$0-12.00 | Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

The Polar Express

$65.00-75.00 | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

$5 all-day fares weekends on Tri-Rail

5:00 am to 11:30 pm | $5.00

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers, Antiques & Artisan Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Master Naturalist (55 minute) Tours

9:30 am to 2:30 pm | $10.00 | Big Cypress Gallery, Big Cypress National Preserve

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

A Very Merry Garden: Reindeer Round-Up at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $11.95-24.95 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Brightline Holiday Marketplace

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

The Art of Transformation

11:00 am to 10:00 pm | FREE

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Santa's Circus

12:30 pm to 7:30 pm | $15.99 | Jungle Island

$5 holiday movies

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | $5.00 | Regal Cinemas

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Merrick House Museum

Winter Kiddos Land

2:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | CityPlace Doral

Free holiday concert at church

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Old Cutler Presbyterian Church

Christmas at the Gazebo

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Royal Poinciana Blvd. & Curtiss Parkway

Palmetto Bay Light Up Your Holidays Celebration

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Village of Palmetto Bay city hall

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $25.00-35.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Nightly Snowfall

7:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

South Florida Symphony Orchestra "Messiah" in Fort Lauderdale

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | $15.00-95.00 | Parker Playhouse

Free holiday concert at church

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Old Cutler Presbyterian Church

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Live in the Park! Tito Puente, Jr.

8:00 pm | Discounted | Westchester Cultural Arts Center

Discount late-night movies

11:30 pm to 2:00 am | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Free entry to museu,s

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

What the Constitution Means to Me

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

Women Championing Freedom

$0-12.00 | Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

The Polar Express

$65.00-75.00 | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

$5 all-day fares weekends on Tri-Rail

5:00 am to 11:30 pm | $5.00

Pinecrest drive-up Farmer's Market

8:00 am to 2:00 pm | Pinecrest Gardens

Palmetto Bay Farmer's Market

8:30 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Coral Reef Park

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Veterans Park

Vizcaya weekly farmer's market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Sunday kids' art class for under 13

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | $16.00 | Museum of Graffiti

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

A Very Merry Garden: Reindeer Round-Up at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $11.95-24.95 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Redland Heritage Festival and Craft Fair

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $8.00-15.00 | Fruit & Spice Park

Brightline Holiday Marketplace

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

Farmer's Market at Village of Merrick Park

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | Merrick Park

Snow & Crystals Festival

11:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Cauley Square Historic Railroad Village

'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

Santa's Circus

12:30 pm to 7:30 pm | $15.99 | Jungle Island

$5 holiday movies

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | $5.00 | Regal Cinemas

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Merrick House Museum

Bluegrass festival and acoustic jam

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Greynolds Park

The Art of Transformation

2:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Santa's Parade of the Elves

2:00 pm | FREE | South Miami Downtown

School caroling competition

3:00 pm to 7:00 pm | 550 Biltmore Building

South Florida Symphony Orchestra "Messiah" in Miami

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | $20.00-75.00 | Broad Center for the Performing Arts at Barry University

Joy to the World Caroling Crawl and Tree Lighting in Coconut Grove

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Commodore Plaza

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade

Tropical Sundays Live Music

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $25.00-35.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Nightly Snowfall

7:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Comedy Night at Nightlife Brewing Co.

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Salsa dance class

9:00 pm | FREE | Ball & Chain

Monday, December 5, 2022

The Polar Express

$65.00-75.00 | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

A Very Merry Garden: Reindeer Round-Up at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $11.95-24.95 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Nightly Snowfall

7:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill

Josie Gulliksen

About Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami, Biscayne Times, Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today as Calendar Editor and arts writer and then worked for 13 years in public relations. She has her own blog Scene Around South FL.

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