Turn on holiday music in the car and take a drive to a fairyland of outdoor light displays throughout Miami. You can see Christmas lights in Miami in all parts of the county, and you can do it without leaving your car.
It doesn’t get any better than that for social-distancing purposes, right?
Plus, we bet you could use some merriment and cheer right about now. We’re lucky that we have a nice mix of public and private displays where you can see holiday lights in Miami (though some of previous years’ private displays are yet to be confirmed at the moment).Rest assured, we will continue to update this post as more information becomes available – so be sure to keep checking back!
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Holiday Lights in Miami, Public Displays
- The Shops at Merrick Park (358 San Lorenzo Ave.)
- Outside City Hall (405 Biltmore Way)
- Down Miracle Mile (from Southwest 37th to 42nd avenues)
- Aventura Mall (19501 Biscayne Blvd.) – Don’t miss the holiday displays that decorate this beautiful mall, including The Aventura Station and the Deck the Halls Shoppe by The Christmas Palace with oversized Christmas trees and 10-foot-tall Nutcrackers.
City of Miami
- Bayfront Park (301 Biscayne Blvd.) – Behold its majestic tree and towering downtown skyscrapers.
- Brickell CityCentre (701 S. Miami Ave.) – Featuring Santa’s post office display, decorative trees, lights and holiday decorations.
- Lincoln Road (Alton Road to Ocean Drive) – Check out the giant Christmas tree and plenty of lights and decorations throughout this “roadway.” The tree lighting ceremony is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 27 – plus each night, starting at 6 p.m. Dec. 10, a light will be lit on the seashell Menorah commemorating the eight nights of Hannukah.
- MOCA Plaza (770 NE 125th St.) – A giant Christmas tree and dangling lights add to the festive atmosphere in Downtown North Miami.
Town of Miami Lakes
- Main Street Miami Lakes (6700-6855 Main St.) – Stroll the quaint street and see their holiday window displays, the lit giant oak tree and light displays choreographed to music.
- Light up the Night at CityPlace Doral – Every night from 6-11 p.m. at the top of the hour, the holiday fountain show lights up the outdoor shopping and entertainment venue. 8300 NW 36th St. Through Dec. 31.
- Bright Lights Miami at Virginia Key Beach (4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Key Biscayne) – Drive-in, drive-thru sound and light festival with immersive lights and laser show, projection mapping, art installation and music. Nightly from 6-8 p.m. and 9-11 p.m. through Jan. 10, 2021.
- Christmas Night Laser Show at Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah (401 E. 65th St.) – Drive-in laser light and holiday music show presented by Electric Holiday Miami. Vehicles will be placed in their own socially distanced pods where they can place chairs in front of their cars. Facial coverings will be required. Cars will be tuned to FM stations to hear the show. Dec. 25 at 8 and 10 p.m. (pre-shows at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.; Dec. 26 at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. (pre-shows at 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.) Tickets are $55 per car, $80 for VIP for front two rows and a goodie bag. Click here for tickets.
Pinecrest Gardens Nights of Lights – The gardens come alive with glittering and larger-than-life light installations during the holidays, with the gardens open from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 27 through Jan. 3. Admission is $7 if you buy online in advance and $10 at the door.
Deering Estate – The grand estate features its very own “Historic Holiday Decor: Vintage Florida,” with decorations throughout the various rooms inspired by the holiday gatherings of the pioneer days. This display will be available from Nov. 27 through Jan. 8. Tickets for nonmembers range in cost from $7-$15. Click here to buy in advance.
Homes With Holiday Light Displays in Miami
Enchanted Place of North Miami, at 1600 NE 137th Terrace in North Miami, is not just one house but one entire cul-de-sac. Neighbors get together to light up the tree canopy area and welcome the holiday cheer. See the lights from 6-11 p.m. through Jan. 6.
Leon and April Wegman: 1900 S. Hibiscus Drive, North Miami. Frosty the Snowman sits on the roof in a hot-air balloon, there’s a life-size Santa and the boat in the backyard canal is festooned with lights.
14665 Fitzpatrick Road, Miami Lakes. Decorated in the front and back, this stunning light display was nominated as a neighborhood favorite in Miami Lakes. Santa and his reindeer fly through the air and thousands of twinkle lights are in the trees. From Miami Lakes Drive, you can see the house’s lights reflected in the lake.
The Froberg Residence: 1840 Keystone Blvd., North Miami. This family of three is back to decorating their yard and house for the community. You can see colorful Christmas trees of different sizes, decorated wreaths, a laser show, and glittering icicles.
510 Hunting Lodge Dr., Miami Springs: Elaborate holiday display with hundreds of lights across the front yard, a variety of Nativity scenes and reindeer.
Morningside 57 St. Holiday Light Spectacle: Cruise down NE 57 St. in the Morningside neighborhood east of Biscayne Blvd. to see two blocks of holiday lights including 42 trees all decked out in colorful holiday displays. More than 130,000 lights. See them nightly from 6-11 p.m. through Jan. 7.
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Mr. & Mrs. Larry Williams’ Santa’s Headquarters: 1185 NW 47th Terrace, Miami. For more than 40 years, this family has been delighting the community with a holiday display at their house across from Charles Hadley Park, 1350 NW 50th St. The Hornyak Residence: 3050 Lime Court, Coconut Grove. Since 2011, Michael Hornyak has decorated this house on a cul-de-sac in thousands of lights. Other homes nearby do impressive displays and the street becomes “Christmas Court.” Lights are turned on at 5:30 p.m. every day and will be up until Three Kings Day, Jan. 6. Sunset Drive, from the Cocoplum Circle to Maynada Street, Coral Gables/South Miami. Grand houses display fantastic light installations on this historic street. The Steele Residence: 19281 Holiday Road, Cutler Bay. This fantastic display includes 20,000 lights in the trees, and there are four small buildings with themed scenes. The lights will be on until Jan. 6.