Quote of the week
“The great motherhood friendships are the ones in which two women can admit [how difficult mothering is] quietly to each other, over cups of tea at a table sticky with spilled apple juice and littered with markers without tops.” ― Anna Quindlen
Songs and tradition say that the Holiday season is the happiest time of the year. To us -moms-, sometimes things get pretty hectic, and might have to disagree with that affirmation. So, if you have decided to take it easy and not travel anywhere or are coming to Miami to spend this time of the year- here are a few great things you can do with your kids – festive and non-festive related. Let’s try to make it the happiest time regardless so – Take a deep breath and enjoy!
1- ❄️Celebrate the winter traditions of the families that lived and worked in Miami a 100 years ago and enjoy a Holiday Evening at Vizcaya Village. The main house decorated for the holidays is a must-see!
2- 🚂 On Thursday, December 7th get on board the Mercy Express and enjoy train rides, free hot chocolate & churros, photos with Santa, and special performances.
5- ⛄️ Help a good cause and feel good by donating gift cards to buy food for blind and visually impaired seniors in Miami at the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind – Holiday Gift Card (On description write Holiday Gift Card donation. Minimum donation suggested: $15)
6- 🍪 Join as for our traditional cookie decorating and real community holiday party at Brickell Park.
7- Be witness to a sand tree unique to a Miami Holiday experience and enjoy 12 days of Christmas at traditional Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne.
9- 🌈 Start art baseling and enjoy leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa right here in Miami showing work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well the new generation of emerging stars.
11- Any day throughout December, check out Miami’s newest science museum, the Frost Museum (yeah! they do have a winter program for kids)
12- 🍵 Have the afternoon tea experience at the Biltmore’s magnificent lobby alongside live harp music. During the holiday season guests can expect themed pastries.
13- Listen to Christmas carols and festive holiday songs from around the world performed by the renowned New World Symphony.
14- Check out the Miami City Ballet which for 27 holiday seasons, has been producing an identical version of the Balanchine/Tchaikovsky fairy tale at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
15- On December 21, do some Christmas caroling and sing your favorite holiday tunes up and down Lincoln Road. The festive event kicks off at Segafredo to the National Hotel.
16- 🎄Bundle up and enjoy a traditional festival of trees at Charles Deering’s waterfront home, join during the annual lighting festival, featuring hot chocolate, holiday music and a letter drop-off for Santa.
17- ⛸Get your winter clothes and go ice skating in Miami Beach – for those of you asking, the downtown Intercontinental ice-skating rink is not opening this year!
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