A good variety of events and fun activities are listed for you … Just get ready to participate in them and create unforgettable family memories:
Miami Children’s Museum Free Third Friday: November 15th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Thanks to the support of Baptist Health South Florida, every third Friday of each month, visitors can roam the Museum free of charge, visit new exhibits, enjoy all areas and have a fun afternoon of art, and learning. Due to the number of visitors, the use of strollers is not recommended. www.miamichildrensmuseum.org
Miami Book Fair 2019: Nov. 17th to 24th at the Miami Dade College (Wolfson Campus). A fantastic way to find amazing books and participate in fabulous events! This spectacular and beloved book fair will be offering author talks and signings, workshops, and an extensive variety of special events for people all ages. This is one of the most famous literary festivals in the country, so don’t miss it. Download the 2019 Miami Book Fair guide, with detailed information about timing and places. www.miamibookfair.com
Steps for Healing 5k Run/Walk: Nov 16th at 8:00 am at Zoo Miami. Enjoy a 5K run/walk with the animals at Zoo Miami, alongside your family and friends, in support of the Children’s Bereavement Center, a wonderful organization that provides free grief support groups for children, teens, and adults in South Florida. Add to the excitement by dressing like your favorite animal; costumes not required but highly encouraged for maximum fun! Early bird registration $35. Participants will also have the opportunity to enjoy all-day admission to the Zoo, a free breakfast, and a free T-Shirt. There will be a kid’s inflatable fun run and finisher medals for children ages 2-6. www.stepsforhealing.org
Miami Dade Public Library System will be offering these events:
- Library Breakout: Holiday Hullabaloo. November 15th, 3:00 pm. At Coral Gables Branch. Join the library for a festive escape room challenge! It’s almost time for Thanksgiving dinner and we can hardly wait for mashed potatoes, biscuits, gravy and, of course, Grandma’s famous pumpkin pie. There’s only one problem—her secret pumpkin pie recipe has gone missing. Now you must work with others to locate the recipe and avoid a dessert disaster! Ages 12?18 years.
- Design & Create Your Own 3D Objects: November 16th, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, at Main Library. Learn how to design three?dimensional objects on license and distribution-free software. Print your creation on a 3D printer and learn how 3D printers work regardless of the brand. Ages 9 years and up.
- Pumpkin Garlands: November 23rd, 11:00 am at Palmetto Bay Branch. Celebrate autumn by crafting your own pumpkins out of yarn and stringing them into a decorative garland soft sculpture. Materials will be provided. Ages 5 years and up.
Please visit www.mdpls.org for more information, some events required registration.
Merrick Park 16th Annual Tree Lighting: Nov 21st from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Coral Gables is proud to present their traditional Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, a wonderful event that brings holiday cheer and gather family and friends to light up the night and welcomes the season.
here will be live performances by the Miami Royal Ballet, Coral Gables High School Choir & Band and Miami Senior High School Marching Band plus greetings from Santa Claus, holiday characters, giveaways and more. Light bites and beverages will be available for purchase.
Donate a new unwrapped toy to support Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, and get a chance to win great prizes. www.shopsatmerrickpark.com/en/events
Doral Movies at the Park: November 22nd from 7:30 pm at Downtown Doral Park. Catch a family-friendly film “on the green” at Downtown Doral Park on a giant inflatable movie screen. Only bring your lawn chairs or blankets and get ready to have fun. Refreshments will be available onsite for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-593-6611
Santa Enchanted Forest: Open now until January 5th, 2020. It is never too early to visit this wonderful attraction! The Largest Holiday Theme Park and Carnival are already up and running, featuring over 100 rides, acrobats, motocross and magic shows, games and attractions for the entire family.
Even small children have their own area at Santa’s Kiddie Rides. Don’t miss the 92-foot tall Christmas tree, themed displays from all over the world, pony rides, a petting zoo, food, souvenirs, holiday music and more than three million lights in this magical adventure. www.santasenchantedforest.com
Luminosa Chinese Lantern Festival at Jungle Island: From now until January 8, 2020. When the sun is set and the animals are asleep, Jungle Island transforms into a magic land of lights with Luminosa, a traditional festival of lights with an incredible twist. Luminosa has 4 great areas all inspired from iconic places of South Florida including creatures and vegetation with incredible lanterns and giant masterpieces. More than one million lights and 13 acres of illuminated paths make this an unforgettable event that will be a delight to people of all ages. 10% discount for Tickets purchased online at www.jungleisland.com