Florida’s playground stays hot year round, and winter is no exception with family-friendly activities in Miami that you won’t want to miss. Now is the perfect time to treat family and friends and visit Miami’s holiday hot spots. And don’t worry, we’ve compiled a list of great events you’ll want to be sure to mark in your calendar, to attend during this winter season.
Enter the Marvel Universe
You don’t want to miss this opportunity to see Ironman, Spiderman, Dr. Strange, and the Hulk all come to life right before your eyes in this action-packed live Marvel Universe LIVE show! This is your chance to see all of your favorite Marvel superheroes battle the Green Goblin, Electro, Black Cat, and many more infamous villains.
Kids of all ages and sizes are welcome on this epic quest to defend the earth against evil mutant forces. The fight to save the world begins at the BB&T Center in the city of Sunrise on January 12th, and at the American Airlines Arena on January 17th. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster and Vivid Seats.
Nostalgic Musicals and Performances
Bringing back the nostalgia of the old school educational TV shows, School House Rock LIVE does not disappoint. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself singing along to old favorites like “Just a Bill” and “A Noun is a Person Place or Thing”.
This Emmy award-winning show of the 70s will rekindle the childlike spirit in you and introduce a new generation to clever educational songs about grammar, math, science, and politics. The pop culture phenomenon comes to a stage near you on January 14th at the Amaturo Theater.
Want a change of pace? Try a magic show. But, not just any magic show. The Masters of Illusion are bringing the magic in a show filled with the “greatest illusions of our time” to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. You’ll want a front row seat for this performance filled with comedic tricks and dangerous escapes. Featured on CBS and The Today Show, The Masters of Illusion will be in Miami on January 16th.
Adding to the lineup of adorable children’s books adapted for the stage, comes Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends: Family Fun Series. This performance comes from the illustrated children’s book Rosie Revere, Engineer, and follows a young girl as she pursues her dreams of becoming an engineer. Rosie channels her ambitions and inspiration to develop unique inventions like hot dog dispensers, helium pants, and python-repelling cheese hats.
Displaying relatable and sincere personality traits, she hides her unique creations under her bed out of fear of failure. Yet, Rosie’s Aunt helps her realize that failure should be embraced and celebrated as a new opportunity to improve. This inspirational stage performance is appropriate for the whole family and will be featured at the Amaturo Theater on January 19th.
Based on a series of American children’s books, most popular amongst 2nd and 3rd graders, the Henry & Mudge play is a beloved live-action story of life, love, and loyalty between a young boy and his canine companion.
The story follows the young boy and his adored 182-pound mastiff as he adjusts to the new responsibility of owning a dog. When cousin Annie comes to visit, things take a turn and Henry runs away. First published in the 80s, this popular children’s book has been adapted for the stage and will be performed at the Amaturo Theater on January 25th. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.
Bring the outdoors indoors
Take a thrilling ride to the depths of the ocean at the Parker Playhouse, featuring Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure. Rediscover ancient reptiles in an immersive and fun performance that combines science, actors, puppets, and technology to create an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Meet and greets are available with the show’s puppeteers and featured creatures. Get your tickets today for the January 18th show.
The Tropical Fish and Pet Expo is a great way to round out family-friendly activities in Miami. Presented by the Gold Coast Aquarium Society, it is the only plant and fish event in South Florida. If you are looking for a break from the excitement, come learn about a diverse variety of rare tropical fish, plants, and freshwater aquarium fish. The expo will be held at the Rodeway Inn & Suites on January 26th.
Call us for more details
These family-friendly activities in Miami during the winter season are just the tip of the iceberg of what this city has to offer. Other major events taking place include the Legacy Ball by the Granada Day School at the Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables and Your Alien: Family Fun Series at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Another children’s book performance, this musical explores an uncanny friendship between a young boy and an alien.
We invite you to inquire for more details about these events or others in the area that you may be interested.