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50 Free Holiday Events in Miami This Year

Your heart is full, your arms are heaped with wrapped gifts, and your pockets are empty. It’s definitely the holidays: that fun, warm, and, let’s not forget, expensive time of year. Luckily, Miami has plenty of free events that'll keep your wallet full and your loved ones happy. This list has something for everyone: movie screenings, ugly-sweater parties, holiday mile runs, shopping bazaars, and family-friendly celebrations for all faiths.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Wednesday, December 14, 8 p.m.
SoundScape Park
500 17th St., Miami Beach

Movie in the Street Double Feature: Big and Elf
Saturday, December 17, 6 to 10 p.m.
Downtown Dadeland
8915 SW 72nd St., Miami

The Theory of Everything
Wednesday, December 21, 8 p.m.
SoundScape Park
500 17th St., Miami Beach


Wellness for Social Change: Mindfulness Through the Holiday Season
December 13, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Center for Social Change
2103 Coral Way, Miami

Jingle on the Bay: Miler and Kid’s Race
Sunday, December 18, 7 to 10 a.m.
Fit2Run-Miami, Bayside Marketplace
401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

Xmas Salsa and a Movie Party
Sunday, December 18, 7 to 10 p.m.
BDK Mixed Movement Arts Academy
31 NE 17th St., second floor, Miami

Winter Solstice Sadhana
Wednesday, December 21, 4 to 6:30 a.m.
Dharma Yoga Studio
3170 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove

Jingle Bowl at Batch: Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills
Saturday, December 24, noon to 4 p.m.
Batch Gastropub
30 SW 12th St., Miami

Prayerdanse: Special Christmas Day Danse
Sunday, December 25, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The Sacred Space Miami
105 NE 24th St., Miami


Live at Canvas
Wednesday, December 14, 7 to 10 p.m.
Canvas Miami
90 NE 17th St., Miami

Wallcast Concert: Sounds of the Season
Saturday, December 17, 7:30 p.m.
SoundScape Park
400 17th St., Miami Beach

Reggae Sundays
Sunday, December 18, and Sunday, December 25, 2 p.m. to midnight
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th St., Miami

A Cyborg Sunday Xmas
Sunday, December 25, 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Churchill's Pub
5501 NE Second Ave., Miami
No cover for 21 and older


Holiday Bazaar
Monday, December 12, and Tuesday, December 13, noon to 6 p.m.
Miami Theater Center
9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores

Book Fair at Beth David Congregation
Tuesday, December 13, to Thursday, December 16, 2 p.m.
Beth David Congregation
2625 SW Third Ave., Miami

We Work Pop-Up Artisanal Holiday Market
Wednesday, December 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WeWork Lincoln Road
350 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach

25th Anniversary Friends Book Sale
Wednesday, December 14, through Saturday, December 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Miami-Dade Public Library System
101 W. Flagler St., Miami

Fleamarket USA: Christmas Event
Saturday, December 17, 2 to 5 p.m.
3015 NW 79th St., Miami

Wynwood Wonderland: Holiday Arts & Crafts Bazaar
Sunday, December 18, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Concrete Beach Brewery
325 NW 24th St., Miami

The Miami Flea: 2016 Grand Finale
Sunday, December 18, 1 to 5 p.m.
1440 N. Miami Ave., Miami

Creative Male’s Holiday Celebration
Sunday, December 18, 3 to 7p.m.
Creative Male
3227 NE Second Ave., Miami

The Market Before Christmas
Thursday, December 22, 6 to 11 p.m.
Blackbird Ordinary
729 SW First Ave., Miami

5th-Annual Jewbilee
Saturday, December 24, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Blackbird Ordinary
729 SW First Ave., Miami
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