Ten Miami Holiday Parties Worth Ditching Your Family For

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5. Fiesta de Navidad at the Wynwood Yard
If your New Year’s resolution is to give back, get a head start by donating a small toy at Fiesta de Navidad at the Wynwood Yard this Friday. While you’re also getting an early start on a hangover, Uma Galera, Itawe and Bluestar Jam will deliver those gifts to the less fortunate children of Miami. There’s no cover or ropes, just Christmas spirit.
4. Deck the Brewery With Ugly Sweaters at J. Wakefield Brewing
J. Wakefield Brewing wants you to pull out the ugliest holiday sweater in your closet and head to the taproom for a night of gaudiness this Friday from 8 to 11. If it’s not sequined, glittery, tacky, or ruffled, you’re not invited. Wakefield's resident DJ will be on deck, and a food truck will be onsite to soak up the alcohol in your stomach.
3. Shift at E11even Miami
Miami’s favorite 24-hour nightclub is known for, well, never closing, but it also throws one of the best parties of the holidays. This Christmas Eve, you’re invited to experience the time of your life with DJ Shift, who'll spin crowd favorites while you throw back shots of everything but eggnog. Tickets cost $23 online, and we suggest you get there early.
2. MatzoBall Miami at LIV Nightclub
The 30th-annual MatzoBall is promised to be bigger and better than ever at LIV. It's the nation’s leading Jewish singles’ event. It’s so big that USA Today dubbed it “The Number 1 Holiday Party of the Year.” This Saturday, experience exactly what Christmas can't provide.
1. Mario Ochoa at Heart Nightclub
Do you really need a reason to dance all night long with Mario Ochoa at Heart this Christmas Eve? The Colombian DJ/producer will play the hits while you celebrate the season the right way: with a drink in your hand. Tickets cost $13 before 1 a.m. and $23 before 2 a.m.
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Cristina Jerome is a freelance music writer and event producer based in South Florida. She spends her time listening to R&B and making purple flower crowns. Follow her work on