As their neighbors to the north venture into the freezing winter streets to do their holiday chores, lucky Floridians can ride out the coldest months in balmy comfort while still enjoying holiday festivities. Instead of hustling from warm interior to warm interior, Miamians can stroll through tropical gardens and take full advantage of open-air holiday shopping, all within convenient distance of the North Miami Beach condos for sale at Onda Residences. Keep reading for our guide to the best holiday attractions and shopping around South Florida this season!
The historic Vizcaya Garden & Museum takes visitors back to the 1920s with its holiday celebrations. Guests at this vast estate will enjoy historically accurate decorations that look much like they would have a hundred years ago when the grounds were still a private residence, complete with old-timey ornaments, a large tree lit by candles, and a period-accurate holiday table setting in the dining room. The gardens themselves are likewise decked out with lights, giving Miamians an opportunity to enjoy a classic take on holiday style.
While the Miami weather makes outdoor recreation possible all year-round, some holiday classics belong inside, like the annual performance of George Balanchine’s iconic Nutcracker at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. This mid-1950s production of Tchaikovsky’s 1892 ballet set the standard for staging and performance of the holiday classic, and the same steps are still being danced around the world 70 years on. Whether you’ve been attending a Nutcracker performance for decades or are planning to introduce the tradition to your family, the Miami City Ballet is sure to satisfy.
Even holiday shopping is a treat in Miami. Located across Biscayne Bay from North Miami, the open-air Bal Harbour Shops have something for everyone on your gift list, from bookworm to fashionista. For the art lover in your life, head to the Miami Design District, where galleries and public art installations mix with high-end fashion and furniture stores to create every aesthete’s dream shopping experience.
Of course, every Miamian needs somewhere to lay their head at night, and the waterfront homes at Onda Residences combine convenient access to the city with spacious interiors and breathtaking views to create every South Floridian’s ideal living situation. Whether you’re an avid boater, a dedicated beachgoer, or just enjoy relaxing on your private terrace 365 days a year, these homes are designed to help residents make the most of Miami. But don’t take our word for it; schedule a private tour and start picturing your new beachfront life today.