The holiday season is upon us once again and for those looking for a little something different than staying at home and listening to relatives argue about politics, we’ve rounded up some options for everyone for some alternative activities to do before and after your holiday festivities from techno raves to exploring Florida’s wildlife.

Rocky Horror Picture Show, Nite Owl Theatre

For those who still haven’t quite gotten rid of the Halloween bug,  Nite Owl Theatre will be showing the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 35mm starting December 28. Sing along to the “Time Warp” with the rest of the family as you enjoy one of cinemas most sensual and weirdly wonderful musical films. Grab tickets and view showtimes here.

Courtesy of Nite Owl Theatre

Trip to the Everglades

Impress your out-of-town family members and enjoy one of Florida’s most well-known National Parks by taking a trip to the Everglades. Take an airboat tour to catch a glimpse of some of Florida’s natural wildlife like alligators and deers or trek through the walking paths to explore the swamps and enjoy all the beauty the park has to offer, especially now that the weather finally cooled down.

Courtesy of Everglades National Park

The Roots Holiday Run 

The Roots will make their way down to Miami to spread some holiday cheer on December 30 at the Fillmore Miami Beach. The iconic group will bring their iconic funk and soul sound that will surely be an exceptionally groovy time. Grab tickets here.

Courtesy of The Roots

Nu Deco Ensemble at Brickell City Centre

Nu Deco Ensemble will be dropping by Brickell City Centre for a one night only performance on December 20 that will surely be a magical evening for you and your family. Catch the group as they reinvent classics and create genre-bending orchestral suites inspired by some of music’s most well-know figures. 

Courtesy of Nu Deco Ensemble

Knaus Berry Farm

Take a trip down to Knaus Berry Farm for some family strawberry picking. You can hang out after you’re done picking your baskets full of berries and have some of their legendary cinnamon rolls while chasing it down with a strawberry shake.  

Courtesy of Knaus Berry Farm

Fort Romeau

If you feel like doing something more low-key and are in the mood to party, Floyd will host Fort Romeau on December 22. His eclectic mix of sounds and inspirations,,which range from house to ambient, will create a dance floor experience like no other. Grab tickets here.

Surfer Blood Holiday Rocker!

If you feel like making your way to the Palm Beach are, surf rock group Surfer Blood will be performing at Voltaire WPB on December 28. A perfect show for the live music aficionados and for anyone who feels like rocking out and letting loose after the holidays. Grab tickets here.

Night Garden 

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens has been transformed into a twinkling wonderland perfect for the entire family. A magical experience for all, the inaugural Night Garden creates and enchanting experience that includes the Wise Talking Tree and Flying Fairies coming to life. The Night Garden will run until January 6. Grab tickets here. 

Courtesy of Fairchild Botanic Gardens


One of Broadway’s biggest hits, Hamilton, will be making its way to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for a month long stay until January 20. Take the family and friends to experience the phenomenon that has swept the country and finally understand why almost everyone seems to have the entire soundtrack memorized. Grab tickets here. 

Courtesy of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts

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