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Celebrating Winter in Miami: Winter Festivals

By Travel Savvy

The warmer air and tolerable climate has made Miami a sought after destination for winter travels. Although days spent lounging at the beach are much enjoyed, take your getaway up a notch and join locals by participating in the city’s Winter Festivals. From holiday themed parks to beer fests, the city is full of events guaranteed make your time in Miami well spent. Pack your bags, escape the frigid temperatures and come celebrate the winter season the right way!
Check out Travel Savvy’s list of entertaining Winter Festivals:

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Wild Holiday Festival at Jungle Island

Great news for animal lovers! Jungle Island, South Florida’s most popular landmark attraction, has announced it will bring back its much anticipated Wild Holiday celebration. During this two week affair, visitors are invited to channel their inner elf and go wild with an assortment of family-friendly experiences and fun holiday-themed animal adventures.Make sure to visit the park’s Joy to the World Holiday Village -- a festive celebration of holidays all around the world.

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Santa’s Enchanted Forest

7900 SW 40th Street
October 29 - January 3, 2016

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Miami! Lucky locals can proudly boast that their city is home to the world’s largest holiday park and ultimate Santa experience. Celebrating its 33rd year, Santa’s Enchanted Forest has become a family tradition offering over 100 rides, shows, games and attractions. Join the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come every year to experience the magic of Christmas and boost their holiday spirit. Make sure to check out the great deals and offers.

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South Beach Wine and Food Festival

1217-1331 Ocean Drive
February 25-28, 2016

Now heading into its 15th year, this annual festival offers gastronomic delights paired wines from around the globe. Indulge in this star-studded event with tasty bites from celebrated chefs like Bobby Flay and Rachel Ray. Food television personalities, sunny pristine beaches, and glamorous hotels and nightlife make this a perfect winter getaway for adults of all ages. The Loews Miami Beach Hotel is a popular upscale place for festgoers to lodge- the hotel has a great destination walking distance to many signature events.

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Miami Beer Fest

501 Marlins Way
January 30, 2016

The annual Miami Beer Festival provides all the proof you need that this is the best city in which enjoy the amber brew. Craft and international breweries and Southern Florida’s best local breweries head south to Marlin Park stadium to start the party at 5PM for an evening of beers on tap, food truck dining, live DJs and more. Order your ticket today to avoid the the long lines and price increase at the gate!

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Winter Party Festival

501 Marlins Way
January 30, 2016

The Winter Party Festival dates back to 1994 when its founders decided to kick up their heels and invite the LGBTQ community to party on the sands of South Beach. Today, 10,000+ people of all colors, orientations and nationalities come together during this iconic 6-day celebration under the sun. Not only does the festival provide you with a long-weekend of talent and entertainment, but it serves as a fundraising event produced by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.


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