Kick Off 2017 by Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Miami!

New Year's Eve in Miami

Welcome the new year at these New Year’s Eve events in Miami.

Can you believe the year is almost over? As 2016 is coming to an end, Miami’s getting ready to finish it with a bang and begin 2017 in style. Throughout our area, you’ll find incredible celebrations including great dining, fireworks, Champagne, dancing, and more. If you plan on spending New Year’s Eve in Miami, here are some of the best events taking place in our city. 

Miami Five Star NYE
Put on your finest white and gold attire and get ready to celebrate the new year with Miami’s A-List! Head to Miami’s Watson Island for an incredible party, including an open bar and fireworks. If you’ll be in Miami the week before, Five Star is making New Year’s Eve a weeklong celebration with several parties and a New Year’s Day brunch following the New Year’s Eve party on Watson Island. 

New Year’s Eve Dinner in Miami
Join us for our annual New Year’s Eve Dinner! Before you head out for a night of fun, join us for a three-course meal, including a Champagne Sabayon. Entrée choices include open face ravioli with black truffle and baby vegetables, seared sea bass with truffle mashed potatoes, oven dry tomatoes, baby spinach, and lemon grass consommé, and seared prime ribs calotte with Ragout of wild mushroom, asparagus, roasted tomato and Brussels sprouts, potatoes gratin, and brown onion sauce. Kids have a choice between our New Year’s Eve menu at a discounted rate and our regular kids’ menu.

Pitbull’s New Year’s Eve Revolution
Mr. Worldwide’s throwing one of the biggest New Year’s Eve parties in the US again this year in Miami! Joining him in ringing in 2016 this year is Snoop Dogg and Queen Latifah. Fireworks, music, and dancing are all a part of the fun.

Need a hotel for New Year’s Eve in Miami? Begin 2017 with a stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown! Our convenient location puts you in close proximity to Miami’s best New Year’s Eve events. After celebrating all night, you’ll rest peacefully in our Hilton Suite Dreams Beds. Refuel the next morning at our breakfast buffet or sleep in and take advantage of our in-room dining service. We hope to have you with us!


Celebrate Christmas & New Year’s with Us at Our 2016 Holiday Dinners in Miami

2016 Holiday Dinners in Miami

Join us for our Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dinner in Miami.

Decking the halls is not the only thing we’ll be doing to ring in the holidays; our talented culinary team has created two incredible menus for the holidays! On the eves of Christmas and New Years, we’ll be serving up incredible three-course meals that will have you feeling merry before you head out to ring in the holidays. All of us at the Hilton Miami Downtown cordially invite you to join us for our 2016 holiday dinners in Miami.

Spending Christmas Eve in Miami? Dine with us before Santa makes his rounds. Our Christmas Eve dinner in Miami will begin with your choice of she crab soup, beef and lobster carpaccio, or kale salad. For your entrée, choose between our beef tournedos Rossini – seared foie gras, brioche, scalloped potatoes, asparagus, and Perigourdine sauce, seared sea bass with baby beet and sautéed Swiss chard, cauliflower puree, and a Champagne emulsion, or open face ravioli with black truffle and baby vegetables. Our dinner will end with a holiday tasting featuring buche de noel, mignardise, and macaron.

For our Miami New Year’s Eve dinner, our feast begins with an appetizer, your choice of fresh Kumamoto oyster, poached Maine lobster, our kale salad. Our open face ravioli with black truffle and baby vegetables makes its return to our New Year’s Eve menu, along with our seared sea bass, which will be served with truffle mashed potatoes, oven dry tomatoes, baby spinach, and lemon grass consommé. We will also have seared prime ribs calotte with Ragout of wild mushroom, asparagus, roasted tomato and Brussels sprouts, potatoes gratin, and brown onion sauce. Dessert will include a tasting dessert trio, featuring assorted berry salad, Champagne Sabayon, Frasier, and opera chocolate cake.

Both dinners will be $50 per guest, $20 for children ages 5 – 12. Prices are exclusive of tax and gratuity.

If you’ll be celebrating the holidays in Miami, the Hilton Miami Downtown would love to be a part of your holiday experience. You’ll be dazzled by our newly renovated lobby, views of Downtown Miami and the Biscayne Bay, and luxurious beds. If you plan on attending some of the great holiday events in Miami, our hotel offers close proximity to some of our city’s best arts venues and a MetroMover station.


Happy Thanksgiving from the Hilton Miami Downtown!

Hilton Miami Downtown

We kindly offer our Thanksgiving greetings to all those celebrating and look forward to serving Thanksgiving dinner in Miami.

As many are getting ready to travel and sit down for dinner with family, friends, and loved ones, all of us at the Hilton Miami Downtown would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving!

We’re looking forward to celebrating this fall holiday in Miami and are reflecting on the things we’re thankful for. This year, we have been making some great changes at our hotel and thank our guests who have joined us and shared in our excitement for our new look in our lobby, guest rooms, and food and beverage outlets.

For those celebrating Thanksgiving in Miami and looking for a place to dine, we invite you to join us for our incredible three-course dinner. Dinner begins with appetizers, which will include Kabocha squash and pancetta corn chowder, kale salad with French, ninja, and watermelon radish, cherry tomatoes, fresh lemon, and olive oil dressing. Our main course is oven-roasted turkey with chestnut and cornbread stuffing, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, green beans and sweet potato flan with vanilla, orange, and cranberry chutney, and giblet sage gravy. Dinner ends with a delicious trio of pumpkin, apple, and pecan pies. Kids 5 and under are free, kids aged 6-12 are $18, and adults are $35 per person (plus 9% tax and 18% service charge). Our regular kids’ menu will also be available.

We hope you’ll be able to join us for Thanksgiving at the Hilton Miami Downtown! Our incredible menu will please your palate and allow you to spend the holiday relaxing. After a filling meal, rest peacefully in our Hilton Suite Dreams Beds or unwind by our rooftop pool and watch the sunset over the city. If you plan on shopping in Miami Black Friday, our hotel puts you in close proximity to the best holiday shopping in South Florida.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Wondering Where to Holiday Shop in Miami? Here’s Your Guide.

Where to Holiday Shop in Miami

If you’re making your list and checking it twice, do your holiday shopping in Miami.

The holiday season is just days away, and if you’re in the spirit of giving, it’s time to start searching for the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Sunny South Florida is home to incredible shopping centers, malls, and boutiques, which are filled with both unique items and the top trending gadgets and toys for 2017. If you’re wondering where to holiday shop in Miami, we’ve compiled a list of a few locations worth checking out.

Bayside Marketplace
Enjoy waterfront shopping at Bayside Marketplace, Miami’s open-air shopping center. Here, you’ll find a wide array of shops, including popular mall shops, Italian men’s fashions, cigars, and more. Take a break to treat yourself to delicious international dining options, or a cruise around the Biscayne Bay. There’s also great music to be heard through the center to make your shopping experience even merrier.

Dolphin Mall
Looking to do some outlet shopping in Miami? Head to the Dolphin Mall, where you’ll find the Banana Republic Factory Store, Bloomingdale’s – The Outlet Store, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, and many more! If you’re shopping with the kids, be sure to also make some time to visit CinéBistro and Santa’s Flight Academy. During Thanksgiving weekend and for two weeks before Christmas and Hanukkah, the mall will have extended shopping hours.

Lincoln Road Mall
Hop over the causeway to shop at one of Miami Beach’s trendiest shopping malls! Designer brands, such as 7 for All Mankind, Armani, Lululemon Athletica, and Ted Baker inhabit this shopping mall, along with other popular trendy stores and international fashion boutiques. You’ll also find gifts for Fido at the Dog Bar.

Miracle Mile Downtown Coral Gables
Looking for specialty items and designer goods? You’ll definitely want to do some shopping in Coral Gables; you’ll find the stores you’re looking for along the Miracle Mile. Hundreds of stores, eateries, art galleries, and entertainment attractions make up this nearby shopping district.

The Hilton Miami Downtown offers close proximity to Miami’s best shopping malls, with convenient access to public transportation. If you plan on splurging during the holidays in Miami, our spacious guest rooms allow plenty of room to store your shopping bags and get your gift wrapping done. We proudly serve your favorite Starbucks beverages, so you can enjoy your favorite coffee drink and fuel up for your shopping trip.


Need a Holiday Party Venue in Miami? Join Us at the Hilton Miami Downtown!

Holiday Party Venue in Miami

Our flexible event space in Downtown Miami is perfect for your holiday event.

The halls are being decked and the spirit of the holiday season is already filling Miami. If you’re getting to celebrate with your business or organization, host a holiday party in Miami! Here at the Hilton Miami Downtown, our team is happy to help you plan your big event and with our flexible space and endless catering options, we’re the perfect holiday party venue in Miami for your soiree.

Whether your invite list is over a thousand, a few hundred, or a smaller group, our hotel features several rooms that can accommodate holiday parties of all sizes. Food is also a major aspect of a party, and our incredible talented catering team will ensure even the pickiest of palates are pleased and can handle special dietary restrictions and needs. In addition to our banquet menus, we proudly offer Glatt Kosher Catering and have a kitchen on-site strictly dedicated to Kosher Catering. After your guests ring in the holidays in style, they can rest peacefully in our spacious guest rooms, many of which have been recently updated.

The Hilton Miami Downtown is located in the heart of Downtown Miami, with incredible amenities for all. Take in beautiful views of the Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline as you prepare for a festive evening. After a night of fun, our Hilton Suite Dreams beds will keep your guests comfortable.

Ready to book your holiday party in Miami? Fill out our request for proposal!


Embrace the Holiday Spirit at These 2016 Holiday Events in Miami

2016 Holiday Events in Miami

Celebrate the holidays in Miami at these fun events.

You may be thinking “Halloween was just this Monday”, but the holiday season in Miami is kicking off in just a few days. The halls will be decked, bells will be ringing, and Santa will be making his rounds. You won’t want to miss out on these 2016 holiday events in Miami!

Holiday Events at Dolphin Mall | November 11th – January 8th (select dates)
Looking to do some holiday shopping in Miami? Get a great deal at designer outlet and factory stores, while enjoying some fun holiday events and activities at the Dolphin Mall. From November 11th – December 24th, visit Santa and join his flight crew – kids will have a chance to try on a virtual flight suit, power up a sleigh, have some fun under the lights and snowfall, and more. Head to Ramblas Plaza for the Magical Snowfall November 23rd – January 8th for the Magical Snowfall daily at 7 PM and also at 9 PM Friday-Sunday (no snowfall on actual holiday dates). Fido and Whiskers aren’t left out of the fun either – on Wednesdays from December 7th – 21st, house pets 100 lbs. and under can get their photo taken with Santa.

Miami Outboard Club Holiday Boat Parade | December 17th
In Miami, even the boats owned by locals get illuminated for the holiday season. See nearly 75 watercraft sparkling in their holiday best in this year’s Miami Outboard Club Holiday Boat Parade. For the last 19 years, this parade has grown bigger and bigger each year. This holiday parade in Miami can be viewed at Bayfront Park, where food vendors, a DJ, and bounce house will all be present. The excitement continues at 9 PM with a fireworks show.

Santa’s Enchanted Forest | November 3rd – January 8th
One of the most beloved holiday attractions in Miami is opening shortly. At Santa’s Enchanted Forest, a holiday theme park in Miami, you’ll find rides for both kids and teens, South Florida’s largest Christmas tree, festive shows and games, tasty holiday treats, and more.

Ring in the holidays this season at the Hilton Miami Downtown! If you’re looking to explore our city during the most magical time of the year, you’ll find our hotel ideally located between some of Miami’s best holiday attractions. You’ll get plenty of rest in our stylish, yet comfortable guest rooms and enjoy relaxation in the sun by our rooftop pool. If you need a hotel for the holidays in Miami, we’d love to welcome you.


We Honor Our Heroes with Our Military Family Rate in Downtown Miami

Military Family Rate in Downtown Miami

Take advantage of military discounts in Miami at our hotel.

With Veterans Day soon approaching, we want to show our country’s heroes how grateful we are for their service and sacrifices. Year-round, we show our thanks to our service members with our Military Family Rate in Downtown Miami!

 No one deserves a relaxing retreat more than our nation’s heroes! For leisurely purposes of travel in Miami, active duty, retired, and reserve service members and their spouses and families can enjoy 10% off their stays. *Terms and conditions apply

If you’re looking to spend Veterans Day in Miami, there are endless ways to unwind and a range of events to take out. On Friday, November 11th, show your patriotic pride at the Miami Beach Veterans Day Parade and Picnic, featuring incredible floats, bands, classic cars, and even the All-Veterans Parachute Team!

The Hilton Miami Downtown proudly welcomes service members and military families to join us for a stay! Spend some time with your feet up, lounging by our rooftop pool. Interested in exploring Miami? Our location is convenient for visiting multiple neighborhoods. Whether your family is large or small, you’ll find the perfect room to meet your group’s comfort needs.

We hope you’ll join us!


Get Fired Up for November Events in Miami – It’s Miami Live Month!

November Events in Miami

November in Miami is all about live events and great deals.

Miami’s known for incredible music festivals, concerts, dance events, and other performances. With a thriving art scene and incredible music venues in Miami’s many neighborhoods, a month was needed to celebrate Miami’s passion for performing live. Miami Live Month is coming up in November!

Whether you prefer classical music, jazz, or other genres, there’s an exciting lineup of concerts in Miami for you to enjoy. But that’s not all, stand-up comedy shows, poetry readings, and dances are also a part of the action. For some events, you’ll be able to take advantage of special deals for Miami Live Month, such as a two-dollar discount per ticket for Frost School of Music at The University of Miami event and buy one adult full price ticket, get one kid’s ticket half off Orchestra Miami’s Family Fun Concert Program I - Tyrannosaurus Sue.

Looking for a hotel near Miami event venues? The Hilton Miami Downtown puts you a short distance away from some incredible event locations and Miami’s Wynwood District. When you’re not laughing out loud or rocking out, lounge by our pool or grab a bite to eat at our Brisa Bistro. After a fun performance, you’ll rest peacefully in our Hilton Serenity Beds and have plenty of energy for more November events in Miami.


Find a Good Read at Miami Book Fair International 2016!

Fill your bookshelves with new reads after visiting one of the biggest book fairs in South Florida.

As a child, you’ve probably been to a book fair in your elementary school, but in Miami, the book fair is taken to a whole new level. Every year, thousands of writers and readers flock to Miami for an epic literary party, complete with a Street Fair. You’re sure to find an incredible read at the Miami Book Fair International 2016! 

Miami Book Fair International 2016Miami Book Fair International
November 13th – 20th, 2016
Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus

This year, over 250 booksellers and publishers will be present, selling books, along with antiquarians if you’re interested in collecting rare collectibles and more. In addition to buying books, this book fair in Miami gives you the opportunity to attend readings and discussions with some of the authors. Great food, drinks, and art are also a part of the fun events, part of the book fair. Over the weekend, the fair gets even better with the Miami Book Fair Street Fair taking place from Friday, November 18th to Sunday, November 20th.

After you find the perfect books, head to the Hilton Miami Downtown. Flip through the pages as you lounge by our pool, cocktail in hand; the perfect relaxing retreat. Our guest rooms offer plenty of peace, quiet, and comfort, making for another great location go catch up on your reading.


Will You Be Spooked at Halloween Events in Miami?

Halloween Events in Miami

Celebrate Halloween in Miami this year at these frightening, yet fun events.

The spookiest holiday of the year is just a few weeks away! If you’re looking to dress up and explore Miami this Halloween, get your costume ready to party and hang out with some exotic animals. These Halloween events in Miami are sure to be both spooky and exciting!

Halloween Sundowner at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens | October 29th
Get ready to dance the night away at one of the largest Halloween parties in Miami! This year’s event has a 1920s twist with a Prohibition era theme. Dress the part or come up with your own creative costume idea and you may just win a prize at the costume contest. At Sundowner, you’ll enjoy live music, five full bars, and dancing along the Biscayne Bay. Proceeds will help with the preservation of one of Miami’s most notable estates.

Nightmare on the Beach at Lummus Park | October 29th
Head over the bridge to Miami Beach for a Halloween party on the beach! Find the perfect costume to match the theme for Nightmare on the Beach: Dia de Los Muertos, where you’ll dance until the early morning and enjoy top shelf liquor. The kids aren’t left out of this one; earlier in the day, they can head to Lummus Park for the Children’s Parade with trick-or-treating, games, crafts, and more. Proceeds benefit The Little Lighthouse Foundation.

Spooktober at Zoo Miami | Select Dates October 15th – 31st
Every October, Zoo Miami offers over 15 days of thrills and frights with your favorite animals! On weekends from October 15th – 30th, enter Dr. Wilde’s Creepy House if you dare – a haunted house with creepy horror scenes. On October 21st, it’s all about the adults for a grown ups-only Monster Masquerade. Bring the kids in costume on October 29th and 30th for Zoo Boo, where the kids can trick-or-treat and watch the animals get their holiday-themed treats. This year, Spooky Zoo Nights are “more haunting than ever” on October, 28th, 29th, and 31st! Scare zones, terrifying carnival and tram rides, and eerie performances are just a few things you can enjoy.

Need a hotel for Halloween in Miami? Join us at the Hilton Miami Downtown, ideally located in the heart of Downtown Miami and just a drive over the causeway to Miami Beach. Our central location and easy access to public transportation makes us a top choice for attending Halloween events in Miami. Before you head out for the evening, be sure to stop by our Gallery Lobby Lounge for one of our handcrafted cocktails and a bite to eat!