Step into Santa’s Enchanted Forest This Holiday Season

Delight in the magic of the holidays at Santa’s Enchanted Forest. This is the world’s largest holiday theme park and it’s the perfect fun escape for the whole family.

Spend The Holidays in South Florida at Family Fun Attractions

Santa standing next to a theme park rideThe theme park is open for the holiday season from November 2, 2017 to January 7, 2018. Experience everything from fun rides to festive lights, shows, holiday music, themed displays, food from around the world and visit the big man himself, Santa Claus!

Tickets and Passes

You can purchase Single Day passes, Season Passes, or Express Pass Add-Ons for your trip to this Christmas wonderland. A Season Pass gets you unlimited visits to the park for the entire season. This includes admission to rides, shows, and light displays.

Children 2 years old and under receive free admission.

Special Events

Come to the park to witness the Christmas Tree Light Show, a dazzling display of LED lights set to holiday music. The show lights up every hour – it's something you don't want to miss!

35th Anniversary

This year, the park is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Visit to experience a family holiday tradition that’s been going strong for nearly four decades.

While spending the 2017 holiday season in South Florida, book your stay with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown and be sure to visit Santa’s Enchanted Forest.

Watch History at NASCAR Weekend in Miami

The weekend of November 17, 2017 is a big one in Miami! At Homestead-Miami Speedway, you have the chance to watch history being made during the NASCAR® Championship 2017. This is a three-race weekend featuring the Ford EcoBoost® Championship series. Tickets are available for a single day or as a package for all three days of the NASCAR® Championship.

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Watch four drivers compete for the title in the first race of the weekend on Friday, November 17, 2017. Tickets for this race start at $35, and they always promise a dramatic night. Bring your enthusiasm for NASCAR® to this race to enjoy this evening to the fullest.

Ford EcoBoost® 300

The second race of the weekend is on Saturday, bringing the NASCAR XFINITY® Series Cup race. Watch a year of racing come to a head during the Ford EcoBoost® 300. This race is full of up-and-comers making their name in racing and hoping to come out on top. Be the first to know the newest names in NASCAR® by catching this Championship race.

Ford EcoBoost® 400

On Sunday, November 19, 2017, Ford EcoBoost® 400 is bringing an end to an exciting weekend. Last year, this race sold out as crowds watched driver Jimmie Johnson win his 7th Championship title. Find out who will win the Monster Energy® NASCAR® Cup Series this year.

Are you going to be in Miami for NASCAR® Weekend? Book your stay at Hilton Miami Downtown to experience coastal Florida at its most exciting time.

A Fun November Is On Tap For Miami Live Arts Month

All November long, Miami comes alive to celebrate arts, entertainment, and music for Miami Live Arts Month. There’ll be performances galore, plus special deals to enjoy for a fantastic month.

Get Your Fill of Live Entertainment in Miami

Stage with red curtains -MiamiLiveArtsMonthThis event lasts from November 1 – 30, 2017. There will be concerts, shows, theater performances, and more at area venues and Miami dance clubs.

Live Events

Here are some featured live events happening around Miami this month.

Get a taste of Haitian culture at the Sounds of Little Haiti: Culture Walk. It will be held every third Friday of the month at the Little Haiti Cultural Center and will feature art, live music, and delicious Haitian cuisine.

Take the kids to see Miss Nelson Is Missing, a musical based on the popular children’s book, at the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre.

You can also check out performances of classic musicals like Evita at Coral Gables and Into the Woods Jr. at Pinecrest Gardens.


The Burgerlicious event features 20 of the best restaurants from around Coral Gables. They will conjure up delicious burgers for the tasting and battle it out for coveted trophies, including Best in Bun and the People’s Choice Award.

Take in a month of live entertainment in Miami when you book your stay at our hotel, the Hilton Miami Downtown.

Nightmare on the Beach 2017: The Dark CarnEvil

If partying down for Halloween and supporting a good cause at the same time sounds like a good idea, you should attend Nightmare on the Beach 2017: The Dark CarnEvil Halloween party. Come in costume, sip a cocktail, and support South Florida families in need.

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This Halloween gathering is happening on Friday, October 27 at Lummus Park. Here are all the details for attending:

Ticket Information

You'll need to purchase tickets to this Miami Halloween event to join the fun. A premium ticket gets you entrance to the party and you'll enjoy an open bar, food tastings, and entertainment from a DJ.

You can also reserve a VIP table, which includes 10 VIP tickets and unlimited bottle service during the event.

What to Expect

The event is all about tasting and sipping some of the best food and drink Miami has to offer. The open bar will include top-shelf liquor, and food tastings will be available from restaurants like Japanito, Cake Lounge Miami, Jack’s Miami, Delicious Catering, and more. All of the fun will be set to beats from DJ Louis Dee.

Charity Event

This is a charity event, so all proceeds will go to the Little Lighthouse Foundation, a nonprofit that gives relief to children who face educational, medical, or financial hardships.

If you’re ready to party, book your fall stay in Miami with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown.

Get in Your Costume: Screening of Rocky Horror at Pinecrest Gardens

Looking for some fun, free events to participate in this Halloween? Attend the audience participation viewing of Rocky Horror at Pinecrest Gardens at the end of October 2017.

Attend the Perfect Cult Movie Classic for October

Drawing of red lips biting bottom lipA cult classic perfect for Halloween, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a fun film with memorable songs, dancing, characters, and costumes.

About the Movie

The story follows two young, buttoned-up lovers, Brad and Janet, who get a flat tire amidst a storm and end up at the creepy mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. There they meet a cast of crazy characters – as well as Rocky, the Dr.’s newest creation – and they let their hair down amid a wild spectacle of dancing and rock music.

Costume Contest

This movie screening will also include a costume contest. Dress up as your favorite character from the movie, bring props to participate in memorable scenes, and get into the spirit of this raucous film.

Ticket Information

Admission for the event is totally free. All you need to do is show up in your costume and enjoy the show. Refreshments for munching and sipping during the movie will be available for sale at the concession stand.

Attend this cult movie showing while you enjoy your stay with us, here at the Hilton Miami Downtown.


Dive Into the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival

October is National Seafood Month, and with it comes the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival. This fest is all about tasting the freshest seafood, enjoying live music, and having fun with family and friends.

A Beachy Scene Awaits at Miami Marine Stadium

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The festival is set for October 21 and 22, 2017 at Miami Marine Stadium. Attend to get a taste of the sea and enjoy lots of fun things to do.

Live Music

Live music will entertain as you eat, browse, shop, and play. Expect Caribbean music and beach-themed tunes.

Eco Discovery Zone

Kids and adults alike will love learning about underwater life in the Eco Discovery Zone at this family friendly event.

Delicious Dining

Trawl the fresh fish market, taste some classic seafood dishes, or head to the Shipwreck Bar & Lounge to try a cocktail or two. Along with all the tasting opportunities, there will be a chef competition to see who can whip up the best seafood experience.

Family Activities

The family fun zone is the place to take the entire gang for fun activities. Surfing challenges and obstacle courses are just a few adventures for you to enjoy throughout the afternoon.

Book your stay in Miami with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown and get a taste of the sea life at this fun event.


Enjoy Pride Month at the Celebrate Orgullo Festival

Miami’s celebration of the Hispanic LGBT community comes together in the Celebrate Orgullo Festival. This event is held throughout the month of October, coinciding with National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Hispanic LGBT Pride Is Alive in Miami

This festival will be overflowing with LGBT pride events in October 2017.

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Location and Ticket Information

Events happening throughout the month will be held in various locations. For instance, attend Rhythm, Rhymes, and Writing Workshops at the Pridelines Center on October 10th. Other festival locations include The HUB – Miami Beach, The Betsy, and the Woman’s Club Coral Gables.

Tickets for all festival events can be purchased online on their official site.

Festival Performers

The festival will be peppered with performances from singers, dancers, drag queens, and more. Catch Noche de Jazz with EnVEE at The Betsy on October 3rd, or watch Rich Art perform at SCORE Nightclub on October 13th.

For a variety of performances and fun, make sure to check out the Sara Gala on October 12th, a night dedicated to honoring famed Spanish actress Sara Montiel.

Art Exhibits

Various Artistas Showcases featuring Hispanic talent will be held at places like The HUB – Miami Beach, MMM Gallery, and Pridelines throughout October 2017. Check the event website for dates, times, and featured artists at each location.

Plan on attending this fun fest celebrating Hispanic LGBT pride? Book your stay in Miami at our hotel, the Hilton Miami Downtown.



Experience Broadway in Miami – On Your Feet!

The lights of a grand theater spectacle are coming to Miami. Get ready to experience Broadway in Miami with On Your Feet! – the fascinating, entertaining, and uplifting story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan.

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The show is coming to The Adrienne Arsht Center from October 5-15, 2017. Keep reading below for all the information you'll need to enjoy the show.

About the Show

This Broadway hit musical is the story of pop crossover sensations Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan. It chronicles their journey from Cuba to the top of the pop charts in America, and everything in between. Of course, the show features many of their hit songs like On Your Feet! and will make you want to dance in the aisles.

Ticketing Information

You can purchase tickets on the event website. Group tickets are also available if you have more than 10 people in your party.

Location and Dates

The show will be playing from October 5 to October 15, 2017. See it at the Adrienne Arsht Center on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami.

If you’re ready to enjoy a Broadway experience and see this fun, exciting show, book your stay with us at Hilton Miami Downtown.


All the AFC East Details for Catching a Miami Dolphins Game

The Miami Dolphins play at home at Hard Rock Stadium and the team is headed into the 2017-18 season and gearing up to play against other contenders, including the Buffalo, New England, and New York.

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The 2017-18 season's team features a combined roster of promising new players and well-known stars. Quarterbacks Jay Cutler and Matt Moore will lead the team, which will include running backs Jay Ajayi and Kenyan Drake, wide receivers Leonte Carroo and Jakeem Grant, and tight end Anthony Fasano.

Meanwhile, Adam Gase will return as Dolphin head coach. Last year, he led the team to a 2nd place finish in the AFC East.

Upcoming Home Game Schedule

Here is a game schedule of when our Dolphins will be playing at home this fall:

  • October 1 vs. the Saints
  • October 8 vs. the Titans
  • October 22 vs. the Jets
  • November 5 vs. the Raiders
  • November 19 vs. the Buccaneers

If you plan on catching a Dolphins football game in Miami this fall, make sure to book your stay with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown.


Hilton Miami Downtown Re-Open After Hurricane Irma

Thankfully, our hotel survived Hurricane Irma and we've re-opened our doors to welcome guests back as of Tuesday evening, September 12th. At this time we have limited food and beverage service available.

Our roads are still difficult to navigate and safety must be the top priority for everyone.

The sun is shining here in Miami and our blue skies have returned.

We look forward to seeing you soon at the beautifully renovated Hilton Miami Downtown.

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