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November 2017

Have a Cheerful Holiday with Miami City Ballet’s The Nutcracker

The Miami City Ballet is excited to present a holiday tradition in their performance of The Nutcracker. Throughout this year’s performances, experience the ballet’s new sets and costumes mixed with traditional music and choreography.

Enjoy the Holidays in South Florida with Performances of The Nutcracker

Nutcracker Soldier in front of Christmas Tree

Follow a young girl’s journey through a surprising holiday party when a toymaker gives local children a nutcracker doll – and then breaks it. In this fantastical play, all is not as it seems concerning everyone from the nutcracker to the toymaker.

Dates and Location for The Miami City Ballet’s The Nutcracker

The Miami City Ballet’s run of The Nutcracker lasts from December 15th to December 30th, 2017. You can find this show at the Adrienne Arsht Center from December 15th to December 24th, Christmas Eve and from December 28th to December 30th, the show will continue at The Kravis Center.

How to Get Tickets to The Nutcracker

Tickets are available for each show starting at $30. Find tickets at the Miami City Ballet’s website. Simply choose the date, time, and venue you are interested in, and then pick your seats! You will quickly be on your way to a joyous holiday performance.

Following the performance, come back to a refreshing stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown. Find excellent holiday service with a smile to warm your spirits when you stay with us.


Fashion + Film = The 2017 Miami Fashion Film Festival

Fashion and film often go hand in hand. The 2017 Miami Fashion Film Festival celebrates this duo and recognizes the art of clothing in movies. Attend this vibrant event Saturday, December 16th, 2017.

The Miami Fashion Film Society Presents a Celebration of Fashion in Film Woman on brightly lit fashion runway

If you love clothes, movies, or both, this event is for you. It’s a great chance to check out what designers and filmmakers are creating on the local scene and abroad.

Festival Location

The festival will be held at Miami Dade College, including the Wolfson Campus.

Film Screenings

The event will showcase both local and international films with stories that are enhanced or underscored by fashion. Over 45 documentaries, short films, classics, and movies with iconic style will all be screened.

Workshops and Talks

Designers and filmmakers can learn about fashion filmmaking in interactive workshops. There will also be talks centered on trends, challenges, and opportunities in the industry.

Award Ceremonies and Parties

The best fashion films will receive the highest honors at the festival’s award ceremonies. You can also attend parties to mix and mingle with industry professionals and hopefuls alike.

Planning to check out this festival from the Miami Fashion Film Society? Book your stay in Miami with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown.


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.

NASCAR - cars on speedway

Ford EcoBoost® 200

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.

Burgerliscious

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.