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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!


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! 

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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!


Spooky Fun Awaits You at the House of Horror Haunted Carnival!

This Halloween attraction in Miami will give you goosebumps this fall.

With the fall comes Halloween and South Florida is bringing the frights. What was once South Florida’s largest haunted house is now a frightening carnival, complete with zombies, carnies, and more. Will you be brave or scream when you enter the House of Horror Haunted Carnival?

House of Horror Haunted CarnivalHouse of Horror Haunted Carnival
Miami International Mall
September 29th – October 31st, 2016

To say House of Horror in Miami’s attractions this year would freak you out would be an understatement. Face your biggest fears at Gates of Phobia, walk through the 1455 Asylum and see what disturbed patients inhabit it, and see some of the most terrifying oddities at the Freak Emporium. Don’t forget to check out Hellzapoppin’s performances, a circus stunt-show review performing dangerous stunts, such as fire and glass eating. Visit Scare X Studios in the Miami Cinema and watch classic Halloween flicks in a haunted theater. Of course, a carnival isn’t complete without rides and carnival fare – you’ll enjoy unlimited rides on classic carnival rides with your admission and signature carnival treats, such as fried Oreos and candy apples.

On October 6th, fright seekers will be treated to a special event at the House of Horror Haunted Carnival. Radio sensation The Chainsmokers will be performing with Daya and Zara Larsson!

Plan on spending Halloween in Miami? The Hilton Miami Downtown is a zombie-free, peaceful hotel, where you’ll rest comfortably without encountering the things that go bump in the night. When you’re not seeking frights, join us for a delicious dinner in our Brisa Bistro or enjoy some sunshine lounging by our rooftop pool.

Are you ready to face some frights at the House of Horror Haunted Carnival?


October is the Time to Explore & Save in Miami – It’s Miami Attractions Month!

Enjoy discounts on Miami attractions throughout the month of October.

With an endless amount of zoos, museums, gardens, and more, there’s so much to see and do in Miami. While time and budget constraints may prevent you from seeing and doing it all, October offers a month long of opportunities to explore some of these locations and save. Start planning your itinerary for October in Miami – it’s Miami Attractions Month!

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October 1st – 31st, 2016
Participating Locations 

During the month of October, participating attractions in Miami will be offering buy 1, get 1 free admission and other discounts, along with unique experiences that will allow you to explore your favorite participating attractions in ways you never have before. You’ll find many of these attractions in Downtown Miami, which include Jungle Island, Miami Children’s Museum, HistoryMiami Museum, Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, and Perez Art Museum Miami. Experiences to take advantage of during Miami Attractions Month include animal encounters at Zoo Miami, Miami Seaquarium, and more.

Miami Attractions Month makes October one of the best times to visit Miami! Join us for a stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown, where you’ll be able to take in views of some of Miami’s most impressive attractions, such as the Port of Miami and Biscayne Bay. Our prime location puts you just minutes from several participating locations and a MetroMover station. When you’re not out and about, you’ll rest peacefully in our signature Hilton Beds. Be sure to let us know what your favorite attractions are when you finish your adventure!


The Miami Broward Carnival is Back for 2016!

Carnival season in Miami is filled with fun events this year.

In many cultures, carnival is a tradition, taking place at different times of the year, and it is especially a big event in the Caribbean and Latin cultures. With these two cultures having such a heavy influence on South Florida, it’s no wonder that Miami is home to an incredible annual carnival. Get ready to shake your tail feathers and celebrate at the Miami Broward Carnival!

Miami Broward CarnivalThe Miami Broward Carnival consists of several carnival events in Miami, taking place during the first half of October. On October 1st, things kick off with the MBC Junior Carnival at Central Broward Regional Park, with plenty of fun activities for kids to participate in, including several competitions. The competition intensifies on October 7th, which is Carnival Friday in Miami, with traditional events including the Panorama steelband group competition and King, Queen, and Individual competitions. This year, some non-traditional events have also been added to the schedule of events, including the Food Truck Invasion on October 7th, where you can enjoy some incredible food, sample rum, and dance to the beats of incredible DJs. Get ready to get wet at the Foam Wet Fete Party on October 10th at America’s Backyard, which will feature live performances by musicians from all over North America.

The Hilton Miami Downtown hopes you have a great time celebrating! If you plan on heading further south during the carnival, join us for dinner at our Brisa Bistro, featuring mouth-watering cuisine inspired by the flavors of the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and our native Florida.


Run Wild at Zoo Miami’s ZooRun5K and ZooKidsDash!

This 5K in Miami is sure to be a wild time, along with the kids’ race.

Love animals and love to run? Sport your favorite animal’s stripes, spots, or tails and join a stampede of runners and walkers eager to cross the finish line. Zoo Miami’s ZooRun5K and ZooKidsDash are back for 2016!

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October 2nd, 2016
Zoo Miami 

This running event in Miami is guaranteed to be a wild time! Participants in both the 5K and kids’ event are expected to dress the part for this race at Zoo Miami. Beginning at 7:30 AM, 5K participants will run or walk their way through the course at the zoo. One hour later, the Kidz Medical Services ZooKidsDash will begin, with different distances set for children ages two through nine. The real fun begins once you cross the finish line, where you can celebrate a victorious stride at the Finish Festival and enjoy entry to the zoo. In addition, participants will be helping raise funds benefitting two causes – the West Kendall Baptist Hospital and the Zoo Miami Foundation.

After making great strides and making friends with the animals, visit the Hilton Miami Downtown for some delicious celebratory drinks and a meal. Our signature, handcrafted cocktails in our Gallery Lobby Lounge are tropical and refreshing, inspired by destinations around the globe. You’ll also enjoy our dining options, with global flavors. We wish you the best of luck!