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December 2017

Discover Miami’s Original Neighborhood

Coconut Grove is Miami’s oldest neighborhood, known for being an escape from stressful and overwhelming city life. Within this tropical setting, you can enjoy a laid-back celebration in the heart of Miami.

Things to Do in Coconut Grove Overhead view of boats in a marina

In this neighborhood, you can find a variety of exciting activities. Coconut Grove offers opportunities to shop the boutiques, gaze in their galleries, and watch the sailboats from a sidewalk cafe on a lazy afternoon. You can’t go wrong with this hot destination.

Dining in Miami

Miami’s dining options are anything but limited, especially in Coconut Grove. You can order sushi to your heart’s content at Akashi Japanese Restaurant, or Greek and Mediterranean food at Boho. Want more options? No need to worry.

Get any type of Mexican food you want at El Taquito or El Burrito. Act like every day is Mardi Gras at Fat Tuesday, which offers authentic New Orleans vibes. For dessert, treat yourself to Macarons Too.

Discover New Favorites at CocoWalk

Locals describe CocoWalk as the center of Coconut Grove. You can do everything you need or want to do right in this outdoor mall. Housed at CocoWalk, you will find a dozen boutiques, dining options, and a movie theater with all the latest films.

Find all these Miami favorites and more in the new year. Book your Miami vacation at the Hilton Miami Downtown to start your year off right – with a variety of options and exciting events.

Welcome 2018 with New Year’s Eve in Miami

Let your 2018 start with a bang this New Year’s Eve. Spend the evening where you can always have a great time, making your New Year celebrations in Miami even more special.

Miami Offers an Evening of Parties, Fireworks, and More Tray of champage and glasses with 2018 displayed

Whatever you are looking to do on New Year’s Eve, you are sure to find it here in Miami. Explore your options for an eventful night when spending the night in Miami.

Spectacular Fireworks Display at Bayfront Park

Wherever you choose to New Year’s Eve, end your evening at Bayfront Park.

At midnight, watch a colorful firework show for free, bringing in the New Year with a bright celebreation.

Your past New Year’s Eve will pale in comparison to the powerful fireworks bringing the beginning of 2018.

Miami Transportation Options

Miami’s public transportation will be operating on a 24-hour schedule during these last couple holidays of the season.

The city of Miami joins us in wishing you a safe and happy new year, and that begins with being safe on New Year’s Eve.

Don’t drink and drive ever. There are great transportation options at your fingertips.

After the fireworks are set off, utilize those awesome transportation options to get back to the Hilton Miami Downtown. Book your New Year’s stay with us, so we can help you bring in 2018 with excitement the way only Miami knows how.

Create New Memories at Deering Estate Holiday Wonderland

Every year, the Deering Estate on Biscayne Bay presents an exciting lineup of events for the holiday season. Spending the holidays in Miami gets a whole lot more cheerful at the Deering Estate Holiday Wonderland.

Discover New Fun for Your Entire Family at Deering Estate

At the Deering Estate wildlife preserve, you will be surprised to find cocktails, Santa, and more this Holiday stockings hung by a fireplaceholiday season. Enjoy time with your children or take in an evening with your partner. You are sure to have a cheerful time!

The Festival of Trees

Now through January 5th, 2018, local garden clubs and community members decorate the Deering Estate for the holidays. Admission to The Festival of Trees is free with admission to the preserve.

You can also visit the holiday gift shop, get some holiday treats, and tour the historical houses.


Story Time & Photos with Santa

Bring your children to Deering Estate to meet Santa Claus from 10am-noon on Saturday, December 16th 2017. Santa’s elves will be putting on story time, and children can make memories with holiday-inspired arts & crafts.

Holiday photo packages are available as well.

Holiday Champagne Bay Cruise

Cruise along the Biscayne Bay this year on Sunday, December 17th, 2017. Boats depart from the Deering Estate at 11am and 2pm with champagne available throughout the cruise.

Enjoy the cheer this year, and give yourself a little break from the stresses of holidays.

At the Hilton Miami Downtown, our staff is waiting to help you take that break. Book with us today to secure your holiday getaway.

Watch Miami’s Own Hurricanes at the 2017 Capital One Orange Bowl

The Miami Hurricanes will square up against the Wisconsin Badgers December 30, 2017, to battle over the Orange Bowl.

Capital One® Orange Bowl Brings Big 10 Teams to Miami

Orange Bowl
On Sunday, December 3, 2017, the college bowl teams were announced amidst great excitement. The 2017 Orange Bowl will feature the Miami Hurricanes (10-2) against the Big 10’s Wisconsin Badgers (12-1).

This exciting match is pitting the 1st ranked team in the ACC Coastal conference against #1 Badgers from the Big 10 West conference. Who will become the reigning Orange Bowl champion? Watch the game live to find out!

About the 2017 Orange Bowl

Since 1935, the Orange Bowl has been played every year, but it wasn’t until 1939 that this game was declared a major bowl game for university teams. The game is played each year at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.

This year, the game will be played on December 30, 2017 at 8 pm Eastern time. Whether you’re sporting green and orange for Miami University or red and white for the University of Wisconsin, this game will be one for the history books.

Post-Orange Bowl Relaxation

After an exciting event, we bet you’ll be pretty worn out. College football means lots of partying – where better to celebrate than in Miami? Party all day at Hard Rock Stadium and then come back to the Hilton Miami Downtown hotel where you can relax and sleep until you’re ready to party again.