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November 2018

Art Basel In Miami 2018

Art Basel is one of Miami's top events each year. Splash Painting of Parrot

One of the events synonymous with Miami, Art Basel 2018 will offer guests an opportunity to immerse themselves in art, fashion and photography. The four-day celebration, which takes place from December 6-9, showcases over 250 art galleries and more than 4,000 artists from around the globe, drawing art enthusiasts from all walks of life. There’s simply nothing else like it!

Miami Beach Convention Center

Tickets for the main show, which is held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, can be purchased online, with reduced-price tickets available for seniors and students. One-day passes are offered, as well as a four-day pass and Premium+ Card, which provides exclusive extra benefits. Guided tours, led by knowledgeable experts, are also available for booking.

Wynwood Shop’s Event

The event isn’t limited to the confines of the Convention Center, either. Wynwood will also be hosting its own event, Wynwood Shops, where you can enjoy more art, sip refreshing drinks and meet with Cecilia Freire, Redd, Claudia LaBianca, Dennis Ouch and more.

If you’re visiting Miami for Art Basel 2018, the Hilton Miami Downtown is a convenient location and ideally suited to be your host. We’re in the middle of all of the excitement, and offer first-class accommodations, amenities and customer service that will make you feel at home. Book your stay with us today to make unforgettable Art Basel memories.

The Holidays are Magical In Miami

The holiday season in Miami is magical, no matter your age. This year will be no different, as guests and locals come together to celebrate with some of Miami’s top events of 2018.

Santa’s Enchanted Forest Snowman made from sand on the beach

Santa's Enchanted Forest is one of the most beloved holiday attractions in Miami. From November 1st through January 6th, kids and adults descend upon Tropical Park, the world’s largest holiday theme park and carnival, for an unmatched experience. With over 100 rides, interactive games, shows, adventure experiences, attractions and delicious food, it’s a true winter wonderland, to say the least. We hear Saint Nick himself tends to make an appearance, too!

Miami Lantern Festival

A six-week celebration (November 30, 2018-January 20, 2019) of Chinese culture, the Miami Lantern Festival features massive lanterns, dazzling lights, incredible performances and a variety of food options. While adults can shop and pick up some homemade souvenirs for their holiday shopping list, kids can go on rides, try to solve the Forbidden City Maze and take part in a scavenger hunt.

Zoo Lights

Zoo Lights, which takes place on Fridays and Saturdays this season from November 23-December 29, 2018 is an unmatched opportunity to experience the Miami Zoo up-close and personal. The whole family can enjoy animal encounters, interactive musical performances, take photos with Santa and ride Snowman’s River Boat.

The holidays in Miami are a magical time. If you’re visiting for the holiday season, the Hilton Miami Downtown is ideally suited to be your host. We’re conveniently located near many attractions, great restaurants, South Beach and more. Book your stay with us today for an unforgettable holiday trip to Miami.

New production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker takes over Miami this December.

This holiday season, step into a winter wonderland and follow Clara on her magical journey after the gift she receives for Christmas comes to life in the Miami City Ballet's production of The Nutcracker.

NutcrackerSet to the music of Tchaikovsky and performed by a live orchestra, this a holiday tradition unlike any other. This year, Isabel and Ruben Toledo are infusing more magic into the production, with new costumes, colorful characters, beautiful sets and mesmerizing scenes. Whether you’re taking that special someone on a date or making a night of it with the whole family, there’s no denying it; you’ll be replaying the performance in your head for weeks!

Tickets for George Balanchine's The Nutcracker can be purchased online or by calling the Miami City Ballet box office. Performances will be held from December 7th-9th, 2018 at the Broward Center, from the 14th through the 24th at the Adrienne Arsht Center, and from the 28th to the 30th at the Kravis Center.

The Broward Center will also present a special sensory-friendly performance on Saturday, December 15, 2015 at 1pm.

If you’re visiting the Miami area for the show, there’s no better place to stay than the Hilton Miami Downtown. We offer first-class accommodations and amenities, unique onsite dining options and a convenient location close to a variety of Miami’s top attractions. Book your stay today to make the most of your Miami holiday experience.

2018 Ford EcoBoost 400 races into Miami this November

The 2018 Ford EcoBoost 400 returns to Homestead Miami Speedway this year for what should be another thrilling finish. Last year, Martin Truex Jr. captured the Monster Energy® NASCAR® Cup Series championship, and he will be out to defend his title on November 18th, 2018. Checkered Flag

With the warm Miami sun on your skin and so much on the line for the drivers, you’re bound to have an unforgettable Nascar experience. Plus, it’s the only place where you can witness three Nascar championships in one weekend, as the EcoBoost 200 returns for the third year and the EcoBoost 300 pits the top up-and-coming drivers against each other for the series championship. Single-day tickets are available, as well as a three-day champions package, which includes reserved parking, an exclusive entrance and access to celebrate with the champs right on the track.

For the ultimate Nascar in Miami experience, you should also consider tickets for the FanVision Fan Zone and Pre-Race Pit Pass. A FanZone ticket includes a lunch buffet and a ticket to the Pre-Race Pit Pass, which allows you to walk on pit road, sign the start/finish line, take photos with drivers and more.

If you’re coming to Miami for the races, there’s no better place to take a pit stop than the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re conveniently located and offer our guests first-place accommodations and amenities. Book your stay with us today for a championship experience.


Stay With Us at the Hilton Miami Downtown for Thanksgiving 2018

Thanksgiving in Miami is a unique holiday experience.

The holiday season is one of the best times of the year to visit Miami, whether you’re coming to see family or taking a much-needed getaway. The Thanksgiving holiday, in particular, provides locals and visitors alike with a plethora of fun things to do and see. Simply put, Miami is the place to be for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving 2018 in Miami: What to Do Thanksgiving Cornucopia

With a variety of fantastic restaurants, it’s no wonder Miami is one of the top travel destinations for a holiday focused on food. The downtown area is packed with great options that will satisfy many tastes. Zuma is a great choice if you’re in the mood for Japanese fare, while Boulud Sud serves up award-winning Mediterranean dishes. If a holiday feast is more of your scene, there are a plethora of restaurants offering special Thanksgiving deals, too.

There’s plenty to do between meals, as well. The month of November is Miami Live Arts Month, offering special access to concerts, dance performances, comedy shows, poetry readings and more live entertainment. If you enjoy a quality museum experience, a trip to the waterfront Museum Park in downtown Miami is another great option.

Thanksgiving in Miami wouldn’t be complete, however, without Black Friday shopping. From outlet malls to luxury boutiques, Miami has it all. For vintage finds, head to Wynwood Marketplace, but if you’re looking for great high-end selection, the Design District will satisfy your shopping needs.

No matter how you plan on celebrating, the Hilton Miami Downtown is the ideal host for your holiday weekend. We’re conveniently located near many fantastic restaurants, Wynwood, American Airlines Arena and Museum Park. Book your stay with us today for a memorable Thanksgiving weekend in Miami.