Best Events in December in Coral Gables

Madeline’s Christmas 

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre finally reopens this month for a live production of “Madeline’s Christmas.” There will be performances on Dec. 5, 12 and 19 at 2 p.m., as well as a special holiday performance on Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. Tickets: $25. Book your tickets early, as seating is limited.

Historic Holidays Evening Strolls 

Walk around the main grounds of Deering Estate to see the Historic Homes decorated by top interior designers for the holidays. Mrs. Claus will be reading stories and children are encouraged to drop off their letters to Santa. Dec. 4 and 16. Tickets: $7 – $15, must be reserved online in advance.

Events in December

Hot Chocolate with Santa

Sip on hot cocoa with Santa and decorate festive cookies on Dec. 12 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of City Hall. Admission is $5 per person and free for children under three-years-old. 

Magical Park After Dark

It’s a glow-in-the-dark event where families can experience the Magical Park augmented reality games at the War Memorial Youth Center athletic field. Bring a cellphone or tablet to explore this new virtual fantasyland. Dec. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free, reserve tickets at