Best January Events

January 2020

Mamma Mia!

On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the Greek island they last visited 20 years earlier. A large cast, great laughs and explosive dance numbers – a tale of love and friendship told through ABBA’s timeless songs. Opens Jan. 22 at Actors’ Playhouse. Tickets: $30 – $75.

The Farmers Market is Back

Looking for jams, pickles, honey, hanging plants, empanadas, macarons, smoked fish, pies, guava bars, fresh pasta, croissants, and, yes, some fresh produce from local farms? Starting Jan. 18, the Coral Gables Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of City Hall.

Movies on the Move

Every third Thursday of the month there is a free movie screening at McBride Plaza, tucked next to Barnes and Noble on Miracle Mile. On Jan. 16, bring the family to see “Mary Poppins Returns” starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. 7-9 p.m. A blanket is recommended.

69th Annual Beaux Arts Festival of Arts

One of the leading art shows in the country returns to the University of Miami. Featuring over 200 artists from around the U.S., fun dining options, and free children’s art projects and entertainment. All proceeds support the Lowe Art Museum. Jan. 18 and 19.

Gables Chili Fest

Indulge in your favorite comfort foods, from the hottest food trucks in town to sizzling homemade chili, with a full bar stocked by Nightlife Brewing Company. Think your chili is the best in the Gables? Enter the cook-off for a chance to win bragging rights. Jan. 19 at Knights of Columbus, 270 Catalonia Ave. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets: $10 – $20.

14th Annual Chocolate Garden

Enjoy fine chocolate samples from artisan chocolatiers, lectures on chocolate making, and demonstrations from Miami’s master chefs and chocolatiers. Take a ChocoWalk to learn about the life cycle of cacao plants. Jan. 24–26 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Tickets: $12 – $25; free for kids under 6.