Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Full Moon Celebration, Santa, and Milkshakes

Categories: Weekend Guide

South Beach Charity Santa Crawl via Facebook
Rudolph prefers a red ale.
The holidays are in full swing! All over Miami, palm trees are covered in lights and Santas are sipping mojitos in the warm sun.

We know there are just two shopping weekends left before the big day -- but there are so many other things to do. So reserve some mall time and then take a few moments to make merry, howl at the moon, or eat a fried Snickers bar.

Laine Doss
Fire dancers. And a ride home.
Howl at the Full Moon
The Florida Keys are a short road trip from Miami, but they sure seem like a world away. The minute Florida's Turnpike ends, we switch from Pitbull to Jimmy Buffett and fantasize about our first margarita. The problem, of course, is getting back to Miami after all those margaritas.

Now there's a solution. Morada Bay's full moon party offers limo service from Miami. That means once a month you can dance, drink, and howl at the moon -- and have a ride waiting for you when you're done partying. And this full moon party comes with a full-service restaurant, fireworks, stilt walkers, a junkanoo parade, fire dancers, and live music.

Morada Bay is located in Islamorada -- about two hours from downtown Miami -- and the limo will pick you up at your choice of location around 6 p.m.

Packages that include VIP admission to the full moon party, round-trip limo, tax, and gratuity start at $150 per person for groups of five to ten people. There are also packages for couples starting at $250 per person. The next full moon party happens to be this Saturday, December 14, so get cracking. Email to book.

Laine Doss
Miami Santa, for sure.
Reindeer, Fried Food, and Santa: Only in Miami
Orlando has giant dancing mice, but Miami has Santa at this seasonal, kitschy, more-than-tacky tribute to Christmas. But that's kind of the charm.

Santa's Enchanted Forest is soooo Miami -- covered with tinsel, slightly askew, and filled with delicious fried food. So take that judgmental puss off your face and stuff it with fried Snickers, funnel cake, candy apples, and giant turkey legs. Santa's Enchanted Forest is open from 5 p.m. to midnight, and a one-day admission for adults costs $28.97.

Location Info


Santa's Enchanted Forest

7900 SW 40th St., Miami, FL

Category: General

Bobby's Burger Palace

7535 N. Kendall Drive, Kendall, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Clevelander Hotel

1020 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL

Category: General

Morada Bay Beach Cafe

81600 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL

Category: Restaurant

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