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What to Do in Miami in January

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This post lists things to do in Miami this January, updated for 2022. We include family-friendly activities, events, concerts, festivals, and things to do at night.

If you need more ideas, check out our comprehensive post on Things to Do in Miami.


This section features our top 10 activities to enjoy in Miami this month. 

For tips on the most popular activities in Miami, check out our popular posts: 

Some of the items below are already included with a Miami tourist attraction discount pass. These passes can save you up to 50% off the retail prices of popular tours and attractions.

(1) See a Concert

Miami has a number of performers stopping in this city on tour. From internationally headlining artists to regional tours, there will be a concert for everyone this month.

Find all the Miami concerts here

(2) Attend a Sporting Event

Florida has a wealth of professional and college-level sports teams, which means you'll have plenty of options in Miami this January.

You can find multiple home games for basketball, football, and hockey.




Find all the Miami sporting events here.

(3) Enjoy the Theatre

Fans of music and theatrical productions will have no shortage of great options to choose from in and around Miami this January. 

You’ll find some of the most popular Off-Broadway musicals of all time being produced in and around the city this month. 

Find all the Miami theatrical productions.

(4) A Sightseeing Tour

After the New Year’s crowds dissipate, January is a perfect off-season time to take a sightseeing tour with smaller tour groups. 

Of course, there are several great walking tours in the city. If you’re interested in architecture and getting to know downtown, we offer a free, self-guided Art Deco tour. Find more free activities in Miami here

A convenient way to get around Miami while learning about the city is to take a hop-on-hop-off bus tour. These tours make stops at over 20 popular points of interest and attractions and include live English commentary (or recorded commentary in 11 languages).

(5) Attend the South Beach Jazz Festival

The South Beach Jazz Festival will be taking place at multiple venues from January 7th - 9th, 2022. This event celebrates the artistic abilities of musicians with disabilities.

(6) Go to a Comedy Festival

The Miami Festival of Laughs is bringing some popular comics to the stage. Be prepared to laugh with Mike Epps, Gary Owen, Tony Rock, and other funny performers.  

  • Saturday, January 14th and 15th, 2022, at 8:00 pm
  • James L. Knight Center
  • Find tickets here

Find all the comedy shows in Miami here.

(7) See Tim Allen Live

January sees a major comic stopping in Miami on tour. 

Tim Allen is perhaps best known as an actor, but he got his start as a stand-up comedian. To this day, he still performs stand-up every now and then. This is an excellent opportunity to see a master at work.

Find all comedy shows here.

(8)  Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Tropical Park

It isn't too late to visit the largest holiday theme park in the world! A visit here is the best way to experience ‘a holiday winter’ in Miami.

There are over 100 rides, shows, and activities, and of course, the winter forest.


The park is open every day from November through January 2nd, 2022. See their website for details. 

Hours are 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, though the park remains open until 1:30 am on some weekends, making this a great late night out. 

Find more evening entertainment, see our full post on things to do at night.

(9) Celebrate Art Deco Weekend

The architectural history of Miami is inextricably tied to the Art Deco movement, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that the Miami Design Preservation League celebrates this annual event.

The 45th Annual Art Deco Weekend will take place from January 14th - 16th, 2022. You can usually look forward to dozens of fun activities and events to attend including walking tours, car shows, street fairs, live music and more.

Even if you miss this weekend of events, you can always take our self-guided Art Deco walking tour.

Learn more about Art Deco Weekend.

(10) Save Money with a Tourist Attraction Discount Pass

Getting a tourist attraction discount pass is the best way to see multiple popular attractions in Miami while saving time and money.

These passes work by bundling admission costs to give you a discount, often saving up to 45% of retail prices.


Attractions Included in Various Passes: 

  • Fort Lauderdale Half-Day Tour
  • Wynwood Art Walk Tour
  • Gator & Wildlife Park Safari
  • Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour

Find our full comparison post on the Miami passes available here.


About The Author


Nichole's love for Miami began when she chose the Magic City as her future home, after living overseas in Singapore. She cannot get enough the city's food scene, culture and 'multiple boroughs,' each unique in their own way. She is an avid worldwide traveler and thrives on learning about new cultures in each place her feet land. She joined the Free Tours by Foot team in 2017, first as a part of administration and then later as a writer. She's a chiropractor and yoga teacher with a full-time business in Miami. Her motto is "Peace, Love, & Travel.”
Updated: November 16th, 2021
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