Thursday, November 17, 2016

Christmas in Coming!

The most wonderful time of the year is almost here and Miami likes to celebrate it big time. In the city you’ll find a bunch of activities and places to visit with your family and spend time with them. Fill your soul and theirs with the Christmas spirit! Here’s a list of the most attractive activities of our city:

·      Santa’s Enchanted Forest: If you’re a fan of Christmas trees and lights, then this is the right place for you! In this enormous Christmas-themed amusement park you’ll find a 92” Christmas tree and over 3 million lights. Enjoy many live shows, games, magic acts, mazes, rides, and carnival food. It’s an excellent place to visit with the whole family, especially with the younger kids for its variety. Santa’s Enchanted Forest will be open untill January 8.

·      Christmas Tree Lighting at Bayfront Park: The day just after Thanksgiving (November 25, this year) is the first official day of Christmas. This day, Bayfront Park will unveil its 50-feet-tall tree covered with lots of glittering lights. The idea is to spend the night waiting for the tree lighting while enjoying holiday music and food trucks.

·      Winterfest Boat Parade: If you’re a parade person, then you can’t miss this one in Ft. Lauderdale on December 10. You’ll enjoy thousands of lights and the Christmas spirit sailing the intercostal waters. Anything can be expected from the sailboats, yachts, barges, gondolas, and kayaks that will be lighting the night.

The Annual Living Nativity: Every year, at Miami Shores Presbyterian Church, a live, open-aired reenactment of the origins of Christmas is organized. Not only are the characters represented by real actors, but you’ll also see live camels, donkeys, goats and sheep, along with digital and live-action characters, and of course: an amazing choir. It’s a great place to spend the night with your kids and teach them about the origins of this holiday.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Bayside’s Update

49% of the nearly 30-year-old waterfront shopping center in downtown Miami, Bayside Marketplace, has been recently sold, and Zyscovich Architects, Ashkenazy Acquisition and General Growth Properties have already revealed their plans. They intend to completely renovate the installations.

The renovation will be divided into several phases. In phase I, the renovation includes covering 140,850 square feet of common outdoor space, new paint scheme for the building, piers, bulkheads and exposed structures, new flooring for the upper level, new stairs and railings, restrooms, signage, lighting, landscaping and graphics.

This mall already features about 150 stores and restaurants, such as Fat Tuesday, Hard Rock CafĂ©, The Gap, and Victoria’s Secret. However, future phases will add more retail space along Biscayne Boulevard and will also expand the two-level parking garage, almost doubling its size.

The most recent additions to Bayside Marketplace are Segafredo and a future SkyRise Miami. This is the real jewel. The SkyRise will be a 1,000-feet-tall entertainment and observation tower. It will feature a vertical adventure park with flight simulators and bungee jump platform and also nightclubs to dance all night long.

We’re eager to see its outcome!
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