If you think it’s too soon to start talking about Christmas in Miami, you’re probably the only one who doesn’t feel like summer has flown by. You’re also probably able to distinguish the years from 2020 through 2022 unlike the rest of us—because what is time anymore? Lucky you, and please accept our collective apology for rushing through the current and next seasons. The holidays are, in fact, upon us.
Urbanspace, producers of NYC’s largest holiday markets, is expanding nationally and landing right here in Miami with the Urbanspace Lincoln Road Holiday Market. Its first endeavor outside of the city will run from November 15 through February 15 (opening daily from 10am to 8pm), bringing more than 100 local and out-of-state vendors to the busy pedestrian strip in South Beach. “We aim to create spaces where entrepreneurship, community and creativity can flourish and are confident Miami is the ideal locale as our first foray into a national expansion of our holiday markets,” says Eldon Scott, President of Urbanspace.
Miami’s will mirror a similar layout to New York’s with dozens of outdoor pop-up shops along Lincoln Road at the intersection of Washington Avenue. The outdoor marketplace will be a brightly lit, outdoor shopping extravaganza, featuring items across a long list of categories—from home goods and artisanal food products to toys, apparel and accessories. In addition to retail, the holiday market plans to put on musical performances, art installations and Instagrammable photo displays throughout the season.
The Urbanspace Lincoln Road Holiday Market won’t open for another few months but you can stay up to date on new developments and apply to participate via it’s website: urbanspacemia.com.