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Santacon, An Ugly Sweater Party, and More Festive Events This Week in Miami

We round up this week's best events so you don't have to.

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Wednesday, December 16th

MIAMI BEACH-Make tonight a girls night and head to a Stitch & Bitch happy hour with Karelle Levy. Everything will be provided for you to stitch and hangout, including a complimentary first round of cocktails. This stitch and bitch session will last from 7pm to 9pm, and everyone will first meet up in the lobby of The Freehand. The Freehand, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach, FL.

DOWNTOWN– BB Style is making sure you've got all your holiday gifts in check. They're having a pop-up shop in the Brickell hood from 9am to 4pm where you'll get to shop new arrivals plus jewels in all price ranges. The showroom will be open for regular hours from 11am to 6pm. Lobby at 1111 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL.

Thursday, December 17th

DOWNTOWN– Ugly Christmas sweater parties are a staple of the holiday season. So grab your ugliest getup and go to American Social's Ugly Sweater Party this week. The event is free, kicks off at 9pm, and goes on until late in the night. American Social, 690 SW 1st Ct., Miami, FL.

DOWNTOWN MIAMI– Get in the holiday spirit and join PAMM's Poplife Social this Thursday night. This is a can't miss holiday party that will feature live music from Kodiak Fur, a real live Santa Claus, holiday cookie decorating, gifts, and have a chance to win a $2,000 Airbnb travel gift card. Plus, you'll get to enjoy the beautiful views from PAMM's patio and museum all night. Food and drink will be available for purchase, but if you sign up to become a host on Airbnb you drink free! Tickets are $16 here and ugly sweaters may or may not be mandatory. It's entirely up to you. The Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL.

MIDTOWN– Nurbana 305 and The Onikas is pairing up for an ultimate holiday trunk show and cocktail party. From 7pm to 9pm enjoy a night of fashion and fun. Feast your eyes on their gorgeous new creations while you treat yourself to complimentary cocktails, vino, and hors d'oeuvres. You'll also get an exclusive preview of The Onikas' new scarf collection just in from India. Nurbana 305 Gallery and Boutique, 3206 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL.

Friday, December 18th

MIAMI BEACH– Foxhole is throwing a holiday party in support for Toys for Tots this Friday night. This party is completely free, but donate an unwrapped toy and you'll get to enjoy complimentary Wodka Vodka drinks anytime between 9pm and 11pm. Throughout the night, enjoy sounds by Deejay Zion and surprises like sick whips from MC Customs, footwear by FTSLDRS, tees by Miami Silkscreens, and socks by the kid-created brand, Are You Kidding. Foxhole,1218 14th Ct., Miami Beach, FL.

KENDALL– Did you know Alex and Ani opened at The Falls? To celebrate their second retail store, Alex and Ani is hosting a grand opening event in support of Best Buddies. Once they cut the ribbon, 15 percent of app sales from the event will go to Best Buddies International. The event runs from 6 to 8pm, and it may just be the best way to knock off every lady on your holiday list. The Falls, 8888 SW 136th St., Miami, FL

Saturday, December 19th

DOWNTOWN– What's a holiday without a pub crawl? This Saturday grab your squad and celebrate the holidays at Brickell's annual Santacon. The crawl has seven stops and is as scheduled: Brother Jimmy's:12pm to 2pm, Fado: 2:00pm to 3:30pm, Batch Gastropub: 3:00pm to 5:00pm, Balans: 4:30pm to 6:00pm, Blue Martini: 5:30pm to 7:30pm, American Social: 7:00pm to 9:00pm, SideBar: 9:00pm to 12:00am. Before you begin your crawl, donate a toy at Brother Jimmy's for their toy drive. Mary Brickell Village, 901 S Miami Ave., North Miami, FL.

DESIGN DISTRICT– Do some last minute holiday shopping at Burberry's festive event this weekend. Explore new selections of gifts, including cashmere scarves, leather bags, and accessories in a variety of styles. Plus, enjoy a private consultation with a beauty specialist and discover Burberry's new festive make-up collection. All this with winter cocktails and delicious canapés. The festivities run from 2pm to 6pm. For more info, call 305-423-0078. Burberry, 112 NE 39th St. #10, Miami, FL.

KENDALL– All Forever 21 fans must come out for the grand opening of Forever 21 Red. There will be shopping and gift cards galore. For a deep dive into the new store and info on this week's event, head this way. The Palms at Town and Country, 8268 Mills Dr., Miami, FL.

MIAMI-If you want something a little more insightful this week, head to Rodrigo Gaya's photo exhibition, light | water | reflection. He will be presenting a mixture of naturally occurring magical moments, visually inspired by the Haiku. With his images, he's playing with the idea of impermanence in blending photography with one of the oldest forms of poetry, to create a storyline describing the impermanence of Miami and it's relationship with climate change. In addition to these visually stunning photographs, you'll be able to listen to accompanying poetry by Nina Souto. The evening begins at 4pm with food and drinks from 6pm-8pm. 3406 NW 7th Ave., Miami, FL.

Sunday, December 20th

FORT LAUDERDALE– Just because it's the holidays doesn't mean you can't get a good workout in. This Sunday take part in a holiday-themed 5K Run/Walk along Las Olas in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Marathons usually provide a free t-shirt, but at this 5K all participants will receive a Santa suit, including a jacket, pants, belt, beard, and hat along with two jingle bells for your running shoes. All levels of runners/walkers are welcome, including children, dogs, and strollers! This 5K will start promptly at 7:30am, and will also be taking place in Miami and Delray. Get more info and your tickets hereHuizenga Plaza, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL.

MIAMI BEACH– Are you a fan of author Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol? If you are, or you just enjoy discovering new books, come out to Sparkle and Shine Darling this Sunday evening as there will be a meet and greet with the author from 6pm to 8pm. The Miami native will be signing books, reading excerpts from her new one, Elusive Loves, and will hold a Q&A session. This exclusive event is absolutely free. All you have to do is RSVP hereSparkle and Shine Darling, 1665 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL.

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