The holiday season often conjures images of family gathering around an open fire or unwrapping presents on Christmas morning, but that doesn’t mean single people have to miss out on the fun. While solo ice skating or taking selfies in front of your gifts to yourself may be more than a little depressing, spending the holiday as a single guy can be pretty great — if you know where to go, that is. For those who live in Miami, or even those just visiting for the holidays, the city is full of exciting things to do, particularly for those without a ring on that finger. Make sure you check out these exciting winter events while you’re there:
Art Basel: The weeks leading up to Christmas are the most exciting time in Miami, thanks in large part to world-renowned art festival Art Basel. Highlighting the talents of both well-known and up-and-coming artists, this celebration lights up Miami Beach this December, making it a perfect time to meet new people or spend with members of your inner circle.
The Down2Earth Endurance Race: Who says that the holiday season has to come with holiday weight gain? Join the Down2Earth Endurance races on December 16th and 17th and you’ll not only enjoy ample exercise, you’ll be in a prime position to meet someone special. Better yet, on the 16th, your four-legged friends are welcome to join on the fun.
The King Mango Strut Parade: Grab your friends and head out to the streets of Coconut Grove on December 31st to enjoy the King Mango Strut. This costumed celebration, called “The Weirdest Parade in the US,” encourages all participants to come as they are — bachelors included.
Santa’s Enchanted Forest: Get in the holiday spirit this winter with a trip to Santa’s Enchanted Forest. Santa’s Enchanted Forest is not only the largest holiday theme park in the United States, its rides, lights displays, and performances are sure to get even Grinches into a festive mood.
2nd Annual Xmas in Miami: Have a holly jolly Christmas this year with the 2nd Annual Xmas in Miami. This celebration takes you from a skyscraping AirBnB to an open bar at Jazid Lounge, and then to King of Diamonds for a sexy evening. The next day, enjoy a South Beach boat ride, some free time, yet another open bar, and a party bus to a nearby club to round out the festivities.
Being single doesn’t have to be boring; in fact, in the right environments, it can be amazing. If you’re living the single life, head down to Miami this winter and see what all the fuss is about. From pristine beaches to beautiful women, there’s something for everyone in this Floridian paradise.