December may be Miami’s most vibrant time of year. With the launch of Art Basel this week and the start of the holiday season, Coconut Grove comes alive as snowbirds, tourists and locals alike flock to our waterfront community to partake in our renown cultural events and seasonable temperatures.

This weekend, enjoy the explosion of art in Coconut Grove from the Art Basel momentum. Favorites like Vinos in the Grove will feature local artists at their Art Show event Saturday and the well known Colombian gallery Valenzuela Klenner brings a Pop Up Art Gallery to the Grove for the Basel weekend. The Coconut Grove Arts Festival will also host a photography exhibit of academy award winning cinematographer, Vittorio Storar’s “Writing With Light: The Civita Romana Collection,” while the Paragon Grove 13 will celebrate its 13th Miami Short Film Festival with more than 90 internationally acclaimed short films from over 25 countries.

I’m also looking forward to kicking-off the holiday season with full fervor at the 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Extravaganza at Cocowalk. The day full of holiday-inspired festivities will then perfectly lead into First Saturday Fashion + Art + Music Night for an evening of live holiday music, gallery openings and a special tree-lighting event.

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