Exciting things keep happening in Miami, and winter will be no exception. This year, just in time for the holidays, Urbanspace's iconic New York City holiday market is making its first national expansion in Lincoln Road District in Miami Beach. Not only is the Magic City a great winter destination, this new holiday market will continue cementing Miami's reputation as an avant-garde city that doesn't stay behind.
The Urbanspace Lincoln Road Holiday Market will promote the development of the Lincoln Road District by attracting Miami Beach residents and visitors alike to South Florida's premier al fresco shopping and dining destination.
"At a time when Miami is abuzz with growth and expansion, we could not be more thrilled to add to the excitement by creating the most unforgettable holiday experience through the new market on Lincoln Road," said Eldon Scott, President of Urbanspace. "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 national expansion of our holiday markets."
Scott's sentiments are echoed by Jared Robins, Founder of InHouse Commercial, the real estate partner responsible for bringing the concept to Lincoln Road. "Bringing New York's famous holiday market to Miami has always been a dream of mine, and I couldn't have imagined a better location than right here in Miami Beach," he said. "We are excited to collaborate with Urbanspace to curate a selection of the best local and regional vendors South Florida has to offer. Lincoln Road is experiencing a significant revival, and this is yet another great example of a world-class group making their first move in Miami."
From November 15 to February 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., revelers can visit the Urbanspace Lincoln Road Holiday Market to experience what Scott and Robins hope will become a beloved annual holiday tradition for Miami.
The Holiday Market at Lincoln Road will feature approximately 100 local and out-of-state vendors in the heart of the Lincoln Road District, specifically at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Lincoln Road. The outdoor marketplace will feature a diverse selection of exciting gift categories, including decorative home goods, children's toys and apparel, stationery, books and prints, men's and women's apparel and accessories, jewelry, kitchen and garden items, artisan food products, and food and beverages to be enjoyed on-site.
Over the past four decades, Urbanspace has run the most visible holiday markets in the United States in iconic New York City locations such as Union Square, Columbus Circle, and Bryant Park. Each market is built to be unlike any other in the world. The Lincoln Road Holiday Market will adorn the mile-long pedestrian-only promenade with enchanting, glowing kiosk structures that reflect the sparkle and spirit of the season. Seasonal programming, such as live musical performances, art installations, and photo opportunities with loved ones will also be available.
"The Lincoln Road BID is pleased to welcome Urbanspace to our Road for this holiday season," said Lyle Stern, President of Koniver Stern Group and President of the Lincoln Road Business Improvement District (BID). "As the producer of the well-known Bryant Park Holiday Festival, Urbanspace will provide the opportunity for some of South Florida's best craft producers to have a home for the holiday season while providing our South Florida residents and tourists with an exceptional street market known worldwide."
Although the market is not open yet, you can stay up to date on the latest information and participate by visiting the website. Miami is proof that you don't have to be in a cold place to feel the holiday spirit.
Photography by: Courtesy Urbanspace