As the weather gets cooler and the year nears its end, the holiday season is nearly here and that means it’s time to plan your Christmas parties!
Florida’s gorgeous climate means that outdoor events are possible year-round, and there’s nowhere better to celebrate the season than on top of a roof, with amazing views everywhere you look.
There’s something magical about a rooftop venue that elevates any event and packs a whole lot of magic and ambiance into your party. So if you are considering something special this year, take a look at these unique rooftop venues for an unforgettable Christmas party in Florida.
Okay, so this might be cheating a little, so we’re sliding it in at the beginning of the list. But it would be hard to discuss the best rooftop venues without mentioning the stunning views from the rooftop terrace on a Florida cruise to the Caribbean! With nothing but rolling waves and a glistening ocean between you and the horizon, and a front-row seat to the sunset, enjoying the views from the top of your cruise ship might just be the ultimate way to celebrate Christmas. Plus, you’ll be guaranteed some winter sunshine as an extra-added bonus!
Moving on to something a little more traditional, the Nest Rooftop Lounge in Orlando is a gem. Overlooking the heart of downtown, this elegant spot provides a sophisticated, upscale setting for your festive celebrations. With its chic decor, cozy fire pits, and incredible views across the city skyline, it is the perfect venue for an upscale Christmas event.
The Birchwood is one of St. Pete’s most charming boutique hotels, and its rooftop bar and restaurant is a delight. With sweeping views of Tampa Bay and five-star service and food, it is the perfect choice for a seasonal party, whether you are looking for an intimate gathering or a larger festive affair.
There’s really no place that says glitz, glamour, and party spirit better than South Beach, Miami, and Juvia is one of its most iconic venues. It is the perfect spot for a festive throwdown, with an innovative menu combining French, Japanese, and Peruvian flavors, and an incredible rooftop setting in the heart of one of Miami’s most vibrant and exciting districts.
Perched on top of the luxurious One Ocean Resort & Spa, the Eleven Rooftop Bar offers one of the best views in the whole of Fort Lauderdale. Its stunning vista of the Atlantic Ocean makes for the perfect backdrop to your Christmas party and guarantees a great night out.
The best views in downtown Jacksonville look out over the St. Johns River, so any rooftop bar worth its salt must be located nearby. The River & Post is right at the heart of the city, on the banks of the St. Johns River, which means it is about as well situated as it is possible to be. The restaurant is critically acclaimed, serving up hearty seafood and steaks as well as a lively, vibrant atmosphere, which makes it perfect for a sit-down Christmas meal or something a little more informal!
Wynwood is one of the trendiest districts in Miami and No. 3 Social fits seamlessly into the area with its laid-back, hipster, tiki-themed vibe. Relaxed yet stylish, it is the perfect place for Christmas cocktails or a light buffet event, and its covered deck offers luscious views out over Miami Beach.
Whether you choose the vibrant party vibes of Miami or the laidback sophisticated on St. Pete, a rooftop party is the ideal way to elevate your festive celebrations. With warm weather guaranteed, explore the amazing rooftop options that Florida has to offer and enjoy a different perspective on the holiday season.
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