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3 Events Worth Attending in December 2019

Worth highlights this month’s can’t-miss events.

events 12/05 Art Basel Miami. Installation view of Art Basel in Miami Beach, 2018. Photo courtesy Art Basel

Winter is swiftly approaching, along with the holidays. It’s undoubtedly a busy season, packed with some big events, which can make it challenging to decide which events are the most worthy of your time. Here, Worth highlights this month’s three can’t-miss events.

12/05 Art Basel Miami Beach Miami Beach

Attracting more than 70,000 visitors each year, the South Florida edition of the Swiss art fair shows no signs of slowing down. It may be the most important happening in the art world’s calendar, with exhibitions by 268 top galleries and a multitude of satellite fairs and events. The fair is set in the Miami Beach Convention Center, which was recently revamped to the tune of $620 million. Through December 8.

Contact: Irene Kim, VIP relations, irene.kim@artbasel.com, 212.967.2252, artbasel.com

12/05 Ocean Reef Club's Vintage Weekend Key Largo, Fla.

Showcasing 70 antique cars, 20 classic yachts and 16 vintage airplanes, the Ocean Reef Club’s 24th annual Vintage Weekend is one of the few that brings together these three modes of transportation in one event. Past events have highlighted cars such as a 1909 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Roi de Belges, yachts such as a 1926 104-foot Mathis Trumpy and airplanes such as a 1942 C-47 Placid Lassie. The four-day event is open to a limited number of non-members. Through December 8.

Contact: vintageweekend@oceanreef.com, 305.501.5529, oceanreef.com/events/member-events/vintage-weekend/42/

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12/28 Renaissance Weekend New Year’s 2020 Charleston, S.C.

This invitation-only ideas retreat was started by Philip Lader, former U.S. ambassador to the UK, as a way to connect policymakers with diverse luminaries through hundreds of programs and activities. Previous weekends have included speakers such as Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti, Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Through January 1.

Contact: info@renwkd.org, renaissanceweekend.org

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