Christmas Eve 2013 in South Florida

  • Shepherd Sarah Carreno, left, 8, peeps over the head of Andres Fonseca, 4, during a Nativity re-enactment at the St. Stephen Christmas Pageant on Christmas Eve. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Karina Holcombe, back, does her own improvisation while on stage with her sister, Isabella, left, mother, Daisy, and father, John Holcombe, right. St. Stephen held its 2013 Christmas Pageant on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Isabella, 4, left, tires to upstage her sister, Karina Holcombe, 6, right, during the re-enactment of the Nativity scene at the St. Stephen Christmas Pageant Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Aimee Vega and her son Daniel finish decorating their backyard to celebrate Nochebuena with a ‘caja china’ roasted pig and all the traditional Cuban food in Miami on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. PEDRO PORTAL / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • Raymundo Vega, back left, and Roberto Martinez, right, look on as Ivan Alvarez checks the 120-pound pig they are roasting in an adapted ‘caja china’ to celebrate Nochebuena in Miami on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. PEDRO PORTAL / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • From left, Juan Carlos Martinez, Ivan Alvarez, Raymundo Vega and Roberto Martinez check the 120-pound pig they are roasting in an adapted ‘caja china’ to celebrate Nochebuena in Miami on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. PEDRO PORTAL / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • Raymundo Vega, left back, and Juan Carlos Martinez, right back, look on as Roberto Martinez, left, and Ivan Alvarez, right, check the 120-pound pig they are roasting to celebrate Nochebuena at the family’s home in Miami on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. PEDRO PORTAL / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • Kite surfers off Hollywood Beach take advantage of the high winds on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2013. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF