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Holiday season events happening

at the Deering Estate

press release 

November 08, 2018

The Deering Estate celebrates the holidays with an exciting lineup of events for the entire family to enjoy! Celebrate Deering all year and gift a membership to family and friends this holiday season. Members enjoy free general admission to Deering Estate, including admission to select events during the holiday season, and much more! Become a member today!  

  • "Festival of Trees" Season Kickoff
    Friday, Nov. 30, 7 to 9 p.m.
    $15 for adults and $7 for children (ages 4-14).
    Free for Deering Estate Foundation members and children under 4 years old. Please note that tickets are nonrefundable, rain or shine. This event has limited capacity and advance ticket sales are recommended. 

    Kick off the holiday season of events at the Deering Estate! Enjoy the sounds of the Yuletide Carolers as you wander through the Estate admiring the historic houses and grounds decorated for the holidays by some of South Florida's top interior designers. Children can also write letters to Santa and participate in holiday crafts. 

     

  • "Festival of Trees" Historic Holiday Decor 
    Daily, Nov. 30, 2018 to Jan. 4, 2019, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note that the Deering Estate is closed on December 25. 
    Free with Estate admission: $15 for adults and $7 for children (ages 4-14)
    Free for Deering Estate Foundation members and children under 4 years old.

    Tour the historic houses at the Deering Estate as they come alive with holiday accents and decorations. The holiday decorating is an annual tradition, and this year will feature some of South Florida's top interior designers, led by Deering Estate Designer-in-Residence, Alfredo Brito. 

    Brito will recreate the glory of Christmas Eve in the Richmond Cottage in 1903, replete with the sounds, aromas and decorations from that era. Guests will travel back in time to the year when the first teddy bear was introduced which provided the inspiration for the decor in the Richmond Cottage's second-floor playroom. Brito, along with five additional interior designers, will transform the Stone House with historic holiday decor, filing each room with the grandeur and iconic beauty of the Gilded Age when the house was first built. 

     

  • Story-Time and Photos with Santa
    Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
    Free with Estate admission: $15 for adults and $7 for children (ages 4-14).
    Free for Deering Estate Foundation members and children under 4 years old. 

    Santa Claus is coming to town and he is visiting the Deering Estate! Enjoy story time with Santa's elves throughout the historic houses and photos with Santa (for an additional fee) inside the Great Hall. Holiday photo packages are available (cash only). Guests can enjoy a special reading of the "Christmas Cookie Day" written by Tara Knudson and illustrated by Pauline Siewert. Children can also participate in holiday arts and crafts activities. Visit the gift shop, operated by Alorè Event Firm, located in the South Parlor of the Richmond Cottage (first floor).

     

  • "Festival of Trees" Evening Stroll
    Wednesday, Dec, 12, 7 to 9 p.m. 
    $15 for adults and $7 for children (ages 4-14).
    Free for Deering Estate Foundation members and children under 4 years old. Please note that tickets are nonrefundable, rain or shine. This event has limited capacity and advance ticket sales are recommended. 

    Enjoy an evening stroll through Deering Estate with beautiful nighttime views of Biscayne Bay. Participate in family activities and tour the historic houses and main grounds featuring holiday decor.

     

  • Mistletoe & Martinis
    Friday, Dec. 14, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. 
    $100 nonmember general admission; $75 member general admission. 
    Purchase tickets online or call 305-235-1668, ext. 263. 

    Enjoy a joyful evening of holiday cheer to benefit the Deering Estate Foundation! As the Deering Estate comes alive with the sights, sounds and libations of the holiday season, guests will enjoy festive music, lavish hors d'oeuvres and desserts from some of South Florida's finest caterers and an accompaniment of flavorful samplings of martinis. Beer, wine and soft drinks will also be available. 

     

  • Holiday Champagne Bay Cruise
    Sunday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.
    $45 per person (ages 4 & older).
    Purchase tickets online for the morning cruise or afternoon cruise.

    Take a break from holiday shopping and enjoy a relaxing cruise on Biscayne Bay while sipping champagne. The boat will depart from the Deering Estate. 

     

  • Aloré Workshop: Holiday Wreath
    Sunday, Dec, 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
    $55 per person; register online.

    Learn how to make your thumb a little greener! Come for a merry good time and learn how to make your very own holiday wreath. Guests will receive a goody bag and beverages from the gift shop at the Deering Estate, and professional photos will be taken.

     

  • Winter Camp 
    Session I: Wednesday to Friday, Dec. 26 to 28, 2018.
    Session II: Wednesday to Friday, Jan. 2 to 4, 2019.
    7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    $120 per session; register online for Session 1 or Session 2.

    Children, ages 6-14, will explore and learn from nature at Deering Estate's Winter Camp!

For more information, please visit the Deering Estate website or call 305-235-1668, ext. 233. 

About the Deering Estate
The Deering Estate preserves the 1920s era Miami estate of Charles Deering, Chicago industrialist, early preservationist, environmentalist, art collector, philanthropist and first chairman of the International Harvester Company. The Deering Estate is a 21st Century house museum, cultural and ecological field station, and a national landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, owned by the State of Florida and managed by Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. From canoe tours to bird walks, and guided museum and natural areas tours, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy! The Deering Estate is located at 16701 SW 72nd Ave. in Miami.