Celebrate the holidays at the Deering Estate with an exciting line-up of events for the entire family to enjoy! Please note that the Deering Estate will be closed on December 25th.
GIVE THE GIFT OF MEMBERSHIP!
This holiday season, give the gift of membership to family & friends so they can enjoy the Deering Estate throughout the year. Purchase ONLINE or call 305-235-1668 ext. 263.
Deering Holiday Wonderland
Daily, Dec. 1 -31, 2015 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Please note that the Deering Estate is closed on Christmas Day.
Free with Estate Admission
Visitors can tour the elegant and historic houses of the Deering Estate as they come alive with holiday accents and decorations, created by local garden clubs and community organizations. Guests can explore the beautifully landscaped main grounds and historic buildings at leisure, or enjoy a guided house tour of the estate at 10:30 am or 3:00 pm.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 4, 2015
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$12 for adults & $7 for children (ages 4-14); Free for Foundation Members.
Purchase tickets at event or by calling 305-235-1668 ext. 233.
Kick off the holiday season and enjoy some of your favorite holiday music performed by the Yuletide Carolers. There will also be a Handbell group performance by Cornerstone Church (formerly Perrine-Peters) at 7:15 pm & 8:15 pm in the Stone House Ballroom. Children can also participate in the lighting of the tree in the historic Stone House Ballroom.
Wags n’Whiskers Furtography with Santa in partnership with Miami-Dade Animal Services
Sunday, December 6, 2015
10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Visitor Center
FREE & open to the public; personal and professional pictures for a fee.
Bring your family pet (dogs & cats only) for holiday photos with Santa at the Deering Estate Visitor Center! Pet adoptions (for a reduced fee) will also be available onsite from Miami-Dade County Animal Services’ (Animal Services) HOPE Express mobile pet adoption trailer! Personal and professional pictures available for a fee. Free photos for pets adopted that day. Please bring pets on leash or in carriers. Please note that only service animals are permitted on the main Estate grounds.
Greater Miami Youth Symphony Holiday Concert
Friday, December 11, 2015
Concert 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm (Meet the Artist Reception 7:00PM)
$7 all ages; advance ticket sales suggested, no passes or discounts.
Purchase tickets ONLINE or by calling 305-235-1668 ext. 233.
The Deering Estate’s Youth Musicians in Residence, the Greater Miami Youth Symphony (GMYS), will perform a special Holiday Concert and Recital in the Stone House Ballroom.
Story Time & Photos with Santa
Saturday, December 12 & 19, 2015
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free with Estate admission; Free for Foundation Members.
Santa Claus will be visiting the Deering Estate for story-time and photos in the historic Stone House Ballroom. Children can also participate in holiday arts & crafts activities. Limited seating available. Photos with Santa available for an additional fee – $10 professional digital photo or $5 sitting fee/personal camera.
Holiday Bay Cruise
Sunday, December 13, 2015
11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Purchase tickets ONLINE
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Purchase tickets ONLINE
$35 per person
Purchase tickets online or by calling 305-235-1668 ext. 233.
Take a break from your holiday shopping and enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Bay!
Exhibit Evening: Youth Arts Exhibit & Holiday Wonderland
Design & Build Exhibit – Gnome Homes
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
FREE & open to the public
Session 1: “Reptiles”
Monday – Wednesday, December 21-23, 2015
Session 2: “Fish”
Monday – Wednesday, December 28-30, 2015
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Before care is from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Pick-up from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm; Late pick-up from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm available for an additional fee.
Learn about the native and introduced reptiles and fish that inhabit the Everglades and South Florida! From geckos to pythons, and from minnows to sharks, Florida contains a wide range of reptiles and fish. Join us this winter camp as we explore the cold-blooded and find out how they adapt to the chilly season.
Deering Holiday Wonderland
Daily, December 1-31, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Free with Estate admission: $12 for adults & $7 for children (ages 4-14).
Please note that the Deering Estate at Cutler will be closed on Christmas Day.
Throughout December, visitors can tour the elegant and historic houses at the Deering Estate as they come alive with holiday accents and decorations! The “Holiday Wonderland” is an annual tradition and a special project of local garden clubs and community organizations.
The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc. and the Deering Estate would like to thank the garden clubs and community organizations for their decorating efforts and contributions to the 2015 Deering “Holiday Wonderland.” A special thanks to the 100 Ladies of Deering for their generous sponsorship of the Ballroom tree and Ballroom decorations.
Coral Pines Garden Club
Dadeland Garden Club
Ken Pines Garden Club
MacArthur South Family and Consumer Sciences Department 4H
Palmetto Bay Garden Club
Pinecrest Garden Club
RF Orchids, Inc.
South Miami Garden Club
Sunset Park Garden Club
The Florida Association of Family and Consumer Sciences-District J
The 100 Ladies of Deering