Holiday Events

Celebrate the holidays at the Deering Estate at Cutler with an exciting line-up of events for the entire family to enjoy!
Please note that the Deering Estate at Cutler will be closed on December 25th.

This holiday season, give the gift of membership to family and friends so they can enjoy the Deering Estate at Cutler throughout the year. Please call 305-235-1668 ext. 253.

2014 Holiday Season of Events Flyer

Deering Holiday Wonderland
Daily, Dec. 1 -31, 2014 10:00 am -4:00 pm
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. 

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 5, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$12 for adults & $7 for children (ages 4-14); Free for Foundation Members
Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 305-235-1668 ext. 233.
Kick off the holiday season and enjoy some of your favorite holiday music! 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 County Animal Services Department
Saturday, December 6, 2014
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Visitor Center at the Deering Estate
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 12, 2014

7:00 pm
$7 per person
Join the Deering Estate at Cutler Youth Artists in Residence, the Greater Miami Youth Symphony (GMYS), for a special Holiday Concert and Recital in the Historic Stone House Ballroom.

Story Time & Photos with Santa
Saturday, December 13 & December 20, 2014

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 in the historic Stone House Ballroom. Children can also participate in holiday arts & crafts activities.

Holiday Bay Cruise Sunday, December 14, 2014
11:00 am - 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (please arrive 1/2 early)
$35 per person.
Take a break from your holiday shopping and enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Bay!

Exhibit Evening: Youth Arts Exhibit & Holiday Wonderland
Outdoor Bird-House Build & Design Exhibit
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
FREE & open to the public
The Youth Arts Exhibit is a community collaboration in which creative and diverse works by K-12 student artists are displayed in one of Miami-Dade’s rich cultural landmarks, the Deering Estate at Cutler. The Holiday Wonderland is an annual tradition and a special project curated by local garden clubs and community organizations in which the historic houses are adorned with holiday decorations.