Join the holiday events at the Deering Estate


Deering Estate invites you to celebrate the holiday season with a variety of events and activities for everybody

An exciting line-up of events is waiting for you at the Deering Estate this holiday season. You can offer the gift of a Deering Estate Foundation membership to your family and friends so they can enjoy the Deering Estate throughout the year. If you want to buy a Deering Estate Foundation membership, please call 305-235-1668 ext. 266 or online.


Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 2, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Admission: $12 for adults, $7 for children (ages 4-14), free for Deering Estate Foundation Members.
Begin the holiday season at the Deering Estate's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy music performed by the Yuletide Carolers and tour the historic houses decorated for the holidays.

Santa Paws at the Park
In partnership with the Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department 
Sunday, December 4, 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm at the Visitor Center
Admission: Free & open to the public; personal and professional pictures for a fee.
Bring your dogs and cats for holiday photos with Santa at the Deering Estate Visitor Center. Pet adoptions (for a reduced fee) will also be available on site from Miami-Dade County Animal Services’ HOPE Express mobile pet adoption trailer. 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.

Story-Time & Photos with Santa 
Saturday, December 10 & 17, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Admission: Free with Estate admission, $12 for adults, $7 for children (ages 4-14), free for Deering Estate Foundation Members.
Enjoy stories with Santa's elves, holiday arts & crafts activities and photos with Santa inside the Stone House Ballroom. Limited seating available. Photos with Santa available for an additional fee.

Holiday Lights 
Wednesday, December 14, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Admission: $7 ages 4 & older, free for Deering Estate Foundation members
Enjoy the historic houses decorated for the holidays, a special collection highlight featuring works by Catalan Artist Ramon Casas, and beautiful nighttime views of Biscayne Bay.

Holiday Bay Cruise 
Sunday, December 18, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Admission: $35 per person
Take a break from holiday shopping and enjoy a relaxing cruise on Biscayne Bay.

"Historic Holidays" & "Formal and Fanciful Works by Ramon Casas" Exhibits
The holiday decorations will be on display December 1, 2016 - January 6, 2017, daily, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Admission: Free with Estate admission, $12 for adults, $7 for children (ages 4-14), free for Deering Estate Foundation Members.

Historic Holidays
Visitors can tour the elegant and historic houses at the Deering Estate as they come alive with holiday decorations. The "Historic Holidays" exhibit is an annual tradition and a special project of local garden clubs and community organizations.

Formal and Fanciful Works by Ramon Casas
A special collection by Catalan Artist Ramon Casas i Carbó (1866 - 1932) will feature light-hearted sketches produced during the artist's travels with Estate founder and arts patron, Charles Deering and brings attention to the artist's formal painting and drawings in the Estate's permanent collection. The exhibition will highlight the unique friendship between Charles Deering and Ramon Casas. Special thanks to the Charles Deering Library at Northwestern University for making this exhibition possible.

*Please note that the Deering Estate will be closed on Christmas Day.

For more information about the holiday events at the Deering Estate please visit or call the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

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