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Historic Holiday Décor at Deering Estate

The Deering Estate celebrates the holidays with an exciting lineup of programs and events for the entire family to enjoy, including: Historic Holiday Décor: Vintage Florida, Historic Holidays Evening Strolls, Story-Time & (socially distanced) Photos with Santa, Holiday Bay Cruise, and Winter Camp.

This holiday season, the magic of Vintage Florida comes to life in the historic houses at Deering Estate with cherished holiday traditions that bring a feeling of warm nostalgia and a welcome respite from the modern world. The Deering Estate has assembled a team of top designers that will once again transform the homes for the holiday season, led by award winning Designer in Residence, Alfredo Brito.

The Stone House Library will feature a special holiday design tribute to Charles Deering’s lifelong love of the sea. Adorned in sparking hues of blue with a vintage nautical theme, Alfredo Brito’s design honors the area’s traditional regattas, Charles Deering’s naval career and the stunning seaside places that he chose for his homes.

The Richmond Cottage, unique in South Florida as one of the only remaining pioneer-era structures, will once again be transformed into a turn of the century holiday retreat as Brito recreates the glory of Christmas Eve during this time. The rustic décor of the Richmond Cottage, inspired by the holiday gatherings of the pioneer days at Cutler, will give a nod to Miami’s first Christmas celebration in 1896, the year the Richmond Cottage was built.

A special thanks to all the designers, volunteers, and returning Miami-Based Garden Club members who have donated their time and services for this year’s holiday decorating effort.

  • Richmond Cottage & Library – Alfredo Brito, Alfredo Brito Interiors
  • Richmond Cottage Kitchen – Williams-Sonoma, Gulfstream Park
  • Deering Study – Fanny Messa, Drapes by Fanny
  • Mrs. Deering Bedroom – Rosalba Calvo, L’Excellence Design
  • Mr. Deering Bedroom – Roman Miguel Garcia, The Carpet Boutique
  • Great Hall – 100 Ladies of Deering & Alfredo Brito
  • Second-floor Landing & Staircase – Pottery Barn, Miami Beach
  • Richmond Cottage Back Porch – Palmetto Bay Garden Club

The Historic Holiday Decor is on display daily, November 27, 2020 to January 8, 2021, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Deering Estate is closed on December 25. Please note that guests must practice social distancing, wear face coverings, and not have gatherings of 10 or more people.

Celebrate Deering all year and gift a membership to family and friends this Holiday Season! Deering Estate Foundation Members enjoy year-round complimentary general admission to Deering Estate and more including admission to the Deering Seafood Festival in March. For a limited time, a 10% discount on gift memberships is being offered with code: peaceandjoy. Discount ends on Dec. 31,2020.


For more information on the Holiday Season of Events at Deering Estate, including the Holiday Evening Strolls on December 4th & 16th, please visit www.deeringestate.org or call the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668, ext. 233.

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