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For Immediate Release:
November 15, 2012

Media Contact:
Jenna Noordhoek
jnoord@miamidade.gov
305-235-1668



Celebrate the Holiday Season at the Deering Estate at Cutler


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Celebrate the holidays at the Deering Estate at Cutler with an exciting line-up of events for the entire family to enjoy!

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Friday, November 30, 2012
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$12 for adults & $7 for children (ages 4-14); FREE for Deering Estate Foundation Members.
Kick off the holiday season and enjoy some of your favorite holiday music performed by the 'Little Twinklers' from the GMYS Preparatory program and the Yuletide Carolers! Children can also participate in the lighting of the tree in the historic Stone House Ballroom.

STORY-TIME & KIDS CRAFTS WITH SANTA
Saturday, December 8, 2012
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Free with Estate admission: $12 for adults & $7 for children (ages 4-14)
Santa Claus will be visiting the Estate for story-time and photographs in front of our magnificent 16 foot Holiday Tree in the historic Stone House Ballroom.

STORY-TIME & KIDS CRAFTS WITH SANTA
In collaboration with the Miami-Dade Public Library System
Saturday, December 15, 2012
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Free with Estate admission: $12 for adults & $7 for children (ages 4-14)
Santa Claus will be visiting the Estate for story-time and photographs in front of our magnificent 16 foot Holiday Tree in the historic Stone House Ballroom.

HOLIDAY BAY CRUISE
Sunday, December 16, 2012
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (please arrive at 1:30 pm)
$35 per person.
Take a relaxing Bay Cruise on the Pelican Island Skipper and discover South Florida's nature and history!

DEERING "HOLIDAY WONDERLAND"
Daily, December 1-31, 2012 (except for December 25th; the Deering Estate at Cutler will be closed on Christmas Day)
10:00 am to 5:00 pm (ticket office closes at 4:00 pm)
Free with Estate admission: $12 for adults & $7 for children (ages 4-14)
Throughout December, visitors can tour the elegant and historic houses as they come alive with holiday accents and decorations! The "Holiday Wonderland" is an annual tradition at the Deering Estate and a special project of local garden clubs and community organizations.

The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc. and the Deering Estate at Cutler would like to thank the following garden clubs and community organizations for their decorating efforts and contributions to the 2012 Deering "Holiday Wonderland":

  • Ceramic League of Miami
  • Coconut Grove Garden Club
  • Coral Pine Garden Club
  • Dadeland Garden Club
  • International Garden Club of Miami
  • Ken Pines Garden Club
  • MacArthur South Family and Consumer Sciences Department 4H
  • Palmetto Bay Garden Club
  • Pinecrest Garden Club
  • South Miami Garden Club
  • Sunset Park Garden Club
  • The Florida Association of Family and Consumer Sciences - District J

For more information on the Holiday Season of Events at the Deering Estate at Cutler, please visit www.deeringestate.org or call the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

About the Deering Estate at Cutler
The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Miami. This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily at 10:30 am & 3:00 pm and a Natural Areas Tour is offered daily at 12:30 pm. Both the Historic House Tour and the Natural Areas Tour are Free with regular admission to the Estate. EcoAdventure Tours are also offered throughout the year for an additional fee. For more information on the Deering Estate's educational and cultural programs, please visit www.deeringestate.org.


 

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275 NW 2nd Street, 3rd Floor Miami, Florida 33128
(305) 755-7842