The winter holidays are special to Vizcaya because James Deering, the owner, came to the estate on Christmas Day in 1916. To celebrate the occasion and the holiday season, each year Vizcaya decorates the Main House as it might have been 100 years ago when Deering was in residence. Visit the Main House anytime during Vizcaya’s normal operating hours to see the festive décor!
For an extra special treat, join us for A Holiday Evening at Vizcaya Village on December 13th from 6 - 9 p.m. as we celebrate the winter traditions of the families that lived and worked at Vizcaya 100 years ago. There will be time to explore on your own, lots of photo ops, caroling, a mini-tuba concert (surprisingly festive, given the baritone notes of the instruments!), art making, tours and holiday treats. For families that attend the Holiday Evening at Vizcaya Village, family passes will be given away to come see the Main House decorated for the holidays!
Get a ticket, give a ticket! Honor the season of giving by adding a gift ticket to your purchase for $5 each. For each gift ticket that you select during checkout, a local community member will be able to enjoy the Holiday Evening at Vizcaya Village! We will distribute all gift tickets purchased to Miami residents through community based organizations that offer direct services to Miami-Dade County.
Be part of the program with Ornament Making! Add your personal touch to the Holiday Evening program! Gather in Vizcaya’s Main House to make the trinkets that will adorn native trees. Stations will be in the Courtyard from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates: November 19, Wednesday, November 22, December 2-4, and December 10.
The Vizcaya Gingerbread Village Competition As Vizcaya celebrates holiday traditions in the final month of its centennial year, the museum invites the community to recreate the historic Vizcaya Village in gingerbread. Submissions are due November 30th. Download the PDF below for rules, regulations and more information on how to enter.
Prizes: To keep their love of Vizcaya alive all year-long, winners will be award membership packages (a value of up $250) that include some extra surprises.