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SOLD OUT | Vizcaya Late: Holiday Evening
Did you know?! Vizcaya first opened its doors as a private residence on Christmas Day 1916 and we celebrate by decorating the Main House as it might have been 100 years ago. Join us as we celebrate the season with LIGHT!
Make: Whether you’re visiting with children or talented artisans, guests can get in the spirit with lantern-making for all ages and skill levels.
Learn: You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the history of the estate and explore the illuminated formal gardens.
Listen: to live music that celebrates the winter season as you explore the house and grounds
See: the Main House decorated for the season as might have been done 100 years ago, including garland strung from the balconies and inside the Courtyard. The Dining Room table set for entertaining. And an old-timey Christmas tree decorated in the East Loggia.
Vote: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of our partners, Dade Heritage Trust, by joining in the gingerbread competition! With Edible South Florida and DHT, we’re hosting a competition of 6 gingerbread houses done by amateurs in different architectural styles featured in our city.
Among other things, each gingerbread team will get a signed copy of Rose Levy Beranbaum’s newly released Cookie Bible.Dec. 14 | $10 TICKETS Dec. 15 | $10 TICKETS
DEC. 14 ONLY | Gingerbread Houses at Vizcaya for the Holidays
The idea: Build a beautiful gingerbread house in the style of Miami’s historic architectural types. This will be on display in the Loggia for Vizcaya’s Holiday Evening Dec. 14. Attendees will vote for their favorite. The event and gingerbread houses will be shared in print and online by Edible South Florida and other participants.
Who should participate? Anyone who can commit to creating a beautiful gingerbread house that reflects Miami’s unique architecture! The first requirement is a solid idea on what to make and a plan to translate that into a real, live gingerbread house. You don’t have to be a professional, but you should be an experienced baker familiar with what goes into building large gingerbread houses – using a recipe that produces sturdy gingerbread, understanding how the structure stays together with icing “glue,” and making sure it won’t collapse in transport.
• Limited to six entries, which must be delivered on Dec. 13. Check with coordinator Rebecca Peterson for times and delivery/setup details.
• Construct houses on a solid base that’s 18”w x 18”deep. Height can be no taller than 12”. These are the only sizes that will fit in the special case.
• Gingerbread houses must reflect Miami’s architectural styles – Wood frame vernacular, bungalow, coral rock, Mediterranean Revival, Art Deco.
• Include with your entry your name/business, contact information, the names of those who worked on it, and your social media handles and website. Include 3-4 sentences about your entry – what it represents, why you chose it and any other informative details.
• Bake your own gingerbread – no kits. You can use any edible materials to decorate your gingerbread house.
Who’s involved: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Dade Heritage Trust, Edible South Florida.
• Come up with a great idea and a plan to execute it
• Send your idea and plan to Rebecca.email@example.com by Nov 15
• She’ll confirm your participation and commitment
• If you have any questions, contact Rebecca.Peterson@vizcaya.org