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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Old fashioned holiday evening at Vizcaya

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens presented an old fashioned holiday evening at Vizcaya, celebrating and honoring the inauguration of the grand estate as well as Vizcaya's centennial.  James Deering came to Vizcaya on Christmas Day 1916, so the grand house celebrated this 100th year in a grand way.

It was a trip back in time, decorated for the holidays, as it would have been in the time of its heyday. Live music, hot chocolate and wreath-making were part of the evening.



Xiomara Rivero and Robbie Christian


Caroling was a big part of the event. 
Wreath-making was very popular.
Brianna Vargas, Kiko Vargas


The Hockeys, Paloma, Michael, Jiana, Faviana


Built between 1914 and 1922, Vizcaya is one of the most intact remaining examples from this era in United States history, when the nation's most successful entrepreneurs built lavish estates inspired by the stately homes of Europe.


Natalia Boonery, Bruins Corso, Cielo Vine in the Living Room.


Vizcaya features a Main House, 10 acres of formal gardens, a rockland hammock (native forest), mangrove shore, the Vizcaya Café and Shop presented by A Joy Wallace Catering, Design and Special Events, and a historic village that will be restored for additional venues for programs and community outreach. 

Located at 3251 South Miami Avenue, between Brickell Avenue and Coconut Grove, Vizcaya is open daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. For more information, visit www.vizcaya.org



Photos by Rafael Gutierrez 

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