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Mistletoe & Martinis – SOLD OUT!

December 9 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm UTC+0

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Deering Estate 16701 SW 72nd Avenue
Miami,FL33157United States
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Price: $175 – $1800

‘Tis the season, Miami! The Deering Estate Foundation is more excited than ever to host its 5th-annual Mistletoe & Martinis, a signature holiday event on Friday, December 9th, from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Deering Estate. This sophisticated soirée is the estate’s signature holiday event – this year with a 1920s theme to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the construction of the Stone House. For one night only, guests are invited to don period dress, stroll the light-strung grounds, and celebrate the season with live entertainment, designer-led holiday décor and tasty food and drinks from some of Miami’s best restaurants, catering teams and drink sponsors.

“This is one of our favorite events of the year, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome our South Florida neighbors and friends back to the beloved estate as we get in the yuletide spirit,” says Nina Zanella, Executive Director of The Deering Estate Foundation. “We are thrilled to gather together at the beautiful Deering Estate to toast the holiday season and celebrate the Stone House centennial in a way that is fun and festive for all.”

Co-chaired by Deering Estate Board Members and members of the 100 Ladies of Deering, Nancy Eggland, Becky Roper Matkov, Beth Person, Jerrod Sharp, and Jo Ann Szaro, this evening of merriment is all about community. All night long, guests will be able to feast on delicious bites from some of Miami’s best restaurants and caterers, including Michelin-starred NaiYaRa Thai and Sushi Miami, Seawell Fish N’ OysterTrue Food KitchenDelicious CateringCatering by LesSports Grill, Golden Rule Seafood, Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Bar, Isabelle’s Grill Room and Garden at the Ritz Carlton, Pubbelly Sushi, Joe’s Stone Crab, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, B Bistro Miami, and Chill N Ice Cream. While a variety of other beverages will be available, the title event drink, martinis, will be well shaken and stirred with Miami’s first Cuban American owned craft distilled vodka, Voli 305,  by Armando Perez, Pitbull, and also with London distilled Whitley Neill Gin.

As they eat and drink, attendees can spend the evening mingling with family and friends, listening to live music from the FIU School of Music orchestra and students performing classical instrumental and jazz holiday classics and favorites, all while admiring the beautiful holiday lights and exploring the lavishly decorated Stone House and the Richmond Cottage. This year, the Richmond Cottage dining room will be dressed and adorned with elegant holiday details and set in the fashion of a celebratory dinner to ring in the holiday season as it could have during the time of the Deering’s residence. The Stone House library will toast the rise of the Golden Age of cinema with accents and decor that capture the magic and splendor of vintage Hollywood.

Each room is thoughtfully designed and dressed by a cadre of award-winning professional interior designers, led by Deering Estate Designer in Residence, Alfredo Brito. The beautifully decorated event space is coordinated by Aloré Event Firm. The annual silent auction that typically accompanies the event will be digital, via Bidding Owl, and will open on December 2, 2022, allowing both attendees and non-attendees to participate, with bids closing at 11:59 p.m. on December 11, 2022.

The Deering Estate Foundation is especially grateful for the support of its valued event sponsors, including Ernst & Young, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Orion Real Estate Group, Jo Szaro Family, The Keyes Company – Liede and Frank Devaldivielso, Capital One, Baptist Health, Chase Bank, Bill Hansen Catering & Lovables Catering, McLusky, McDonald & Hughes, Sandy McCarthy, Morris & Reynolds Insurance and George and Karen Hoffman, Amerant Bank, and The Berry Farm.

Tickets for Mistletoe & Martinis are $175 for Deering Estate members and $200 for non-members. Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance online. For technical difficulties / ticket purchasing assistance, please call (305) 235-1668, ext. 253. All proceeds from this event will benefit The Deering Estate Foundation’s community, conservation and cultural programming. SOLD OUT! 




The Deering Estate embraces the season and continues its celebration of the Stone House’s 100th anniversary by taking us back to the glitz and glamour of the early twentieth century. Taking cues from the cultural explosion of jazz and film that blossomed at the time, the interior decorations of the houses will celebrate the magnetism and excitement of the decade. The rooms of the Stone House and the Richmond Cottage will be decorated as they would have been during the 1920s.

The Deering Estate’s holiday decor includes over a dozen holiday trees, from the grand 17-foot tree in the great hall to others throughout the historic houses that will be lavishly decorated to accentuate the architectural details and fine furnishings of the historic structures.

This could not have been possible without Deering Estate’s generous design sponsors, including, Drapes by Fanny, Rosalba Calvo (L’Excellence Design), The Carpet Boutique, Pottery Barn (Boca Raton) in collaboration with Marina Bargouti, the Palmetto Bay Garden Club and the Pinecrest Garden Club.

Deering Estate is located at 16701 SW 72nd Avenue, in Palmetto Bay. While Mistletoe & Martinis is open to families of all ages, it is encouraged for guests 21+.

Centennial Sponsorship information available here

Fine Food Sponsorship information available here

Silent Auction Donation form here

Questions? Contact Us or call (305) 235-1668, ext 263.

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 much more, including admission to the Deering Seafood Festival.

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December 9
Friday7:30 pm - Friday11:00 pm
$175 – $1800
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Deering Estate 16701 SW 72nd Avenue
Miami,FL33157United States
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