The holiday season starts officially on Saturday, Nov. 27, at Cauley Square Historic Railroad Village in south Miami-Dade County. However on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 25) old fashioned and traditional holiday dinners will be served in both the world-famous Tea Room Restaurant and in The Village Chalet Restaurant, both festively decorated for the season.
The Tea Room is famous for its antique artifacts, china, crystal and silver serving pieces as well as crocheted doilies, curtains and classic music.
A family-favorite for the holidays, the Tea Room was built originally as a home of pioneers of Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railroad and still maintains the historic spirit of the village built originally in 1903. It is the last historic railroad village in Florida and one of the few remaining in the United States.
Decorated especially for the holidays, the Tea Room also is available for group parties and events, either indoors or outdoors, throughout the season with newly added Meditation Cottage and Gardens adjacent.
The Village Chalet Restaurant offers Live Jazz Nights every Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. and every second Friday of the month, 7 to 10 p.m.
On Saturday Nov. 27, Cauley Square’s twinkling holiday lights will be turned on for the holiday season reflecting a happy family friendly time for all, including the family pet on leash.
Also beginning Nov. 27, from 2 to 7 p.m., Santa will welcome children and there will be clowns, face painting, buggy and pony rides, and festive holiday music on the main patio.
Throughout the holiday season Cauley Square’s Tea Room will serve a “High Tea” menu featuring Spinach Quiche and Quiche Lorraine, fresh fruit platter and finger sandwiches.
The Village Chalet will serve daily luncheon specials priced at $9.95 per person, plus tax and tip. Specials include sautéed beef, fish, spaghetti and meatballs, meatloaf and more.
Cauley Square is located at 22400 Old Dixie Hwy. in Goulds. (Take US1 to SW 224th Street.) Parking is free.
For information, call direct to the main office at 305-258-3543; The Village Chalet, 305-258-8900; The Tea Room Restaurant at 305-258-0044, or visit online at www.cauleysquare.com.