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  • When is Winter Wonderful?

    Sunday, December 5, 2021.

  • What time does it start?

    Cocktail Reception starts at 6:30 p.m. and the Holiday Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m.

    *Subject to change per University of Miami COVID-19 Event Guidelines

  • How long will the event last?

    Approximately 4 hours (including the Cocktail Reception)

  • Where is the event taking place?

    JW Marriott Marquis Miami
    255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131

  • How do I get there?

    Please click here for directions or view this interactive map here.

  • What if I arrive late?

    If you are running late, please notify us here with your name and guest names (if applicable), so that we are aware that you are still planning on attending.

  • Where do I go once I arrive?

    You will be greeted by one of our joyful carolers. They will guide you to the registration table.

  • What happens at Winter Wonderful?

    After one of our carolers guides you to the registration table, you are invited to join other guests in our cocktail hour, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Once the cocktail hour is over, the ballroom doors will open at 7:30 p.m., so you may sit down to enjoy an evening of holiday carols and a candlelight dinner. To end the night, we invite you to join us for a dessert reception.

  • What is the attire?

    Festive Semi-Formal Attire

  • Is the room cold?

    We advise you to bring a light shawl or jacket in case you find the room cold.

  • What are your COVID-19 protocols?

    As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that you please help us with following these precautions during the gala:

    • Please wear a mask during the event unless you are actively eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status
    • Please use our hand sanitizer stations throughout the venue
    Please note that anyone who is symptomatic should not attend Winter Wonderful. Anyone who is immunocompromised should check with their health care provider before participating in the gala.

    By attending, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending this event, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the University of Miami (UM) or any of its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.


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  • Where do I self-park?

    Self-parking is located at the MET3 entrance of the Wholefoods garage, located between SE 2nd Street and SE 3rd Street. A $15 fee would be assessed.

  • Is valet available?

    Valet parking is available in front of the JW Marriott Marquis and a discounted validation sticker will be given at the registration table upon check-in. A $15 fee would be assessed.


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  • May I post pictures on social media?

    Yes, please do! Tag us at @FrostSchoolUM. Also, please use the hashtags #FrostSchoolUM and #WinterWonderful when posting.

  • I don't want my picture published, how do I communicate this?

    Please let the photographer know prior to them taking your photo.

  • I would like to purchase pictures from the photographer, how do I do this?

    Photos from the photo booths are complimentary. Stay tuned for more information on photographers for this year's gala.

  • My picture has been taken. What will you do with it?

    Throughout our Winter Wonderful gala, you will notice professional photographers taking pictures and videotaping key moments of the event, including student performances as well as guests in attendance. The pictures and videos will be used by the University of Miami staff strictly for email communications, press releases, program books, and webpages for the purpose of recapping this past year’s events and encourage future attendance to the gala. By registering and attending Winter Wonderful, you automatically grant permission to use your image and likeness without any compensation.