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It is possible that there is no place more Christmassy in Casa de Campo – than the beautiful and elegant home of Xiomara Menéndez, founder of the Patronato Benefico Oriental, umbrella charity for the Hogar del Niño and host of this month’s very special “Christmas Café de la Leche,” taking place on Wednesday December 12th.

Every year, Xiomara’s guests are welcomed into her majestic oceanside villa, where they are greeted by her Christmas miniature village.

Xiomara’s Christmas Village

More than 2 weeks work, Xiomara’s handcrafted Christmas village is made up of miniatures collected on her many travels – a new one for every new country she visits. Every year Xiomara recreates the village using cotton wool for the snow and positioning each one of the houses, figurines, trees and fences by hand to create something which would not be out of place in Disney World!

Beyond the threshold and the Christmas village, the villa glows with the magical spirit of Christmas – glittering Christmas trees, holiday lights and traditional decorations – it’s a sight to behold! The decorations and the infectious holiday spirit shared amongst the ladies enjoying traditional Dominican “ponche” and other typical holiday treats, makes this Café de la Leche my personal favorite of the entire year.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Christmas Café de la Leche with Xiomara Menéndez

When: Wednesday December 12th, 5pm – 7pm

Where: Bahía Minitas #5, Casa de Campo

Contribution: Candies and treats for the Hogar del Niños Christmas party!

Info: (809) 523-8901

The Christmas Café de la Leche 2011

Last year, the Christmas Café de la Leche was a magical celebration!


About the Café de la Leche

The Cafe de la Leche is a monthly charitable event, a little like a coffee or a tea party held for the ladies of Casa de Campo (although men are occasionally invited) and usually takes place on the first Friday of the month, hosted by a member of the Casa de Campo villa at her Casa de Campo villa or occasionally restaurant/business.

Click here to find out more and for PHOTOS of previous Café de la Leche events!