The Holidays are quickly approaching us in beautiful West Palm Beach, so we are getting ready by sharing some of our favorite events that are hosted throughout the city! Check out all the great things to do below.
Tree Lighting at the Flagler Museum
December 4th, 2016 at Flagler Museum
There’s no better way to kick off the holidays in West Palm Beach than the tree lighting at Flagler Museum! For more than four decades, the tradition continues: the youngest decedents of Henry Flagler, the founder of our city, light the family’s 16-foot tall Christmas tree at 4:55 p.m.
The museum hosts organ performances, caroling, and a visit with Santa, all with refreshments and music, of course! The best part? The event is free with a regular museum admission ticket! Learn more here.
Iceless Skating at CityPlace
November 25th, 2016 – December 4th, 2016 at CityPlace
Enjoy the iceless skating rink at CityPlace! It’s totally FREE! Make sure you bring crew socks. Times vary – check out this flyer for the days and times the rink is open.
Sandy the Sand-Castle Christmas Tree
Check out Sandy, the world’s only 35-foot tall Christmas tree made entirely of sand! If you haven’t seen this masterpiece before, it’s worth checking out. Adorned in thousands of lights that dance in concert with music, Sandy is a sight to behold. The tree sits at downtown waterfront, where you can build your own “sand-man” (like a snow man!) and play a round of glow-in-the-dark peppermint mini-golf.
As a bonus: look around the end of November to catch the artist commissioned to construct Sandy to be hard at work building. The exhibit lasts through December.
Winter Family Fun Fest
Sunday, December 11th, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at CityPlace
The snow will fall in Florida on the CityPlace plaza for the Winter Family Fun Fest! Enjoy live cultural performances from around the world, bounce houses, and holiday crafts all before Santa arrives on his sled at 3:00 p.m.!
And, as a bonus…
Don’t Miss Your Closest Holiday Boat Parades!
Holiday Boat Parades are a pastime for Palm Beach County! There are several that happen all along the intracoastal on different days, so you should be able to find one near you.
22nd Annual Palm Beach Boat Parade
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Parade begins in North Palm Beach, and navigates north to Jupiter, ending at the Loggerhead Marina. Mo and Sally from KOOL105.5 will be there, along with local singer/songwriter Emily Brooke! They will be collecting toys for Toys for Tots.
A great place to see the parade would be in public spaces around the bridges it passes by, including Donald Ross Road, Parker, PGA, and Indiantown Road, or in pubic waterfront parks.
Boynton Beach/Delray Boat Parade
Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Boats will line up around Old Keylime House in Lantana, and travel south along the Intracoastal into Delray. Catch live music and a holiday party at the Boynton Harbour Marina, where you can catch a good glimpse of the parade.
You can also watch from the Boynton Beach Intercoastal Park, Jaycee Park, and Veteran’s Park.