There’s no better place to celebrate the holidays than in the center of paradise. There is so much to explore and discover! To enjoy this time and create lasting memories, we’ve put together 14 things to do this December in the Center of Paradise.
Day 1: Catch The Gingerbread Man: Be among the first 10 to find the Gingerbread Man in Downtown West Palm Beach to win a prize from now through Wednesday, December 22. Follow DowntownWPB on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see where the gingerbread man will pop up next.
Day 2: Sandi Hangs 10: Head to the Clematis By Night Holiday Tree Lighting! Sandi Tree, the 35-foot, 700-ton holiday sand tree, is turning 10 this year and will be celebrating her milestone birthday with a light show and a special performance from country music star
t and West Palm Beach native Brooke Eden.
Day 3: Make Holiday Cards: Want to wow your family and friends with a dynamic digital holiday card? The Mandel Library is hosting an online session where you will learn how to create a Christmas card using Canva that you can send to your loved ones! Click Here to register; call (561)868-7760 for more information.
Day 4: Enjoy A Night Of Ballet: Nothing says Christmas quite like The Nutcracker. Ballet Palm Beach will be performing this Christmas Eve coming-of-age story at the Kravis Center December 4-5! Click Here for show times and to purchase tickets.
Day 5: Celebrate Hanukkah: Join the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County for a free, high-energy family friendly celebration at The Square! Enjoy a wide array of activities, including an appearance from South Florida Instagram and TikTok dance star, Sean Green (@seangreendsf)! Visit RosemarySquareWPB.com for more information.
Day 6: Stroll Under The Dazzling Lights: Take a stroll through the dazzling lights under a lit-up Clematis Street. Every year from fall to spring, Downtown West Palm Beach installs canopy lights over 5 blocks which makes for a perfectly scenic evening stroll! Don’t forget to snap a pic under the dazzling lights and tag #DowntownWPB!
Day 7: Tis’ The Season For Sweets: Spread the joy this year in the form of freshly baked pastries and sweets from one of the many unique bakeries in Downtown West Palm Beach that you and your loved ones will enjoy. From international favorites to the classics, our downtown bakeries and cafes offer a variety of options that are sure to put you in the seasonal spirit!
Day 8: Happy Birthday Sandi! Scavenger Hunt: Have you heard it’s Sandi’s 10th birthday? To celebrate West Palm Beach’s beloved sand Christmas tree, all of Sandi’s friends are returning for her birthday, and some are hiding in the library. Search the library for one of Sandi’s party guests and bring it to any customer service desk to receive your special party pack! For more information, call (561)868-7700.
Day 9: It’s The Howl-idays! Your dog brings you joy all year round, don’t forget to return the favor this holiday season. D is for Dog offers toys, accessories, and gifts perfect for your pet or the dog lover in your life. Check out the “Barkery” counter for a variety of dog treats! For more information, visit disfordogwpb.com.
Day 10: Screen on the Green: There’s nothing like a good Christmas movie to get you in the holiday spirit! Head to the Great Lawn to see an outdoor showing of The Santa Clause 2! Food service and concessions will be available on site. Click Here to watch the trailer.
Day 11: Find Holiday Treasure At The Antique & Flea Market: Gift something memorable and unique this year. At the West Palm Beach Antique & Flea market, you can find unique collectibles, mid-century and outdoor furniture, vintage and fine jewelry and much more. The market takes place every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. along the 300 Block of Clematis Street. Visit DowntownWPB.com for more information.
Day 12: Take A Shell-fie With Sandi: While you are strolling to see Sandi, don’t forget to snap a selfie with her. There are plenty of picture-perfect locations throughout Sandi Land to get the perfect shell-fie!
Day 13: Music in the Square: Get in the holiday spirit with musical performances next to The Wishing Tree curated by Palm Beach Symphony each Monday from 6-6:30 pm before the nightly snowfall and lightshow. Performances are free and open to the public. Click Here for the schedule.
Day 14: Banko Cantina: Don’t miss the immersive holiday pop up bar Santa Banko Baby from now until January. Stop by for happy hour from 5-8 p.m. after getting your holiday shopping done. Click Here for more information.