31 Days in #DowntownWPB

Day 1: Clematis By Night Holiday Tree Lighting Watch Sandi Tree and Ferris the Ferris Wheel light up the evening sky during their official opening at the Clematis By Night Holiday Tree Lighting from 6-9 p.m. Tickets for the Ferris wheel are $5 per rider for a single ride or $20 per rider for unlimited rides for one night. Click Here for more information and to purchase Ferris wheel tickets.  

Day 2: Weekend Photos with Santa – Commemorate this holiday season by taking a photo with Santa at The Square every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6-8 p.m. from now through Friday, December 23! It’s FREE to take photos and the event is first come, first served. Click Here for more information.  

Day 3: Ballet Palm Beach Presents The Nutcracker Watch the beloved holiday tradition take the stage at the Kravis Center! The Nutcracker tells the story of Marie, who when given an enchanted nutcracker doll as a Christmas gift, has no idea of the adventure that awaits her! Click Here to purchase tickets.  

Day 4: Catch A Movie Head to The Ben Hotel for a screening of How The Grinch Stole Christmas to get in the holiday spirit! Additionally, enjoy an ugly sweater competition where the winner will receive a gift card to one of The Ben Hotel’s restaurants! Bring the kids to decorate their very own cookies and build their own holiday milkshakes. Click Here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Day 5: Stroll Under The Dazzling Lights Take a stroll through the dazzling lights under a lit-up Clematis Street. Every year from fall to spring, the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority 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 6: Prism Concert – Enjoy an all-encompassing holiday concert by the internationally renowned Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts Music Department at the Kravis Center! Click Here to purchase tickets.  

Day 7: 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 21! Follow DowntownWPB on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram page to see where the gingerbread man will pop up next. 

Day 8: Shop Vintage – Looking for something unique for the holidays? Head to Kismet Vintage, a hidden gem at 540 Clematis Street filled with clothes and items you won’t find anywhere else. Click Here for more information.  

Day 9: Screen On The Green Holiday Triple Feature – Bring blankets and chairs for a holiday triple feature (two short films, and one feature film) under the stars! The movies being shown are Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice and Christmas Story 2. Click Here for more information and to watch the trailers.  

Day 10: Find Holiday Treasure At The Antique & Flea Market: Gift something memorable 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. Click Here for more information.   

Day 11: A Night At The Theatre – After a lovely dinner in DowntownWPB, head to Palm Beach Dramaworks for a showing of Twelve Angry Men. This play tells the story of 12 jurors who deliberating the fate of a teenager accused of killing his father. Click Here for more information and to purchase tickets.  

Day 12: Take A Photography Class At The Mandel Public Library – Create something special this holiday season by learning how to make the most of your photos and videos during the “Creating Memories Through Video & Photography: Edit and Polish” class at the Mandel Public Library. The class is from 6:30-8 p.m. and FREE to attend. Click Here for more information and to register.  

Day 13: Sandi Show – Sandi and her tribe come to life and illuminate DowntownWPB nightly with lights and bling. Guests can enjoy a magical music and light show every 15 minutes each night that will enchant kids of all ages.    

Day 14: Take A Magic Carpet Ride – Head to the Kravis Center for the opening night of the hit Broadway musical Aladdin! This extraordinary theatrical event will be playing through Friday, December 23. Click Here for showtimes and to purchase tickets.  

Day 15: 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 16: Holiday Piano ConcertoKick the weekend off with live entertainment, holiday joy, laughter and a little inspiration at the Downtown Development Authority’s Holiday Pop-Up Piano Concerto! Bring your family and friends to the City Hall Courtyard (401 Clematis Street) and be ready to sing along to all the holiday classics! The event is FREE to attend.

Day 17: Sandi and Santa’s Annual Pancake Breakfast – Starting at 9 a.m., enjoy a delicious breakfast and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus for $15 per person (plus a processing fee)! Each ticket also includes a Ferris wheel ride between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., the only daytime Ferris ride all holiday season! Click Here for more information and to purchase tickets.   

Day 18: Hanukkah Celebration – Join the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches for a FREE high-energy family friendly celebration at The Square. From 2-3:30 p.m., enjoy an afternoon of games, live music, food sampling, and live characters. Click Here for more information.  

Day 19: Soweto Gospel Choir Concert – The 3-time Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choirs is coming to the Kravis Center! This all-new concert commemorates South Africa’s Freedom Movement and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Click Here for more information and to purchase tickets.  

Day 20: Get your stocking stuffers at Chelsea Lane & Co. – Chelsea Lane & Co. is home to the largest wallpaper library in Palm Beach County. In addition to thousands of patterns that will accentuate your home, the shop also holds an eclectic collection of home decor, clothing, and jewelry. Find the perfect stocking stuffers and accessories in person or online. Click Here for more information.  

Day 21: Scoot Around DowntownWPB – Adventure to your favorite downtown spots or spend the afternoon scooting along the beautiful West Palm Beach waterfront with the new for-rent scooters launched by Visit Palm Beach. There are multiple rental locations around the downtown district. Click Here for more information and to book your scooter.  

Day 22: Send Holiday Greetings – For kids of all ages! Stop by the library’s holiday corner to write a letter to Santa or make a holiday card for family and friends, then drop it in the holiday mailbox (don’t forget an address). Children who write letters to Santa and provide a home address will receive a letter back from the jolly old elf himself! No registration required. Click Here for more information or call 561-868-7703.

Day 23: 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! Click Here for more information. 

Day 24: Tis’ The Season To Stroll At The GreenMarket – Support your local vendors by shopping at the West Palm Beach GreenMarket. Enjoy the cooler weather, waterfront views, and over 100 vendors. Click Here for more information. 

Day 25: Music in The Square – Get in the Christmas spirit by watching a live holiday musical performance on the lawn from 6-10 p.m., along with the nightly snowfall and lightshow from The Wishing Tree. Click Here for more information. 

Day 26: 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 27: Lunch With A View – Enjoy some of the best views around while indulging in a delicious meal at Spruzzo, located on the 8th floor of The Ben Hotel. Click Here for the full menu.   

Day 28: Shop ‘Til You Drop – Looking for a new outfit for New Year’s Eve or Sunday brunch? Check out Lilly Juice, one of DowntownWPB’s newest shops! Stop by and pick out an outfit for any occasion. Click Here for more information.   

Day 29: Enjoy A Night Of Comedy – Laugh the night away with Damon Wayans Jr. at the Palm Beach Improv! The actor is best known for his roles as Coach on New Girl and Brad Willliams on Happy Endings. Click Here for a list of showtimes and to purchase tickets. 

Day 30: Kwanzaa Performance by Afrique Ngozi – Head to The Square for an immersive cultural celebration of Kwanzaa! This FREE family-friendly event will explore the seven principles that make up Kwanzaa and feature live West African dancing and drumming. Click Here for more information.  

Day 31: New Year’s Eve at The Ben – Ring in 2023 at The Ben Hotel’s 3rd Annual New Year’s Eve rooftop celebration! This exclusive party will take place at Spruzzo and the Rooftop VIP Lounge, overlooking the Palm Harbor Marina, Intracoastal and Palm Beach Island. Click Here for more information and to purchase tickets.     

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