December is officially here! As 2020 winds down, we look forward to spreading a little joy this holiday season in the way only Downtown West Palm Beach can! We’ve put together 31 Things To Do this month in DowntownWPB:
There’s so much more to explore!
- Catch The Gingerbread Man
Follow DowntownWPB on Facebook and Instagram page from now through December 21 to see where the gingerbread man will pop up next. The first 10 people to find the Gingerbread Man’s locations will win a PRIZE! For more information, visit DowntownWPB.com/Holidays.
- See Sandi Come To Life
Sandi The Holiday Sand Tree is a favorite annual attraction in Downtown West Palm Beach! Nothing quite symbolizes the joy of the holiday season in a South Florida style like Sandi. Watch as the 700-ton sand sculpture sparkles and shines in a nightly light show every 15 minutes from 6 – 10 p.m. from Saturday, December 5 through Thursday, December 31. For more information, visit wpb.org/events.
- Enjoy A Night At The Ballet
Experience an exhilarating celebration of contemporary dance and classical ballet – woven in a cultural showcase of beauty, awe and inspiration at the Kravis Center on December 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. A table of 4 is $200. For more information, visit kravis.org.
- Visit The Thoroughfare Pop-Up Shop
Thoroughfare’s pop-up shop is back on Clematis Street! Thoroughfare will begin on Saturday, December 5 through May 2, 2021. The four featured vendors in the space are Oceana Coffee, OddFellows, GROW and entrepreneurs from 1909. All four vendors will be open Thursday through Sunday. Stay tuned for their theme happenings and specials! For more information, visit thoroughfare.co.
- Have Yourself A Tropical Christmas At Batch New Southern Kitchen
Join Batch New Southern Kitchen for a themed brunch on Friday, December 6 beginning at 10 a.m. Enjoy free southern-inspired Tiki Cocktails on bottomless when you bring an unwrapped toy, wear your fanciest Hawaiian shirt, or don some holiday attire! Toy Drive is benefitting PATCHES PPEC and the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. For more information, visit batchsouthernkitchen.com
- Take A Picture With Santa
From the North Pole to Downtown West Palm Beach. Spot Santa and take your holiday photos on the waterfront on Sunday, December 6 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Saturday, December 19 from 9 – 11 a.m., and Sunday, December 20 from 6 – 8 p.m. For more information, visit wpb.org/events.
- Send A Letter To Santa!
Grab a Holiday Greeting bundle complete with a letter to Santa Clause, holiday cards and a bag of crayons for your little ones to fill out all month long during the Mandel Public Library’s operating hours. Drop your greeting in the holiday mailbox or complete at home. Children who write letters to Santa and provide a home address will receive a letter back from Mr. Claus himself! For more information, visit mycitylibrary.org.
- Have Lunch At A Waterfront Rooftop
The Ben Autograph Hotel, which opened earlier this year as the first waterfront hotel in Downtown West Palm Beach in over 50 years, offers some of the best views around. Head to the 8th floor to Spruzzo and enjoy a refreshing beverage and delicious meal while you bask under the South Florida sun.
- Scoot Around Downtown
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. For pricing and more information, visit visitpalmbeach.com.
- 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 stuffer
sand accessories in person or online. For more information, visit chelsealanecollection.com.
- Stroll Under The Holiday Lights On Clematis Street
The most wonderful time of the year feels even better 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!
- Staycation At Canopy
Going away for the holidays may not be an option for many this year. Have yourself a holiday staycation at the Canopy by Hilton West Palm Beach Downtown hotel, located at 380 Trinity Place. Relax in the rooftop pool, dine at on-site restaurants, and enjoy the unbeatable views of our downtown. For more information, visit hilton.com/en/canopy.
- Embrace Southern Comfort Food At Sassafras
Southern comfort food are holiday season classics. Order delicious dishes such as buttermilk biscuits, acorn squash with cornbread stuffing, hush puppies and more. Pair your meal with a craft cocktail and the chic ambience for the full Sassafras experience. For more information, visit sassafraswpb.com.
- Find 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. For more information, visit wpbantiqueandfleamarket.com.
- Treat Yourself To A Seasonal Sweet
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 freshly made classics, downtown bakeries and cafes offer a variety of options that are sure to put you in the seasonal spirit!
- It’s The Howl-idays! Grab A Gift For Your Furry Friend
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.
- Tis’ The Season To Stroll At The GreenMarket
Support your local vendors and shop safely at the West Palm Beach GreenMarket. Enjoy the cooler weather, waterfront views and about 90 vendors. Attendees must wear masks to enter, will need to follow a path, and are encouraged to shop efficiently. Hand sanitizing and hand washing stations are placed throughout market. For more information, visit wpb.org/events.
- Fill Yourself On Holiday Spirits At Duffy’s
Duffy’s is rolling out a new holiday food and drink menu featuring a Jack Apple New Fashioned, Peppermint Martini, and Double Eggnog. Seasonal features are available while supplies lasts. For more information, duffysmvp.com.
- Be The Host With The Most With The Help Of Monk Market
Bring the luxury of dining out to your dining table this season. The Blind Monk’s Monk Market offers artisanal cheeses, hors d’oeuvres, and an extensive menu of wine that will complement your safe at-home gatherings. When you order online Tuesday – Saturday you may receive free delivery. For more information, visit theblindmonk.com.
- Selfie With Sandi
While you are strolling to see Sandi don’t forget to snap a selfie with her. From December 21 through December 27 when you snap a picture with her and an ugly sweater you can enter to WIN a $100 prize. For more information, visit downtownwpb.com/holidays. Don’t forget to follow @SandiTreeWPB.
- Fill Your Cup With Love At Subculture Coffee
Find the soul of Downtown West Palm Beach in this staple café located at 509 Clematis Street. At Subculture you can surround yourself with art, connect with your community and order your favorite cup of brew. Buy a 12-ounce bag of coffee beans to show your appreciation to the coffee lover in your life! For more information, visit subculturecoffee.com.
- Are You Up For The Challenge?
Escape your reality for an hour with friends and/family for an adventure and make lasting memories while bonding and working together. West Palm Beach Escape Rooms, located at 209 S. Olive Avenue, offers five rooms with different themes to choose from. For more information, visit westpalmbeachescaperooms.com.
- Peek At Picnic Fashion’s Holiday Collection
Picnic Fashion is a must-stop shop when doing your holiday shopping. The boutique offers accessories, home décor and more that are perfect stocking stuffers! “Baked with Love” is the newest holiday collection of aprons, towels, timers and cookbooks that will make any foodie overjoyed! For more information, visit picnicfashion.com.
- Give The Gift Of Relaxation
One of the best gifts to give this year is the gift of relaxation! Treat your special someone to a massage or facial at Prado Spa & Salon. With a variety of classic and specialty massage treatments, Prado Spa & Salon guarantees to help achieve a sense of relief and release from problem areas in your body. Don’t forget to take time for your personal self-care this season too! For more information, visit pradosalon.com.
- Have A Cup Of Cold Brew At Johan’s Joe
When you’re in dire need for a mid-day boost and your taste buds are begging for something new – stop into Johan’s Joe, pick up a Swedish pastry and try the cold brew with that delicious ginger kick. Your day will immediately feel better as you take sip inside their modern and chic café. For more information, visit johansjoe.com.
- Get Rolling With Palm Beach Segway Tours
Whether you’re visiting or a local, rolling along the waterfront and around Downtown West Palm Beach with Palm Beach Segway Tours offers a unique, fun way to learn more about our downtown. With Downtown West Palm Beach incredible lights & holiday décor during the month, there’s no better time to book a tour. For more information, visit palmbeachsegwaytours.com.
- Laugh The Night Away
It’s been a whirlwind of a year, end 2020 on a light note and share some laughs. The Palm Beach Improv will host some of comedy’s most famous names including David Spade, Rob Schneider and more. Celebrate New Year’s Eve safely and ring in the new year with stand-up comic Brendan Schaub’s special event. For more information, visit palmbeachimprov.com.
- Have A Scoop Of Sloan’s
Whether you’re on the naughty or nice list this year, you deserve to have a scoop of your favorite chilled flavors from Sloan’s. Indulge in special holiday themed treats. Go ahead and add extra sprinkles (we won’t tell!). For more information, visit sloansicecream.com.
- Stay In Shape With Fitness Hub
With all the excitement, meals and celebration that comes with the holiday season it can be difficult to commit to your fitness goals. Maintain your health and stay in shape with the help of Fitness Hub. Check out over 20 live streamed classes per week. For more information, visit fitnesshubfl.com.
- Choose Your Adventure
Let your adventurous side free and choose an activity from the various options offered by Visit Palm Beach. Kayak, jet ski, paddle board, or cruise along the intracoastal and see the Downtown skyline like you’ve never seen it before. For more information, visit visitpalmbeach.com.
- Ring In The New Year
2020, good-bye and good riddance! It’s finally time to welcome 2021. When you’re looking for a good night out celebration, there’s no better place than Downtown West Palm Beach. Enjoy a delicious dinner, your favorite cocktails and make a toast to the new year at your favorite downtown locations. Don’t forget to wear a mask and take your safety precautions as you countdown to midnight!