Trade in the snowy and dreary winter wonderland for a palm-tree-lined paradise in Palm Beach, Florida. Not only does this fun distinction have 47 miles of pristine Atlantic Coast beaches, but it has its fair share of holiday happenings this year like no other. From treasured and timeless Christmas experiences and special events this holiday to merry and bright happenings, read on to find out about this year’s holiday highlights below.
Christmas Trees, Lightings & Decor
Holiday Sand Tree—West Palm Beach
Sandi Land, the city of West Palm Beach’s yearly holiday celebration will return this year with nightly music and light shows. The holiday tree lighting of a 35-foot, 700-ton holiday sand tree will take place on November 30, from 6-10 pm. This celebration is a must-see for its featured music by The Music Machine and the inclusion of free and special entertainment from fun-loving pirates to strolling entertainment and photos with Santa. A holiday shopping bazaar takes place in the Lake Pavilion.
Holiday Decor @ The Breakers—Palm Beach
The decades-long tradition that is The Breakers Palm Beach will once again enchant visitors with visually captivating decor at one of Florida’s most iconic luxury resorts. From a majestic entryway to the loggias and courtyards to palm lights on the main drive, decorating continues for the next week.
This year’s holiday decor highlights:
- A string of thousands of soft white lights wrap 100 majestic royal palms and Canary Island date trees, all lining the hotel’s 1,040 ft. main drive.
- 170,000 twinkle lights, 8,000 ornaments, 12,000 feet of ribbon, and 126 bows bring feelings of cheer and wonder to the building.
- Two 18 ft. evergreen trees and a sculptural menorah illuminate the hotel lobby.
- Holiday-themed events and activities entertain guests and families.
Menorah Lighting—Delray Beach
Enjoy the beautiful Grand Delray Beach Chanukah Festival & Menorah Lighting that will take place this year from 5 pm to 7 pm on December 18 at the Old School Square Pavilion. The free festival features music, game trucks, holiday snacks, and crafts.
Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade—Palm Beach
Join the residents of Palm Beach for the 29th annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade along the Intracoastal Waterway. The parade takes place on December 2, beginning at North Palm Beach Marina and ending with a grand finale at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. Watch as the Zambelli traveling fireworks display heads up the line of boats making for a festival Florida evening.
Santa Meet-and-Greet at the Square—West Palm Beach
Step inside The Workshop at The Square, a festive wonderland where Santa resides on weekends for photos to last a lifetime. Santa will be here to stay every weekend from November 11 to December 31.
Zoo Lights @ Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society—West Palm Beach
Zoo Lights is celebrating five years' worth of holiday magic with twinkling, dancing, and magic. Visitors are welcome to walk through 23 acres of illuminated walkways and themed displays including larger-than-life animal sculptures. This event uses 1 million eco-friendly lights, sparkling with holiday splendor, including festive fun. Children are welcome to cookie decorating at Santa’s Village.
Holiday Tea @ The Breakers—Palm Beach
Celebrate the holidays at Palm Beach with style, and enjoy The Breaker's hosted timeless Holiday Tea. Attendees are invited to arrive in tea-time attire and enjoy holiday treats, like handcrafted tea sandwiches, warm buttermilk scones with Devonshire cream, rose petal jam, fresh fruit preserves, and delicate pastries.
Christmas Cocktails & Dining @ Love Street—Jupiter
Make your holidays deliciously memorable this year at Charlie & Joe’s at Love Street. Both BEACON and Lucky Shuck Oyster Bar & Taphouse are bringing warmth and flavor this holiday season with cozy seasonal cocktails, Christmas dinner specials, and a gourmet Yule log dessert. Holiday cocktails by BEACON include the Merry Margarita, the White Christmas, and The Griswold cocktail.
Bring Forth the New Year
New Year's Eve on the Waterfront—West Palm Beach
This event is held on Sunday, December 31 from 6 pm to midnight, ringing in the New Year in style in downtown West Palm Beach with Sandi and friends. You can find extra music and light shows here too.
New Year’s Eve @ The Ben—West Palm Beach
Celebrate the arrival of the New Year on Sunday, December 31 at The Ben. This anticipated annual New Year’s Eve party will occur at Spruzzo, The Ben’s breathtaking rooftop.
Are you interested in the allure of spending your holidays in Palm Beach, FL? From Christmas tree lighting to holiday decor to kid-friendly holiday cheer and dining, Palm Beach and surrounding areas have it all.