Celebrate arts and culture safely this holiday season in The Palm Beaches! We’ve pored through our cultural calendar and chosen five festive events below for you and yours to enjoy while you’re visiting Florida’s Cultural Capital throughout the month of December.
Make merry at Resource Depot
To add a touch of the ‘bazaar’ to your holiday trip, you can support the work of local artisans by visiting Resource Depot on December 5 for its second annual Holiday Makers Market. This socially-distanced outdoor event is the perfect place to shop for your artistically-inclined friends and family, with more than a dozen cultural vendors selling their holiday wares. Show up, and shop ’til you drop!
Get funky and festive at Old School Square
For a fun twist on the holiday songs we all know and love, head to Old School Square on Friday, December 11 for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party! For nearly three decades, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has produced this swinging set of songs live on stage and you can reserve a socially-distanced pod for you and your family to enjoy the performance at Old School Square’s outdoor pavilion venue—right underneath the giant 100-foot holiday tree. Enjoy the party!
Climb the light in Jupiter
What’s a holiday season without lights? Enjoy a weekly sunset tour of Palm Beach County’s oldest and most-revered historical sites at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. The property has the distinction of being the only officially-designated U.S. Outstanding Natural Area east of the Mississippi River, and it’s not hard to see why. This tour offers visitors a chance to climb the historic, 160-year-old lighthouse (decorated with holiday lights!) and see Jupiter Inlet from a breathtaking view. Take part in history and make it a “must-see” on your cultural checklist!
A special performance in West Palm Beach
Warm up your wintry weekend with a stunning, one-of-a-kind performance on December 19 and 20 featuring legendary vocalist Avery Sommers at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. Ms. Sommers will explore her lifelong career while singing to the tune of blues, spirituals, and gospel music in a safe, socially-distanced, cabaret-style performance. Don’t miss your chance to experience this legend in-person!
Witness the world’s largest sand tree
For the past nine years, Sandi the Holiday Sand Tree has graced locals and visitors alike with over 600 tons of sand-spun cheer on the intracoastal waterfront. The City of West Palm Beach hosts its Sandi Land at Holiday in Paradise event starting December 5, so guests can stop by and see Sandi in all her glory everyday through New Year’s Eve. Don’t forget to take a picture in front of the tree!
Looking for more arts and culture to enjoy during your holiday stay? Check out our online events calendar to see the full spread of cultural experiences going on here in The Palm Beaches. Happy holidays!