The holidays are a special time of year for anyone traveling to The Palm Beaches, Florida’s Cultural Capital®. With no snow in sight, you’re free to enjoy the beaches by day and the rich arts and cultural scene by night. Make your time here merry and bright with these holiday-themed events!
Experience exquisite Gilded Age decorations at Flagler Museum
Visit the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum and witness its classic Gilded Age halls, decked with era-appropriate decorations, this holiday and see what a traditional American Christmas is all about. From December 19 to 23, the museum hosts evening tours featuring an opening reception with carolers, refreshments and holiday-themed activities. Then, guests are led on a tour of Whitehall itself, one of Palm Beach’s quintessential cultural destinations and a treat to explore with children!
A holiday classic in Boca Raton
Visions of sugar plum fairies dancing in your head? For those who can’t get enough of the Tchaikovsky-composed classic, “The Nutcracker,” you’ve probably seen every version of the ballet imaginable. Boca Ballet Theatre will present this holiday tradition with excellent style and grace at the Olympic Heights Performing Arts Center from November 29 to December 1, 2019.
The ‘Pope of Trash’ comes to West Palm Beach for the holidays
While it doesn’t get very cold here in The Palm Beaches during the holidays, nothing could be cooler than spending an evening full of comedy and stories with Baltimore-bred filmmaker/writer John Waters. On December 2, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will host “A John Waters Christmas,” featuring a stand-up performance from the director of “Pink Flamingos,” “Hairspray,” “Serial Mom” and more.
A night of music in Boca Raton
For those who’d like to enjoy their holiday to the tune of jazz music—head to the Levis JCC in Boca Raton for “A Very Jewish Christmas Concert” featuring Aaron Kula and the Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra! This all-star band will infuse your holiday cheer with a cool set of classics that’ll keep your toes tapping through the new year!
Kwanzaa celebration in Delray Beach
It’s time to honor and celebrate the values of African culture this holiday season at the destination’s foremost location for discovering and sharing African-American history at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum in Delray Beach. The museum will hold its annual Kwanzaa Celebration on December 18 so come by, watch the lighting of the kinara candles and kickoff the evening with music, food and friends!
Jingle all the way in Jupiter
Experience the magic of the season with a festive show hosted by Palm Beach’s most musical couple, Jill and Rich Switzer, as part of their “Christmas Cheer” performance at Maltz Jupiter Theatre on December 16. Hosts of “The Morning Lounge with Jill & Rich” on Legends Radio, the Switzers are sure to show you a good time while you’re visiting Florida’s Cultural Capital!
Bask in the glow of the world’s largest sand tree
For the past eight 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 Holiday in Paradise event every Thursday evening starting December 5, so guests can stop by and see Sandi in all her glory in addition to any number of musical performances, movies on the lawn, trivia games and more during each event.