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!
Nutcracker for the new age from Miami City Ballet
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. This year, however, Miami City Ballet retires its 27-year-old performance of the holiday classic and refreshes it with the help of Cuban-American artists/fashion designers, Isabel and Ruben Toledo, for an all-new take on the costumes, sets and more. The show runs at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts December 28 through 30, so make sure to grab your tickets today!
See a holly jolly jazz show at Arts Garage
While it doesn’t get very cold here in The Palm Beaches during the holidays, nothing could be cooler than celebrating the season with a bit of jazz music at Delray Beach’s Arts Garage. On December 22 and 23, the venue will host jazz superstar Nicole Henry for “Set for the Season,” a soulful, holiday-themed performance that’s perfect for those wanting a special date night before spending a long weekend with family.
Go Peanuts this holiday season!
Say “Good grief!” and do the Snoopy dance because on December 23, “A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage” heads to the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts! Fans of the 1965 Charles Schulz-animated television special can now see the holiday staple come to life on stage for this performance, including the classic Vince Guaraldi jazz score. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and rest of the Peanuts gang as they explore the meaning of Christmas!
Bask in the glow of the world’s largest sand tree
For the past six 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, 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.