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Bask in Sunshine and Winter Bliss This Holiday Season

Whether you’re planning your own winter getaway or looking for ways to impress your visitors, we’ve carefully crafted a list of specials and savings that will make you just a bit merrier this holiday season. This list of happenings is bound to keep you and your company merry this holiday season while enjoying the comfortable temperatures, the bounty of seasonal event offerings, countless deals, and tropical holiday atmosphere.   RESORT & HOTEL PACKAGES The Boca Raton – Boca Raton, Fla. Uniquely Boca Holiday Package – Enjoy valet parking, cake pops on arrival, a family portrait, breakfast, 15% off Spa, Golf, and Tennis, inclusive of resort charge, and late checkout. Use promo code P3 to receive the offer. **A two-night minimum stay is required for this offer.

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Delray Beach Marriott – Delray Beach, Fla. Spend the holidays at Delray Beach Marriott and enjoy breakfast daily for two by using the promotional code: “S4B.”   Hilton West Palm Beach – West Palm Beach, Fla. Stay two nights in a luxurious junior suite, and receive a visit from the hotel’s elves who will hang personalized stockings, pine wreaths, garlands, and tree in your room. Continue the holiday celebration with Santa’s pack filled with dreidels, one-holiday movie, a Christmas CD, make-your-own stocking supplies, and more.   Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa – Riviera Beach, Fla. Suite Holidays by the Beach Package — Enjoy accommodations in a newly-renovated suite, complete with a full kitchen, living room, private balcony and washer/dryer (based on a two-night minimum stay).   The Chesterfield Hotel – Palm Beach, Fla.

West Palm Beach Marriott – West Palm Beach, Fla. Guests can enjoy daily breakfast for two at the West Palm Beach Marriott when booking a stay using the promotional code: “S4B”   ACTIVITY OFFERINGS The Boca Raton – Boca Raton, Fla. Rock the Block (New Year’s Eve Celebration) – The Boca Raton will ring in the new year with its fourth annual Rock the Block celebration, an over-the-top New Year’s Eve block party offering live music from hip-hop performer Jay Sean, pop singer Taylor Dayne, and hit duo Nico & Vinz. At midnight, a magnificent private fireworks display overlooking the golf course will ring in. This event is open only to resort guests and club members.   The Gardens Mall – Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Give More and Receive More — Black Friday, take advantage of a special gift card promotion when you shop  from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Gardens Mall gift cards are available for purchase at the Information Desk and Holiday Suite.

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Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa – Manalapan, Fla.

The Chesterfield Hotel’s Cookie and Cupcake Decorating Class – Palm Beach, Fla. Bring your children to enjoy a wonderful day of fun with Pastry Chef Zieg, who will demonstrate the art of holiday decorating on December 4 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in The Chesterfield’s Courtyard. Children will get to take home their special creations.   The Spa at Jupiter Beach Resort – Jupiter, Fla. Bliss Package – Give the gift of tranquility and peace to yourself or a special someone with a special package, which includes two treatments and lunch, along with the choice of one of the following complimentary enhancements: 

West Palm Beach Food Tour’s Market & Cooking Class Option – West Palm Beach, Fla. Come solo or with your friends and family to gain some culinary inspiration from this insider tour of the award-winning West Palm Beach Greenmarket, where you’ll meet local farmers and learn how to select seasonal produce and local ingredients. Then, head to cookbook author Judith Olney’s kitchen in the historic Flamingo Park neighborhood to prepare a feast.   Visit Palm Beach – Located throughout many areas of The Palm Beaches Give the gift of fun with Visit Palm Beach’s 20% off gift card sale. This offer is valid on all Visit Palm Beach activities, including catamaran cruises, jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards, and more by using the promo code ‘GiftSave.’   HOLIDAY EVENTS AND FESTIVITIES 33rd Annual Wellington Holiday Parade – Wellington, Fla. The Central Palm Beach County Chamber and Village of Wellington will host the 33rd Annual Wellington Holiday Parade on Sunday, December 11 at 1:30 p.m.

100 foot Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – Delray Beach, Fla. On December 1, festivities begin at 5 p.m. with kid’s performances, ice skating, kiddy train ride, carousel, and Puttn’ Around mini-golf course. Santa will arrive to light the 100 foot Christmas tree at 7:15 p.m., and he will be available for photos in his Key West-style cottage, located next to the 100 foot Tree. The event is free, but activities have a nominal fee.   Boynton Holiday Parade – Boynton Beach, Fla. The 46th Annual Holiday Parade will take place on Saturday, December 3. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. in downtown Boynton Beach, at Seacrest Blvd. between SE 12th Ave and Ocean Ave. The city’s annual holiday parade is one of the largest holiday parades in Palm Beach County, with more than 50 units. Santa will make a special appearance during the parade.     Boynton Beach & Delray Beach’s 45th Annual Holiday Boat Parade – Boynton Beach & Delray Beach, Fla. This flotilla of brightly-decorated boats will line up at the Lantana Bridge near the Old Key Lime House restaurant, and motor south at 6:30 p.m. along the Intracoastal Waterway to the C-15 canal in Delray Beach on December 9 at 6 p.m. This holiday illumination show can be viewed in Boynton Beach at Intracoastal Park, Jaycee Park and in Delray Beach from Veterans Park.   CityPlace – West Palm Beach, Fla.

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa – Manalapan, Fla.

The Flagler Museum – Palm Beach, Fla. On the first Sunday of December, admire the awe of this historic home’s holiday splendor as the first floor of Whitehall is decorated in traditional Gilded Age décor. Enjoy the Grand Hall Christmas Tree Lighting event, where the youngest descendants of Henry Flagler follow tradition by flipping the switch on the tree lights. Holiday Evening Tours are also available from December 18-23.    Harbourside Place – Jupiter, Fla. Bring the family to view the movie “Happy Feet” for Harbourside’s “Movies on the Waterfront” event on November 23 at 7 p.m. Families can enjoy complimentary popcorn from Cinepolis and children 12 and under eat free at Bravo (limit one child per adult). Movies take place at the amphitheater at 7 p.m. and are free.   Hoffman’s Chocolates Winter Wonderland – Greenacres, Fla. Opening for their 26th annual Winter Wonderland, Hoffman’s Chocolates welcomes the public through December 30, 2016 to enjoy the visual display of more than 75,000 LED lights, a 12-foot Christmas tree, photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more.   Light Up Downtown Boca – Boca Raton, Fla. This annual series of winter holiday festivities kick off on November 23 at Mizner Park Amphitheater with a free Holiday Festival culminating in the city’s and Mizner Park’s annual tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. The highlight of the evening will be the ceremonial lighting of the city’s tree led by Mayor Susan Haynie that will illuminate simultaneously with Mizner Park’s 47-foot animated tree at the south end of the center near Lord & Taylor.   Northwood Village’s Art Night Out – Northwood Village, Fla. Discover the creative setting of Northwood Village as you stroll down Northwood Road’s unique boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. This event takes place on December 30, 2016, and is held during the last Friday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.   Tanger Outlets Palm Beach – West Palm Beach, Fla.

Palm Beach Zoo – West Palm Beach, Fla. Breakfast With Santa – Celebrate this fun and festive holiday tradition with a hot breakfast buffet, up-close animal encounters, and photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Face painting, crafts, and complimentary rides on the Wildlife Carousel will also be available. Seatings will take place on December 17, 18, and 24 at 8:30 a.m. Advance reservations are required.

Sandi Land: Holiday in Paradise – West Palm Beach, Fla.

Photo courtesy Kim Seng/City of West Palm Beach

SUNSET LOUNGE JAZZ SERIES presents Selwyn Birchwood – Historic Northwest District in West Palm Beach, Fla.   Selwyn Birchwood  will perform at the famed Sunset Lounge in West Palm Beach’s historic Northwest district for an early New Year’s celebration on December 30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests can experience this modern powerhouse performer at the legendary jazz venue located in the historically black community just northwest of downtown West Palm Beach.   The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center’s 28th Annual Living Christmas Tree and the 11th Annual Festival of Trees – Belle Glade, Fla. This year’s performance will feature two acts: the children’s choir, under the direction of Becky Watson, will present the fun musical, “Lights, Cameras, Christmas!” and will be followed by “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” which will be presented by the adult choir. The performances will be on Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, December 4 at 3 p.m. Tickets are only $5.   The Pavilion at Old School Square – Delray Beach, Fla. The Pavilion will host several holiday performances throughout the month of December, starting with Carols by Candlelight on December 3 at 7 p.m., Blue Suede Christmas on December 15at 7:30 p.m., and The State Ballet Theatre of Russia – The Tchaikovsky Christmas Spectacular on December 26 at 7:30 p.m.   Crest Theatre at Old School Square – Delray Beach, Fla.

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