Celebrate the Season With These Holiday Happenings

Your 2022 guide to festivities and merriment in The Palm Beaches.

Santa Sightings

Santa at the Gardens Mall
Courtesy of the Gardens Mall

Enchanted garden at the Gardens Mall
Courtesy of The Gardens Mall

Santa Claus at The Square in West Palm Beach
Courtesy of The Square​

Lights and Decor

Laser lights show at the Cox Science Center
Courtesy of the Cox Science Center and Aquarium

Hanukkah Menorah Lighting at the Boca Raton
Courtesy of The Boca Raton

The Breakers Holiday lights
Courtesy of The Breakers Palm Beach

Zoo Lights at the Palm Beach Zoo
Courtesy of the Palm Beach Zoo

Tropical Holiday Trees at Mounts. Mounts Botanical Garden is embracing the season with its new exhibition, Tropical Holiday Trees at Mounts featuring three, 8-15 foot trees designed by the Mounts Horticulture Team and installed with hundreds of colorful bromeliads, orchids, and other tropical botanicals. The exhibit runs through December 31 and is open during regular Garden hours (Tuesday through Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm; last entry at 3 pm). Tickets are available for purchase at the gate and include full Garden admission, or purchase tickets online in advance here.   Location: Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415.   Greenacres Holiday in the Park. Celebrate a magical evening with Santa, a special tree-lighting ceremony, horse and carriage rides, school performances, face painting, arts and crafts, carolers and other amusements on December 3, from 5 to 9 pm, at Samuel J. Ferreri Community Park.    Location: Samuel J. Ferreri Community Park, 2905 Jog Rd., Greenacres, FL 3346.

Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights Tour. View the spectacular decorated homes of The Palm Beaches on the Manatee Queen cruise. Holiday cruises are offered from Sunday, December 4 to Tuesday, December 28, 2022. The cruise departs at 6 pm and ends at 8 pm. Price:

Location: Riviera Beach Marina, 200 East 13th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404.

Parades 

Boat with lights on it at night
Photo courtesy of the Marine Industries Association​

Family-Friendly Activities

Exterior of a holiday store
Photo courtesy of The Gardens Mall​

Sandi Land tree lighting
Photo courtesy of City of West Palm Beach​​

Three movies flyers

Art & Culture 

Two kids celebrati Hanukkah at The Square
Courtesy of The Square

Kwanzaa Performance by Afrique Ngozi on Water Pavilion. A
Courtesy of The Square

Group of ballerinas performing The Nutcracker
Photo credit: Steven Caras​

Location: Levis JCC Sandler Center, 21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton, FL 33428.   Hanukkahfest: Batsheva in Concert. On December 21 at 7.30 pm, Avi Hoffman presents Hanukkahfest: Batsheva in Concert. Batsheva is a Jewish folksinger, award-winning songwriter and a concert artist with an extensive repertoire and knowledge of songs in Ladino, Yiddish and Hebrew. Avi Hoffman is a world-famous actor, who specializes in Jewish culture and Yiddish theater. Price: $36. To purchase tickets visit https://levisjcc.org/culture/

Location: Levis JCC Sandler Center, 21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton, FL 33428.   A Very Jewish Concert on Christmas Day. On December 25 Day at 3 pm, Kulter Festival, Aaron Kula and the Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra present A Very Jewish Concert on Christmas Day. Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra led by Aaron Kula will perform a tour-de-force concert. The concert is a celebration of famous Klezmer, Yiddish, Chassidic, and Israeli songs expertly arranged and influenced by American jazz, swing, and blues. Guest vocalists will join KCJO performing a range of songs featuring Jewish composers such as Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim and more. The concert promises to lift your spirits for an American holiday season. Price: $30. To purchase tickets visit https://levisjcc.org/culture/

Location: Levis JCC Sandler Center, 21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

Christmas Dining

Christmas Eve Dinner at PGA National Resort & Spa. On December 24, join us at The Butcher’s Club or Honeybelle for celebratory Christmas Eve holiday cuisine. Call 561-227-2548 to make a reservation. Locations: –           Honeybelle, 400 Ave of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418. –           The Butcher’s Club, 400 Ave of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418.   Honeybelle Christmas Brunch. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Join Honeybelle with loved ones for a festive brunch on December 25 from 10 am to 2 pm. Call 561-227-2548 to make a reservation. Location: Honeybelle, 400 Ave of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418.

Christmas Buffet at the Boca Raton
Courtesy of the Boca Raton​

Sunday Brunch at the Breakers
Courtesy of The Breakers Palm Beach

Flagler steakhouse
Courtesy of The Breakers Palm Beach

Holiday Tea at the Breakers
Courtesy of The Breakers Palm Beach

Ring in The New Year 

 New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Boca Raton
Courtesy of the Boca Raton

New Year at AquaGrille. Say “cheers” to 2023 at the chicest restaurant in Juno Beach. AquaGrille is offering a special prix fixe menu and New Year’s Eve celebration to ring in the new year. On December 31, experience a sophisticated, four-course tasting menu for $125, which includes an amuse-bouche, petit fours, and a glass of champagne, as well as multiple options for each course. Add a wine pairing for an additional $75. The menu will be offered from 5 pm to 10 pm, with a continued celebration after midnight.  

three wine glasses
Courtesy of Eau Palm Beach

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