How to Be The Ultimate Host During the Holidays

Have family or friends visiting The Palm Beaches for the holidays? Here are five tips for entertaining your guests.

‘Tis the season for guests to visit you in The Palm Beaches, where the temperate climate and swaying palm trees provide a warm winter escape during the holidays. It’s the perfect time of year to be out and about with your loved ones, making special memories that you’ll treasure for years to come.

When family and friends seek an enjoyable getaway to South Florida, here are five ways you can play gracious host to ensure their vacation is filled with cheer:

1. Research fun activities.

Offer to bring your guests to special events and festivals to experience the holiday happenings in The Palm Beaches, or play tour guide by showing them around your city. No matter the time of year, there’s always something fun to do.


CityPlace nightly snowfall/Tracey Benson Photography

2. See holiday displays.

Whether you wish to see a magical wonderland of lights combined with chocolate indulgences at Hoffman’s Chocolates in Greenacres, a 100-foot Christmas tree in Delray Beach, nightly shows of dancing lights at Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens, or neighborhoods with dazzling residential displays, there are so many options to put you and your guests in the holiday spirit. You can even visit Sandi, the world’s only 600-ton tree made out of sand, in West Palm Beach.

Hoffman’s Chocolates Winter Wonderland/Discover The Palm Beaches

3. Take children to visit Santa.

To make sure you’re on St. Nick’s nice list, ask the jolly man decked in red in person. Meet him at the Palm Beach Outlets, Town Center at Boca Raton, The Mall at Wellington Green, Boynton Beach Mall and The Gardens Mall.


Santa’s Enchanted Garden/The Gardens Mall

4. Indulge in group dining.

Visiting guests will appreciate the distinctive dining experiences found only in The Palm Beaches, and hosts will love leaving the cooking to the chefs. The area offers something to please every palate, from vegan-friendly eateries to dining a little differently. Try a food tour for a family-friendly activity that will guarantee a good time and leave you full, or bring the group to a restaurant with dockside dining to enjoy each other’s company with a spectacular view.


Guanabanas waterfront restaurant in Jupiter

5. Enjoy the great outdoors.

Looking to start a new and fun tradition? Gather the crew to use nature as a gym and work off the calories from those extra holiday treats, or take a hike and a bicycle adventure together. Perhaps try snorkeling or scuba diving in the warm waters off the coast, or take a surf lesson as a group. Whatever you and your loved ones decide to do, The Palm Beaches offer ideal locations to have rewarding experiences and keep the holiday spirit going.

BONUS TIP: Remember to snap a selfie of your holiday adventure using #ThePalmBeaches—because you are our area’s greatest storytellers.

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