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Family-Friendly Holiday Events 2017

Posted by Ali Kane on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 11:55am.

The holidays are fast approaching and so are the list of fun holiday events for you and your family to enjoy. Whether you enjoy the holiday block parties, to the nightly snowfalls, and the parades there is something for everyone to enjoy and engage in the festivities this holiday season.

Scattered throughout Palm Beach County you’ll find holiday events that you don’t want to miss.

Here is a list of just some of the fun holiday events coming up:

Nightly Snowfall at CityPlace: started November 11th

CityPlace in downtown West Palm Beach kicked off their holiday activities celebrating the annual tree lighting and the first “snowfall” of the holiday season. The nightly snowfall has quickly become a hit with the kids and will occur every night. The hours for the snowfall are: Monday through Wednesday 6 pm and 7 pm, Thursday through Sunday: 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm, up until December 31st.

Santa’s Arrival Dance Party: Friday, November 17th

Head to the Gardens Mall this Friday night to welcome Santa and his Elves back for the holiday season. The dance party will begin at 6 pm in the lower level of the mall near Macy’s, with Santa arriving for the fun at 6:30 pm. To be a part of the party, each family is asked to bring a new unwrapped toy that will be donated to the Salvation Army as admission. Pictures with Santa will begin around 7 pm.

Hoffman’s Chocolate Winter Wonderland: Saturday, November 18th

The Lake Worth chocolate factory will host its annual winter wonderland starting Saturday, November 18th from 6 pm to 10 pm nightly, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day, until December 30th. The wonderland features more than 125,000 lights, Christmas trees, Santa and Mrs. Claus, factory tours, food, drinks, and this year an all new ice skating rink.

Abacoa Holiday Block Party: Saturday, November 25th

From 1 pm to 6 pm on Saturday, November 25th, downtown Abacoa in Jupiter is hosting their annual Holiday Block Party, featuring Santa Claus, live music, food, drinks, shopping, a kid’s activities zone, and more.

Holiday Light Show and Tree Lighting: Saturday, November 25th

Downtown at the Gardens is hosting their annual light show and tree lighting ceremony from 5 pm to 8 pm, featuring thousands of lights synchronized to classic holiday tunes, activities for the whole family, and more. The festivities continue until December 30th.

Holiday in Paradise: Thursday, November 30th

Beginning on November 13th, the construction of “Sandi”, the impressive Christmas tree made entirely of sand by a group of world-renowned sand sculptors. Sandi is the world’s only 600-ton sand tree and is anticipated to be 35 feet tall, with a nightly music and light show starting November 30th. Visitors can now head to the waterfront in West Palm Beach to see and experience the incredible work and time required to bring the sand tree to life, leading up to the preparation of the tree lighting. The theme for the tree this year is “Holiday Tail”, in efforts to help assist with the adoption of animals in Palm Beach County.

Palm Beach Gardens 34th Annual Holiday Bazaar: Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd

The Palm Beach Gardens Holiday Bazaar is back again this year for the 34th year at the Burns Road Recreation Center Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd. Walk around and shop from over 100 vendors showcasing unique handcrafted items and gifts for all your holiday shopping needs.

Jupiter Tequesta Holiday Parade: Sunday, December 10th

The annual parade will be Sunday, December 10th at 1 pm. From the staging area on Old Dixie Highway and Indiantown Road, the parade will kick off the holiday season rounding the corner onto Center street before turning left onto Alternate A1A making its way to Tequesta. The parade will continue its route on Alt. A1A, passing the reviewing stand located and then a left onto U.S. 1 before disbursing on Bridge Road, slightly south of Tequesta Drive. The theme for this year’s parade is “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, and several viewing stations will be set up along the route for you and your family to enjoy.

For a more complete list of holiday fun throughout the county, visit www.thepalmbeaches.com.

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