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Pick a partner and take a relaxing canoe cruise along the Grassy Waters Preserve in West Palm Beach. Paddle through the shallow waters of the Everglades and see nature up close. There are lots of birds, turtles, and rabbits on the trail. You may even see an alligator- but don't worry, they won't come close. A tour guide will be leading the pack, pointing out wildlife and talking about the history and ecology of the Grassy Waters and the Everglades. 

Be sure to sign up with another person because canoes take two paddlers. Bring closed-toe shoes, some water, and maybe sunscreen and a hat. The cruise will be this Sunday, December 17th from 9:30 a.m.- 11 a.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 children. Children must be at least 6 years old and

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The Grand Celebration, the only passenger cruise ship based at the Port of Palm Beach, is back from its 3-month hurricane relief mission to the Virgin Islands. Cruising begins again on December 23rd to the Grand Bahama Island. 

Since September, the ship had been chartered by FEMA and was providing housing to first responders and National Guard members who were rebuilding the islands after the damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The chief officer of the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, which operates the 1,900-passenger Grand Celebration, said they were happy to help and are excited to return and offer cruises to guests. They will also be adding another ship to the Port of Palm Beach in April called the Grand Classica. The Grand Classica

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Continue your holiday festivities with the family and your local neighbors for some holiday outdoor movie events throughout Palm Beach County.

Gather the blankets, chairs, snacks, drinks, and popcorn to sit under the stars and watch some of your favorite classics this holiday season.
Outdoor movies:

December 15th: Tonight, in the West Palm Beach series, “Screen on the Green”, there will be back to back holiday movies for you and the family to enjoy. Starting at 6:30 pm, Disney’s Frozen will be projected onto the screen. Frozen is a popular hit about a kingdom trapped in a perpetual winter by the Snow Queen Elsa. Her sister Elsa and her sidekicks must take on encounters with mystical trolls, harsh and cold conditions, a comedic snowman, and magic to save

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Once upon a time some of us did see snow fall in Palm Beach County but for the most part, our sunny and warm area of Florida enjoys sun-soaked holidays with mild temperatures. If a winter wonderland is something you and your family are looking for here are 2 places to see snow in Palm Beach County:

“Let It Snow” at the Planetarium at the Science Center

Now until January 7th, you and your family and friends can enjoy some snow. You can even learn how to make snow and take some home with you! The Science Center will be featuring several holiday and winter themed exhibits as well as “Let it Snow” at the planetarium. “Let it Snow” it is an interactive show that explains the process of weather that offers its audience “frigid science” demonstrations and

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The Emmy and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schultz that has aired to millions on television during the holiday season for over 50 years, is now live on stage.

A Charlie Brown Christmas tells the story of a young group of friends, Charlie Brown, his dog pal Snoopy, Linus and his sister Lucy, and the rest of their Peanut friends discover the true meaning of Christmas. When Charlie is feeling down and not into the Christmas spirit, he takes a friend’s advice and directs a Christmas play. While preparing for the play he finds a bare Christmas tree that would become an icon to the animated classic, as well as the hit song “Christmas Time Is Here”.

Now the story, comes to life onstage Saturday, December 23rd at The Kravis Center for Performing

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Over the next two nights starwatchers can see one of the most spectacular meteor showers in plain sight from Jupiter. The Geminids meteor shower has been in full force this week but the next two nights is when it will be at its peak.  

So, what exactly are the Geminids? The Geminids meteor shower is a unique celestial occurrence that happens when the Earth’s path encounters an asteroid. Most meteor showers come from comets, which give off a beautiful display of bright heads of the comets raining down with a tail of dust, ice and rock. But with the Geminids meteor shower coming from an asteroid, those of us watching from earth will see what looks like a fireworks display in the sky. 

 Stargazers have the opportunity to see up to 120 meteors per hour

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Holiday shoppers might be in luck, looking to buy the newest technology and latest gadgets this holiday season. After several months of renovations, Apple has finally released the date of the reopening of the Gardens Mall location.

The store has been closed since March of this year to undergo extensive renovations. The store is still going to be located in the same location on the first floor of the mall, but has expanded into the shop next door. By expanding from the 6,000-square foot store to an 8,300-square foot store, this location in the Gardens Mall will be the largest Apple store in Palm Beach County.

This location and others throughout the world have been renovating their stores to make the store ‘even lovelier”, according to the company’s

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The Sunset Social Farmers Market will be taking place every Thursday evening this month at City Place in West Palm Beach and include musical performances. This Thursday, enjoy music presentations from local Palm Beach County students. 

This is more than your average market. The Sunset Social is a gathering of the finest foods, arts, plants, and more. Vendors include fresh produce straight off the farm, imported cheeses, French bread and pastries, raw local honeys, oils, fresh seafood, gardening and plants, Moroccan-made baskets, all natural dog treats, and more.

Next week's entertainment will be the Palm Beach Symphony and the last Thursday in December will be DJ Gabo & Nico. 

The Sunset Social takes place from 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. 700 S.

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Join Gumbo Limbo Nature Center for a marine feeding and Sea Turtle Talk this Friday!

Gumbo Limbo's  outdoor marine aquarium is filled with tons of fish, sharks, sting rays, and other aquatic life. Watch these fish get fed and see their behaviors.

An educational lecture will be presented while the feeding is going on. Learn about connections between mangroves and reef fish species, fish in their habitats, and more. This fascinating presentation will take place at 12:30 p.m.

Explore the center and stick around for the turtle talk at 2 p.m. and discover the sea turtle rehabilitation program at Gumbo Limbo. More than 100 turtles were taken care of last year, and you can meet the current patients and hear their stories.

These programs are free

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Come celebrate the Loggerhead Marinelife Center at the annual Beach Bash Palm Beach hosted by the Lilly Pulitzer team and is known as the social event of the season.

The event takes place at The Beach Club in Palm Beach, Thursday, December 28th at 8 pm.

The beach bash benefits the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, the ocean and sea turtle conservation hub that helps save endangered and injured seas turtles and helps with efforts to preserve the ocean.

The theme for this year’s event is “Seas The Day”, due to the Spanish ship, Providencia, that ran aground off the Palm Beach coast in 1878. The ship has 20,000 coconuts onboard, and for several weeks many people on the island ate the coconuts and drank wine.

More than 700 guests are excepted to

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