Christmas is fast approaching. Do not get caught up in all the self-imposed stressors. Keep the holidays merry and bright and enjoy live caroling Downtown. Do not miss the fun at Downtown Palm Beach Gardens is located at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens. Enjoy acapella holiday music as festive carolers stroll the property spreading holiday cheer through song. 

The history of caroling is not what you might expect. An early version of caroling dates to the 13th century. It began in the oral tradition but did not always involve Christmas or even singing. In its earliest days. The reveling involved individuals going house to house giving offering uplifting wishes during the colder months. 

Enjoy some holiday classics such…

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Josie's Ristorante and executive chef Sebastiano Setticasi will present an "8 Fishes Celebration for Two" on Christmas Eve. Josie’s Ristorante is located at 1602 South Federal Highway, Boynton Beach. On the menu is a delicious twist on the Feast of the Seven Fishes, chef Setticasi will serve a San Francisco-style cioppino, loaded with eight varieties of seafood including fresh-caught mussels, baby clams, scallops, halibut, shrimp, Maine lobster, calamari, and king crab.  

A beloved Italian American fish stew, Josie’s cioppino is slowly simmered in a rich broth brimming with garlic, white wine, tomato, onion, celery, and fresh fennel served over black linguine. Diners will also enjoy an orange and fennel salad and crusty gremolata bread perfect for…

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Mounts Botanical Garden located at 531 North Military Trail in Palm Beach County, will stage the magical holiday Garden of Lights event. The beautiful display will continue illuminating all fourteen acres through December 23, 2021. Mounts Botanical Garden is a “living plant museum” in twinkling holiday colors. Light up your holidays with a visit to Mounts Botanical Garden.

Stroll through the various areas of this not-so-wintry wonderland. Visitors of all ages will enjoy discovering the magic of Mounts at night as thousands of jewel-toned lights illuminate and amplify the lush tropical foliage, majestic trees, and signature structures along an easy-to-follow route throughout various garden areas.

The Garden was named in honor of Marvin U. “Red”…

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If you are interested in African culture, this is a terrific opportunity to be introduced to Kwanzaa. The Square (formerly Rosemary Square and CityPlace) in West Palm Beach, is hosting an Afrique Ngozi Dance and Drums Kwanzaa Performance. The show will be Monday, December 27, 2021, at 7:00 pm.

Kwanzaa is a holiday honoring the culture and traditions of people of African origin. It is celebrated by people from a range of African countries and their descendants. 

The seven principles of Kwanzaa are Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith. Maulana Karenga created Kwanzaa in 1966. It is a week-long celebration honoring African heritage.

Afrique Ngozi Dance and Drums is…

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Take a break and sit with a nice ice-cold glass of milk and a seasonal cookie. Perhaps you have a Christmas cookie exchange and do not have the time to bake cookies. Swing on over to Crumbl Cookies at 5240 Donald Ross Road, Suite 105 at Alton in Palm Beach Gardens.

The gourmet cookie dream all started with two crazy cousins. and the perfect combination of flour, sugar, and chocolate chips. In 2017, after finally developing the perfect recipe, the pair and their family opened Crumbl Cookies' first store in Utah.

Crumbl Cookies have gained so much popularity, so get your seasonal favorite flavors soon! The week of December 13 -19, 2021 flavors at Crumbl Cookies are the following seasonal flavors: 

-        Churro

-        Turtle

-       …

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The Boca Raton Museum of Art, located at 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, and the Machu Picchu and The Golden Empires of Peru exhibit have been featured in the New York Times as a destination that should not be missed. The exhibit will be presented through Sunday, March 06, 2022, for a limited run at the Boca Raton Museum of Art before embarking on a multi-country, worldwide tour.

In one article, Andrew James Hamilton, a curator at the Art Institute of Chicago, said the works featured in the exhibition are among the finest examples of pre-Columbian art. “This is the crème de la crème,” he said. “These are the kinds of works that museums around the world are trying constantly to get on loan.” Read the articles here and here.

The Machu Picchu and the…

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During the holiday season, many are awaiting package deliveries. Who does not hate missing a package delivery? Palm Beach County, as well as all around the United States, has been faced with a new scam – the missed package swindle. Cybercriminals know this.

So, they have created a ruse that involves leaving a note on your door claiming to have a package for you that could not be delivered. The note contains a phone number to call to reschedule the delivery. If you call the number, you will be greeted with questions related to your personal identity that can later be used to commit fraud.

If you receive a missed delivery note, look at it closely for any mistakes or other signs that it could be fraudulent. It is also a good idea to check your…

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Looking for an easy holiday gift that is truly a “tasteful” gift. Consider West Palm Beach CityTins. CityTins is a gift that allows the recipients to eat like a local! Launched in 2021 Palm Beach Restaurant Edition is online and in brick-and-mortar stores around town. This clever little tin is chock full of coaster gift cards, each worth $10 off your tab for dine-in or $5 off for takeout of $25 at one of the 20+ featured Palm Beach County restaurants. It is $200+ worth of martinis, apps, entrees, and sides for just $30! 

These giftable little tins of joy hit shelves just in time for holiday shopping as a go-to gift for all. The quantities are limited so once they are gone, they are gone for good. Coasters are valid through December 31, 2022.

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Bring in the holiday cheer early this year a yuletide with a pop-up bar known as “Miracle” at  Death or Glory Bar in Delray Beach. The pop up bar will be open through the end of the year. Patrons  will be sharing in an array of merriment-inspired cocktails, including a Christmas Cosmo and Santa’s Pants.  Ugly Christmas sweaters, tacky ornaments, and raunchy inflatable reindeers set the mood and an evening deserving of a second glance at the naughty or nice list will be required! Now through Dec. 31, Death or Glory will be transformed into a Christmas party palace, decked out in plastic Santa’s and cheesy holiday movies, snow machines, and mischievous reindeer. 

Drinks will be served in festive glassware that will be available for…

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Every Sunday during the month of December, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, in Juno Beach, is hosting their reoccurring Hammock Hike. The Hammock Hike consists of an entirely outdoor excursion into the coastal hammock habitat near the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center.

The program will cover and discuss the importance of these coastal ecosystems, explain and identify plants and animals, and the hike will end with an incredible view of the Atlantic Ocean. The hike is led by one of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s experienced biologists.

All ages are welcome to attend the Hammock Hike. The event is an outdoor walking excursion and lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Hammock Hike Details:

When: Sunday mornings at 10 am

Location:…

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