Nestled along the coast in Miami-Dade County, the Deering Estate is a cultural asset and historic site listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The beautiful Deering Estate lights up for the holidays with a variety of activities throughout December. Enjoy vintage decor, photos with Santa, evening strolls and more as you get into the spirit of the season. The estate is located at 16701 SW 72nd Avenue, Miami. 

The Deering Estate preserves the 1920’s era Miami estate of Charles Deering. Deering was a Chicago industrialist, early preservationist, environmentalist, art collector, philanthropist and first chairperson of the International Harvester Company. As a 21st Century Museum destination for tourists and residents, a variety of holiday…

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Looking for a a great restaurant on the waterfront in Jupiter?  Le Cafe des Artistes French Bistro is a respected, timeless Parisian-style bistro. The direct from Paris café is set on the harbor of the Jupiter Yacht Club marina with al fresco dining on the waterfront or fashionable indoor seating. It is the idyllic setting for an intimate, romantic meal with that special someone. 

It is a well-known fact that French chefs are masters at their craft. They understand the romance of a decadent meal and the importance of ambiance. French food is deeply rooted in tradition and the superiority of the cuisine is based on the geographic good fortune that makes French agriculture both varied and rich in flavor. The French people are extremely passionate…

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Take a step away from all the shopping, wrapping, baking, and decorating this weekend. Find a quiet place to decompress. Quiet Waters Park is a 430-acre Broward County Park located at 401 South Powerline Road in Deerfield Beach. Deerfield Beach is a city just south of the Palm Beach County line near Boca Raton. The city is named for the numerous deer that once roamed the area. 

Quiet Waters Park is known locally for its annual Renaissance Festival and Ski Rixen cable water-skiing system. Ski Rixen is one of 79 cable water-ski attractions in the world, and the only wakeboard and water ski resort in South Florida.  Its a great place to take visiting family and friends to enjoy an outside water adventure and really appreciate the South Florida winter…

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PetSmart Jupiter location at 6370 West Indiantown Road will be taking Santa photos with your four-legged, furry family members. Santa Claus is coming to town, and he will be at PetSmart for Santa Photo Days during the first three weekends of December! During PetSmart’s Santa Photo Days, you can bring your pet into the store for a FREE photo with old Saint Nick.

Santa photos will be available in all PetSmart U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico stores from 12 – 3 p.m. on December 11-12 & 18-19.

Reservations are required for this event, so head on over here to enter your Zip Code, select a store, and then book a date and time for your pet’s photo with Santa!


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In Southern Broward County, located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, is Hollywood. Not the Hollywood, California “where dreams come true,” but in South Florida. In this town of Hollywood, they dream of sunny days and warm tropical nights. During the holiday season head to downtown Hollywood for some family friendly holiday fun. Visit Santa hanging out in his “beach house” and other jolly, playful fun and entertainment.

Hollywood has put on this event for the past 15 years, to celebrate “the wonder of Christmas with the community creating a holiday tradition.”  The special event will feature a variety of entertainers, plus photo opportunities with Santa Claus at his beach house (after 5:30 p.m.) Guests are welcome to bring portable seats and…

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Make sure to get your wishlist to Santa as soon as possible.  The window of time is closing quickly! Add some magic to your holiday season by planning a visit with old Kris Kringle at The Gardens Mall. The Gardens Mall, located at 3101 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, is hosting Santa through December 24, 2021.

Photos and visits with Santa at The Gardens Mall began on November 12. Kids of all ages, young and young at heart, can visit the "Big Guy in the Red Suit" in the Grand Court to share their holiday wishes and get a photo with the man in red.

You decide your Santa Magic. You can sit with Santa or have a socially distanced experience.

Be sure to reserve your time with Santa here.

Pet Photos with Santa are also available for your fur…

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Visit this old-world gourmet market for holiday delicacies. It was opened several months ago to rave reviews. Mama Bella Gourmet Market and Café is located at 518 South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. The café and market is a 3,750-square-foot culinary market, which has a capacity of 75 guests and carries a curated assortment of the world’s finest gourmet foods, and spices. Mama Bella features a contemporary café and bar which is perfect for a festive gathering or party.

The European-inspired gourmet market and deli features international wines, specialty stone pizza, and an alfresco patio for dining.The gourmet market also offers imported artisanal cuisine and the finest ingredients. The full-service, European-inspired market, and scratch…

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World renowned Worth Avenue located on Palm Beach island is sparkling with holiday activity! The shopping mecca is just three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway and is truly an amazing experience not to be missed. Each year at this time, a glorious Christmas Tree Lighting and other events take place for the holiday season.

The Tree Lighting was held virtually this year with no public gathering in concern for the health and safety of visitors.

In lieu of the Tree Lighting Ceremony and Parade, stay tuned for their calendar of events featuring Santa Sightings and festive activities along Worth Avenue bringing warmth into the Holiday Season!

Santa Sightings are anticipated for December 11th, 17th and 23rd between the…

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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 6 – 11, 2021 flavors at Crumbl Cookies are the following seasonal flavors:

-        Mom's recipe

-        Gingerbread cake

-        Mother's Reindeer Games

-        Mom's recipe oatmeal

-   …

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When you live in an area as beautiful as Palm Beach County most do not wish to spend a lot of time in a hot kitchen. Holidays come with obligatory sweet treats and cookie exchanges. So, if you are more interested in getting outside in the gorgeous weather and playing, tennis, golf, going to the beach or something else here is a 5-ingredient peppermint bark to make at home. Wrap it up with a pretty bow and you are done!

This layered peppermint bark is a delectable blend of semisweet chocolate, white chocolate, and peppermint. Semisweet, milk chocolate or dark chocolate can be used to your preferred liking.


- 8 ounces high-quality semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces

- 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided

- ½ teaspoon…

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