Sandi the 700-ton sand Christmas Tree - WPB

Lorea Thomson
Posted by Lorea Thomson
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For the ninth year, the City of West Palm Beach is bringing back a 700-ton sand tree, known as Sandi. Commencing on December 5, 2020 the sand Christmas will feature tree light shows and music. The shows and music will be presented from 6 to 10 p.m. daily through December 31, 2020 next to the 35-foot-tall “tree” in Sandi Land. Santa Claus will pose for photos sitting in a 6-foot-tall lifeguard chair, offering a safe distance between him and families.

The holiday season in West Palm Beach kicks off with the city’s annual tree lighting. However, this is no ordinary tree. "Sandi" is a massive, 700-ton tree made completely of sand. Sandi is decorated with thousands of lights and is one of the most mesmerizing sights for miles around.  It is the time when a team of sand sculptors and lighting technicians turn 700 tons of sand into the one-of-a-kind 35-foot holiday sculpture known as "Sandi" in downtown West Palm Beach.

It is free to visit Sandi and you will want to stay for much longer than it takes to snap a few photos. Visitors can play a glowing nine-hole mini golf course on the West Palm Beach Waterfront, dance to a DJ, and create their own life-sized tropical snowman or snow lady with fun mix-and-match pieces.

Where else could you find a beachy vibe with holiday spirit?  It is the most wonderful time of the year!


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