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Christmas is one of the biggest cooking days of the year. Whether they are having turkey, prime rib, ham, tofu or all of the above, many people like to go out on Christmas Eve so they don’t have to worry about putting together yet another homemade meal. Here are a few restaurant options for those of you in Palm Beach County looking to eat out on Christmas Eve.

Burt and Max’s

Burt and Max’s is open normal business hours on Christmas Eve, from 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. On Christmas Day the restaurant is open from 1-8:30 p.m. Chef Patrick Broadhead is offering a la carte holiday specials, clam chowder ($9), burrata and tomatoes ($13), short ribs ($28), scallops ($31) — in addition to the regular menu. On Christmas Day the drinks from the bar are

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While most of us simply call it a “Christmas Tree,” the green thing in your living room, the one surrounded by all those pretty presents, is actually called an “Evergreen Fir.”

Evergreen Firs have traditionally been used to celebrate winter festivals (pagan and Christian) for thousands of years. People traditionally used Evergreen Fir branches to decorate their homes during the Winter solstice, as it made them think of the spring to come. The Romans used Fir Trees to decorate their temples at the festival of Saturnalia. And Christians use it as a sign of everlasting life with God.

Although history is not completely clear on the actual origin of the modern Christmas tree, Germany is generally credited with starting the tradition as we now know it

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For those in search of holiday fun, there are plenty of festive things to do in the Palm Beaches. Here are a few local events that you and your family are sure to enjoy:

Santa's Enchanted Forest

Located in the heart of Miami, Santa's Enchanted Forest is one of the most popular recuring holiday events in the state. Every year, Tropical Park is turned into a Winter Wonderland where the bright lights of the holiday season meet a carnival-like atmosphere for the ultimate holiday theme park. Santa's Enchanted Forest offers more than 100 attractions, rides, games, shows and all your favorite fair food. Santa's Enchanted Forest is currently open and runs through January 5th.

Sandi Land

For those that want to enjoy the feel and look of the holiday

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Mounts Botanical Garden is hosting its annual ‘12 sparkling evenings’ now through the 23rd and then again on the 26th through the 29th. This is a great event for the whole family where you can explore Mounts as it’s decorated with Christmas lights and other decorations.

Click here for tickets.

When: December 13-15, 19-23, and 26-29, 2019

6-8:30 pm (last entry at 8 pm; no rain dates)

$8 for Mounts members; $12.50 for nonmembers; $5 for children ages 5-12

Your ticket is good for ANY ONE DAY of the 12 days.

Where: Mounts Botanical Garden - 531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415

Mounts Botanical Garden

Mounts Botanical Garden is Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest botanical garden with more than 2,000 species of

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The holidays in Palm Beach are unlike anywhere else. While we’re fortunate enough to avoid the cold and snow, that doesn’t stop us from creating a warm elaborately decorated “winter wonderland” during the holidays. After extensive planning and preparation, the Design Studio at The Breakers Palm Beach spends days decking the halls of the resort during this merry season. This year, the décor will be inspired by the vibrant colors emanating from the lobby’s new custom-designed, hand-tufted carpet.

Enhancements include thousands of soft white lights that wrap the 100 majestic royal palms and Canary Island date trees, lining the hotel’s 1,040 ft. main drive. 170,000 twinkle lights, 8,000 ornaments, 12,000 feet of ribbon and 126 bows create a jolly

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The 25th Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade is being held this Saturday! A fleet of decorated boats will travel along the Intracoastal Waterway from the North Palm Beach Marina to Jupiter. This is a great event for families looking to get festive and enjoy the cool weather while watching some beautiful, decorated boats float by as fireworks fly overhead.

Event Charity

In addition to a festive kick-off to the holiday season, the Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade is also a water-based toy drive. For 20 years, the parade has proudly partnered with the U.S. Marine Reserves Toys for Tots organization, collecting hundreds of thousands of unwrapped gifts for local kids in need. A "toy fleet" of boats with amber beacons and/or Toys for Tots signs will

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The Annual Holiday Tree Lighting is happening this Saturday in Harbourside Place. This is a great event to bring the whole family and to kick off the holiday festivities.

There will be performances by local school and community groups. Enjoy holiday games, family-fun activities, Santa's arrival and much more!

Click here for more information

When: Saturday at 6 PM – 10 PM

Where: Harbourside Place - 200 N US Highway 1, Jupiter, Florida 33477

About Harbourside Place

Harbourside Place is the premier downtown destination for shopping, dining, luxury hotel accommodations, entertainment and boating.

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You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why - Santa Clause is coming to The Gardens Mall! On Friday, November 15th, Santa and his elves will parade through The Gardens Mall with the Palm Beach Gardens High School Marching Band to his throne in Grand Court at 6pm. Families can enjoy restaurant samplings and photos with Santa. Everyone is encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to be donated to Florida Cares Charity.

Date: Friday, November 15th, 2019

Time: 6:00pm

Location: The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

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While many people in the United States only think of December 26 as the day after Christmas, to some, especially people in Great Britain, its known as “Boxing Day.”

Boxing Day started in the UK about 800 years ago, during the Middle Ages. It was the day when the alms box, collection boxes for the poor often kept in churches, were traditionally opened so that the contents could be distributed to poor people. Some churches still open these boxes on Boxing Day.

It might have been the Romans that first brought this type of collecting box to the UK, but they used them to collect money for the betting games which they played during their winter celebrations!

While the origin of the name “Boxing Day” isn’t entirely clear, usually one of the following

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Christmas is a great time of year. Family, food, and presents, what more can you ask for? For those of you who need some help feeling festive, here are ten fun facts that you may not know about Christmas.

Jingle Bells

The holiday classic "Jingle Bells" was originally written for Thanksgiving, not Christmas. The song was written in 1857 by James Lord Pierpont and published under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh”. It was supposed to be played in the composer’s Sunday school class during Thanksgiving as a way to commemorate the famed Medford sleigh races. “Jingle Bells” was also the first song to be broadcast from space.

Why Santa Claus Can Fly

The image of Santa Claus flying his sleigh began in 1819 and was created by Washington Irving, the same

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