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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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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. In non-religious 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

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The Winter Craft Beer Garden in Delray Beach is a one-night beer event that will feature local craft seasonal favorites, a full bar, games, rafflesand a LIVE Holiday DJ - right by the foot of the 100FT Christmas tree!

$5 Drink tickets
$15 Branded Beer Stein with complimentary first pour.

Where: Old School Square 51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33444

When: Sat Dec 22, 2018, at 05:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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Craft Beer In The Palm Beaches

The craft beer industry has exploded in South Florida over the past decade. The Palm Beaches are peppered with popular microbreweries, many of which also function as bars, and there are still more to come. 

The craft beer Industry is a welcome addition to South Florida’s

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Every year Palm Beach County attracts Winter golfers with its beautiful 70-degree weather and clear, sunny skies. With its more than 150 public and private golf courses, Palm Beach County is known as the Golf Capital of the World. Unlike much of the rest of the country, PBC residents aren’t currently locked up indoors, waiting for the sun to return. We are just as active now as we are throughout the rest of the year.

The Palm Beaches have a lot to offer in the Winter. Salt and freshwater enthusiasts, for example, enjoy some of the best fishing in North America. Polo and equestrian events, including the World Cup and Winter Equestrian Festival, are particularly popular this time of year, draw large crowds and international celebrities. Our mild, cool

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Featuring more than 125,000 LED lights, captivating holiday displays, a giant Christmas tree, factory tours, chocolate-making classes, and photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Winter Wonderland will be open nightly, November 17 through December 30 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. and is FREE to the public. (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day)

The festival will include:

  • Colorful holiday lights and festive ornaments adorning the trees throughout the garden and a magnificent 12-foot Christmas tree.

  • Special Menorah Lighting Ceremony on December 4th

  • Enchanting, animated holiday displays will include a beautifully lit gazebo, cascading fountains, an Arctic zone with lighted polar bears and penguins, a Nativity

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Winter Wonderland at the Riviera Beach Marina Village will feature a unique tree lighting ceremony at 7 p.m., fire truck parade, snow machine, free pictures with Summer Santa Claus, holiday caroling, a photo competition, holiday shopping at the Tiki Market, hot cocoa, free gift wrapping, giveaways, train rides, a special mailbox that sends letters to Santa, gifts for the kids and more!

Where: Riviera Beach Marina Village Event Center. 190 East 13th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404.

When: Fri, December 4, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST.

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There’s a lot to do in South Florida during the Winter. Here are a few fun things to do during the Winter.

Palm Beach Symphony

Palm Beach Symphony kicks off its 45th season with Symphonic Tales at the Kravis Center, a spectacular selection of lively suites spanning the Romantic Age to the early 20th century. Conducted by the Symphony’s Artistic and Music Director and world-renowned maestro Ramón Tebar, this concert features works by Strauss, Kodaly, Ginastera, Wolf-Ferrari, Borodin and Tschaikovsky, with a special guest performance by The Master Chorale of South Florida performing the Polovetsian Dances from Borodin’s Prince Igor.

Hoffman's Chocolates Winter Wonderland

Hoffman's holiday displays include a lighted gazebo, cascading fountain, an

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We in South Florida are forecast to have a cold front pass through early Tuesday. Ahead of the front near record warmth is possible on Monday with highs in the mid to upper 80s.

As the front passes it will bring with it lots of clouds and spotty showers Monday Night into Tuesday. Northwest winds will begin to filter the cooler air in on Tuesday with highs in the middle 70s.

Wednesday Morning is likely the coolest with lows in the mid to upper 40s to the North and West of West Palm Beach. So, if you live in South Florida break out a light jacket and get ready for some beautiful weather!

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