Holiday Season in West Palm Beach

The Holiday Season in West Palm Beach will feature many events where locals and visitors can enjoy one of the best Holidays ever. As they say, this is the most beautiful time of the year. There will be no shortage of things to do once the city flips the switch on the holiday season with the lighting of the tree on December 3. It is our pleasure to announce all the events for the Holiday Season in West Palm Beach.

Most cities have their own holiday traditions. In West Palm Beach we have Sandi Land, which is truly a Holiday in Paradise event featuring a 600-ton Sand Tree that comes to life in synchronized holiday sounds and lights shows.

Well, this year, Sandi Land is coming to town again! Throughout the month of December, residents and visitors can visit Sandi Land on the West Palm Beach Waterfront and enjoy a spectacular Holiday In Paradise with tons of free entertainment and family-friendly festivities.  The star of the festivities is “Sandi,” a holiday tree standing 35 feet tall.

The following events and activities will take place during the stunning West Palm Beach Sandi Land: Holiday in Paradise celebration:

From November 24-25 and November 27 – December 3, to celebrate the holidays in true Florida style, West Palm Beach creates a 35-ft-tall tree made of 600 tons of sand affectionately named “Sandi.”  Sandi is strung with real lights and meticulously sculpted over two weeks by Team Sandtastic, a world-renowned group of sand sculptors. All are invited to see Team Sandtastic in action and watch in wonder as the tree takes form on Nov. 24-25 and Nov. 27 – Dec. 3.  Guests can also delight in four additional 25-ton sand sculptures along the beautiful Waterfront perfect for some holiday selfies. The preparation and intricate sculpting all lead up to the City of West Palm Beach’s Holiday Tree Lighting on December 3 at Clematis by Night when Sandi comes to life.

Tree Lighting During Clematis by Night to start the Holiday Season in West Palm Beach

December 3 – The Holiday Tree Lighting at Clematis by Night Featuring country artists Emily Brooke, Bobby McClendon and national recording artist PARMALEE
6:00 – 10:00 p.m. (extended hours)

The annual City of West Palm Beach Holiday Tree Lighting features “Sandi,” the world’s ONLY 35-ft-tall holiday tree made from 600 tons of sand that will illuminate downtown West Palm Beach during Clematis by Night. There will be a free concert, kid’s activities, mini golf and more.  Guests can also “sync with Sandi” using LED snowflakes that bring the audience into the show creating a unique and interactive experience.

Guests can come for the tree lighting and stay for a spectacular night of country music.  This FREE concert will feature local American Idol contestant Emily Brooke, up-and-comer Bobby McClendon and national recording artist Parmalee. Paramalee is a small town band from NC that made it to Nashville and beyond with top-ten country rock hits like “Carolina” and “Close Your Eyes.” Santa will visit the event from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

For information about other free concerts at Clematis by Night and more events in West Palm Beach, please check this link: VisitWPB

Main events for the Holiday Season in Downtown WPB are as follow:

Sandi Land Activities

December 3 – 31, Monday – Friday, 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
West Palm Beach Waterfront

Sandi Light Shows

December 3 – 31 Nightly, 6:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m., every 15 minutes
West Palm Beach Waterfront
Sandi illuminates downtown West Palm Beach nightly with her lights and bling. Guests can enjoy Sandi’s magical music and light show each night that will enchant kids of all ages. This year, spectators can also become a part of the show with dazzling LED snowflakes that sync with Sandi. The snowflakes allow fans to interact with Sandi through blinking lights and can be used all season long during return visits to Sandi Land, or to add some twinkle to their own tree at home. Each snowflake is $10 and will be available for purchase at West Palm Beach Visitor Information Center and at the Waterfront Activity Station by the docks.

→ Glow FORE It Mini Golf

Peppermint Putt Putt
Peppermint Putt Putt

Guests can tee it up along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway with 9 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf. Players can putt around during the day or wait until the course lights up at night with neon balls, holes and clubs. Cost: $2.50 per person per round.

→ Snowie-Ville
Kids and adults will both enjoy creating their own life-size tropical snowman with fun mix-and-match pieces. Guests can take a seasonal selfie and share their tropical snowman with friends up north.

→ Holiday FantaSEA
Guests can step inside a giant aquarium with a tropical holiday theme. This life-size diorama will amuse kids and transport guests under the sea for a fun photo with festive sharks, octopus and more.

Other popular activities during the Holiday Season Events in West Palm Beach include…

Special Screen on the Green during the Holiday Season in West Palm Beach

December 11, 2015; 5:30-11:00 p.m. FREE
West Palm Beach Waterfront
6:30 p.m. – Jack Frost
7:15 p.m. – Kid’s Present Parade
8:00 p.m. – The Santa Clause

Screen on the Green gets a frosty upgrade this month with the addition of a nostalgic holiday favorite, Jack Frost, the 1979 stop motion animated television special starting at 6:30 p.m.  Kids can also join in the Present Parade by decorating cardboard boxes with wrapping paper and ribbon to become walking presents.  Guests can come out starting at 5:30 p.m. to ‘wrap themselves’ as presents and the parade starts at 7:15 p.m. right before the movie around Sandi, the holiday sand tree.

The fun continues with a free outdoor movie screening featuring the family comedy, “The Santa Clause,” rated PG. The holiday tale stars Tim Allen as an ordinary man who accidentally causes Santa to fall off a roof and finds himself magically recruited to take his place. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to this theater under the stars. Santa will visit the event from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Here are trailers of the movies...

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket, happening on Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m will be open December 26 and January 2 during the holidays. West Palm Beach GreenMarket guests can take in “Sandi,” the holiday sand tree, during their market visits in December.  Patrons can shop for holiday treats and gifts while the kids play around Sandi as her fun spills over into a sandbox for kids. Children can also enjoy Sandi Land activities during the greenmarket including mini golf and making tropical snowman starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays.

On December 12, enjoy “Celebrity Sand Sculpting Competition”. Local celebrities will compete with Mayor Jeri Muoio in a fun sand sculpting competition to accompany “Sandi,” the holiday sand tree. Celebrity teams will create their best sand sculptures to win money for their charity of choice.

Holiday Season in West Palm Beach
Sand Sculpture on the Waterfront

December 26 will be “Gift Giveback” during the GreenMarket. Patrons looking to re-gift some items can re-gift for a good cause. The WPB GreenMarket will be holding a Gift Giveback allowing patrons to bring their unwanted gifts to the market where they will be donated to a local charity and bring smiles to others.

Sunday on the Waterfront as part of the Holiday Season in West Palm Beach will be December 20 from 4-7 p.m. It is a free event by the Waterfront Palm Stage and this time will feature Aloha Islanders Tropical Holiday Spectacular. Aloha Islanders presents a Tropical Holiday Spectacular with authentic, high-energy Polynesian entertainment for all ages. The show is action packed with pulsating drums, beautiful hula dancers, and exciting Samoan fire-knife dancers. Guests can enjoy a journey through Polynesia with a non-stop revue of dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa and New Zealand.

Aloha Islanders Show during the Holiday Season in West Palm Beach
Aloha Islanders Tropical Holiday Spectacular will perform as part of the events for the Holiday Season in West Palm Beach

There will also be a conch blowing contest at 5:50 p.m. as part of the tropical festivities to see which contestant can blow their own horn the loudest.  The West Palm Beach Holiday in Paradise will come to life with this unique island-style entertainment set against our stunning tropical backdrop. Admission is free. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to this outdoor event.

For more information about the Holiday Season in West Palm Beach, visit or call 561-822-1515. For updates and promotions, like the Discover West Palm Beach Facebook page:

Please check this page regularly for updates to the Events Calendar for the Holiday Season in West Palm Beach.