Celebrate the Holiday Season in West Palm Beach, as we call it: “Holiday in Paradise.” One of the main attraction in West Palm Beach is “Sandi”, the world’s ONLY 600-ton sand tree. Our beloved South Florida holiday tradition includes additional sand sculptures in Sandi Land and a backstage peek into Sandi’s “dressing room,” “Glow FORE It” mini golf, and “Reindeer Games” Trivia Night. Kids and adults of all ages can also enjoy additional holiday cheer by creating their own Florida-style snowman in SnowieVille. Plus, more than a dozen of West Palm Beach’s favorite – and free – weekly and monthly events will celebrate Sandi, the star of Holiday in Paradise.
Activities for the Holiday Season in West Palm Beach
Holiday in Paradise On-going Sandi Land Activities
Sandi, the world’s ONLY 600-ton sand tree, is back with quite the holiday “tail” to tell! Sandi and friends are here everyday until December 31! Stop by the West Palm Beach waterfront and say hello. #iLoveWPB #SandiTreeWPB pic.twitter.com/ao16tsPJQ9
— West Palm Beach (@westpalmbch) December 7, 2017
From November 29 through December 31, 2018
Monday – Friday, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Saturdays & Sundays, Noon – 10:00 p.m.
Where? West Palm Beach Waterfront
Glow FORE It Mini Golf – Players can tee it up along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway with 9-holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf. Competitors can putt around during the day on Saturday and Sunday, or wait until the course lights up at night with neon balls, holes and clubs. Open Monday – Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday noon to 10:00 p.m. Cost: $2.50 per person, per round, Thursday – Sunday. Free Monday – Wednesday.
SnowieVille – Families can create their own life-size tropical snowman with fun mix-and-match pieces. Guests can also take a seasonal selfie and share their tropical snowman with friends up north. Open Monday – Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday noon to 10:00 p.m. Free.
Sandi’s Dressing Room – Sandi’s Dressing Room is a behind-the-scenes look into the glamourous world of “Sandi,” the star of Holiday in Paradise. Guests can step into her decked-out celebrity dressing room for fun photos and see everything it takes to make Sandi a seasonal sensation. Sandi’s new love will also have some accessories on display. Open Monday – Sunday 10 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Free.
Monthly events that will feature special activities during the Holiday Season in West Palm Beach:
Clematis by Night – Thursdays; 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. FREE **please note, there is no Clematis by Night on December 28** – Where? West Palm Beach Waterfront.
Dubbed the “Hot Spot to Chill” for more than 20 years, Clematis by Night is a free weekly outdoor concert series. The series features live performances by national, regional and local bands, delicious food, chilled drinks and an unmatched ambiance for guests of all ages and interests. Check out the weekly schedule here.
Screen on the Green, featuring an appearance by Santa Claus and the annual “Present Parade”. Friday, December 8 starting at 6:00 p.m. FREE at the West Palm Beach Waterfront. More information here.
West Palm Beach GreenMarket, every Saturday; 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. FREE. Where?West Palm Beach Waterfront.
The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the area’s first and premier green market located on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront. The GreenMarket also features live music, free activities for kids – and extra holiday cheer for the Sandi Land season, plus plentiful green space and seating for a morning of fun and relaxation.
This year’s special activities during the Holiday Season in West Palm Beach:
Sandi Paws – Saturday, December 2 and Saturday, December 9/
Holiday Booth Decorating Contest – Saturday, December 16 and Saturday, December 23.
The Palm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront: Aloha Islanders Holiday Spectacular
Sunday, December 17; 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Aloha Islanders Hawaiian Entertainment was established in 1999 and is now the premiere Polynesian entertainment company in South Florida. The vibrant, high-energy and authentic Polynesian show is popular with guests of all ages, and is consistently the most popular The Palm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront show annually. Families from all over travel to downtown West Palm Beach for this annual, tropical holiday tradition, where the Islanders take the audience on a journey through Polynesia using pulsating drums, beautiful hula dancers and exciting Samoan fire knife dancers to make guests feel truly transported. The show is an action packed non-stop revue of dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa and New Zealand. Sit back, relax and enjoy this journey through Polynesia. ALOHA!
Where? West Palm Beach Waterfront – Palm Stage (by Sandi)
Reindeer Games Trivia Night
Tuesday, December 19; 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Calling all trivia champs… the City of West Palm Beach is inviting the public to test their knowledge and enjoy a fun-filled evening of holiday-themed trivia down on the Waterfront. Trivia starts at 7:00 p.m. and the City will offer prizes to the trivia champs!
Nightly snowfalls at CityPlace
CityPlace transforms into a tropical winter wonderland each year, and the nightly “Snowfalls” on the Plaza. This is West Palm Beach tradition during the Holidays. The MagicSnow effect used at CityPlace reacts like real snow, falling on the following dates: Monday through Wednesday: 6pm and 7pm. Thursday through Sunday: 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. No snowfall on November 23 and December 25.
New Year’s Eve day and night (Final Sandi sighting)
Sunday, December 31; all day and night.
Sandi Land fans are encouraged to see Sandi off on New Year’s Eve, the last day and night she and her new love will be stationed on the Waterfront. Guests will be able to enjoy all activities until 10 p.m. and light shows until 12 midnight before welcoming in 2018!
Fireworks show in West Palm Beach waterfront
Colorful fireworks paint the sky in downtown West Palm Beach every New Year at 12 am to welcome the new year. The new year’s eve celebrations kick off around 5 pm with plenty of entertainment taking place in different areas around the waterfront that include live music, games, art exhibitions, food vendors, and much more. Sandi the Holiday Tree is the start of the celebrations as it is the last day of his popular presence for the holidays in West Palm Beach. Thousands of people come to the waterfront park to take photos and watch Sandi’s display of musical lights.
The fireworks show in West Palm Beach is one of the largest in Florida, lasting for approximately 20 minutes.
Complete Calendar of Events for the Holidays Season in West Palm Beach. A guide to the best Holiday Events, Family Activities, Music, and more.