Local Events To Love In December 2022

December 1, 2022

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Holiday In Paradise: Big Deal Big Wheel – Kick off the holiday season downtown West Palm Beach. Be sure to see Sandi, the world’s only 35-foot, 700-ton holiday sand tree! As the star of the city’s annual Holiday in Paradise, The Clematis by Night Holiday Tree Lighting takes place on Thursday, December 1st at 6pm. A massive Ferris wheel will be set up to check out the city’s skyline from above. Rides are open to all and reservations are highly encouraged. If you can’t make it on Thursday, you can catch Sandi’s famed nightly music and light shows every evening through December 30. For more info, visit:   https://www.wpb.org/events


Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade – The 28th Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade takes places on Saturday, December 3rd. Starting in North Palm Beach at 6pm, it follows the intracoastal with a grand finale and conclusion at the Jupiter Lighthouse. This year’s parade marks the 22nd anniversary of the partnership between the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County and the U.S. Marine Reserves Toys for Tots organization, plus more recently Little Smiles. There are plenty of public parks and places along the route to see the show and ways to donate to the Toy Drive. Learn more details here: https://www.marinepbc.org/boat


Hobe Sound Annual Christmas Parade – The Hobe Sound Chamber hosts the 36th Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3rd. The parade begins at 1:00pm led by the Martin County Sheriff’s Department followed by dignitaries, vintage cars, floats, marchers, trucks, school bands and much more. Local restaurants and shops along and nearby the route will be celebrating with special events as well. So, put on your favorite festive holiday apparel, grab a chair, and meet your friends for this festive event happening 10:30am – 2:30pm. For more info, visit: https://www.hobesound.org/christmas-parade.html


Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival – Palm Beach County’s annual foodie event returns for its 15th year with more than 20 events being held from December 8th through December 11th. All Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival events are hosted by many of the county’s top chefs at some of the finest local venues. Experience some of the world’s most renowned chefs and wine industry leaders through a collection of dinners, tastings, seminars, and more. Take the opportunity to pair these events with a tour of Palm Beach Island – home to legendary resorts, exquisite mansions and gardens, and many historic preservation landmarks Learn more: https://www.pbfoodwinefest.com