Since before Halloween,  Target has opened their Christmas/Holiday lights and accessories (for the Clark Griswold’s out there!) section, WalMart is ready to Light Up Your Holiday, and we’re anxiously awaiting the latest controversy over Starbucks Holiday cups.  

Can you just BELIEVE it?  

Ok, so perhaps you’re just emerging from your sugar coma after devouring way too much Halloween candy, or accidentally overdosed on tryptophan from too  much Thanksgiving Day turkey..but now you realize that it’s time to find the nearest Tree Lighting Ceremony or Boat Parade in Palm Beach County!  And of course….you wanna see that “man with the bag” – SANTA CLAUS!

Lucky for you, we’ve made it easy for you this year.  

PALM BEACH HAPPENING has posted several different extensive guides to make your holidays even happier!  (or at least a little easier)  What’s the story behind ugly Christmas sweaters (and where can you show yours off in West Palm Beach??  How to choose a gift for your office party. What’s your favorite holiday movie? Is Black Friday a sport? Where can I find the best holiday light displays in the Palm Beaches? Which restaurants are open for Christmas? How can I make my guest room look better for my holiday visitors? These and other important holiday topics can be found by searching our site.

If you need some decorating ideas, we’ve got you covered there too! We’ve also recently announced our fourth  annual holiday decorations and Christmas tree contest.

Of course, we also have several gift guides, but everyone knows the best gift for fans of Palm Beach Happening can be found at our official store, where you can purchase hats, t-shirts, bumper stickers, and more! In the future, we’ll even be sponsoring “get spotted” contests around town. If you’re worried about your purchase not making it to your door, check out these tips

Just so you don’t miss out on any of the awesome seasonal festivities and ceremonies going on in our neck of the woods, we put together this holiday events guide as our gift to you!

This year, we’ve decided to link to our articles covering the holiday; split into categories.

Local Events: Whether you’re thinking about visiting one of the tallest artificial trees in the country in Delray Beach , or making a special trip to visit Sandi in downtown West Palm Beach, we’re your source for holiday happenings!

Local Attractions: From the Festival of Trees at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens to the Christmas Tree Lighting festivities at the Historic Northwest District,  snow at the Sugar Sand Park Community Center as well as the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, to breakfast with Santa at the Palm Beach Zoo and Zoo Lights at ZooMiami, we’ve got you covered!

Theme Parks and other attractions: We’re looking forward to one of our favorite holiday adventures, Christmas Town™ at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay which features more than two million twinkling lights, festive treats, holiday entertainment and unique attractions, including the beloved Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

If a trip to Orlando is in your future, you can also brighten up this year’s holiday season during SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration, enjoy tons of holiday cheer at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, experience the magic of the Christmas Bricktacular at LEGOLAND Florida, and ring in the holiday season at I-Drive 360!

This year, due to popular demand, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is even getting a bit more festive!

Shows:  From Broadway Tony winners to classical music superstars, from holiday-themed productions to Catskill comedians, we’ll let you know which shows will help you find that holly jolly feeling not only at the Kravis Center, but all over South Florida!

Shopping: Beginning on Black Friday, shopping centers from the  Palm Beach Outlets to  Harbourside Place, Downtown at the Gardens to CityPlace,  will be ready and willing to part your money from your wallet! If conservation is on your mind, you might want to check out some of the specials at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center.





* This guide will be updated as more “happenings” are announced.  

If you know of an event that you would like added to our Holiday Guide, e-mail the info to:  

[email protected].  



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