Celebrate the Holiday Season in West Palm Beach, as we call it: “Holiday in Paradise,” where “Sandi,” the world’s only 700-ton sand tree, is the main attraction in West Palm Beach during Christmas and holiday season. A must-do if you are in South Florida.
Our beloved holiday tradition includes additional sand sculptures in Sandi Land and a backstage peek into Sandi’s dressing room, Glow FORE It mini golf, and Sandi Mail. Plus, more than a dozen of West Palm Beach’s favorite—and free—weekly and monthly events to celebrate along Sandi, the star of the Holiday in Paradise event.
Activities for the Holiday Season in West Palm Beach
Holiday in Paradise:
From November 28 through December 31, 2019
Monday through Friday, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturdays and 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 through Wednesday.
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.
Sandi’s Dressing Room
This is a behind-the-scenes look into the glamorous world of “Sandi.” Guests can step into her decked-out celebrity dressing room for fun photos and see everything it takes to make Sandi a seasonal sensation. Open Monday – Sunday 10 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Monthly events that will also feature special activities during the holiday season in West Palm Beach:
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 December 25.
New Year’s Eve (Final Sandi sighting)
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 2019!
When? Sunday, December 31; all day and night.
Fireworks show in West Palm Beach waterfront (Cancelled)
Colorful fireworks usually paint the sky in downtown West Palm Beach every New Year at 12 am to welcome the new year. The Coconuts’ New Year’s Eve party at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach is the provider of the firework show seen along the waterfront in downtown WPB, but this year they have announced they will not be having its traditional midnight fireworks display. (The exclusive Coconuts club has not disclosed a reason for not having fireworks this year.)
West Palm Beach does not plan any fireworks displays for New Year’s Eve. If any information about the fireworks show comes available, we will inform our readers.
The scheduled events by the City of West Palm Beach for new year’s eve will 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 her popular presence for the holiday season in West Palm Beach. Thousands of people always come to the waterfront park to take photos and watch Sandi’s display of musical lights.
Complete Calendar of Events for the Holidays Season in West Palm Beach. A guide to the best Holiday Events, Family Activities, Music, and more.