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Crocker Partners’ Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRiC) Plans Drive-In Movie Night To Support the Junior League of Boca Raton
WHAT: The Junior League of Boca Raton will be the beneficiary of Boca Raton Innovation Campus’ (BRiC) second drive-in movie night on Wednesday, November 18th (or 19th in case of rain).
One hundred percent of donations and snack packs will benefit the Junior League.
The comedy ELF will be screened under the stars and food trucks will be on site.
WHEN: The event will be held at 5000 T-Rex Ave, Boca Raton in parking lot A. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10 per vehicle and there are a limited number of spots. There is an optional $10 donation to the Junior League of Boca Raton. Pre-ordered premium snack packs are $5 each and include two popcorns, two assorted chips, two chocolate chip cookies and two fruit snacks. A limited number of snack packs will be available on site for $8.
Participants can listen to the audio on FM.
Chairs or blankets are welcome. Social distancing guidelines must be followed, and masks must be worn outside the vehicle when getting items from the food trucks.
Reserve your parking spot and submit your donations and snack pack pre-orders on Eventbrite athttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/brics-drive-in-cinema-tickets-126432437825
For more information, call 561-620-2553 or visit jlbr.org About the Junior League of Boca Raton
|Light Up Your Calendar at Zoo Lights Holiday Festivities|
Returns to Palm Beach Zoo On Select Nights Starting November 27
|WHAT: Zoo Lights presented by FPL SolarNow, will illuminate Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society with more than one-million eco-friendly LED lights this holiday season. |
WHEN: Starting November 27, the Zoo will open after regular hours on select nights from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM for a WILD holiday celebration featuring family fun, Santa, decadent treats, music and holiday charm.
For the second consecutive year, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) will sponsor Zoo Lights with its FPL SolarNow program. “It’s fitting for Florida Power & Light Company to illuminate the holiday season in this special way, with energy-efficient LED lights that will brighten the Zoo’s pathways and give families a safe place to celebrate,” said Matt Valle, vice president, FPL Development at NextEra Energy, Inc. and Zoo board member. “Having the ability to bring your family to a world-class destination that represents conservation is a benefit that many parents, such as myself, find invaluable now more than ever.”
Zoo Lights visitors can expect to have a safe, socially distanced and enjoyable experience including photos with Santa, a DJ playing holiday tunes, sweet treats and more including:An evening stroll through the Zoo surrounded by one-million holiday lights and lighted displays.A unique theme for each area of the Zoo. New for 2020, the Asia section will dazzle in golden hues as lighted animals sparkle, adding more square footage to the vast event.The Florida Wetlands section will feature traditional holiday cheer and Santa’s workshop. Families can have their portraits made with Santa, and children can share their holiday wishes through December 23.The Fountain Plaza will transform into a North Pole dance floor where a DJ will spin family-friendly holiday hits each evening.While the jaguars sleep, the Mayan Plaza will shine with blue lights and dripping icicles.The Tropics Cafe will feature festive holiday fare, and food stations around the Zoo will offer seasonal treats, beverages and cocktails, as well as a s’mores fire pit for some sticky hands-on fun.The gift shop will offer lighted merchandise sure to be your children’s favorite.
COST: Tickets for Zoo Lights are $14.95 for adults and $12.95 for children. Palm Beach Zoo Annual Members receive special pricing. Pre-sale tickets are available at www.palmbeachzoo.org/zoolights.
Families can experience the best West Palm Beach holiday celebrations. This year, Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is honored to be the official non-profit community partner of Sandi and the City of West Palm Beach Holidays in Paradise annual downtown campaign. In addition to taking part in Zoo Lights, plan on visiting Sandi and her flamingo friend Hope as Sandi Brings Hope to West Palm Beach. Learn more at wpb.org/events
ENJOY HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS (SOCIALLY DISTANCED STYLE)AT LEGACY PLACE THIS SEASON -PALM BEACH GARDENS
WHAT: Drive-In Movies, Family Photos & Drive-Through Milk & Cookies with Santa Claus all Support the Palm Beach Gardens Police & Fire Foundation Annual Joy Drive.
Get your holiday cheer on throughout the season at
Where: Legacy Place, 11290 Legacy Place Avenue, with a robust schedule of Holiday Happenings planned in keeping with COVID-19 safety protocols.
Holiday lights will adorn the center starting Friday, November 20.
· Saturday, November 21
Starring Will Smith, this popular 2019 film tells the tale of a kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier who vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.
Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and Genie will be on-hand to greet movie goers from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Advanced registration required at https://legacyplacealaddinnov21.eventbrite.com.
· Saturday, December 19
This 2003 holiday classic stars Will Ferrell who was raised as an elf at the North Pole and, after discovering he is a human, travels to New York City to find his real father.
Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves will be on-hand to greet movie goers from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Advanced registration required at https://legacyplaceelfdec19.eventbrite.com.
For both movies, doors open at 4:30 p.m. with movie starting at 6 p.m. Cars must be in place by 5:30 p.m.
Admission is $15 per car with all proceeds benefiting the Palm Beach Gardens Police & Fire Foundation Annual Joy Drive.
Holiday Family Photo Sessions
Dress in your holiday best for professional family photos by Stephanie Smith across the breezeway by Newk’s Eatery on Saturday, November 28; Sunday, December 6; Saturday, December 12 or Saturday, December 19 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a festive backdrop complete with snow. Pets are welcome.
Receive a 5” x 7” photo the day of purchase, with a digital link for additional photos to follow via e-mail.
Cost is a $15 donation to the Palm Beach Gardens Police & Fire Foundation Annual Joy Drive.
Advance appointments are necessary at:
November 28 – https://legacyplacephotosnov28.eventbrite.com
December 6 – https://legacyplacephotosdec6.eventbrite.com
December 12 – https://legacyplacephotosdec12.eventbrite.com
December 19 – https://legacyplacephotosdec19.eventbrite.com
Drive-Through Milk & Cookies with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet families and pass out a holiday snack bag with milk and cookies for kids of all ages to enjoy at the West Legacy Place parking lot area north of Total Wine and behind Chili’s on Saturday, November 28; Sunday, December 6; Saturday, December 12 and Saturday, December 19 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost is a $10 donation per vehicle to the Palm Beach Gardens Police & Fire Foundation Annual Joy Drive.
Advance registration is required at:
November 28 – https://legacyplacesantanov28.eventbrite.com
December 6 – https://legacyplacesantadec6.eventbrite.com
December 12 – https://legacyplacesantadec12.eventbrite.com
December 19 – https://legacyplacesantadec19.eventbrite.com
Legacy Place Shops is a complete lifestyle center with everything you need and more to take care of the essentials and not-so-essential. With more than 40 shops and eateries, Legacy Place is “the” place to shop, dine, and enjoy life’s little moments. The center includes a variety of national retailers and local favorites for fashion, everyday goods and services to specialty items to support the South Florida lifestyle. Legacy Place’s dining options satisfy a wide range of palates – perfect for a quick bite or special celebrations.
For more information and hours of operation, visit www.shoplegacyplace.com or follow ShopLegacyPlace on Facebook.
JUNIOR LEAGUE OF THE PALM BEACHES 12TH ANNUAL DECK THE PALMS BOUTIQUE MARKET OUTDOORS AT PALM BEACH OUTLETS, WEST PALM BEACH
WHO: The Junior League of the Palm Beaches along with Deck the Palms Co-Chairs Rebecca Fordham and Susan Christiansen
WHAT: 12th Annual Deck the Palms Boutique Market
Deck the Palms is an outdoor event that features a variety of select local and international purveyors of fine goods including jewelry, home decor, men and women’s apparel, children’s goods, artisanal foods and more. This year’s event features a number of special ticketed opportunities including a Friday Night Kick-off Reception with a live band, V.I.P luxury lounge, and Princess and Pirate Entertainment Experience for all ages.
THE $35 PER PERSON TICKETED V.I.P. ACCESS INCLUDES:
- An exclusive sneak-peek opportunity to shop before the market opens to the public from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 and access to the V.I.P. luxury lounge during the Friday Night Kick-off Reception on Nov. 20from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and during the market on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Two drink tickets and a V.I.P. swag bag including special vendor promotions and gifts.
- Age 21 and over. Advance ticket purchase encouraged. Please check JLPB website for more details.
THE $30 PER PERSON TICKETED PRINCESS AND PIRATE EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
- A cast of magical characters performing live on-stage on Saturday, Nov. 21from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. with physically distanced breakfast options and craft activities included.
- One drink ticket per adult included with ticket purchase.
- All ages welcome. Advance ticket purchase required. Please check JLPB website for more details.
WHERE: Outside at Palm Beach Outlets – 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. West Palm Beach
WHEN: Friday, Nov 20(5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) / Saturday, Nov 21 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
COST:Friday Night Kick-off Reception: Friday, Nov 20(5 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
General admission – $5 per person (cash only at entrance)
VIP access – $35 per person – advance ticket purchase encouraged – tickets are limited
Saturday, Nov 21(10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
General admission – Free
Princess and Pirate Entertainment Experience (9 a.m. to 10 a.m.) – $30 per person – advance purchase required – tickets are limited
Tickets for the V.I.P access and Princess and Pirate Experience are limited and available at www.JLPB.org/Deck-the-Palms.
ADDITIONAL INFO: CDC and Palm Beach County guidelines for health and safety must be followed by all attendees.
WHY: Now in its 80th year, the Junior League of the Palm Beaches is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our 700 volunteers dedicate more than 3,000 hours every year to training our members and supporting more than 20 community nonprofit partners.
THE SANDI SHOW MUST GO ON City of West Palm Beach announces Holiday in Paradise will bring hope with Sandi’s return
WHAT: The City of West Palm Beach is making plans to welcome back the star of its annual Holiday in Paradise campaign, Sandi, the world’s only 35-foot, 700-ton holiday sand tree.
As in years past, there will be 100-tons of other sand sculptures to visit as well. New this year will be a synchronized show with the City’s soon-to-be-completed Centennial Square Fountain, where the water will ‘dance’ to the music. Sandi will be on display and host nightly music and light shows through New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31, 2020. The light shows run between 6 – 10 p.m.
While many Sandi Land staples are suspended this year, some have been modified to continue traditions, including a visit with Santa. Anticipated elements include:
- Santa at Sandi – In true paradise fashion, Santa will be safely distanced in his lifeguard chair! His perch will be more than six feet in the air, and kids and families can safely gather for a photo opportunity at the bottom. City staff will encourage social distancing while families wait in line.
- Sing-along and/or Storytime with Sandi – Families are welcome to gather at the foot of the Sandi tree for an unforgettable experience, as Sandi sings along or reads aloud. Reservations will be required for this free event, where socially distanced markers on the lawn will promote safety.
- Surprise Pop-Up Entertainment – Unexpected entertainment elements will pop up throughout Sandi’s visit. Come often and stay alert so you don’t miss out on the festive and memory-making fun!
WHEN: December 5. Lightshow 6PM – 10PM
WHERE: Sandi will return to the Great Lawn, which is at the east end of Clematis Street, just west of Flagler Drive. Parking is available in City of West Palm Beach garages. City garages are Clematis, Banyan, City Center, Sapodilla, and Evernia. Banyan and Evernia are the two closest garages. Those interested in arriving by boat can also take advantage of the City’s free public docks. The Clematis Street Dock is the closest dock to Holiday in Paradise.
“LETTUCE SHOP SAFELY” CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH MAPS OUT PLANS FOR 26TH ANNUAL GREENMARKET SEASON
WHAT: The GreenMarket will feature more than 90 quality vendors and will operate along the Waterfront, like in years past. This season vendors will be more spread out and the emphasis is on shopping versus socializing, among other updates.
There will be several initial changes this year for the safety of GreenMarket customers, vendors, and staff, who are expected to comply with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Florida Department of Health, State of Florida, and Palm Beach County COVID recommendations and directives.
Included in the changes are the suspension of activities for kids, additional café seating, live music, food samples, and bottomless mimosas.
Single mimosas will be available for purchase for $4 at the entrance. Merchant tents will be placed 10 feet apart. Attendees must wear masks to enter, will need to follow a path, and are encouraged to shop quickly. Hand sanitizing and hand washing stations will be placed throughout. Pre- and post-shopping, attendees are encouraged to patronize the multiple downtown restaurants’ Dining on the Spot locations. .
WHERE: Waterfront Commons, 101 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
WHEN: October 3 through December from 9 AM – 1 PM.
WHAT: The Holiday Fantasy of Lights is a drive through holiday light event at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek, FL. A South Florida tradition for over 25 years.HolidayLightsDriveThru.com
WHEN November 20, 2020 through January 2, 2021 – Open Nightly 6 -10 PM
WHERE: Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek, FL.
Delray Beach Ornament Giveaway
WHEN: November 27-28th
WHAT: Spend $200 at Downtown Delray businesses and receive an exclusive Delray Beach 2020 Holiday Ornament! Receipts must be from a downtown Delray Beach business with purchase made on Nov 27th or 28th. Redeem ornaments on Nov. 28th – ornament giveaway locations TBD. *Receipts on parking or accommodations not applicable For more information, click here.
Very Merry Mondays
WHEN: November 30 – December 21
WHAT: Head to Downtown Delray Beach on Mondays for some Holiday Cheer! Throughout the holidays, every Monday from 4-7pm, Downtown Merchants and the DDA will celebrate the season in a different neighborhood. We welcome guests to bring a toy for the Delray Beach Toy Drive and in exchange will receive Secret Santa tickets for a chance to win some goodies to Downtown Delray. We hope you stay awhile to get to know & shop local merchants while enjoying festive entertainment and treats!
Dates and locations:Mondays from 4pm – 7pm11/30 | East Atlantic Avenue Stroll (Swinton to 6th Avenue) 12/7 | West Atlantic Stroll (I95 to Swinton) 12/14 | Beachside Stroll (6th Avenue to A1A)12/21 | Pineapple Grove Stroll (NE 2nd Avenue and North)Downtown Delray Beach Businesses: sign up here for Very Merry Mondays!
Festive Holiday Street Decor in Downtown Delray and the 100 ft. Christmas Tree
WHEN: December 1 – January 1
WHAT: Visit downtown Delray Beach to get in the spirit of the season from festive Holiday Decor & lighting to our 100 ft. Christmas Tree, the CHEER is HERE for the month of December! About the 100 ft. Christmas Tree:One of the best trees in the USA – For 26 years, Delray residents and visitors alike have marveled at our Famous 100 Ft Christmas Tree. In 2016 it was named by Travel & Leisure the best Tree in the state of Florida, right up there with the trees at Rockefeller Center and the White House. Building the Tree is a month-long community event that brings together people of all ages and all walks of life.
*This year the Tree interior will be closed due to COVID-19, however you can still visit and marvel at the light and joy this massive tree brings to the season!
Downtown Holiday Window Decorating Contest |
WHEN: December 1 – December 25, 2020
Downtown Delray Beach is hosting a Holiday Décor Window Contest and businesses are creating festive displays in their windows and throughout their stores.
Stroll downtown from December 1 – December 20 and vote for your favorite merchant for the #peopleschoiceaward. A panel of Judges will also vote on different categories .List of Participating stores COMING SOON! Downtown Delray Beach businesses, sign up for the Holiday Window Decor Contest HERE