Clematis by Night Holiday Tree Lighting
Thursday, November 29
Festivities start at 6 p.m.
Save the date for the City of West Palm Beach holiday tree lighting!
“Sandi,” the world’s only 700-ton sand tree will be ready to make her debut. The 35-foot star of the City’s annual Holiday in Paradise campaign will bring merriment and cheer through December 31.
Returning characters and activities this year include Duke, a “Great Dane for a Great Dame” who made his big debut last year, “Glow FORE it Mini Golf,” “SnowieVille,” “Reindeer Games Trivia,” and Sandi’s dressing room.
DAILY EVENTS/THINGS TO DO (starting evening of 11/29 – 12/31):
· SnowieVille Great Lawn (Great Lawn on the West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (N. Clematis St., just west of Flagler Drive)
Open Mon. – Fri. from 6 – 10 p.m. and on Sat./Sun. from 12 noon – 10 p.m. | Free
Visitors to the Great Lawn are encouraged to make their own life-size, tropical snowman for a seasonal selfie to remember!
· Sandi’s Dressing Room |
Open Mon. – Fri. from 6 – 10 p.m. and on Sat./Sun. from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. | Free
Want to see what it takes to make a star ready for the show? Visitors to the West Palm Beach Waterfront are encouraged to get a behind-the-scenes tour of Sandi’s Dressing Room, which includes accessories for all of her travel companions, too.
· Glow FORE it Mini Golf | along the Intracoastal Waterway on Flagler Drive across from the Great Lawn
Open Mon. – Fri. from 6 – 10 p.m.; Open Sat. and Sun. from noon – 10 p.m. | Free Mon. – Wed. as a holiday gift from the City of West Palm Beach and $2.50 Thurs. – Sun.
Situated along the Intracoastal Waterway, Glow FORE it Mini Golf is a 9-hole, mini-golf course – that glows in the dark! The course is decked out in holiday-themed decorations and gets lit nightly with neon lights.
· Selfie spots | throughout the Great Lawn
Open daily | Free
Selfie highlights this season include cutouts for adults and children of sea creatures playing musical instruments and more.
· Sandi Mail | at the West Palm Beach Visitors Center
Drop a letter in the mail to Sandi. Visit the new mailbox by the West Palm Beach Visitors Center and drop her a line. Wait by your own mailbox at home, where she just might send you some salty and sassy holiday cheer!
THE STORY OF SANDI
During her off-season travels, Sandi met a mermaid friend named Merry.
Both, along with a full cast of talented supporting characters, are scheduled to make a splash during the Clematis by Night Holiday Tree Lighting on Thursday, November 29, 2018.
The musical, under-the-sea theme is expected to be a big hit in downtown West Palm Beach. Sandi and Merry the Mermaid will offer the public nightly melodies and light shows from the Great Lawn, west of Flagler Drive on North Clematis Street, through New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31, 2018.
After nearly a month-long preparation of trucking in, sculpting and lighting 800-tons-of-sand, the Holiday Tree Lighting is a huge celebration.
Sandi will shine brightly, sing sweetly and offer additional activities for visitors and locals.
For the first time this season, Sandi will offer daily activities.
In addition, for the big reveal, there will be a holiday shopping boutique in the Lake Pavilion and extra characters, including Santa Clause and a mermaid, who will both be available for photo opportunities.
OTHER WEST PALM BEACH EVENTS HAPPENING
- Clematis by Night kicks-off the seasonal celebration with the West Palm Beach Holiday Tree Lighting on Thursday, November 29 and then continues will weekly music concerts throughout the month of December from 6 – 9 p.m. on the Palm Stage by Sandi (except for Thursday, December 27).
Entertainment lineup for 11/29:
Generation Gap (a cappella): four guys and one doll, who harmonize hits from yesterday
Jerry Wayne’s Private Party Band Jerry Wayne’s Private Party Band is a high energy and interactive band. Known for keeping everyone dancing and moving for many years, the band covers all styles of music from Top 40 to nostalgic favorites from every decade. For this special event, the band will be covering popular holiday hits for the crowd to enjoy.
Santa Claus and a mermaid will be on site and ready to put on big selfie smiles for photos!
- Screen on the Green, with the City’s annual “Present Parade” will be a holiday-themed, triple-feature on Friday, December 14 starting at 5:30 p.m. on the Great Lawn.
The City will show Kung Fu Panda Holiday, Arthur Christmas, and Fred Claus. Families are encouraged to arrive early to decorate boxes for the children’s “Present Parade” around Sandi. Santa Claus and Merry the Mermaid will also be present from 6 – 8 p.m. for photos and to lead the present parade.
- GreenMarket Holiday Booth Decorating Contest on Saturday, December 15 and Saturday, December 22 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the Great Lawn.
Holiday inspired, vendor-decorated booths will line the walkways for all to enjoy. While shopping for gifts, patrons are encouraged to vote for their favorite booth.
- The Palm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront Aloha Islanders on Sunday, December 16 from 4 – 7 p.m. on the Great Lawn/Palm Stage.
The 6th annual Aloha Islanders show is the ultimate show of “Holiday in Paradise.” The interactive show includes hula dancing and also features the 6th Annual Conch Blowing Contest for prizes.
- Reindeer Games Trivia Night on Tuesday, December 18 from 7 – 9 p.m. on the Great Lawn.
Trivia returns with holiday-themed questions the whole family can enjoy for awesome prizes!
- Last call for Sandi and songs on Monday, December 31.
Stop by Sandi Land for Sandi’s 2018 swan song. It will be the last night of Sandi’s show, and all of Sandi’s activities (Glow FORE it Mini Golf, SnowieVille and Sandi’s Dressing Room). The show will run right up until midnight.
Convenient parking is available in two City of West Palm Beach garages, Banyan, on the corner of Banyan Blvd. and Olive Ave., and Evernia, on the corner of Evernia St. and Olive Ave. The City’s garages are just a few blocks away from the action. Additionally, the City’s fun and free trolley has several stops near Sandi and the other Holiday in Paradise elements.