December 2018

There are 96 blog entries for December 2018.

There’s a lot to do this New Years Eve in the Palm Beaches. Here are a few great places to remember 2018 and welcome 2019.

Galley

If you’d like a fresh start to 2019, look no further than the farm-to-table cuisine at Galley in West Palm Beach. The restaurant will be offering a four-course prix-fixe menu with a plethora of dishes, from Maine lobster tail and blue crab bisque to wood-grilled beef tenderloin and shrimp salpicon. The evening will also include a live DJ, midnight Champagne toast by the poolside terrace under the stars. Reservations are required, so call 561-231-6100 to RSVP.

  • When: 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

  • Where: Galley, 600 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

  • Cost: $95 per person, 561-231-6100 to RSVP

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This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday you can explore Downtown West Palm Beach and its best inspiring art installations and murals created by artists from around the globe on this 90-min guided walking tour. On this tour, you’ll learn the intention and meaning of various murals and installations while gaining a better understanding of the artists who created them.

West Palm Beach

Downtown West Palm Beach is an emerging innovative art and cultural destination. The areas have great restaurants, a vibrant nightlife and an ever-growing number of places to see great art. If you’re planning on coming out this weekend, remember to bring your camera and a smile, this a tour you sure don’t want to miss!

Art Tour

  • The tour begins in the hotel lobby of

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While many people in the United States only think of December 26 as the day after Christmas, to some, especially people in Great Britain, its known as “Boxing Day.”

Boxing Day started in the UK about 800 years ago, during the Middle Ages. It was the day when the alms box, collection boxes for the poor often kept in churches, were traditionally opened so that the contents could be distributed to poor people. Some churches still open these boxes on Boxing Day.

It might have been the Romans that first brought this type of collecting box to the UK, but they used them to collect money for the betting games which they played during their winter celebrations!

While the origin of the name “Boxing Day” isn’t entirely clear, usually one of the following

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Christmas is a great time of year. Family, food, and presents, what more can you ask for? For those of you who need some help feeling festive, here are ten fun facts that you may not know about Christmas.

Jingle Bells

The holiday classic "Jingle Bells" was originally written for Thanksgiving, not Christmas. The song was written in 1857 by James Lord Pierpont and published under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh”. It was supposed to be played in the composer’s Sunday school class during Thanksgiving as a way to commemorate the famed Medford sleigh races. “Jingle Bells” was also the first song to be broadcast from space.

Why Santa Claus Can Fly

The image of Santa Claus flying his sleigh began in 1819 and was created by Washington Irving, the same

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Standup comedian and actor Nick Swardson will be appearing at the Palm Beach Improv on Friday the 28th and Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of this month.

Where: The Palm Beach Improv. 550 S Rosemary Ave #250, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

When: December 28 at 7:30 and 10:00pm / December 29 at 7:30 and 10pm / and December 30 at 7pm.

Fans of standup will know Swardson as a great standup, and he’s one of the best, and biggest, performers to come to the Palm Beach Improv. So for a night of laughs that you can follow with dinner at any of the countless great restaurants in West Palm Beach, head to the Palm Beach Improv!

Click here for more information or to buy tickets.

About Nick Swardson

Nick Swardson started his career in St. Paul/

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Camelot in West Palm Beach is hosting a White Christmas party this Saturday, the 22nd. DJ Selecta Steve will be there playing music, and they’ll be showing the film White Christmas on their projector screens. Camelot is one of the nicest bars in West Palm Beach, it’s located right off of Clematis Street.

For many, this Saturday will be the last opportunity to have fun with friends before the more formal, family-orientated Christmas festivities begin. So head to Camelot to cut-loose and have a few drinks before spending the rest of the long weekend relaxing at home.

White Christmas is Christmas classic starring Bing Crosby, it’s a romantic tale that takes place in a Vermont lodge- where it is almost always, a "White Christmas."

Camelot Yacht Club

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On the fourth Saturday of every month, South East Classics hosts a car show at Harbourside Place in Jupiter. With all of its great restaurants and abundant space, Harbourside makes for the perfect location for such an event.

The car show is open to all vehicles 30 years old or older. Pre-registration is required. This weekend’s weather makes it the perfect time for an event like this, so don’t miss out! Head to Harbourside this weekend to check out some cool cars and grab a bite to eat.

When: This Saturday, 12/22/2018 at 6pm - 10pm

Where: Harbourside Place Car Show

Harbourside Place

Harbourside Place in Jupiter is the premier downtown destination for shopping, dining, luxury hotel accommodations, entertainment and boating. Nestled along

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This Saturday you can explore Downtown West Palm Beach and its inspiring art installations and murals created by artists from around the globe on this 90-min guided walking tour. On the tour, you will learn the intention and meaning of various murals and installations while gaining a better understanding of the artists who created them. It’s a local way to learn about interesting art and culture.

The tour will include refreshments and appetizers at the Hilton, an AAA Four Star Hotel at the genesis of the art and cultural movement with over 1,000 pieces of art in the collection.

Downtown WPB

Downtown West Palm Beach is an emerging innovative art and cultural destination and this tour is but one of many artistic developments that have recently

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This Saturday, December 22, Palm Beach Weekly is presenting an Ugly Sweater Bar crawl in West Palm Beach.

The event will last about four hours and will take place at four different West Palm Beach bars, starting at Roxy’s Rooftop.

Roxy's Rooftop (10pm Registration)

Grease (11pm)

BANKO CANTINA (Midnight)

THE LOFT (After Party)

You can buy a pre-sale ticket for $15, it’ll get you 4 Complimentary drinks and will take care of your cover charges for the night.

Ugly sweater bar crawls are a great way to get into the holiday spirit, especially this weekend when the weather is set to be beautiful.

Click here for more information.

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Looking to get the kids outside and off the couch while they are off school for the holiday break? Well, the Jupiter Outdoor Center is here to help.

The dates for the 2018 Holiday Adventure Camp have been announced and spots are filling up fast. The camp will feature an array of outdoor activities, including kayaking, canoeing, biking, fishing, and environmental education. The camp is fully accredited through the American Camp Association.

Two different camps are being offered. One from December 26th through the 28th and again from December 31st through January 4th. Day and week-long rates are available along with half day and full day options. For more information on pricing and registration, visit the Jupiter Outdoor Center website

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