December 2018

There are 100 blog entries for December 2018.

Are you traveling this year for the holiday season? Well, you are far from alone.

AAA released their latest holiday travel forecast and they are predicting that 2018 will be the busiest travel season in recorded history. According to their report, a record-breaking 112.5 million people will travel in some capacity this holiday season. That number is 4.4% higher than 2017's numbers, which had been the previous record.

Of those over 112 million people, AAA expects that 102 million will travel via car, while 6.7 million will fly and 3.7 million will travel via another form of transportation (train, bus, boat, etc.). In most major cities, car traffic is expected to increase beginning December 20th.

With so many people traveling this holiday season,

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This weekend, two musicals are coming to The Kravis Center. The Kravis Center hosts several musicals and shows throughout the year. The Sound of Music and Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer will be hitting the stage this Friday and Sunday.

The Sound of Music is coming to West Palm Beach this Friday, December 21st at 8 pm. The beloved musical is a real-life story that explains the story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family during World War II. The story is also a film that stars Julie Andrews and is the third-highest grossing film of all time in the United States and Canada. The musical has won several awards including a Grammy Award, Tony Awards, and an Academy Award. The musical features musical hits such as My Favorite Things, The Sound of Music, and Climb

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The holidays are a great time to spend some quality time with the family. However, not everyone likes to cook up a big feast for a large group of people. Luckily, for those not in the mood to cook this holiday season, many of the best restaurants throughout Palm Beach County will be open on Christmas Day. Here are some of those restaurants and what deals they will be offering that day:

E.R. Bradley's

Start your day off right with E.R. Bradley's famous Christmas Day breakfast buffet. Help yourself to a wide variety of traditional breakfast fare while overlooking the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway in downtown West Palm Beach. There will also be an appearance from the big man himself, Santa Claus. The breakfast buffet goes from 8am to 1pm.

PGA

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Palm Beach County not only has some of the best golfing, beaches and boating in the country butits also one of the best places in the world to retire.

Ranked among the “Top Ten Best States” to retire to by TopRetirements.com, and with several of its cities named as the “Best Cities to Retire To” by the Market Watch Report. There are many reasons why Florida, and particularly Palm Beach County, is a great place to retire.

First, Florida has no income tax and there is property tax protection for its full-time residents.

Second, Florida has some of the warmest Winter temperatures. Floridians can hit the beach all year long. In Palm Beach County, for example, the average Winter temperature is around 74-degrees.

Third, many of the communities are

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With two weeks off from school for the holidays many local museums, science centers and after care programs offer Holiday camps to keep the little ones occupied during their holiday break.

Here are some of the holiday camps happening around Palm Beach County this holiday season.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach offers a full marine-science experience where kids will learn about the journey of the sea turtles and ocean conservation through their programs. The camp runs from Wednesday, December 26th through Friday, December 28th and then again Wednesday, January 2nd through Friday, January 4th from 9 am to 4 pm. The cost to sign up is $60 dollars per day. Ages 6 through 10 are welcomed to attend. Click here to learn more.

The South Florida

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Head to Café Sapori in West Palm Beach tonight for a festive holiday party and to celebrate the Christmas birthday of King Richard DeAgazio. The event will feature live entertainment from world-class entertainers from both near and far.

Admission fee of $30 includes a Complimentary flute of Prosecco. No minimum on food or drink. Open Regular Menu. Open seating in the restaurant area or the bar. (Reserved tables held for groups of 8 or more). Click here to buy your ticket.

Café Sapori

Café Sapori is a traditional Italian restaurant that offers an assortment of flavors from Northern and Southern Italy. You can relax Café Sapori’s spacious wrap-around bar accented by Italian granite and warm dark, cherry wood while enjoying their extensive

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Lobster Rolls are a New England delicacy. But for Northern transplants or those of you who are just in a mood for something delicious, fear not! There are some great options for you in Palm Beach County. Here are the three best places to get a lobster roll in Jupiter.

Cod and Capers Seafood Market and Restaurant, 1201 U.S. Highway One, North Palm Beach, has a recipe that calls for its lobster roll to be filled with freshly steamed, hand-picked Maine Lobster meat tossed in light lemon-mayo dressing and served in a New England split-top roll.

Chowder Heads, 2123 S. U.S. Highway 1, Jupiter, prepares its wicked “Signature New England Rolls” on a traditional New England hot dog roll, grilled in salt-free butter with Hellmann’s mayonnaise. They serve

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This Friday, December 21st the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting their Lighthouse Moonrise Tour starting at 4:45 pm. Guests who attend will learn about the history of the Jupiter icon and enjoy evening views of Jupiter and the surrounding towns with a full moon in the sky.

The tour last approximately 75 minutes and tickets are required to attend the event. The cost is $25 dollars per person and $20 dollars for Lighthouse Members. Tickets can be purchase online or by calling 561-747-8380 extension 101. The tours are weather permitting, so check their website for updates. Children must be 48” inches tall to climb the tower’s 105 steps and must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, visit the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum.

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The holiday spirit is in the air and The Breakers on Palm Beach is doing their part.

Beginning this Friday, December 21st, the resort is doing a series of holiday themed afternoon teas. The holiday teas will take place this Friday and Saturday as well as December 26-29 in the HMF restuarant inside the resort. The 3-5 p.m. teas include a selection of teas, finger sandwiches, pastries and warm buttermilk scones with Devonshire cream, rose-petal jam and preserves. If tea isn't your thing, the HMF will also be offering a full selection of its classic and signiature cocktails for an additional charge. 

The HMF is located in the old dining room near the lobby which has been decorated for the holidays. The holiday teas are $55 per person and reservations

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Every weekend throughout Palm Beach County there are several Green Markets in the area for you to bring fresh produce, baked goods and homemade items from local farmers, artisans, and growers. These markets occur rain or shine and run until late spring.
Here are some of the local markets happening this weekend in our area.

Jupiter:
Jupiter Farmers Market at El Sol:
El Sol, Jupiter’s neighborhood resource center located on the corner of Military Trail and Indiantown Road is hosting their weekly Sunday Farmers market from 9 am to 1:30 pm this Sunday, December 23rd. The market has a variety of fresh produce, imported cheeses, organic fruits and vegetables, Guatemalan crafts, fresh farm eggs, baked goods and pastries and much more. The market is free and

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