December 2018

There are 96 blog entries for December 2018.

Tis the season to spread holiday cheer - and what better way to do that than by enjoying a few cocktails with hundreds of revelers dressed up in ugly holiday sweaters!

This year's Ugly Holiday Sweater Crawl is expanding and will take place in both downtown West Palm Beach at CityPlace (Dec. 8th), and in Jupiter at Harbourside Place (Dec. 15th).

Grab that ugly holiday sweater grandma knitted you, or throw on a Santa Suit or elf costume, and join us as we bar-hop among all of the great bars and restaurants of both CityPlace & Harbourside Place.

Each crawl is its own separate event and requires its own ticket, however, the crawls will work the same in both locations...Your favorite bars & restaurants in CityPlace & Harbourside Place will be offering

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Grammy Award winners Herb Alpert, the trumpet titan behind Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, and Lani Hall, the former lead singer of Sergio Mendes’ group Brasil ’66, unite in a jazz fusion of festive fare. Last year Alpert released The Christmas Wish, his first holiday album in half a century.

Mr. and Ms. Hall perform medleys of their ’60s hits, along with standards by composers from Irving Berlin to the Beatles, their joie de vivre permeated the room. The discreetly exuberant brand of Brazilian- and Mexican-flavored pop is honest and uplifting. The Hall’s music has been described as Happy music made by happy people, so plan on heading to the Kravis Center this weekend for a great night and even greater music.

When: Friday, December 7, 2018 at

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The historic Chipley Christmas Fest and Parade is a family-oriented holiday celebration that will be happening this Friday in West Palm Beach.

A lighted Christmas parade will light up Main Street at 5:30pm. Get your Christmas shopping done during the Holiday Stroll when Downtown merchants will have their doors open offering special holiday discounts and Christmas treats to their guests. Wander down to the Farmer's Market Complex on 7th Street and visit the Christmas Market where you can find specialty arts and crafts gifts for your loved ones. Enjoy the beautiful sounds of classic Christmas tunes drifting on the crisp air as your little ones get their free photo with Santa or participate in one of the children's games or activities. There will even be

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Motown in Motion, which pays tribute to “The Temptations” and “The Four Tops” and features four very talented singers and dancers, is playing this Sunday, December 9, at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach.

The Arts Garage is a cultural center in Delray Beach which delivers innovative, diverse, meaningful and accessible visual and performing arts experiences to the South Florida community.

Motown in Motion features Michael White, Gary Samms and Greg Woods, all accomplished musicians in their own right. Their groups' vocals and dance routines will make you think you are watching the original performers. This show is a must-see, so come prepared to dance and sing along!

Motown in motion will be performing such hits as:

  • My Girl By The

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Carlin Park After Dark is back this Saturday at that Seabreeze Amphitheater. Come out and enjoy Simply Tina, a “Tina Turner Tribute,” this is the first performance in the town’s tribute band concert series, it’s free! The concert will start at 7:00 pm. You can bring Lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets.

Simply Tina, led by Karena Korokous, is a world-class Tina Turner tribute band comprising of talented musicians, singers & dancers. The band is famous for its high energy show that gets audiences to sing along to so many of Tina's HITS!  Simply Tina is a full live band - no lip-syncing, no backing tracks all singing & every note is performed live. Some of Tina Turner’s most famous hits will be performed, including:

  • What's Love Got To Do

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Featuring more than 125,000 LED lights, captivating holiday displays, a giant Christmas tree, factory tours, chocolate-making classes, and photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Winter Wonderland will be open nightly, November 17 through December 30 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. and is FREE to the public. (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day)

The festival will include:

  • Colorful holiday lights and festive ornaments adorning the trees throughout the garden and a magnificent 12-foot Christmas tree.

  • Special Menorah Lighting Ceremony on December 4th

  • Enchanting, animated holiday displays will include a beautifully lit gazebo, cascading fountains, an Arctic zone with lighted polar bears and penguins, a Nativity

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Winter Wonderland at the Riviera Beach Marina Village will feature a unique tree lighting ceremony at 7 p.m., fire truck parade, snow machine, free pictures with Summer Santa Claus, holiday caroling, a photo competition, holiday shopping at the Tiki Market, hot cocoa, free gift wrapping, giveaways, train rides, a special mailbox that sends letters to Santa, gifts for the kids and more!

Where: Riviera Beach Marina Village Event Center. 190 East 13th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404.

When: Fri, December 4, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST.

Click here for more information.

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The 58th Annual Stuart Christmas Parade is scheduled to begin on Friday, December 7, 2018, at 7:00 PM.

The VNA (Visiting Nurse Association of Florida) is hosting this year's Parade, which has been a tradition in Stuart since 1960. There will be floats and awards for different categories.

The parade will start at Georgia Ave., travel down SE Ocean Blvd., and end at the Smithfield Plaza. This is always a wonderful event and really puts you in a Christmas & Holiday mood.

Every year the Stuart Christmas Parade is one of the best South Florida, it features colorful lights moving along in the night, marching bands, drill teams, and Honor Guards all at their holiday best.

The theme for his year’s parade is “Christmas in Toyland,” so if you’re

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Palm Beach County has well established and ever-expanding wine culture that includes local dinners featuring great wines from around the country. Here are a few upcoming events for you wine-lovers.

Tuscan Wine Dinner

The Tuscan Wine Dinner At The Serenity Garden Tea House & Restaurant in West Palm Beach will be happening Wednesday, Dec 5th and Thurs Dec 6th at 7 pm.

Enjoy a 4-course menu made by German Master Chef -Michael “Cheffee” Ober paired with boutique wines from Tuscany. $75 (and up) per-person. Click here for more information or, for tickets, call: (561) 339-2444.

Orin Swift Perfect Pairings

The Orin Swift Perfect Pairings dinner at Salute Market & Restaurant in Palm Beach Gardens is sure to be great. The event takes place tomorrow,

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If you live in Delray Beach go and celebrate John Lennon's life with the 2nd annual ImagineFest! Over 20 artists, singers, bands and authors including Mason Pace, McCartney Mania, singer Jack Maravell, Plastic Soul - A Beatles Tribute, Diogo Das Virgens, The Mana manas, Nick Orr & The Spectrum, Martini Martini, and Tu Hawks!

For those of you who don’t know, John Lennon was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He and fellow member Paul McCartney formed a much-celebrated songwriting partnership. Along with George Harrison and Ringo Starr, the group would ascend to worldwide fame during the 1960s.

What: The 2nd Annual ImagineFest

When:

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