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The holidays are right around the corner, and this Thursday, November 26th is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving for many, traditionally revolves around family, friends, and delicious food. This Thanksgiving might be a little different than the previous years for many but here are some interesting facts and trivia about Thanksgiving.
- The first Thanksgiving is commonly considered to be in 1621 and Thanksgiving lasts three days. The event lasted three days because the settlers’ first corn harvest proved to be successful, Governor Bradford reportedly invited the Plymouth Colonists’ Native American allies to come and enjoy.
- Thanksgiving became an annual holiday under Abraham Lincoln. In 1863. Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November to be
Its official, The South Florida Fair recently announced its dates for the annual 2021 South Florida Fair. The South Florida Fair is one of the most anticipated events in Palm Beach County and next year the fair will be back and better than ever.
The South Florida Fair Officials announced that the annual event will be held on January 15th through January 31st, 2021. The fair is set to include all the typical entertainment, rides, fair foods, games, and much more. Most of the entertainment for the fair will be outdoors and will follow the current CDC guidelines and protocols for everyone’s health and safety.
The theme for the 2021 fair is “An Earthly A-Fair”, and Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd of every year and April 22nd 2020, was the 50th…
Jupiter’s Downtown Abacoa is hosting their Open-Air Outdoor Dining event three times this week. Dine along Town Center Drive in Jupiter at one of several restaurants located throughout Downtown Abacoa.
The Open-Air Dining event will include live music and open-air dining in the streets this fall in Jupiter. Several restaurants are planning on moving their tables outside three times this holiday weekend for the event. Normally the event happens on Friday and Saturday nights but this week, restaurants are adding tomorrow onto the list.
Open Air Dining Weekends Details:
When: Wednesday, November 25th, Friday, November 27th, and Saturday, November 28th
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Location: Town Center Drive, Jupiter
Restaurants located within the…
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Palm Beach Island. The Flagler Museum has transformed into a Christmas wonderland as part of their annual holiday tradition, Christmas at Whitehall.
During the holiday season, the first floor of Whitehall, also known as The Flagler Museum, is decorated in traditional Gilded Age holiday decorations. The main focal point of the holiday décor is the large 16-foot Christmas tree in the Grand Hall, filled with Gilded Age style ornaments and colored lights. The exterior and front gates of the grand estate are decorated with holiday wreathes and lights.
The Museum staff began decorating for the holiday season in early November and the decorations will be on full display as part of the new Visitor Experience…
Christmas cheer is coming early this year to Grandview Public Market in West Palm Beach. Beginning November 24, 2020 a yuletide pop-up bar known as “Miracle” at DeathorGloryBar.com will be open through the end of the year. Visitors will be sharing in an array of merriment inspired cocktails, including a Christmas Cosmo and Santa’s Pants. Ugly Christmas sweaters, tacky ornaments, and raunchy inflatable reindeers set the mood and an evening deserving of a second glance at the naughty or nice list will be required! Now through Dec. 31, Death or Glory will be transformed into a Christmas party palace, decked out in plastic Santa’s and cheesy holiday movies, a snow machines and mischievous reindeer.
Drinks will be served in festive glassware that…
Picking a favorite cookie seems like a nearly impossible task, but somehow every state in the US has managed to have a different cookie listed as their state’s top cookie. Some remain loyal to the original chocolate chip cookie and sugar cookie while other states prefer a nontraditional cookie.
Floridians have chosen their favorite cookie to serve at holidays is the Key Lime Pie cookie or the Key Lime Pie sandwich cookies filled with a tangy cream. The cookies are a soft buttery graham cookie with a key lime-flavored icing on top or cream in the middle.
Key Lime Pie Cookie Recipe
Graham Cookie: 1 Cup of unsalted butter (room temperature), 1 ½ cup of brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs, 1…
Beginning Sunday, November 22, 2020 through Sunday, December 20, 2020 the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, will host an Art of Bonsai class. Bonsai is a captivating art-form that combines horticultural techniques and Asian aesthetics in a distinctive way. The art originated within the Chinese empire and was copied and modified by the Japanese to what we know now as Bonsai trees. Literally translated "bon-sai" means "planted in a container".
Morikami Museum offers an assortment of Japanese cultural and art classes taught by experienced instructors. The Bonsai course is an ancient, horticultural practice meaning "a tree in a tray," which creates the illusion of age and maturity of a tree. The bonsai…
The 13th Annual Festival of Tree and Lights is back in Stuart this past week and weekend. The free weeklong festival features more than 75 decorated tree, wreaths, and holiday centerpieces. The Festival is held at the Flagler Center this week until November 21st.
The festival will include Storytime with Mrs. Claus, auctions, cooking classes and other events held throughout the day.
Festival of Tree and Lights Schedule
Friday, November 20th:
7:30 am to 9 am: Stuart, Martin, and Palm City Chambers of Commerce Breakfast
11 am to 5 pm: Trees, Wreaths, and Holiday Décor Viewing- this is open to the public and is free to attend.
6:30 pm to 8 pm: “A Not So Silent Night” Live Auction and Cocktail Party- tickets must be purchased in advance.
The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society has partnered together with Florida Power and Light Company to present Zoo Lights this holiday season.
Zoo Lights has quickly became a South Florida holiday tradition for families and friends. After hours, while the animals are sleeping, the Palm Beach Zoo will be illuminated for the holiday season. The zoo will be decorated with over 1 million eco-friendly lights every night.
Zoo Lights will be aglow from 6 pm to 9 pm with unique lights and theme displays from the entrance through the Florida Wetlands, Tropics of Americas and new to this year, Asia. Santa will be stopping by this year through December 23rd for your photo opportunity. Zoo Lights will feature special animal encounters and special treats.…