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Get ready for a magical night filled with lights, music, and holiday cheer as the 51st Annual Holiday Street Parade takes over Downtown Boca on Wednesday, December 6th, from 7:30 PM to 9 PM. This year's theme, "Holidays on the Silver Screen," promises to bring your favorite holiday movies to life through creatively decorated floats and community groups. 

The festivities will kick off at the intersection of Federal Highway and SE 5th Street, with the parade route heading north towards the iconic Mizner Park Amphitheater. Picture yourself surrounded by the mesmerizing glow of twinkling lights as floats adorned with festive decorations pass by, each representing a beloved holiday film. From classic favorites to modern blockbusters, the parade will capture

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Get into the holiday spirit with a unique and magical experience right in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach. From November 13th to December 31st, locals and visitors both have the opportunity to witness a rare sight – nightly “snowfall” in the Sunshine State. The Square, a popular location for shopping and dining, has transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with The Wishing Tree lightshow. 

At 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 pm each night, the air at The Square will be filled with the spectacle of snow gently falling from the sky. It is a mesmerizing experience that transports everyone to a world of frosty charm, turning the typical warm and tropical atmosphere of South Florida into a winter wonderland. 

The main attraction, The Wishing Tree

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Delray Beach is set for their annual Downtown Delray Beach Art Festival this weekend, December 2nd, and 3rd, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This yearly event promises a plethora of sculptures, paintings, and an eclectic mix of creative works that will leave art enthusiasts and holiday shoppers in awe. 


Clear your schedule for a weekend of creativity as the event kicks off at the entrance of Atlantic Avenue and NE 4th Avenue, extending north for two full blocks. 

A Diverse Showcase:

This art festival boasts participation from over 100 talented exhibitors, each contributing their unique perspective to the weekend. From sculptures that push the boundaries of form and function to timeless paintings that evoke emotions, the festival showcases a

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As the holiday season kicks into high gear, Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast are transforming into a winter wonderland with a plethora of festive events for the whole family. This weekend promises a medley of enchanting experiences, from snow-covered parks to twinkling boat parades. Here is a lineup of the top holiday events to make your weekend merry and bright: 

There's Snow Place Like Jupiter

  • Date: Friday December 1st
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Abacoa Community Park, 1501 Frederick Small Road
  • Details: Dive into 32 tons of real snow at Abacoa Community Park's winter extravaganza. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, jump around in bounce houses, and groove to live music. It is a snowy celebration you will not want to miss! 
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Mounts Botanical Garden is transforming into a tropical paradise with its latest exhibition, "Tropical Holiday Trees at Mounts." This festive display features three magnificent trees, each standing tall at 8 to 15 feet, meticulously crafted by the skilled Mounts Horticulture Team. What sets these trees apart from their traditional evergreen counterparts is their unique decorations – hundreds of vibrant bromeliads, orchids, and other tropical botanicals. 

Running until December 31st, this one-of-a-kind exhibit invites visitors to experience the magic of the holidays in a tropical setting. The lush and diverse array of plants not only adds a splash of color but also introduces a refreshing twist to the traditional holiday decor. It is a celebration of

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As the holiday season kicks into high gear, Delray Beach is ramping up for a spectacular celebration that promises to light up the night and fill the air with the spirit of Christmas. 

Today, November 28th, 2023, from 6 to 9 pm, get ready for the 100-Foot Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration and Yuletide Street Fair—an annual tradition that has been enchanting locals and visitors for three decades. 

This year's festivities are set to be more magical than ever as the community gathers to welcome the holiday season with open arms. The iconic 100-Foot Christmas Tree, a symbol of joy and unity, takes center stage as Santa himself leads the countdown to illuminate the towering tree in a dazzling display of lights. 

But the magic does not stop there.

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With Halloween and Thanksgiving in our rear-view mirror, West Palm Beach is set to ignite the ultimate holiday spirit with a dazzling display at the Clematis by Night Holiday Tree Lighting on Thursday, November 30th, from 6-10 p.m. The highlight of the evening? None other than Sandi, the world's only 700-ton holiday sand tree, taking center stage against the backdrop of the West Palm Beach Waterfront. 

Sandi is not your typical fir or spruce – she is a magnificent creation crafted entirely from sand, standing tall and proud as a unique symbol of holiday cheer. The to the detail artistry that goes into sculpting this colossal sand tree is a testament to the city's commitment to offering a one-of-a-kind celebration for residents and visitors alike. 

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The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the much-anticipated Black Friday shopping. If you live in the stretch of Boca Raton to Jupiter, Florida, you are in luck! Palm Beach County boasts a variety of shopping destinations, each offering unique deals and experiences. Let us explore the top shopping destinations to hit on Black Friday. 

The Gardens Mall (Palm Beach Gardens): A luxury shopping destination featuring high-end brands and department stores. Expect exclusive deals and promotions from renowned retailers. With its festive decor, The Gardens Mall sets the perfect tone for a day of shopping. 

Town Center at Boca Raton (Boca Raton): Moving south to Boca Raton, Town Center Mall awaits with its diverse range of shops. From high fashion

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As the golden years approach, the search for the perfect retirement destination becomes a significant milestone and decision. Look no further than Palm Beach County, Florida, a retirees dream that stands out among the many other options across the United States. Here is why retiring to Palm Beach County is an unrivaled choice. 

First and foremost, Palm Beach County boasts a climate that is the envy of the country. With an average of 230ish sunny days per year, retirees can bid farewell to harsh winters and embrace a lifestyle bathed in perpetual sunshine. The temperate climate allows for year-round outdoor activities, from leisurely strolls along pristine beaches to rounds of golf on world-class courses. 

Beyond the weather, Palm Beach County offers

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This November 18th and 19th, art enthusiasts have the chance to experience creativity at its finest at the Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival. Transforming Rosemary Avenue into a vibrant gallery, this two-day event promises a captivating journey through an array of artistic expressions. 

From 10 am to 5 pm each day, The Square becomes a haven for art lovers, offering an opportunity to explore life-size sculptures, breathtaking paintings, unique jewelry, captivating photography, and intricate ceramics. The festival showcases the talent of both local and national artists, each contributing to the cornucopia of creativity that defines the event. 

What sets this festival apart is the chance to connect with the artists themselves. Wander through the

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