Top 7 Things To Do In Palm Beach County In December 2016
What to do, see and lust over this month in the Palm Beaches.
1. Tropical Winter Wonderland
The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens will transform into an illuminated wonderland featuring more than 25 professionally decorated trees plus a light and music show, and instrumental and dance performances from Dec. 2 to 14. This year’s theme, “Celebrating Design through the Decades” will showcase trends throughout history. (Tickets from $7; ansg.org/festival-of-trees/)
2. Work of Art
Take part in the first annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival from Dec. 3 to 4 at the Armory Art Center, where local and out-of-town artists will showcase their work. Live music and demonstrations, food trucks and more will be offered for attendees. (free; westpalmbeachartsfestival.com/)
3. Fashion Forward
Find hand-painted, eco-friendly handbags by Susan Tancer Studios during the Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family event on Dec. 3 at The Gardens Mall. Preview new designs and meet the designer during the trunk show, and find a perfect piece for the holiday season.
4. Wine and Dine
Don’t miss out as South Florida’s top restaurateurs join together at the 10th annual Grand Tasting on Dec. 11 at The Gardens Mall as part of the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival. The event will include wines and spirits, celebrity chef book signings, a fashion show and a Stoli Mule & Beer Garden with the event concluding with the annual Grand Chef Throwdown. ($75; pbfoodwinefest.com/grand-tasting)
5. ‘Life Under Printed Palms’
Get dressed in Lilly Pulitzer and hit the sand during Beach Bash Palm Beach at the Beach Club on Dec. 29. Enjoy colorful cocktails, delicious bites, fashion and entertainment all in support of Loggerhead Marinelife Center. (Tickets from $250; marinelife.org/event/beachbash/)
6. Holiday Shopping
Visit the Country Club at Mirasol on Dec. 10 to take part in Shop ‘Til You Drop. Find top fashions, accessories and home décor perfect for holiday gifts for the entire family. Proceeds benefit the Natural Science Education Program at MacArthur Beach State Park. ($75; macarthurbeach.org)
7. Ring In The New Year
Welcome 2017 with friends and family at CityPlace on Dec. 31. Enjoy music from Quick Fix, multiple snowfalls, delicious dinner and entertainment at the New Year’s Eve celebration. (free; cityplace.com)