The Palm Beaches Announce 2014 Holiday Events and Packages

11/13/2014

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Scott Schoenen, Director of Public Relations and Communications
Discover The Palm Beaches
561-233-3030, sschoenen@palmbeachfl.com

Malcolm Griffiths, Vice President
Development Counsellors International
212-444-7112, malcolm.griffiths@aboutdci.com

 

The Palm Beaches Announce 2014 Holiday Events and Packages
World-Class Luxury and Consignment Shopping, Tree Lightings, Seasonal Celebrations

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (November 12, 2014) - Imagine a yuletide destination where decorated Christmas trees magically appear in hotel rooms, where chauffeured Rolls Royces take guests on $5,000 shopping sprees and a place where pampered pooches go on a holiday ‘pup crawl'. Those are just a few reasons to spend the holiday season in The Palm Beaches, a subtropical escape in south Florida.

"Our region is easily accessible by Interstate 95, the East Coast's primary north-south artery, and via Palm Beach International Airport, which is served by more than 160 daily flights," said Jorge Pesquera, president and CEO of Discover The Palm Beaches. "Spend the holidays in The Palm Beaches, where you can leave dreary white-out snowfalls for white sandy beaches."

Santa will be making several visits throughout the 38 cities and towns that comprise The Palm Beaches. Below is a list of many of the activities and specials you'll find this holiday season:

CITY/SHOPPING DESTINATION EVENTS:

CITYPLACE http://www.cityplace.com/  
CityPlace's Family Fun Fest
Dec. 14, 2014
Family Fun Fest returns to the plaza with a "Winter Wonderland" theme. Kids can take photos with Santa, make toys with elves, hang out with winter princesses, enjoy snowfalls, train rides and holiday performances from 1 to 4 p.m. CityPlace is also encouraging guests to bring a gift for their Toys for Tots toy drive. Admission is free.

DELRAY BEACH http://100ftchristmastree.com/  
100-foot Tree Lighting and Santa Landing
Dec. 4 at 5 p.m.
Delray Beach will celebrate the holidays by land, sea and air starting with the renowned 100-foot Christmas Tree Lighting event. Santa will arrive on a helicopter to greet visitors and bring to life the 15,000 LED bulbs that garnish the 3,000 branches. Children will have the opportunity to take a train ride around the tree throughout the month-long celebration.

PALM BEACH BOAT PARADE http://www.palmbeachboatparade.org/
Dec. 6, 2014
The Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade begins near North Palm Beach Marina and moves north to the iconic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, all through the Intracoastal Waterway. The closing event is replete with fireworks and fun activities in the Riverwalk Events Plaza at the newly opened Harbourside Place in Jupiter. Prime viewing spots are in public parks along the route: Juno Park, Bert Winters Park and Sawfish Bay Park. Viewing at Harbourside Place will be alongside the marina walkway and at the amphitheater, accompanied by live music and other activities in conjunction with the parade.

PALM BEACH GARDENS http://downtownatthegardens.com/  
Downtown at the Gardens Holiday Pup Crawl
Dec. 7, 2014
Come out to The Palm Beaches' largest pet holiday event with more than 20 pet related vendors at the Second Annual Holiday Pup Crawl at Downtown at the Gardens. There will be holiday music, a pet fashion show at 2 p.m., mascot appearances for the kids, and more. Bring any type of pet food for the pet food drive supporting Kibblez of Love Pet Food Bank.

TOWN CENTER AT BOCA RATON www.towncenteratboca.com  
Festival of Watches
Nov. 15, 2014
Celebrate the fine art of watch-making in the Town Center at Boca Raton with retailers such as Porsche Design, Mayors, TOUS and Cartier. Retailers will host in-store special events, demonstrations, one-of-a-kind collections, giveaways, gifts with purchases, refreshments and more. Spend $300 or more at participating retailers and receive VIP Access into the "Happy Hour" Lounge in Center Court offering more deals - valued at a minimum of $300.

WEST PALM BEACH http://wpb.org/  
Sandi Land Holiday Celebration
Dec. 4, 2014
The City of West Palm Beach will ring in the holiday season with a spectacular lighting of the world's only 35-foot tree created from 600 tons of sand. Sandi the holiday tree will illuminate the West Palm Beach Waterfront in a dazzling light show set to holiday music. The light shows will repeat nightly on the half hour, starting at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m. and run through Dec. 31, 2014.

WORTH AVENUE http://worth-avenue.com/  
Worth Avenue Holiday Tree Lighting
Dec. 2, 2014
Led by Santa Claus, his elves and entertainers, The Worth Avenue Association and Palm Beach Mayor, Gail Coniglio, welcome the holiday season with an annual parade that concludes with the signature, spectacular Christmas Tree Lighting event, signifying the unofficial start of Palm Beach's magical shopping season. The parade begins at 6 p.m., with the flip of the switch that lights the magnificent 40-foot tree happening at 6:29 p.m.

For more information on shopping this holiday season in The Palm Beaches, visit: http://www.palmbeachfl.com/vacations/shopping/


HOTELS:

THE BRAZILIAN COURT HOTEL http://www.thebraziliancourt.com/  
Shop the Tropics
Available Nov. 16 - Dec. 18, 2014, starting at $18,000 two/nights
Whether ‘on the island' for a family celebration or romantic getaway for two, guests experience unparalleled luxury in the lavish two-bedroom Hepburn Suite and awake to chauffeured service via a vintage Rolls Royce as they shop the boutiques of Worth Avenue. With $5,000 and a personal shopper to assist, holiday gift-giving becomes a stress-free affair. Back at the hotel, guests step behind the scenes for a gastronomic Chef's Table experience, for up to four, in the kitchen of Café Boulud. Chef Rick Mace and Pastry Chef Eric Snow prepare seven delectable courses paired with wines offered by sommelier Mariya Kovacheva. Package includes:
• Two-night accommodations in the lavish two-bedroom Hepburn Suite
• Personal chauffeur in a vintage Rolls Royce (up to six hours)
• Seven-course dinner for four with wine pairings at Chef's table at Café Boulud
• $5,000 Worth Avenue shopping spree with private shopper

Warm Winter Bliss
Available Dec. 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015, starting at $409 per night
The Brazilian Court Hotel offers holiday travelers warm, holiday spirits this season. Start each morning with an all-American breakfast for two, prepared by the talented chefs of Café Boulud, guests will be energized to take on all the activities The Palm Beaches have to offer - from exploring Worth Avenue and the Atlantic Coast via complimentary bicycle rentals, to taking advantage of the daily beach transportation and set up. Package includes:
• Overnight accommodations at The Brazilian Court Hotel in your choice of room type
• All-American breakfast for two each morning
• Half-day of bicycle rentals for two
• Beach transportation and set up daily

THE CHESTERFIELD PALM BEACH http://www.chesterfieldpb.com/  
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Dinner
Dec. 24 & 25, 2014
Celebrate with family and friends in the festively decorated Leopard Room with a holiday feast prepared by Executive Chef Gerard Coughlin, featuring entrée selections including Prime Rib Roast, Roast Duckling, or Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass. $65.00 per adult / $21.95 per child 12 and under (exclusive of tax and gratuity). Reservations are required.

New Year's Eve Gala
Dec. 31, 2014
Ring in the New Year at the Chesterfield's annual Gala Dinner. Our four-course New Year's menu will be served in two sittings. Dance all evening long to live music and welcome 2015 with party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. $105 per person (6 p.m.) / $140 per person (8:30 p.m.) - excluding tax and gratuities. Reservations are required. Party favors and champagne toast at midnight included in second sitting price. Jacket and tie are required for gentlemen.

JUPITER BEACH RESORT & SPA http://www.jupiterbeachresort.com/  
Winter Warm-Up Special
Valid through Dec. 23, 2014
Temperatures are dropping all across North America but not at the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, where snow boots and coats are never required. The package adds a fun twist on amenities to help ward off the winter chill. Receive a "Warm Welcome" bag with sunscreen, a hat and the daily weather forecast, welcome frozen cocktails to thaw off upon arrival as well as two hot stone massages at the onsite spa. Rates start at $370/night. The 'Winter Warm-Up Package' includes:
• Deluxe accommodations
• A ‘Warm Welcome' bag upon arrival (which includes sunscreen, a Jupiter Beach Resort hat and the daily weather forecast)
• Two welcome frozen cocktails
• Two hot stone massages at The Spa and unlimited drinkable dark chocolate to sip on in the relaxation room
• Frozen hot cocoa and cookies with your evening turndown

PALM BEACH MARRIOTT SINGER ISLAND BEACH RESORT & SPA
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pbisg-palm-beach-marriott-singer-island-beach-resort-and-spa
Christmas Package
Imagine coming back to your room to discover that Santa and his Elves have created a holiday In-Room Celebration. This package includes a Christmas tree strung with lights and decorated with ornaments complete with stockings, filled with gift cards and treats.
Package includes:
• Tree with Lights and Ornaments & $50.00 Gift Card to SiSpa
• $50.00 Gift Card for 3800 Ocean
• Welcome basket of house made Cookies and Milk
• Beach Chairs and Umbrella (two chairs, one umbrella, one table) Rental for 1 Day (one full day) per stay

WATERSTONE RESORT & MARINA http://www.waterstoneboca.com/  
Christmas Day Brunch
Dec. 25, 2014
Relax to the smooth sounds of a live saxophonist at the Atlantic Ballroom and enjoy Christmas Day Brunch with panoramic views of the Atlantic and intracoastal waterways. Price: $75 per adult, $30 per child (5 - 12).

New Year's Eve Around the World
Dec. 31, 2014
Dance to the tunes mixed by "DJ Live," a combination of live vocalists and musicians with a DJ resulting in a unique repertoire of music. Ring in the New Year inside the hotel's elegant Atlantic Ballroom. Admission includes a buffet featuring cuisine from around the world, premium open bar and a champagne toast sponsored by Nicolas Feauillatte. Price: $185 per person.


ARTS AND CULTURE/ATTRACTIONS:

THE FLAGLER MUSEUM http://flaglermuseum.us/programs/christmas-at-whitehall  
Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec. 7, 2014
Henry Flagler's youngest descendants will light the 16-foot tall Grand Hall Christmas tree. The Flaglers celebrated Christmas in a traditional Gilded Age fashion, with a tree richly decorated with ornaments, colored electric lights, and gifts for the local children. All activities included with Museum Admission.

KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS http://www.kravis.org/  
Colors of Christmas With Peabo Bryson, Ruben Studdard, Jennifer Holiday and Taylor Dayne
Dec. 6, 2014
What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with four of the music world's brightest stars! Singing hits from their individual repertoires, as well as songs of the season, this stellar lineup of award-winning artists will be joined by a gospel choir. It's an enchanting evening of unforgettable music to ring in the holidays. Tickets start at $25.

LOGGERHEAD MARINELIFE CENTER http://www.marinelife.org/  
Sea Turtle Holiday Celebration
Dec. 20, 2014
Spend the holiday season with the sea turtles. The day will include educational programs, activities and crafts. Take a picture with resident turtle Fletch. Best of all, there is no cost. It's free!


MIZNER PARK ‘8TH ANNUAL NO SNOW BALL' CONCERT
Dec. 13, 2014 at 6 p.m.
The forecast calls for a thrilling line-up of chart-topping bands including Gavin De Graw, Christina Perri and American Authors as 97.9 WRMF presents the 8th Annual No Snow Ball concert on at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. Tickets for this event can be booked online at www.frontgatetickets.com .

MORIKAMI MUSEUM AND JAPANESE GARDENS http://morikami.org/  
Oshogatsu
Jan. 11, 2015
Now in its 37th year at the Morikami, Oshogatsu - the traditional New Year festival - is celebrated with games and entertainment throughout the museum and gardens. The day's activities include Japan's customary rice-pounding, making mochi rice cakes, and sado tea ceremony, as well as omikuji, fortune telling. Appearances by shishimai, the lion dancer, are sure to bring good luck for the New Year too. Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 10 and under (at the door); FREE for museum members and children ages 3 and under.


About Discover The Palm Beaches
Discover The Palm Beaches, formerly the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the official tourism marketing corporation that promotes the collection of 38 cities and towns and 15 tourism districts, commonly referred to as, The Palm Beaches, Florida. Tourism is among Palm Beach County's major industries generating an annual economic impact of nearly $7 billion in the local economy, producing $30 million in bed-tax revenue, lodging sales of approximately $623 million and supporting 60,000 jobs.

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