December events in Palm Beach County will let you ring in the New Year and celebrate Christmas in style. Whether you live in or around Jupiter, Florida or want to visit for the holidays, you’ll find loads of things to do.
10th Annual Festival of Trees
December 2-14 is the 10th Annual Festival of Trees. Held at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, this festival uses the theme “Celebrating Design Through the Decades.” Professionals and volunteers worked together to decorate the trees and create a welcoming environment. Each tree features a theme built around a story that carries over to the next tree. Guests are welcome to dress in period costumes and stop by for caroling and other activities.
253 Barcelona Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: (561) 832-5328
Armory Art Center
Among the Christmas events that people look forward to in Jupiter Florida are the workshops offered at the Armory Art Center. The classes cater to students of all ages and levels, from kindergarten to high school, who are interested or want to develop their art skills further. Parents can register their kids in advance online.
1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: (561) 832-1776
Donuts With Santa
December 10 is a sweet treat for kids who want to meet and greet Santa. Palm Beach County officials opened Donuts With Santa at the Jupiter Community Center to give kids a chance to talk with Santa, tell him what they want for Christmas, and play with other children. Santa shares the spotlight with the kids from 10 am to late in the afternoon.
200 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458
Phone: (561) 741-2400
New Years at Guanabanas
One of the top New Year’s events in Jupiter is the celebration at Guanabanas. This popular party paradise will host a lively festivity which features a performance by Spred the Dub. The party starts at 9 pm and runs until the late night hours. However, only visitors aged 21 and up will be allowed in the venue.
Guanabanas doesn’t have a cover charge on New Year’s Eve.
960 N. Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477
Phone: (561) 818-9099
Breakfast With Santa
Instead of taking your kids to meet Santa at a local mall, let them celebrate with the Christmas icon at the Palm Beach Zoo. Santa will be at the zoo on December 17, 18 and 24. In addition to letting kids sit on his lap and go over their wish lists, the zoo will also offer a breakfast buffet that features hot and cold dishes for all guests. Kids can also meet Mrs. Claus and see some of the zoo’s animals up close. Tickets are available online for both members and non-members of the zoo’s conservation society.
1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33405-3035
Phone: (561) 547-9453
The Heavy Pets Holiday Ball
December events in Palm Beach County include The Heavy Pets Holiday Ball. This live show will commence at 9:30 pm on December 10 and finish around 12:30 at the Crest Theater—an Old School Square. This benefit concert aims to raise money for Toys for Tots and Caring Kitchen. The doors open at 8 pm to give guests ample time to find the best spot in the venue. Though the founders recommend that guests dress for the event, you can wear anything you would like.
51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Phone: (561) 243-7922
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
Experience the ultimate holiday celebration with a cruise to the Bahamas. The Grand Celebration departs from the Port of Palm Beach in nearby Riviera Beach. You can book a cabin at a very affordable price or upgrade to an ocean view for just a little extra. Each cruise will let you enjoy delicious food and fun activities before heading home to celebrate Christmas with the loved ones.
One E. 11th St., Suite 600, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Phone: (800) 293-3832
Noon Year’s Eve Celebration
One of the unique New Year’s events in Jupiter Florida is the Noon Year’s Eve Celebration at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. The December 31 event starts as early as 11 am and will offer fun activities for kids, live music, and more.
4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Phone: (561) 832-1988
Diamond’s Christmas Championship
This season to be jolly is not exclusive to Santa-inspired and wild party themes. At the Palm Beach County Convention Center, December 17 marks the day for Diamond’s Christmas Championship, a competition that brings some of the best cheerleaders from the region and state to southern Florida. The event starts at 9 am and will feature evening gown competition and loads of other games. You can purchase a spirit message inside the venue to show support to your favorite team. The event will also offer discounted tickets for those who bring a wrapped gift to a child in need and hand in that gift at the door. Attending the event is the perfect idea of giving back and having fun at the same time.
650 Okeechobee BoulevardWest Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: (561) 366-3000
Get in the holiday spirit with a trip to Tree Towne. Though this company operates several locations across the state, it has a local set up in Jupiter. Tree Towne offers one of the largest selections of fresh Christmas trees around. Employees will be hands-on in helping customers decide on the size and type of tree they want.
Tree Towne also offers a broad range of holiday accessories and decorations, including tree stands, wreaths, holiday lanterns, and tree bags. In addition to delivering a tree to your home, Tree Towne can pick up and recycle your tree at the end of the season.
14 N. Old Dixie Hwy. (U.S. 1), Jupiter, FL 33458
Phone: (561) 744-5198
Sunny 107.9’s Holiday Choir Sing-Off
Local radio station 107.9 will host one of the best holiday events that Palm Beach County residents can attend on December 16 at the Harbourside Place. Five local choirs will sing holiday songs and compete in a sing-off to see which group is the best. The winning team will walk away with a $1,750 cash prize. The sing-off, which runs from 7 pm to 9 pm, is open to the public. No fees will be collected for entrance.
200 N. US Highway One, Jupiter, FL 33477
Phone: (561) 963-9533