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Sandi the holiday sand tree
December 5, 2020 - January 1, 2021
We can still jingle, even if we can’t fla-mingle!
Sandi, the City of West Palm Beach’s 35-foot, 700-ton holiday sand tree is coming back, and she is bringing ‘Hope’ home for the holidays – Hope being a flamingo!
While vacationing in Tahiti in her off season, Sandi met Hope. Sandi knew immediately what she needed to do – she needed to bring Hope home for Holiday in Paradise! The pair will make their debut on Saturday, December 5, 2020, when Sandi Land is lit for the first time this season. Hope will bring the jingle for the season, while families are discouraged to ‘fla-mingle’ outside of their own flock. She will have a stand-alone sculpture in Sandi Land.
Once the duo debuts, nightly light shows will run daily between 6 – 10 p.m. throughout the rest of the month. A special extended show will run until midnight on the final night, New Year’s Eve.
New this year will be a synchronized show with the City’s soon-to-be-completed Centennial Square Fountain, where the water will ‘dance’ and light up as part of Sandi’s world-famous shows.
While many Sandi Land staples are suspended this year, including the annual Holiday Tree Lighting, there is a Schedule of Activities throughout the month, including special visits with Santa. All events are subject to change or cancellation. The City recommends checking this page and social sites to confirm dates and times and make reservations (as required for certain activities).
To comply with national, statewide, and local safety mandates and recommendations, the City will skip coordinated events that typically draw larger crowds. In addition to the Holiday Tree Lighting concert, that also includes the suspension of the annual holiday-themed Screen on the Green, and the Sunday on the Waterfront Aloha Islanders show. Additionally, other high-touch activities, such as Glow FORE It Mini Golf, SnowieVille, and Sandi’s Dressing Room, will be absent from the month-long holiday celebration. Masks are required during special activities and while walking through Sandi Land, and hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout. City staff and downtown security will monitor and encourage social distancing and sanitizing of high touch areas, such as the fence around Sandi.<p “=”” left;”=””>