Holidays Fun in the Palm Beaches 2020 | Palm Beach Moms

It is the most wonderful time of year!  Here is a roundup of some of our favorite holiday happenings. This will continue to be updated so check back.  Happy Holidays Friends!

At Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa in Riviera Beach, Florida, an over-the-top gingerbread display – one of the resort’s most treasured annual traditions – will be showcased in the lobby. This year’s work of art by Pastry Chef Kursten Restivo, will feature a tropical twist. And for the first time, the sugar-trimmed house will offer interactive elements. Chef Kursten’s gingerbread displays are a labor of love. Last year’s gingerbread surf shack took over 1,000 hours to complete, and 1,800 gumballs, 110 eggs and over 34 pounds of sugar were used to create the gingerbread confection.

Mounts Botanical Gardens Holiday Fun

December 12-13
+ Saturday, December 12, 9 am to 3 pm (last entry at 2 pm)
The interactive Cutting Corners: A Stickwork Exhibition will be decorated with fresh, live holiday evergreens, garlands, and Poinsettias to provide a festive backdrop for family and friends holiday photos.
The “weather forecast” anticipates “SoFlo Snow” bubbles every hour between 10 am and 2 pm.
Treats and beverages available for purchase.
Shop for treasures at the Mounts Gift Shop Tent
Shop for cactus and succulents at the Mounts Nursery Tent and check out the plant sale in the Mounts Nursery.
Admission: $12 (general), $5 (children 5-12), and FREE for Mounts Botanical members.

+ Sunday, December 13, 9 am to 3 pm (last entry at 2 pm)
Dogs’ Day in the Garden for families and their canine fur-babies.
Use the festively decorated Stickwork exhibition as a backdrop for holiday photos with your favorite pooch.
Admission: $10 (general); $5 (children 5-12), and FREE for Mounts Botanical members

December 15-23
Cutting Corners: A Stickwork Exhibition, the massive, willow sculpture located in the Great Lawn area, will remain decorated for the season so visitors can use it as a colorful, eye-catching backdrop for holiday photos.

December 17-19
Shop for holiday gifts, stocking stuffers, decorations, and a verdant abundance of beautiful plants. Best of all, Mounts Botanical members will receive special discounts.


AN INTERACTIVE IMAGINATION IMMERSION AT THE GARDENS MALL. Experience a magical world of candy cane swirls and snowflake blizzards. Picture yourself inside a giant snow globe or with Santa’s rooftop view.


Admission $10 per person with all proceeds benefiting our charitable partners.

Open Wednesday through Sunday.

Santa at The Mall at Wellington Green!

11/21/20 – 12/24/20 | 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Guests are invited to capture memories of a lifetime with professional quality photos with Santa. Advance reservations and appointments to visit Santa are strongly encouraged.

To help guests capture a one-on-one visit with Santa this holiday season, The Mall at Wellington Green is offering a contactless in-person Santa experience with enhanced safety protocols such as offering a reservation system to avoid overcrowding, requiring guests and staff to wear a face covering and daily temperature checks and health screenings for all staff.

Santa is located at Grand Court. He is available for photos Mondays to Saturdays from 11 am to 8 pm and Sundays noon to 6 pm with the exception of Christmas Eve when he will be available from 9 am to 5 pm.  Santa is not able to visit on 11/23, 11/24, 11/25, 11/26, 11/30 or 12/7 because he has to return to the North Pole.

Each child that visits with Santa will receive a HO HO HO or Make It Merry mask while supplies last.  Details here.

Nightly Snowfall & Lightshow

Experience a snowy South Florida holiday season at Rosemary Square West Palm Beach. Our nightly snowfall on the square with The Wishing Tree lightshow begins on November 14 and goes through December 31. Shows begin at 6:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm, and no reservations are required. No snow on Thanksgiving.

Daily at 6:30PM, 7:30PM & 8:30PM   Details here.

Details here

Outdoor Photos with Santa at the Wishing Tree

Pose with Santa during this physically distanced visit outside under The Wishing Tree at Rosemary Square from 6-8pm every Friday & Saturday starting November 14.

Reserve your visit with Santa here.

Special reservations for the Holiday Pup Party on Dec 5 available here.

Reservations highly encouraged.

  • Parents are responsible for their own photos.
  • No physical contact with Santa will be allowed.
  • There will be child chairs placed in front of Santa.
  • Masks may be removed for photos.
  • There are a limited number of spots for each hour time slot.
  • Snowfall each evening at 6:30pm, 7:30pm & 8:30pm
  • Santa will take a 5-minute break during the snowfalls at 6:30pm and 7:30pm.

Looking for Thursday night visits with Santa? Check out these links instead:

ZOO Lights Nights

Zoo Lights is sure to become a Florida holiday tradition for families and friends. Palm Beach Zoo will be illuminated for the holidays with over one million eco-friendly lights. Each evening from 6 – 10pm the Zoo will be aglow with unique themed displays from the entrance through the Florida Wetlands and Tropics of the Americas. The festive holiday fun features photos with Santa, special animal encounters and Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen featuring cookie decorating and holiday themed treats.  Details here.

Nov. 27, 28 & 29

Dec. 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28 & 29

Jan. 1, 2, 3 , 8 & 9

Boat Parade

What: 26th Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade and 21st Annual Toy Drive benefiting Toys for Tots and Little Smiles.

Where: The parade, led by a Zambelli traveling fireworks display navigates up the Intracoastal Waterway from North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.

When: Saturday, December 5, 2020. Parade begins at 6 p.m. and arrives in Jupiter at approximately 8 p.m.  Details here. 


November 21, 2020 – December 24, 2020

Visit with Santa at The Gardens Mall to add some magic to your holiday season. Photos and visits with Santa at The Gardens Mall begin on Saturday, November 21. Kids of all ages can visit Santa in the Grand Court to share their holiday wishes and get a socially distanced photo with the man in red.

Be sure to reserve your time with Santa at

Stay on Santa’s good list by following safety and health guidelines – maintaining social distance, wearing face masks, and being patient during the enhanced cleaning between visits.  Details here.

Santa Photos at Town Center at Boca Raton

  • A reservation is required.
  • For everyone’s safety this will be a socially-distanced experience for our guests
  • Santa and his helpers will be wearing masks throughout the duration of your visit
  • Guests are required to wear masks where mandated by local health authorities and government agencies

Make your Santa photo reservation today!


Sandi Holiday Sand Tree

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! 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.  Details here.

Deck the Palms is the Junior League of the Palm Beaches’ largest fundraising event. The annual holiday boutique market is attended by several thousand people each year, bringing together more than 130 local and international artisans, clothiers, jewelers, specialty gifts, culinary vendors, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations.  100% of the proceeds from the event benefit the community projects of the Junior League of the Palm Beaches.

With the health and safety concerns associated with the present COVID-19 pandemic in mind, we have re-imagined the Market as an outdoor event with social distancing and safety precautions as a top priority.

Friday, November 20: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, November 21: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Outdoors at the Palm Beach Outlets

This year’s market will also feature a ticketed Opening Night Kick-off Party with a live band, V.I.P. Lounge, and re-envisioned Princess and Pirate Entertainment Experience.


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