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Holiday in Paradise

It’s that time of year again—the most wonderful time of the year in the Palm Beaches! Sandi, the 35-foot, 700-ton holiday sand tree and star of the City of West Palm Beach’s Holiday in Paradise, turns 11 this season! Throughout the month of December, enjoy Sandi’s festive activities at her home base at 100 N. Clematis Street in West Palm Beach.


This year’s new element is Ferris the Ferris wheel. You can enjoy your Holiday in Paradise (HIP) from Thursday, December 1, to Saturday, December 31. Here are some of the jolly events that are planned:


Sandi Land tree lighting

With the addition of Ferris to this year’s activities, guests will have a new, aerial view of Sandi. Ferris rides will be available from 6 – 10 pm nightly throughout the month of December. The 65-foot Ferris wheel features gondola seating and its own light show

Sandi’s synchronized music and light shows will run nightly on the quarter hour from 6 – 10 p.m. through December (except on days with scheduled special events). In sync with Sandi’s show, the dancing Centennial Fountain will again be joining Sandi’s nightly party.

Other daily mainstays throughout HIP include additional sand sculptures that combine 100 tons of sand and memory-making photo spots.


More Holiday in Paradise Activities

Additional fun, family-friendly events include: 

December 1 - Clematis by Night Holiday Tree Lighting: 6 – 9 pm | Great Lawn: The kickoff to HIP, the Clematis by Night Holiday Tree Lighting features a momentous countdown to the start of the holiday season.

December 9: Screen on the Green (a holiday triple feature) 6 pm | Great Lawn: Bring blankets and chairs for a holiday triple feature.

December 17 - Sandi and Santa’s Annual Pancake Breakfast:  9 am – noon | Lake Pavilion near the Great Lawn: Families are encouraged to get their tickets quickly, as this event is a consistent sellout.

December 18 - Sunday on the Waterfront featuring Aloha Islanders: 4 – 7 pm | Great Lawn: Dancers from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and New Zealand will perform high-energy routines, giving residents and visitors an authentic Polynesian performance – without booking an international flight.

December 31 – Sandi’s Last Night (New Year’s Eve):  6 pm – midnight: Save the date for Sandi’s final swan song. Sandi’s nightly music and light shows are extended until midnight.


How to Get to Sandi and Where to Park?

Sandi sits in the middle of downtown West Palm Beach’s Great Lawn, which is at the east end of lively Clematis Street and just west of scenic Flagler Drive. There are easy-to-use parking lots nearby, or park in city garages on Clematis Street, Banyan Boulevard and Evernia Street.


For more information on the finest homes in the Palm Beaches, contact a Tauber Real Estate Services specialist at 561-626-4633 today.

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