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Christmas Lights and New Year's Eve in West Palm Beach 2024-2025

Check out the world's only Christmas tree made of sand

Dates: December

West Palm Beach is great to visit during the holidays. Not just because the weather is usually pleasant and mellow. The city is famous for its lavish holiday decorations as well as the 700-ton sand Christmas tree, called Sandi. It serves as the main attraction of WPB during this wonderful time of the year.

Holidays at Clematis Street’s Waterfront Park

Sandi is part of the city's annual Holiday in Paradise celebration. It is available to see at Clematis Street’s Waterfront Park in downtown West Palm Beach from early December through New Year's Eve. Every night during this period, the 35-ft sand tree comes alive with music and light show from 6 to 10 pm. Other attractions in the park include Ferries Wheel, SnowieVille, mini-golf, caroling, visits with Santa on selected days, and plenty of fun on the Waterfront.

Nightly Snowfall At The Square

Rosemary Square in downtown is another must-see during the holidays. It features a nightly light show and a fake snowfall from mid-November through December 31. The shows begin at 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, and 8:30 pm.

NYE events in West Palm Beach

On New Year's Eve, there's no fireworks display in West Palm Beach, however, various family-friendly activities take place in the area. In downtown West Palm Beach, there are many restaurants offering special prix-fixe menus. Lounges, bars, and clubs hold NYE parties. There is also a black-tie gala at The Breakers Resort.

Noon Year’s Eve events

West Palm Beach Zoo offers a kid-friendly Noon Year’s Eve celebration that lasts from 9 am to 1 pm with a hilarious alligator drop at the end, a dance party, and special beverages. South Florida Science Center and Aquarium hosts a similar celebration from 11 am to 1 pm with science demonstrations, music, dancing, and face painting.

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Last updated: by Olga Valchyshen