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PB Parenting’s 3rd Annual Holiday Gift Guide  P. 8

75+ Stocking Stuffers P. 15

Winter Break Camps  P. 16

7 Ways to Ring in New Year’s with Your Kids P. 20

Christmas Tree Safety P. 28

Meal Planning Made Easy P. 30

Road Trip Boredom Busters P. 34

Holiday Events P. 36

Family Events Calendar P. 40

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Eau Spa is an elegant escape with the perfect dash of playfulness. Whimsical music, champagne bubbles, and decadent cupcakes surround you in the tranquil and stunning “Self-centered” garden. With countless awards including Condé Nast Top 10 Best Resorts in Florida, spoil yourself and/or someone special with a luxurious treat. You may purchase day passes or gift certificates for the perfect present(s) this holiday season. Visit www.Eauspa.com or call 561-540-4960.

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If you are overwhelmed by the growing collection of toys in your home, then you may find this list helpful as you start your holiday shopping. (continue reading here)


Holiday Events

Santa’s Breakfast and Kids Fun Time Holiday Party

Join us for a FREE family event!
Saturday, December 6 from 8:30am -11am

8:30am-10am Santa’s Breakfast sponsored by Good Samaritan Medical Center
– FREE Buffet breakfast in the food pavilion until 10am
– RSVP required to attend breakfast – SOLD OUT
We are unable to accept any additional RSVPs for breakfast at this time, but we hope that you will still join us for this great FREE event.

9am-11am Kids Fun Time Holiday Party 
Lots of activities and fun for kids!
– cookie decorating
– face painting
– fun holiday crafts
– music and games with prizes
– bounce house and more!

Palm Beach Outlets is located at 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd West Palm Beach. For more information go to www.palmbeachoutlets.com

 

Fridays at 7 PM and Saturdays at 2 PM & 7 PM Dec. 5-21
A Christmas Carol at Sol Children’s Theatre. Based on the classic novel by Charles Dickens.To purchase tickets go to www.solchildren.org/Ticketing_Info.html

  

Sat. Dec. 6 •  9 AM- 1 PM
7th Annual Shops at Boca Center Toy Drive
- Bring one unwrapped gift for a child to benefit The Children’s Home Society of Florida. Breakfast with Santa at BRIO Tuscan Grill from 9 AM-11 AM. By Reservation only – please call 561-392-3777. Photos with Santa & Special Friends from 10 AM – 1 PM. Lots of Holiday Fun including:  Enjoy Performances from the Yuletide Carolers. Visits with a Princess, Giant Ice Slipper & her Carriage Bounce House. Snowfalls every 15 mins with everyone’s favorite snowman. The TURTLES will perform a Holiday Power Show. Winter Wonderland Inflatables, Crafts, Face painting & more! For more info go to www.facebook.com/bocacenter.

 

Sat. Dec. 6 • 10 AM
Stella, Queen of the Snow
presented by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia at the Kravis Center. Together, young Sam and slightly older Stella discover the magic of ice crystals. Persson Hall. Tickets are $12 General Admission. Go to www.kravis.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

 

Sat. Dec. 6 • 2 – 7 PM Winter Wonderland at Lighthouse Cove
Kick off the Holiday Season with us as we officially unveil the Winter Wonderland at Lighthouse Cove. Our special guests, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be walking around the mini golf course taking pictures! Stop by for a great day out with the family for mini golf, premium burgers and milkshakes.  For more info go to www.lighthousecovejupiter.com or call 561-203-7965.

 

Sat., Dec. 6, at 7:30 PM 
Sun. Dec. 7 at 3:00 PM 
The 26th Annual Living Christmas Tree  at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center – All Seats: $5. Come out for the 26th annual production of the Living Christmas Tree, a Glades holiday classic! Come early Sunday afternoon for free pictures with Santa in the lobby!  The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is located at 1977 College Drive in Belle Glade. For more info, call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit www.dollyhand.org.

 

Wed. Dec. 10 at 5 PM Doodle Bugs! Children’s Centers is hosting a Milk & Cookies  Event featuring a Holiday Sing-Along. All families and friends are welcome to stop in, enjoy dinner and dessert, cookie crafts and tune in for a special children’s performance. Children will perform two holiday songs for parents throughout the evening. There will be a special visit by Santa, For more info please visit doodlebugs.com. 4945 Via Bari in Lake Worth.

 

Sat., Dec. 13 & Sun., Dec. 14 at 8:30 am and Sat., Dec. 20 & Sun. Dec. 21 at 8:30 a.m. & 10 am • Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society Breakfast with Santa – Featuring a scrumptious hot buffet breakfast that includes waffles, eggs, bacon, sausage, omelet stations, pastries, coffee & juice with mimosas available for purchase. The event features private, up-close animal encounters, a meet and greet with photo opportunities with Santa & Mrs. Claus and all day admission to the Zoo. This popular reservation-only event sells out quickly, so register early! www.palmbeachzoo.org.

 

Sat. Dec 13 & 20 at 9 AM
Breakfast with Santa at Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Cafe
Have a Ho! Ho! Ho! and a Cup of Joe!  Enjoy hot pancakes, fresh juices, a 12oz brewed coffee, activities and a photo-op with Santa! $19.95 includes all-day admission or $11 for the event only. Call to register – 561.627.1782. 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens #3115  Palm Beach Gardens.

 

Sun, Dec. 14 • 7 AM The 3rd Annual Wellington Jingle Bell Run 5K
Race takes place around the inside of the Village Park campus, located at 11700 Pierson Rd Wellington. Starting Time: 7:00 am. All runners will be given jingle bells prior to the race. Registered participants have the option to donate an un-wrapped toy. They will be donated to the Village of  Wellington for families in our community.  To register go to active.com. For more info go to www.pure-adrenaline-sports.com. Pure Adrenaline Sports, Inc. 561-827-7712 • emil_jc@yahoo.com

 

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Sun. Dec. 14th 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm and Sat. Dec. 20 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Boynton Beach School Of Music & Dance Christmas Musical and Community Food Drive.  Please contact: diane@boyntonmusicdance.com  or 561.585-2222.

 

Week of Dec. 14-20
Bootz Culture Camp Celebrates Hanukkah Our Art Travel takes us to Tel Aviv to celebrate Hanukkah. Royal Office Park Suite 120, 420 South State Rd. 7 Royal Palm Beach. For more information, additional class schedule and or to register go twww.bootzculturecamp.com.

 

Dec. 17 •  7pm – Light Up the Night – 12 Days of PGA Holiday Kickoff event
Join PGA National for their Christmas Tree and Chanukah Menorah lighting
ceremony. Happy hour cocktails specials, complimentary hot beverages and cookies and an appearance by Santa in the main resort lobby. PGA National Resort & Spa, 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens. For more info go to pgaresort.com

 

Thurs. Dec. 18
7:30 PM
American Big Band’s Home for the Holidays at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center
- The highly acclaimed touring show, American Big Band is back with an all new Christmas production, Home for the Holidays! A giant Christmas wreath serves as the center entrance supported by oversized Christmas trees surrounded by gifts of the season. An amazing eleven-piece big band along with eight outstanding singers and dancers fill the stage with majestic and lush arrangements of Christmas favorites. For more info, call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit www.dollyhand.org

Dec. 19 • 5 PM – 9 PM
Chanukah Under the Stars at Mizner Park

Temple Beth El of Boca Raton hosts this free community event featuring a children’s area with bounce houses, face painting, hair wraps and crafts. Food trucks will be serving a variety of food from 5-7 PM. Services begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be a musical celebration. This family-friendly event is FREE and open to the community.  For more information about Chanukah Under the Stars call 561-391-8900.
or go to http://www.tbeboca.org/chanukah-under-the-stars

 
 

Sun. Dec. 21 • 4-6 PM. Mandel JCC  PBG Hanukkah Candle Lighting - Come celebrate Hanukkah as we light the 6th Hanukkah Candle. Program includes: concert by Cara Freidman, concert performance by the Maltz Theatre’s Fiddler on the Roof cast, Children’s Activities & More. Harborside in Jupiter. Free and open to the community. For more info go to www.jcconline.com.

 

Sun. Dec. 21 Hanukkah Happenings at the Mandel JCC in Boynton Beach - Community Celebration.  Candle lighting, latkes, entertainment, music and games!  For more info go to www.jcconline.com. 8500 Jog Road, Boynton Beach • 561-740-9000

 

Sun. Dec. 21 • 6-8 PM
Ashley & Samantha Housel Fund-raiser at Palm Beach Ice Works - Help support the Housel AML Fund to benefit Samantha & Ashley Housel, 4 year old twins fighting a rare form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. 100% of event proceeds benefit the Housel Family. $15 Donation per person to enter. Enjoy a real SNOW play area, ice skating, balloon animals, take a picture with Santa, Frozen themed ice Exhibition, and more! For more info go to www.pbiw.org.

 

Tues. Dec 23 
2 & 7 PM
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at the Dreyfoos Hall at the Kravis Center. Tickets start at $20. Join us for a free pre-performance musical presentation by the School of Rock  of the Palm Beaches in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 1 PM and 6 PM. Go to www.kravis.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

 

Dec. 23-28 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze! – Holiday Edition a West Palm Beach holiday exclusive showcasing wonders from the marvelous to the magnificent!  Astonishing performers, awe-inspiring athletes and amazing animals from around the globe. Palm Beach Convention Center. For tickets go to www.ticketmaster.com.

 

Dec. 23 • 5:30 PM
Light Up the  8th Night of Chanukah at the Shops of Boca Center - Join your PJ Library friends & the entire Jewish Community to celebrate the 8th Night  of Chanukah together! There will be gelt, prizes and more! 5:30 p.m. – Crafts & Storytime. 6:00 p.m. – Candlelighting and Musical Entertainment. For more info call Elana Ostroff  at 561.852.6080 or email pjlibrary@bocafed.org.

 

Dec. 27-30 Miami City Ballet production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™  at the Kravis Center – Travel through a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, sugar plum fairies, and an epic battle between heroic toy soldiers and mischievous mice! This is the perfect holiday treat for the entire family. For tickets go to www.miamicityballet.org.
 

Sign Up Now for Frozen Winter Break Camp at Palm Beach Ice Works 
Dec. 29-31! For all our Frozen fans!! Sign up now at Palm Beach Ice Works for Frozen Skating Camp during winter break! Space is limited! See www.pbiw.org for details and registration!  Call 561-656-4046 or email at Imani at igivertz@pbiw.org.

Dec. 31
Happy Noon Year Celebration!
Members $3/ Non-Members $5. Crafts, making snow, music, balloon drop! Space is limited. A confirmed reservation strongly suggested. Museum will close at 12:01PM . For more info go to www.schoolhousemuseum.org.

 

Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Gala at PGA National Resort & Spa •  8pm – 12:30am New Year’s Eve Kids Club 6:30pm – 1am.  400 Avenue of the Champions Palm Beach Gardens. For more info go to pgaresort.com.


 

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