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What to Do This Holiday Season

Looking for something fun to do with family or friends this holiday season? Here are some local events happening around the area, from Jupiter to Boca Raton.

Lighthouse Sunset Tour
Where: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter FL 33469
When: Wednesdays starting at 4:45pm or 5pm (check calendar)
Climb 105 steps and take in the spectacular sunset views atop the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse! Tour time approximately 60 minutes, guests must check-in 15 minutes prior to tour. Attendees receive a special gift from Tommy Bahama Restaurant.
Cost: $25 per person or $20 for Lighthouse Members
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Twilight Yoga at the Light
Where: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter FL 33469
When: Mondays from 6 – 7pm
Experience the serenity of Yoga with Mary Veal on the Lighthouse Deck at sunset every Monday. Stay fit and calm the mind in this all-levels class where beginners are welcomed and encouraged! Bring a yoga mat & water bottle. Mats will be 6’ apart or more. Meet at the Museum 10 minutes prior to start time and yogis must sign waiver. Twilight Yoga is weather dependent, and yogis will be notified prior to any cancellation.
Cost: $10 per person, limited spaces available. Registration is required online.
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Where: Maltz Jupiter Theater, 1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33477
When: Now through Sunday, December 18
Vaudeville meets ancient Rome in this fast-paced, witty musical farce from the Broadway legend, Stephen Sondheim. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. This Tony Award®-winning musical provides nonstop laughs and unforgettable songs as the ensemble encounters desperate lovers, scheming neighbors, and secrets behind every toga.
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Disney’s ALADDIN
Where: Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

When: Now through Friday, December 23
Discover a whole new world at Disney’s ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of THE LION KING comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. See why audiences and critics agree, ALADDIN is “Exactly What you Wish For!”
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Miami City Ballet Presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®
Where: Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
When: Wednesday, December 28, through Friday, December 30
The sweetest of all holiday traditions is back. Little Marie’s dream comes alive in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, and you are invited on her enchanted journey! Marvel at MCB’s spectacular production with magic at every turn, a cast of over 100 dancers, children in lavish costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s beloved, instantly recognizable music played by a brilliant live orchestra. Delight your family and friends with a holiday experience like no other – a chance to gather and get into the spirit while creating lasting memories. For both the young and the young at heart! 
Tickets start at $55 at

Winter Wonderland Laser Lights & Bites
Where: Cox Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail N, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
When: Now through Friday, December 30
The Cox Science Center and Aquarium is bringing back a family holiday event series that will light up your season!
Kick off the holiday season with us by singing and dancing along to festive music favorites during our outdoor laser show spectacular, presented by FPL SolarNow.
Activities Include:
• Winter Wonderland Laser Show (7 pm and 8 pm)
• Festive Holiday Decorations
• Bites Provided by Featured Food Trucks
• Hot Cocoa and Coffee Provided by “Bustle and Brew”
• And More!
Cost for Members: $15.95 for adults and $11.95 for children
Cost for Non-Members: $18.95 for adults, $16.95 for seniors, $14.95 for children. Children under 3 are free.
Tickets are purchased at the door. Guests are welcome to bring their own blankets and chairs to set up on our Cox Amphitheater Lawn for the laser shows.

Holiday Boat Parade
Where: Boca Raton

When: Saturday, December 17, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
The 48th Annual Holiday Boat Parade lights up the waterways of the Intracoastal beginning at C-15 Canal, traveling south to Hillsboro Blvd. Bridge. 
Public Viewing Areas:
– Red Reef Park – 1400 N Ocean Blvd
– * Wildflower Park – 551 E Palmetto Park Rd
– * Silver Palm Park – 600 E Palmetto Park Rd
* NOTE: Limited parking at Wildflower and Silver Palm Parks.

Hanukkah Celebration
Where: The Square, 700 S Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
When: Sunday, December 18, 2 – 3:30 pm
Join Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches for a free, high-energy family friendly celebration at The Square. The afternoon will feature games on the lawn, live music, food sampling, and live characters.  A brief candle lighting ceremony will conclude the event.

Zoo Lights
Where: Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
When: Now through January 1, 6 – 9 pm
Zoo Lights presented by Florida Power & Light Company, FPL SolarNow has become a Florida holiday tradition for families and friends. While the animals slumber, Palm Beach Zoo is illuminated for the holidays with over one million eco-friendly lights. Select evenings from 6 –  9 pm the Zoo will be aglow with unique themed displays throughout the entire 23 acres. The festive holiday fun also features photos with Santa (until Dec. 23rd), a DJ holiday dance party, seasonal treats and more!
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