Searching for Things to Do with your family in Palm Beach County? Check out the current list from Palm Beach Parenting magazine! Please note events are subject to change and please call to confirm or register if needed. Have an event you would like to submit? Please fill out our event submission form here. 

DECEMBER 

Fri. – Sun., Nov. 30 – Dec. 1 • Ballet Palm Beach Presents the Nutcracker at the Kravis Center
The Nutcracker is the coming-of-age story of Marie who receives a mysterious gift on Christmas Eve. Adventures ensue as Tchaikovsky’s score draws Marie into a terrifying battle with the Mouse King, past a mystical snowstorm, and to the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The Nutcracker is suitable for all ages, delighting the young and the young-at-heart. Visit www.kravis.org or call 561.832.7469 for ticket info. The Kravis Center is located at 701 Okeechobee Boulevard,  West Palm Beach. Additional performances are also scheduled for Kings academy from Dec. 13-16.
Sat., Dec. 1 • 8 – 10 AM Sensory Saturdays at South Florida Science Museum Center & Aquarium On the 1st Saturday of each month, all families affected by autism spectrum disorder are invited to explore SFSCA during a special morning visit before we open to the public. Experience our exhibits without heavy crowds when we have softened general lighting and decreased the noise level and visual stimulation on interactive exhibits wherever possible. Our facility is also ADA accessible and wheelchair friendly! $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, $6.50 for children 3-12, free for children under 3, and free for our members. Visit www.sfsciencecenter. org for more information. 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach.

December 1,2,8,9,15,16,29, 30.The Santa Experience
The Santa Experience is an interactive session with Santa, private photo sessions, no waiting in lines!  Santa visits November 10th for your Christmas cards or check out the other dates.  Must pre-register, sells out 100% every year.    Call 954-648-7766 or visit www.SantaExperience.xyz for information and to book your time.

Ongoing from Dec. 1 – 16 • Disney Beauty and The Beast at Maltz Jupiter Theatre This classic story of a tenacious beauty who meets a selfish prince-turned-beast is a tale as old as time. Showcasing spectacular costumes and effects, Disney Beauty and the Beast is a fairy tale filled with magic, romance, and a young woman’s determination to find her own way. We invite you to be our guest, as this beloved Disney classic comes to life on stage! Visit www.jupitertheatre.org for more information or to purchase tickets. Located at 1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter.

Wed., Dec. 5 • 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Hanukkah with Miss Bonnie at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum Join us for special Hanukkah stories, songs and Hanukkah crafts! Light the Menorah and enjoy jelly doughnuts. FREE with paid admission . Pre-registration suggested. Go to www.schoolhousemuseum.org for more info. 129 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach.

 

Thurs., Dec. 6 • 5 – 7 PM Hack Shack Tech Club at South Florida Science Museum Center & Aquarium If you like to make, tinker, design, and engineer, then the Hack Shack Tech Club is for you! This week’s theme is “Digital MadLibs.”  MadLibs are the fun, fill-in-the-blank activity that have been the highlight of road trips and slumber parties alike. We’ll give these classics a digital makeover and learn how to write a computer program that will make some MadLibs of our very own. Open to students in grades 5-8. $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Classes are held at the new Stiles-Nicholson STEM Education Center across the street from the Science Center. Visit www.sfsciencecenter. org for more information and for a schedule of monthly themes. 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach.

 

Sat., Dec. 8 • 11 AM Dan Zanes & Friends at Duncan Theatre Grammy® Award Winner Dan Zanes occupies a unique place in American music–where sea shanties, English Music hall, play party songs, the spirit of early rock-n-roll, soul, North American and West Indian folk music collide. For the past 15 years, he has toured the world with his band, Dan Zanes and Friends, sharing handmade 21st century social music with enthusiastic crowds of kids and kid sympathizers. From thrift shop basements to Carnegie hall, from Brooklyn to Bahrain, Zanes has been introducing new songs and reconnecting people to the forgotten music of the past. Dan’s critically-acclaimed music has been featured on Sesame Street, Playhouse Disney, Nickelodeon, HBO Family and Sprout. All seats are only $15. Call the ticket office at 561.868.3309 for more info. 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth.

 

Sat., Dec. 8 • 10 – 11:30 AM Animal Athletes at Palm Beach Zoo Join Palm Beach Zoo’s Early Explorers workshop for an interactive educational experience designed for preschool-aged children! These themed programs created for children ages 3-4 include: up-close animal encounters, stories, games, crafts, and visits to animal habitats throughout the Zoo or nature play! Snack is included. One adult is required to attend with each child. Pre-registration is required. Cost per participant (Members): $25 per session or $80 for series. Cost per participant (Non-Members): $50 per session or $165 for series. Non-member price includes all-day admission to the Zoo. For more information call 561.533.0887 or visit www.palmbeachzoo.org. 1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach.

 

Sun., Dec. 9 • 1:30 PM 35th Annual Wellington Holiday Parade Enjoy this festive day with a judged parade of imaginative floats created by school bands, local organizations, baton twirlers, and the biggest celebrity of all, Santa Claus! Grab your family and your sneakers and come on out for this fantastic holiday event! Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for more information. Located along Forest Hill Boulevard, Wellington.

 

Tues. & Wed., Dec. 11, 12 • 5 – 7 PM GEMS Club at STEM Studio in Downtown Abacoa Due to popular demand, a second night has been added! This week’s theme is “Diggin Dinos.” Girls have a bright future in Science and GEMS Club will continue to help them shine! GEMS Club offers the perfect opportunity for young girls to learn and grow as they discover the exciting world of math, science, engineering and technology. Pizza dinner and refreshments will be provided. This program is open to girls in grades 3 – 8 and a $10 registration fee is required per session. The event is limited so register early to save your spot! Walk-ins, please be aware that the session may already be sold out. Visit www.sfsciencecenter. org/stem-studio-gems to register or for more information. Stem Studio is located at 1209 Main Street Unit 112, Jupiter.

 

Thurs. – Sun.,  Dec. 13-16 • Ballet Palm Beach Presents the Nutcracker at The King’s Academy-Page Family Center for Performing Arts The Nutcracker is the coming-of-age story of Marie who receives a mysterious gift on Christmas Eve. Adventures ensue as Tchaikovsky’s score draws Marie into a terrifying battle with the Mouse King, past a mystical snowstorm, and to the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The Nutcracker is suitable for all ages. Visit www.balletpalmbeach.org for show times and tickets. Located at 8401 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach.

Fri., Dec. 14 • 5:30 – 10:30 PM Holiday Triple Feature and Parade at Waterfront Commons Since the weather outside is delightful, not frightful, visitors are encouraged to bring their blanket for a snuggle under the stars during the City of West Palm Beach’s monthly Screen on the Green! In addition to the holiday feature film, December’s Screen on the Green event is always a gift that keeps on giving, with a triple showing of movies and the City’s famed “Present Parade,” where children turn into walking presents by decorating cardboard boxes with wrapping paper and ribbon. Additionally, there will be a special appearance by Santa himself! The parade begins at 7:45 PM and goes around the star of Holiday in Paradise, Sandi. The event is free. Located at 100 South Clematis Street, West Palm Beach.

 

Sat., Dec. 15 • 8:30 – 10 AM Beach Cleanup  at Loggerhead Marinelife Center Join Lynne Wells and her group of Blue Friends each month on the third Saturday of each month for the Juno Beach beach cleanup. Following 1-hour of cleaning the beach, join us for a light breakfast sponsored by Whole Foods Market, Palm Beach Gardens and Another Broken Egg Café in Harbourside, Jupiter. Complimentary coffee by Oceana Coffee will also be served. Bring a bucket to collect the trash and garden gloves if you have them. Help us keep the very beach that our turtles call home free from trash and litter. Please RSVP to Lynne at bluefriends@marinelife.org. 14200 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach.

Sat., Dec. 15 & 22 • 9 AM – 2 PM Photos with Santa at Palm Beach Zoo Visit with Santa and make it a holiday tradition at Palm Beach Zoo! Bring your camera, and meet and snap pics with jolly old Saint Nick. Photos will also be available for purchase in the gift store. Plus, make a surprise holiday craft and enjoy one complimentary ride on the Wildlife Carousel. Included with regular Zoo admission. For more info, call 561.533.0887 or visit www.palmbeachzoo.org. 1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach.

Sun., Dec. 16 • 7 AM  7th Annual Wellington Jingle Bell Run 5K All runners will be given jingle bells prior to the race. Divisions: Male/ Female Age, Santa, Mrs.Claus, Elves, and Male/Female Stroller. Please bring an un-wrapped toy which will be donated to needy families in our community. For more information visit www.wellingtonholidayrun.com. The run will take place inside Village Park which is located at 11700 Pierson Road, Wellington.