Saturday, Dec. 21
• Enjoy a Classic Christmas in Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds on Saturday, Dec. 21 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with visits from Santa Claus at 12:30 and 5 p.m., Christmas carols and Christmas crafts. Historic buildings will be decorated indicative of the time portrayed in Yesteryear Village. For more info., visit www.southfloridafair.com.
• The Florida Gun & Knife Show will be at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center on Saturday, Dec. 21 and Sunday, Dec. 22. Visit www.flgunshows.com for more info.
• The Loxahatchee chapter of the Florida Trail Association will walk in Riverbend Park (9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter) on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 a.m. Call Bruce at (772) 333-1837 for more info.
• The Royal Palm Beach Green Market & Bazaar is held on Saturdays at the Village Hall campus (1050 Royal Palm Beach Blvd.) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more info., visit www.rpbgreenmarket.com.
• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host an Acoustic Java Jam for adults on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee will be provided. Call (561) 790-6030 for more info.
• Panther Ridge Conservation Center in Loxahatchee Groves will host Twilight Hours on Saturday, Dec. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit the cats when they are most active. Refreshments and food will be provided. Call (561) 795-8914 for more info.
• The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will present Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist Tour on Saturday, Dec. 21 and Sunday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. Visit www.kravis.com for information.
Sunday, Dec. 22
• The Loxahatchee chapter of the Florida Trail Association will walk in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Everglades Habitat (3491 Flying Cow Ranch Road, Wellington) on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 8 a.m. Call Paul Cummings at (561) 963-9906 for more information.
• The community is invited to celebrate Chanukah during a family-friendly event on Sunday, Dec. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Rosemary Square (formerly CityPlace) in West Palm Beach. This free and festive event will feature Chanukah treats, live music, crafts, face painting, dancing, a free gift-wrapping station and more. For more info., visit www.jewishpalmbeach.org or call (561) 209-2611.
• Chabad of Wellington will host a Chanukah Celebration for the whole family on Sunday, Dec. 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Olympia Clubhouse (3100 Fatio Blvd., Wellington) featuring face painting, balloon twisting, bounce houses, wall climbing, crafts for kids, Chanukah treats and live entertainment. RSVP to (561) 333-4663 or email@example.com. For more info., visit www.wellingtonjewishcenter.org.
• Celebrate the first night of Chanukah with a Grand Menorah Lighting at the Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) on Sunday, Dec. 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. Family-friendly activities include a kids arts and crafts area, a dancing dreidel, a reading of Shmelf the Chanukah Elf by Councilwoman Tanya Siskind and a candle-lighting ceremony at sundown. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/amphitheater for more info.
Monday, Dec. 23
• The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will feature A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage on Monday, Dec. 23 at 2 and 6 p.m. Visit www.kravis.org for more info.
• Chabad of Royal Palm Beach (129 Sparrow Blvd.) will hold a Chanukah Celebration with a grand menorah lighting, children’s program, live music, latkes, donuts and more on Monday, Dec. 23 at 5 p.m. Call (561) 225-1766 or visit www.jewishroyalpalm.com for more info.
Tuesday, Dec. 24
• The Wellington Parks & Recreation Department will adjust hours of operation for some facilities in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Village Park gym will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25, open Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Wednesday, Jan 1. The Wellington Aquatics Complex will be open Tuesday, Dec. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25, open Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and closed Wednesday, Jan. 1. The Wellington Tennis Center will be open Tuesday, Dec. 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, open Tuesday, Dec. 31 and closed Wednesday, Jan 1. The following parks will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the holidays: the Tiger Shark Cove playground and ballfields; Scott’s Place; the Environmental Preserve at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Everglades Habitat; Olympia Park; Community Park; the Village Park walking path, playground and Peaceful Waters Sanctuary; and Wellington Green Park (10-acre site). For more info., visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/parks.
• Unity of the Palm Beaches will hold its annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. in the Temple Israel sanctuary (1901 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach). For more info., call (561) 833-6483 or visit www.unitypalmbeach.com.
Friday, Dec. 27
• Miami City Ballet will present George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts from Friday, Dec. 27 through Sunday, Dec. 29. Visit www.kravis.org for more info.
• The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will feature Forbidden Broadway from Friday, Dec. 27 through Tuesday, Dec. 31. Visit www.kravis.org for more info.
• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host a Lego Bricks Challenge for ages 6 to 11 on Friday, Dec. 27 at 2:30 p.m. Show your skills by completing timed challenges. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.
Saturday, Dec. 28
• The 120th National Audubon Christmas Bird Count will take place in Palm Beach County on Saturday, Dec. 28. Birders of all ages and experience are invited to participate in this fun community science project, which provides ornithologists with a crucial snapshot of native bird populations during the winter months. To sign up for the count, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Dec. 29
• The 2020 high-goal polo season will begin on Sunday, Dec. 29 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (3667 120th Avenue South, Wellington) with the Herbie Pennell Cup Final and culminate on Sunday, April 19, 2020 with the U.S. Open Polo Championship Final. Call (561) 282-5334 to purchase green seats or tailgates. Call (561) 838-3409 to purchase brunch tickets. Visit www.internationalpoloclub.com for more info.
Tuesday, Dec. 31
• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host New Year’s Family Time for all ages on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 10:15 a.m. Enjoy songs and stories to mark the upcoming New Year and then make a craft. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.
• Unity of the Palm Beaches will hold its annual Burning Bowl Ceremony on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. at the Temple Israel Sanctuary (1901 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach). Parking and entrance are behind the building on Pine Street. During the service, participants write down fears, emotions and limiting perceptions on pieces of paper that are tossed into the burning bowl, symbolizing their release. For more info., visit www.unitypalmbeach.com or call (561) 833-6483.
• The Wellington Historical Society will host a New Year’s Eve Gala on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at the Wellington National Golf Club starting at 7:30 p.m. It will be a party filled with dancing and cocktails before ringing in the new year at midnight. Call Event Chair Karen Cavanagh at (561) 798-9254 or visit www.wellingtonhistoricalsociety.org for more info.
• CAFCI will present its 30th annual New Year’s Eve Gala on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center (151 Civic Center Way). Dinner will be at 9 p.m. with a midnight champagne toast. Tickets are $60. RSVP to Dennis Wright at (561) 653-1586, Junette Powell at (561) 346-2353, Lawrence Logan at (561) 791-0162 or CAFCI at (561) 790-4002. Visit www.cafcipbc.org for more info.
• The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will feature Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. Visit www.kravis.org for more info.