LAKE WORTH, Fla., Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Why not enjoy holiday cultural traditions in a tropical paradise? For tourists seeking holiday spirit and beautiful weather, Palm Beach County is the best of both worlds at this special time of year. In an atmosphere of stunning illuminated royal palms and a postcard-perfect shoreline, The Palm Beaches offer an array of cultural events to help tourists and residents ring in the holidays against a background of lush natural beauty.
Visitors to The Palm Beaches will experience a breathtaking view at the Ninth Annual Festival of Trees as the 1.7-acre Ann Norton Sculpture Garden is transformed into a twinkling winter wonderland of more than 25 professionally-decorated trees. At the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, guests have the opportunity to tour historic Whitehall after hours by the glow of the original light fixtures and learn the origins of American Christmas traditions on a Holiday Evening Tour. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will ring in 2016 with West Palm Beach's annual New Year's Concert, a Salute to Vienna featuring European singers, a full orchestra, and dancers from Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine and International Champion Ballroom Dancers.
Other highlights of the 2015–2016 holiday season include productions of "The Nutcracker" presented by Miami City Ballet in Palm Beach County; a candlelight concert of a capella carols, chants, and contemporary holiday music by Florida's critically-acclaimed vocal ensemble, Seraphic Fire; the Peace Tree at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens; holiday boat parades; an array of holiday concerts; and Downtown West Palm Beach's breathtaking 35-foot holiday tree made with 600 tons of sand.
For information on these and more cultural events in The Palm Beaches, visit palmbeachculture.com. Book a hotel package at palmbeachculture.com/deals and not only will you get a special discounted rate, you'll also receive a Culture Pass upon arrival that entitles you to one of our exclusive cultural offers.
With more than 200 cultural organizations and 42,000 arts and cultural experiences, Palm Beach County is Florida's Cultural Capital®, and is becoming the destination of choice for holiday travelers.
About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
The Cultural Council is the official support agency for arts and culture in Palm Beach County, serving non-profit organizations, artists and arts districts. The Council promotes the county's cultural experiences to visitors and residents through multi-platform marketing and public information programs. The agency administers $4.5 million in grants annually, supports arts and cultural education, provides capacity-building training, and advocates for arts funding and arts-friendly policies.
The Cultural Council presents exhibitions featuring Palm Beach County artists and provides additional programming at its headquarters in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building in downtown Lake Worth. Also at the Cultural Council headquarters are the Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store featuring products by Palm Beach County artists, and the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Information Center, a VISIT FLORIDA designated Florida Certified Tourism Information Center.
The Cultural Council galleries, visitor information center and store are open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Connect with the Council at palmbeachculture.com or (561) 471-2901.
SOURCE The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County