7 Must-See Events This December In The Palm Beaches

One of Nathan Benn’s photos
One of Nathan Benn’s photos of the Mar-A-Lago in 1981

Peculiar Florida

Head to HistoryMiami Museum to view a collection of Nathan Benn’s Palm Beach artwork. The former National Geographic photographer’s exhibit “A Peculiar Paradise: Florida Photographs by Nathan Benn” will showcase nearly 100 photographs from different parts of Florida, in addition to artifacts collected from Benn dating back to the 1980s. (Ticket prices vary; historymiami.org)

Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival

Food & Wine

Don’t miss an impressive chef lineup—we’re talking Nancy Silverton and Daniel Boulud—and expanded food programs during the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival taking place Dec. 13 to 16. The annual festival will feature more than 15 events, including favorites like the Grand Tasting and Chillin’ N’ Grillin. (Ticket prices vary; pbfoodwinefest.com)

Palm Beach Opera

A Night of Opera

Palm Beach Opera will open its 2018-19 season with “A Night of… Rising Stars and Classic Melodies.” The Dec. 18 premiere will showcase the company’s talented singers performing opera’s greatest hits and Broadway favorites. This one-night-only event will also feature a special guest appearance by world-renowned opera star Stephanie Blythe. (Ticket prices vary; pbopera.org)

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley

‘Hello, Dolly!’

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will star in “Hello, Dolly!” from Dec. 11 to 16 at the Kravis Center. Don’t miss out on this classic Broadway hit that will have people of all ages singing and dancing along in their seats. (Ticket prices vary; kravis.org)

Palm Beach Box

Palm Beach Box

This holiday season, give the ones you love a taste of the Palm Beaches with a My Palm Beach Box. The subscription-based service comes filled with eight beauty goodies, gift cards, event tickets and more from favorite spots around town like Jupiter Candles and Lost Harbour Distillery. (Prices vary; mypalmbeachbox.com)


Culture Lab at CityPlace will unveil its new transformational exhibit, “ASSEMBLAGE: An Organically Grown Exhibit” on Dec. 1. The exhibit will feature work by established artists like Olek and Ivan Navarro. During the event, guests can enjoy live performances, listen to artist lectures, and take part in a Mood by Moss aura reading. (free; culturelabwpb.com)

The Nutcracker

‘The Nutcracker’

Miami City Ballet will present George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” from Dec. 28 to 30 at the Kravis Center. Watch as the Sugarplum Fairy comes to life while dancing with other favorite characters against a dazzling winter wonderland backdrop. (Ticket prices vary; miamicityballet.org/1819season)

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