Happy Friday,

Wow, what a crazy week. Bad news first: After 4.5 years on Clematis Street, Tin Fish has closed. Tin Fish was a favorite for it’s fountain-side lunches and happy hours in the second floor bar. It will be missed.

The good news is that downtown has a new restaurant: Bowery Palm Beach at Cityplace. I wrote about my experience, it’s going to be a lot of fun.

This weekend is one of those where you can just come downtown on any day and find back to back events. There are also a lot of festive holiday events to get you in the holiday spirit.

NOTE TO RESTAURANT OWNERS
I am compiling a list of ALL New Years Eve parties in the Downtown area. Please email your events to awormus@gmail.com to be included!

Tonight – Beer and Hymns Christmas Carol Edition

We are going to sing, drink, and eat all over again! WE had so much fun at our last beer and hymns that we are doing it again – this time with Christmas carols.

We will once again gather at Aioli’s at 7434 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. Our wonderful hosts will again have beer, wine, soft drinks, and wonderful pub food creations for us to enjoy. The only difference is that this time, all of the proceeds from our purchases will benefit five families in need from North Grade Elementary.

We are looking forward to a great night together. As you heard from last time, you will not want to miss this.

More information here.

Tonight – Screen on the Green

Children of all ages are invited to participate in the “Gift Yourself” parade at our special holiday Screen on the Green. Starting at 5:30 p.m., kids can decorate cardboard boxes with wrapping paper and ribbon to become walking presents. The first movie, Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, begins at 6:30 p.m., and children can visit with Santa from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland.  Rated NR.
The sequel to the original animated Frosty the Snowman, Frosty’s Winter Wonderland originally appeared on television in 1976. Narrated by Andy Griffith, it tells the story of Frosty’s friends, the children, who decide to make him a snow-wife named Crystal. Jack Frost is not happy about the childrens’ idea and tries to spoil everyone’s fun, especially Frosty’s.

Shrek the Halls. Rated TV-PG.
The Christmas tree isn’t the only thing green in this new holiday classic. Shrek is back and trying to get into the spirit of the season. After promising Fiona and the kids a Christmas they’ll remember, he is forced to take a crash course in the holiday. But just when he thinks he has everything for their quiet family Christmas just right, Donkey, Puss in Boots, Gingy and the rest of the gang decide to crash the party.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
The cantankerous Grinch (Jim Carrey) descends from his dreary dwelling high in the peaks of Mt. Crumpit upon the unsuspecting citizens of Whoville to wreak havoc on their beloved Christmas season. But this recluse with a heart “two sizes too small” learns a valuable lesson from a little girl named Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen) in this holiday favorite based on the book by Dr. Seuss.

Saturday is SantaCon

Just about every  year I get questions as to why Clematis Street and CityPlace are crowded with dozens of Santas. Well, it’s SantaCon the crazy  annual Santa themed bar crawl that tears up downtown for close to 10 hours each holiday season. If  you are brave enough to catch up with this festive crew, here is the schedule.

2:00 – 3:00 Grease Burger, Beer and Whiskey Bar
3:00 – 4:00 Banko Cantina
4:00 – 5:00 Roxy’s Pub
5:00 – 6:00 Wine Dive
6:00 – 7:00 Bar Louie
7:00 – 8:00 Southern Railway Taphouse
8:00 – 9:00 O’Shea’s Irish Pub
9:00 – 10:00 Hibiscus House
10:00 – 11:00 Respectable Street
11:00 – 12:00 Roxy’s Rooftop
12:00 – Close E.R. Bradley’s

Get more information on Facebook

Tomorrow Grand Opening of the Meraki Juice Kitchen 

We’re very lucky to have Meraki Juice Kitchen in our downtown (on the corner of Dixie and Fern) – Join the Meraki team tomorrow as they celebrate their Official Grand Opening. They will be offering free appetizers and samples as well as half off beer and wine!

Learn more about Meraki Juice Kitchen

Tomorrow – Support Water for India at the Green Market

Students from Conniston Middle School are working to build wells in India. On December 10th they will have a booth at the West Palm Beach Green Market where they will sell soaps, sugar scrubs, and t-shirts, all of the proceeds will go to help send our students to India to learn more about this issue.

Watch CBS12’s coverage here.

Get more information here.

Tomorrow – Opera on the Waterfront

Join us on the Waterfront for an afternoon of beautiful music, in a beautiful setting. We’re bringing together more than 100 musicians together to present an enjoyable afternoon of live opera at the Meyer Amphitheatre in downtown West Palm Beach.

Bring a blanket and picnic basket and enjoy opera’s most recognizable arias and ensembles performed by tenor Stuart Skelton, Palm Beach Opera’s Benenson Young Artists, Apprentice Artists, Orchestra, and Chorus for an unforgettable afternoon of music.

Get more information here

Tomorrow – Celebrate Rocco’s Tacos 9th Anniversary 

Rocco’s tacos is celebrating their 9th Anniversary on Clematis Street with an epic all-day Block Party

More information here

Sunday – Table Tennis Tournament

Sunday – Family Fun Fest at CityPlace

Snowbody does it like CityPlace for the holiday season. Join us as we celebrate holiday traditions around the world. Challenge the tropical temperatures and embrace the “snowfalls,” occurring hourly from 1 – 4 p.m. on the Plaza. Santa Claus himself will arrive on his sleigh during the parade: an incredible spectacle making its way down Rosemary Ave., led by “Holidays Around the World” dancers and the ever-popular Loud Live musicians. Also joining will be the Palm Beach Belles, caroling through the street spreading holiday cheer. Enjoy special holiday performances, crafts, family photos and more!

‘Tis the season of giving, so don’t forget to bring a toy donation to pack into the West Palm Beach Police Department pickup truck.

 

That’s all from me! Enjoy this week’s pictures and I look forward to seeing you on Clematis!