December 2018
What's Happening in PBC Parks:
Lights 4 Hope Light Show- Okeeheelee Park
Lights 4 Hope presents their first drive-thru holiday light display Fridays - Sundays, December 2018 - January 2019, 6 p.m. at Okeeheelee Park, west of West Palm Beach. Proceeds from the show will go towards providing holiday gifts and decorations to children in local hospitals and families in need. $12/standard car or truck (up to 8 people); $20/large van or small bus (up to 15 people); $30/large bus (15 or more people.)
Saturday Night Movie- Canyon Amphitheater
GL Commercial presents: Epic Sat, Dec 1 & Home Alone 2 Sat, Dec 8, both 7:30 p.m. at Canyon Amphitheater in Canyon District Park, Boynton Beach. Enjoy a movie under the stars. FREE ADMISSION
Holiday Showcase- Arts4All Florida-Palm Beach County
Join Arts4All Florida-Palm Beach County (formerly known as VSA Florida-Palm Beach County) for a celebration of music and dance Sat, Dec 1, 2 p.m. at the Duncan Theatre at Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth. Hosted by Alan Billingsley. Show written & directed by Katherine Litrenta. $10/adults, $5/students and seniors.
Food Truck Invasion- Sunset Cove Amphitheater
Enjoy a great selection of food trucks during Food Truck Invasion Wed, Dec 5 & 19, 5 p.m.  at Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, west of Boca Raton. FREE ADMISSION
Teen Winterball Dance- West Jupiter Recreation Center
Dance the night away at the 2nd annual teen winterball dance Fri, Dec 7, 7 p.m. at West Jupiter Recreation Center, Jupiter. Ages 12-15, $7/person. RSVP required.
woman riding a horse
Palm Beach County Mounted Posse Barrel Point Show- Jim Brandon Equestrian Center
Watch as riders and their horses compete against the clock and each other for money and prizes Sat, Dec 8, 5 p.m. at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in Okeeheelee Park, west of West Palm Beach. FREE to spectators.
Carlin Park after Dark- Seabreeze Amphitheater
Carlin Park After Dark, a tribute band concert series, continues at Seabreeze Amphitheater in Carlin Park, Jupiter with Simply Tina, a "Tina Turner" tribute Sat, Dec 8, 7 p.m. FREE ADMISSION
Family Fun Days- Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Create your own shimekazari wreath (a New Year's decoration displayed in the front of shops and homes in December to ward off bad spirits and bring good luck) Sat, Dec 15, 12 p.m. in Classroom A at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach. Family Fun Days are FREE with paid museum admission. No RSVP required.
Animal Trivia- Daggerwing Nature Center
Find out the truth about many common animal myths and meet several of the nature center's live animals up close Sat, Dec 15, 10:30 a.m. at Daggerwing Nature Center in Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, west of Boca Raton. Ages 5 and older, $3/participant. RSVP required.
Fern Street- Canyon Amphitheater
GL Commercial presents: Fern Street Sat, Dec 15, 7 p.m. at Canyon Amphitheater in Canyon District Park, Boynton Beach. Dance along to country-infused rock. FREE ADMISSION
Start Smart Soccer- West Boynton Recreation Center
Registration begins Mon, Dec 17 for Start Smart Soccer at West Boynton Recreation Center, Boynton Beach. Program dates: Thursdays, Jan 17-March 9, 2019, 6:30 p.m. $50/fee. For ages 3-5.
Full Moon Bike Ride- Riverbend Park
Join a naturalist on a nighttime bike ride Fri, Dec 21, 6:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park, Jupiter. See the park after hours and look at nature from the point of view of its nocturnal residents. All ages, $10/person. RSVP required.
Survivalism- Green Cay Nature Center
Children will go on an adventure in learning about tracking, orienteering and reading the woods Wed, Dec 26, 10 a.m. at Green Cay Nature Center, Boynton Beach. Ages 9-14, $10/participant. RSVP required.
Remarkable Reptiles- Okeeheelee Nature Center
Uncover the truth about some of the world's most misunderstood animals- reptiles Wed, Dec 26, 10:30 a.m. at Okeeheelee Nature Center in Okeeheelee Park, west of West Palm Beach. For families/all ages, $3/person. RSVP required.
County Wins Health+Wellness Design Awards for Outreach Material
The Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department was selected by Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) as the winner of the 2018 American Health+Wellness Design Awards for several of its printed, public communication tools. View the winning material here . Read more about the winning material here .
New Educational Videos on PBCPARKS | TV
New episodes of What's That Plant? and Animal Encounters are now available on PBCPARKS | TV! Subscribe to our YouTube channel here .

What's that Plant?
Episode 2 - Strangler Fig

Animal Encounters
Episode 2- Bufo Toad