December 4 marks a new phase for Jupiter and northern Palm Beach County. What was once a quiet fishing town, Jupiter is quickly becoming the jewel of PBC, with the Jupiter Inlet region becoming the heart and soul of the now funky-chic town. And now, as if a giant cement cherry were placed on top, Harbourside Place, the new luxury shopping, dining, entertainment hub set along the Intracoastal Waterway at the Riverwalk District, is set for its long-awaited grand opening, beginning on December 4, with a series of events schedule for the weekend and throughout the month. Events are free and open to the public.
- For more information, visit harboursideplace.com.
Below, we offer but a few of the events coming to Harbourside Place this December.
On December 4, from 6-9 p.m., Harbourside Place will start things off with a salute to the community, with performances slated by local schools (Jupitr Elementary, Jerry Thomas, Jupiter Middle and Independence Middle), ArtStage, Keep Flippin’ Gymnastics and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. As a grand finale, the Jupiter High School Marching Band will perform with a synchronized fireworks display.
On Friday, December 5, Harbourside Place is going country with an evening of concerts, including Eric Paslay, Josh Thompson (left), Rodney Atkins (center) and Brooke Eden (right) at the Harbourside Amphitheatre—the new destination for waterside entertainment. To kick the party off, fireworks will paint the sky in a dazzling display of fiery light.
Saturday, December 6, the party begins early with a search for inner peace, with a Tai Chi class from 9-10 a.m. Class is free and open to the public (donations are welcome), call 561-290-3641 for more details.
The party continues from 5-9 p.m., with Harbourside Place offering some of the best seats in the house for the twentieth annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade. The parade begins at 6 p.m. in North Palm Beach at the Parker Bridge, and continues north to the Jupiter Inlet. The parade will makes it way to the Indiantown Road Bridge and Harbourside Place around 8 p.m. (exact time will vary based on tides, wind, weather and current).
On December 7, enjoy live music in the amphitheater, with concerts scheduled throughout the day. Rick Nelson will take the stage from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Red Eyed Night will play from 3-7 p.m.
On December 13, Harbourside Place will become a seaside winter wonderland. Beginning at 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Santa is in the mood for a cannoli when he joins BRAVO! Cucina Italiana for Breakfast with Santa. Bring the kids and enjoy a full-belly breakfast, while Santa entertains and takes those last minute holiday wish lists. For the keen-eyes, the BRAVO! Elf will be hidden somewhere in the restaurant—any child that spots Santa’s little helper will receive a goodie bag, and a ticket for a chance to win a pizza party for eight. Lunch costs $12 for adults, $6 for children. Call 561-747-4445 to reserve a spot at the table.
From 1-4 p.m., join the fun at Winterfest, complete with a plethora of children’s activities, Santa and Mrs. Claus photo ops and snow, pumped in at 2 and 3 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
On December 21 from 4-6 p.m., join Mandel JCC as they light the sixth candle of the Menorah. The evening will include a concert by Cara Freidman, a performance by the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Fiddle on the Roof cast, as well as Hanukkah activities for the kids.
- For a complete listing of Harbourside Place daily, weekly and monthly events, visit harboursideplace.com/events.