WEST PALM BEACH: HOLIDAY IN PARADISE; City of West Palm Beach Creates Whimsical Holiday Celebration Starring 600 Ton Sand Tree

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City of West Palm Beach Creates Whimsical Holiday Celebration Starring 600 Ton Sand Tree

What do you do when you don’t have snow? The holidays are different in Florida, so the City of West Palm Beach celebrates the season with a tropical twist. “Sandi”, the 600 ton holiday sand tree, is the star of the City of West Palm Beach Holiday In Paradise, a month-long celebration of free entertainment and family friendly festivities. Throughout the month of December, residents and visitors can visit the 35-foot holiday sand tree in Sandi Land, located on the stunning West Palm Beach Waterfront and enjoy dazzling musical light shows nightly.

Thousands visit downtown West Palm Beach during the holiday season to experience this one-of-a-kind tropical holiday tree and to see “Sandi” come to life. Created by Team Sandtastic, a world-renowned and international award-winning team of sand sculptors, this is one tree you’ll have to see to believe.


  • Sandi” has been featured on the Huffington Post, CNN and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

  • It takes 24 dump trucks filled with sand and over XX man-hours to bring Sandi to life.

  • Sandi is strung with over 5,000 real lights!

  • Nightly light shows take place every 15 minutes starting at 6:15 p.m. throughout the month of December.

For more information about Sandi Land: Holiday in Paradise, visit http://wpb.org/events.

About the City of West Palm Beach Community Events Division
Recipient of more than 250 international, national and regional awards for innovative programming, the City’s Community Events Division is responsible for every detail for hundreds of events in West Palm Beach each year. Award-winning events include the weekly concert series, Clematis by Night, the popular GreenMarket, Sunday on the Waterfront, Screen on the Green, Sandi Land as part of Holiday in Paradise and 4th on Flagler as part of Summer in Paradise. The Division is also responsible for scheduling and coordinating nearly 100 events produced by outside promoters. For more information about events and programs in West Palm Beach, please visit www.wpb.org/events.


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