It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is only a week away. We have a great guide for the holiday weekend, so you can prepare your feast, whether buying ingredients to cook at home or dining out/picking up; do a little holiday shopping at hip pop-up markets, and enjoy the many gorgeous light displays with family and friends. Don’t forget to participate in your local Turkey Trot and donate to our many regional food pantries that support those in need this season. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

 

Joseph’s Classic Market

Palm Beach County loves Joseph’s Classic Market. With locations in Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, the gourmet destination opened a 15,000-square-foot store in West Palm Beach. Pick up its famous pastries, prime cuts of meat, artisanal cheeses and prepared hot dishes, including the mouthwatering Thanksgiving spread pictured here.
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West Palm Beach sits on the mainland directly across from the island of Palm Beach. The growing city has become a destination in its own right for convention and performing art centers, hip restaurants and shopping of all kinds from major brands to vintage wares. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
West Palm Beach | Palm Beach | Royal Palm Beach

 

Winter on the Water

Jacksonville’s Winter on the Water holiday extravaganza begins November 23 with Deck the Chairs’ decorated life guard chairs in Jax Beach. Visit Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens for Dazzling Lights starting November 25, and Small Business Saturday’s 904 Pop Up at the Riverfront Plaza and the St. Johns River’s Light Boat Parade with fireworks on November 26.
deckthechairs.org | jacksonvillearboretum.org | specialevents.coj.net

Jacksonville, the largest city geographically in the contiguous U.S., boasts an incredible variety of green spaces and beaches, as well as prime waterfront from the Atlantic Ocean to St. Johns River with its iconic bridges. The city’s vast network of neighborhoods and islands further invites nonstop adventure. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Jacksonville

 

We Are Gathering

Grammy Award-winning pianist Jeffrey Biegel guest stars with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra for “We Are Gathering” in Melbourne on November 26, and Vero Beach on November 27. The program features world premieres of his “Three Reflections: Freedom (JFK), Justice (RGB) and Equality (MLK),” and Christopher Marshall’s “Thanksgiving Variations,” as well as classics from Copland to Peanuts.
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Named for the Kennedy Space Center, site of NASA’s SpaceX rocket launches, the Space Coast occupies much of Brevard County. It attracts surfers, cruise passengers (Port Canaveral) and nature lovers looking for pristine white beaches where sea turtles nest. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Melbourne Beach | Merritt Island

Vero Beach has blossomed beyond the beach and golf course. Its vibrant lifestyle beckons with fitness, family-friendly events, hip breweries and more. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Vero Beach

 
 

Lincoln Road Holiday Market

New York’s multi-borough market organizer Urbanspace is bringing its hip retail concept to Lincoln Road pedestrian mall from November 15 to February 15. Located from Washington to Pennsylvania avenues, its Lincoln Road Holiday Market offers a mix of national and local vendors for delicious fare (Luke’s Lobster, Wicked Bread Co.) and cheerful gifts (NY Puzzle Company, Pawies).
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The dynamic city of Miami Beach is constantly evolving with the influx of new residents, visitors, businesses and brands from all over the world. There’s always something new and exciting to try, whether a starchitect-designed space, museum exhibit or hot restaurant. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
La Gorce Island | North Bay Road

 
 

Nights of Lights

As if St. Augustine couldn’t get more charming, imagine the historic city illuminated by more than three million lights. During its 29th annual Nights of Lights from November 19 to January 31, attendees can take in the magical spectacle by train, trolley and walking tours, dining at local restaurants and watching special musical performances.
floridashistoriccoast.com

In 1565, Spanish explorers established the oldest continually inhabited European settlement in the U.S. Known as the Ancient City or the Old City, its historic architecture, over 42 miles of barrier coastline and thriving hospitality scene charm residents and visitors to this day. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
St. Augustine

 
 

Norman Rockwell

As American as apple pie, legendary artist Norman Rockwell captured everyday life across the country. On view at the Elliott Museum through March 3, “Norman Rockwell and his Mentor, J.C. Leyendecker” exhibits 10 original paintings by each artist, along with hundreds of Rockwell’s iconic illustrations that graced the Saturday Evening Post’s covers.
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Part of the Treasure Coast that encompasses Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties, Stuart is associated with top-notch fishing. Pastel-painted historic buildings and breathtaking waterways make it a favorite destination, too. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Stuart

 
 

Holiday Dinners

Among the many restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinners, here’s a short list. Café Boulud Palm Beach’s three-course spread features onion soup to duck pâté. Take your pick of Beacon’s or Lucky Shuck Oyster Bar’s holiday menus at Charlie & Joe’s at Love Street. Or get it to go from the Ritz Carlton, Fort Lauderdale’s Burlock Coast.
cafeboulud.com/palmbeach | lovestreetjupiter.com | ritzcarlton.com

The iconic luxury island of Palm Beach is shaking up its staid past. Young families who live here year-round and the next generation of snowbirds and visitors are inspiring a new wave of chic shops, restaurants and art galleries. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Palm Beach

Jupiter’s bike trails, Loxahatchee River, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Riverbend Park appeal to nature lovers who also have access to upscale restaurants and shops. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
North Palm Beach | Tequesta

Fort Lauderdale, the Venice of America, is a boater’s and beachgoer’s paradise. But it’s also home to a burgeoning art scene that spills over into art-centric neighborhoods and annual events. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Rio Vista | Coral Ridge Country Club Estates