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Holiday in Paradise presented by FPL nominated for “Best Public Holiday Lights Display”

Life - Miami County Post originally published at Life - Miami County Post

WHO:              City of West Palm Beach
                        Holiday in Paradise presented by FPL, and Sandi, the world’s only 35-foot-tall, 700-ton holiday sand tree

WHAT:             USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice awards highlight the best of the best in categories such as destinations, dining, hotels, and entertainment. Nominees for all USA TODAY 10Best categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts, including editors from USA TODAY and, relevant expert contributors, sources for these publications and Gannett assets. provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions and dining for worldwide destinations.

                        Friends and fans of HIP and Sandi can vote once per day through Monday, December 5 at 11:59 a.m. 

                        Notably, Holiday in Paradise (HIP) was named the “Best Public Holiday Lights Display” in 2021 during its 10th season on the waterfront.

                        Other recent HIP news/info:

  • Mayor Keith A. James announced a new element of this year’s series – Sandi’s cousin, Ferris powered by Land Rover, a Ferris wheel will be joining her on the waterfront.
  • The attraction features gondolas where passengers can get a glimpse of Sandi and the entire HIP light and music show from the sky for a small fee.
  • Today (Monday, November 7) Sandi’s sand started to arrive on the waterfront. 800 tons have been delivered, 700 of which will be used for Sandi. The remaining 100 tons are designated for additional sand sculptures
  • Sandi and Ferris will make their debuts on Thursday, December 1 during the Clematis by Night Holiday Tree Lighting from 6 – 10 p.m.

TO VOTE:         Visit

WHY:               Since her debut in 2012, Sandi has received numerous international and regional awards and accolades, including “Best New Event” and “Best Event within an Existing Festival” by the International Festivals and Events Association, “Most Innovative Project” by the Florida Festivals and Events Association and a Henry Award from VISIT FLORIDA. HIP was recognized in 2021 as the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice for “Best Public Holiday Lights Display.” Sandi has been featured in/on The Huffington Post, Thrillist, CNN, Martha Stewart, Travel + Leisure, and The Ellen Show. She also has her own closely followed social media accounts @Sanditreewpb.

MEDIA CONTACT: Meredith Westheimer – Moore Agency |[email protected]| (561) 213-8192 


For more information about Holiday in Paradise and other City of West Palm Beach events, please visit, call (561) 822-1515 (TTY: 800-955-8771) or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB and on Twitter and Instagram @westpalmbch. Follow Sandi on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @Sanditreewpb.


Holiday in Paradise presented by FPL Sponsors/Partners to date include Land Rover Palm Beach, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center, Dunkin’, Discover The Palm Beaches, NewDay USA, 97.9 WRMF, SUNNY 107.9, New Country 103.1, X 102.3, PARTY 96.3, News Talk 850 WFTL, FOX Sports 640 AM, WPBF 25 News, West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, Best Western Palm Beach Lakes, Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham West Palm Beach, WPB Magazine, West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, The Palm Beach Post, West Palm Beach Marriott, Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Historic Northwest Neighborhood, Northwood Village, Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach and Florida Power & Light.

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