WHO: City of West Palm Beach
Sandi, the world’s only 35-foot-tall, 700-ton holiday sand tree
WHAT: Starting in the early morning hours on Monday, November 7, 800 tons of sand will start to arrive to the West Palm Beach Waterfront over the course of several days.
700 tons will be used to create Sandi, the holiday sand tree that has become one of South Florida’s most famous and beloved holiday celebrations.
- 8-10 daily truckloads are expected.
- As with every year,the star ofthe City of West Palm Beach’s Holiday in Paradise (HIP) is returning with anewseasonal theme and elements.
- Announced Friday morning, Sandi’s 11th annual return will feature a visit from “Ferris” – a Ferris wheel. Guests of the month-long holiday celebration can now see Sandi shows from an aerial view.
- The sand delivery marks the start of preparing Sandi for the Clematis by Night Holiday Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 1 from 6 to 10 p.m.
VISUALS: Media are invited to capture visuals of dump trucks delivering the sand throughout the week. 8 – 10 trucks will arrive daily, making the biggest sand pile ever seen!
WHERE: Great Lawn, 100 N Clematis Street.
WHEN: Mornings of the following dates
- Monday, November 7
- Tuesday, November 8
- Wednesday, November 9
- Thursday, November 10
- **activity on the lawn to start around 5 a.m. (ramp for the trucks over the Great Lawn to be built around 5 a.m.; trucks anticipated to arrive between 6 – 7 a.m.
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 (advance and on-site contact)
PUBLIC INFO/CONTACT: Public parking is available in the City of West Palm Beach garages. The closest garages to the sand delivery site are Evernia, on the corner of Evernia St. and Olive Ave, and Banyan, on the corner of Banyan Blvd. and Olive Ave.
For more information about Holiday in Paradise and other City of West Palm Beach events, please visit wpb.org/events, 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.
Originally published at https://www.wpb.org/Home/Components/News/News/3067/772?npage=5