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Celebrate Christmas in Florida with the Miracle pop-up in Palm Beach Gardens

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It’s beginning to look a lot like — well, OK, so December in South Florida isn't much different than the dog days of summer.

But we can pretend. This week, it's reported Florida's first ‘Christmassy’ day of 2022 will be in the first several days of December. This interactive map shows each state's coldest day of the year.

Whether or not we get a taste of sweater weather, we can celebrate the start of the holiday season with more than just decorations and singing along to Mariah Carey’s "All I Want for Christmas Is You" on the radio. To help you celebrate the season, Family Destinations Guide put together a list of the best 51 places in each state to visit during Christmas.

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And for those who like to celebrate with a cocktail in hand, there's exciting news for Palm Beach County residents.

For the first time ever, Miracle — the adored holiday pop-up bar celebrated in select cities across the country — is coming to PGA National Resort & Spa.

Listing almost 200 participating locations for the 2022 season, Miracle will once again open locations of its annual Christmas pop-up from award winning partner bars such as North America’s 50 Best Bar winners Civil Liberties (Toronto, Canada), Bitter & Twisted (Phoenix, AZ) and Mace to the original Miracle pop-up location in New York City.

The Miracle concept began in 2014 when Mace owner Greg Boehm transformed his bar into a winter wonderland during the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Guided by the advice of his mother, Miracle on Ninth Street was born, and its fervent reception soon led industry friends from other cities around the globe reaching out to recreate the Miracle holiday magic in their own bars.

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Since then, Mace general manager Joann Spiegel has helped to spread the cheer far and wide. Also the mastermind behind each recipe creation for Miracle, Spiegel has added an array of new and delicious holiday cocktails to the Miracle menu this year, alongside many returning fan favorites.

Visit and you'll find fan favorites like the "Snowball Old-Fashioned" (rye, gingerbread, aromatic bitters, wormwood bitters, orange essence); "Christmapolitan" (vodka, elderflower, dry vermouth, spiced cranberry sauce, lime, rosemary, absinthe mist ); "Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r!" (Barbados rum, rhum agricole, Trinidad overproof rum, ube & coconut orgeat, acid-adjusted pineapple juice); "Jingle Balls Nog" (cognac, cream sherry, almond milk, cream, egg, vanilla, nutmeg); and the "Nice" and "Naughty" shots.

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New this year, keep an eye out for "Grandma Got Run Over By A T-Rex" (vodka, orange liqueur, gentian aperitif, aloe vera, spiced pomegranate & grapefruit mix, lime, aromatic bitters); "Christmas Cricket" (blanco tequila, vanilla liqueur, minty amaro, coco pandan, cream, mole bitters, dark chocolate); "Island of Misfit Toys" (aged Jamaican rum, chai tea, cream, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, lemon); "Rudolph’s Rum Rhapsody" (made for two, Jamaican & Puerto Rican rums, lime, orange, pineapple, passion fruit, falernum, honey, ginger, aromatic bitters).

At the end of this year’s season, Miracle will donate 10 percent of all proceeds from the sale of Santa Pants, Christmas Carol Barrel, and Santa Heads signature glassware to the Seva Foundation, a global nonprofit eye care organization that works with local communities around the world. The resort will also be donating 25 percent of the proceeds from the kick-off event to Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The Miracle pop-up will run through January 1, 2023, and is open from 4-11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday, and noon to 11 p.m. on Sunday.

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