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Where to enjoy chocolate, ice Skating, and a Winter Wonderland

Posted at 4:57 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 16:57:55-05

I met up with Jupiter five-year-old twins and their bestie to check out the Winter Wonderland at Hoffman's Chocolates.

The Florida Panthers have an outdoor Ice Rink there.  After lacing up, and not even on the ice yet, the girls were a little wobbly on their feet.  

Once on the ice, there wasn't really any ice skating, but more like clinging on for dear life to the sides.  But the girls didn't mind.

Florida Panther's Ice Rink

"I like that it's slippery and kind of hard," said one child.

"I like it... It's hard to do," said another.

"It's gooooooood," said the last.

I got on the ice and instantly had to join them grasping to the wall.  It is indeed slippery, but I really haven't ice skated that much.

Florida Panther's Ice Skating Rink Deets
Running now through Dec. 30
Monday - Friday from 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.

Next, the girls went to the chocolate decorating class where the girls were surprised by the big man himself.

"Hi!  How is everybody," asks Santa.

The Girls stood their smiling and stunned.  Santa guided them over to decorating their chocolate bar Christmas Trees.  The bestie had one thing on her mind...

"Can we eat it?" asks the bestie.

"You can, but you're going to want to decorate it first," says Randall Vitale, President of Hoffman's Chocolate.

"Can we eat one of the toppings?" ask the bestie.

"You can eat one of the toppings," says Randall patiently.

"So that chocolate is going to be your glue," advises Randall.

"Can we eat it?" she asks again.

"In a little bit," says Randall.

Holiday Candies from Hoffman's Chocolates

"They were having so much fun making those.  And we see that very frequently were people are just overwhelmed with excitement and emotion to be able to create their own chocolate product and to be able to leave with it, it's really something special," says Randal.

Looking like Lucy, Ethel, and their best friend in a chocolate factory the girls finished up their creations and headed out back to look at 125-thousand lights in the Winter Wonderland which is free to the public and features a pizza food truck and Santa's Village.

Winter Wonderland Deets
Free, and open to the public nightly, from Nov. 17 through Dec. 30 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
5190 Lake Worth Rd, Greenacres, FL 33463

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