12/1 - Special Christmas Lecture & Christmas Tree Lighting at the Flagler Museum, One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Ronald D. Lankford Jr., author of Sleigh Rides, Jingle Bells, and Silent Nights: A Cultural History of American Christmas Songs, will shed light on the origins of Christmas music of the Gilded Age. $10/members, $28/non-members - includes museum admission and all Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities, which follow at 3 pm. 2-3 pm. 655-2833.