Downtown West Palm Beach will be off-limits to minors for part of this holiday. Police are making a Christmas night curfew even earlier this year, to stop any potential criminal activity before it starts.
A massive sign here on Okeechobee Boulevard - the gateway to downtown - is a warning for teens and parents alike. No one under the age of 18 will be allowed unsupervised in the heart of the city.
Warm holiday wishes are coming with a warning from police. "That area contains a lot of bars, a lot of drinking establishments, really no place for a minor to be unattended," said West Palm Beach Police Capt. Tony Spatara.
On Friday, new signage was placed around downtown alerting visitors that no one under the age of 18 without supervision will be allowed after 9 p.m. on Christmas. "A lot of people are fearful of groups of juveniles that cluster together," said Captain Spatara. "Sometimes they are not on their best behavior."