DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Yes, it’s 90 degrees outside and the tropics are brewing, but the holidays in South Florida are already in the works.

At the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, guests soon will be able to enjoy a mix of Christmas and Kwanzaa by making their own gifts at the Make-A-Gift Village.

On Saturday, Nov. 16, the museum will fill its backyard with tents for giftmaking, music and food during the Second Annual Make-A-Gift Village event.

The activities are the museum’s way of welcoming in the holidays and giving youth an opportunity to make gifts for their friends and family.

Local artisans will help guests create unique, cultural presents, while musicians and vocalists perform, and food vendors serve meals under tented shade.

Make-A-Gift Village is open and free to the public at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum campus, 170 NW 5th Ave., Delray Beach, from 2-5 p.m.

“We are hoping to have the same energy, engagement and community interaction as last year,” said Charlene Farrington, Spady Museum director. “Our goal is to provide a unique, fun experience for every age and for every culture during the holidays.”

The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is a black history museum and cultural center, dedicated to sharing the cultural contributions of people of African descent.

In addition to rotating exhibits, the museum hosts a history preservation bus tour, youth programming, genealogy workshops, lectures and panel discussions and Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast, Juneteenth and Kwanzaa celebrations.

Exhibit Hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday. Admission: $10; members free. For other information call 561-279-8883, email or visit