2019 South Florida Weekend Holiday Events Guide

It’s time to get your calendar ready for the slew of events coming this holiday season!

Holiday tree lightings, Christmas parades, and block parties — that’s only a tiny fraction of what to expect! Here’s your guide to holiday events to mark on your calendar. Check back for updates as we get them!


Christmas on Main Street Tree Lighting Festival

  • Friday, November 29, 2019
  • 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • City Hall Annex Parking Lot, 300 St Lucie Ave., Stuart, FL 34994
  • Get more information here!

59th Annual Stuart Downtown Christmas Parade

  • Friday, December 6, 2019
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • The parade will line up on Monterey Road, take a left at Ocean Boulevard and end at Georgia Avenue.
  • Get more information here!


5th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

  • Saturday, November 23, 2019
  • 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Harbourside Place, 200 N US Highway 1, Jupiter, Florida 33477
  • Get more information here!

Abacoa Holiday Block Party

  • Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Downtown Abacoa, 1200 Town Center Drive, Jupiter, FL
  • Get more information here!

Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade

  • Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Intracoastal Waterway from North Palm Beach to Jupiter
  • Watch the parade from Juno Park, Bert Winters Park, Waterway Park, Sawfish Bay Park, Jupiter Riverwalk, Harbourside Place or Lighthouse Park! The parade should arrive in Jupiter by 8:00 p.m.
  • Get more information here!

Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association Annual Christmas Parade

  • Sunday, December 8, 2019
  • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Staging for the parade will be on Old Dixie Highway just west of the railroad tracks, between Center Street and Indiantown Road.
  • Get more information here!

There’s Snow Place Like Jupiter

  • Saturday, December 14, 2019
  • 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Abacoa Community Park, 1501 Frederick Small Road, Jupiter, Florida 33458
  • Get more information here!

Holiday Movie Night: It’s a Wonderful Life



The Royal Poinciana Plaza Holiday Reveal
with Gray Malin

  • Friday, December 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Tree lighting at 6:30 p.m.
  • In addition to the surfboard Christmas tree reimagined through the lens of Gray’s À La Plage series, enjoy treats + sweets, photos with Palm Beach Santa, a performance by the Aqualillies, a roving art gallery of the Gray Malin in Palm Beach series and a personal appearance by Gray Malin. Benefitting Loggerhead Marinelife Center.
  • Click here to RSVP!

Christmas Tree Lighting at Flagler Museum

  • December 1, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    • Free with museum admission
  • Meet Santa Claus, help light the Grand Hall Christmas Tree, and enjoy special choir performances and refreshments!
  • Click here for more information!


Photos with Santa

  • Saturday, November 23 through Tuesday, December 24
  • Food Pavilion at the Palm Beach Outlets
  • Receive two free 4” x 6″ photo prints and a digital download of a single image for every family who gets their photo taken with Santa Claus for FREE! Additional photo packages and Christmas merchandise will be available for purchase.
  • For additional information, visit www.palmbeachoutlets.com.

AMC Friendsgiving

  • Watch your favorite Thanksgiving-themed “Friends” episodes at AMC at Rosemary Square! The “Friendsgiving” showings will offer episodes in four-show blocks.
  • November 24th from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm
  • November 25th from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm
  • November 25th from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm
  • Click here for more information!

Holiday Celebration on the Square

  • November 30th from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
  • Rosemary Square, West Palm Beach
  • Get in the holiday spirit with the first “snowfall” of the season! There will be live music and The Wishing Tree’s first spectacular light show.
  • Click here for more information!

Nightly Snowfall on the Square

  • Enjoy a winter wonderland at Rosemary Square beginning Saturday, November 30 – Tuesday, December 31. Yes, the snow is real!
    • Monday – Wednesday at 6 & 7PM
    • Thursday – Sunday at 6, 7 & 8PM
  • Click here for more information!

Ugly Sweater Party at Miracle on Rosemary


Sandi Tree Lighting at Clematis by Night

  • Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Entertainment 6:00 pm -9:00 pm | Light Shows 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • The Great Lawn, Downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront
  • Click here for more information!

Sandi’s Surf Shack with Glow Mini Golf

  • December 5-31, 2019
  • Monday-Friday: 6-10 PM, Saturday-Sunday: Noon-10 PM
  • Monday-Wednesday: FREE! Thursday-Sunday: $2.50/pp
  • North Clematis Trellis, West Palm Beach, FL, 33401
  • Click here for more information!

Screen on the Green: Holiday Double Feature

  • Friday, December 13, 2019
  • 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    • 6:30 PM The Grinch (PG)
    • 8:00 PM The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG)
  • Wear your holiday-themed PJ’s and join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a Sandi-style pajama party — complete with movies, face-painting and prizes for the best family jammies!
  • Click here for more information!

Sunday on the Waterfront

  • Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • The Palm Stage
  • Enjoy live music as the Aloha Islanders perform their Tropical Holiday Spectacular in Sandi Land with their authentic, high-energy Polynesian entertainment for audiences of all ages!


Sparkle Night

  • Monday, November 18, 2019
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  • Delray Marketplace, 14851 Lyons Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446
  • Enjoy the tree lighting at dusk, visits with Santa, live reindeer, snow, carolers, and more!
  • Click here for more information.

100 Foot Christmas Tree Lighting & Festivities

  • Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Old School Square: 51 N Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida
  • Santa arrives at 6:45 p.m. and the tree lighting is at 7:00 p.m. Take photos with Santa, walk inside the 100 Foot Christmas Tree, play Puttn’ Around Mini-Golf, skate in the ice skating rink, ride the carousel and enjoy food, music, entertainment, crafts and holiday surprises!
  • Get more information here!

Delray Beach Holiday Parade

  • Saturday, December 14, 2019
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Along Atlantic Avenue, strating at A1A
  • Santa Claus will make a special appearance during the parade with the Delray Beach Fire Department! This year’s theme is, “A comic Con Holiday Parade.”
  • Get more information here!

Annual Boynton Beach & Delray Beach Holiday Boat Parade

  • Friday, December 13, 2019
  • 6:30 pm
  • The Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency and the City of Delray Beach invite you to celebrate the holiday season with a brightly-decorated boat parade! This holiday illumination show can be viewed from Veterans Park and Knowles Park and along the parade course. The watch party at the Boynton Harbor Marina starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Click here for more information on the parade.

Grand Menorah Lighting

  • Sunday, December 22, 2019
  • Sundown (5:30 p.m.)
  • Old School Square Grounds, 96 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Delray BeachFL 33444
  • Celebrate Hanukkah with family and friends at the lighting of the first Menorah candle.
  • Click here for more information.


Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

  • Saturday, November 23, 2019
  • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
  • The event will include free carnival rides; an artificial ice rink, Bouncy, the World’s Largest Snowman, a bounce house standing 30 feet tall; Santa’s Circus variety show; Carolers; stilt walkers, aerial performances, letters to Santa station, photos with Santa ($5 each); carnival food for purchase, and more! The highlight of the evening will be the ceremonial lighting of the City’s tree led by Mayor Scott Singer that will illuminate simultaneously with Mizner Park’s tree at the south end of the center near Lord & Taylor and followed by a spectacular fireworks display above the amphitheater.
  • Click here for more info!

City of Boca Raton’s 49th Holiday Street Parade

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Parade route begins at Federal Hwy & SE 5th Street, traveling north to Mizner Park Amphitheater.
  • Click here for more information!