2018 South Florida Holiday Events Guide

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Snowfall on the Plaza

When: November 11th through December 31st
Where: Boynton Harbor Marina, 735 Casa Loma Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
What: Who says it can’t snow in South Florida? Experience a winter wonderland with daily snowfalls at CityPlace in West Palm Beach during the holiday season. The “snow” starts falling Monday through Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday at 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.  There will be no snow on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.

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Boca Raton Holiday Tree Lighting

When: Wednesday, November 21st from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Mizner Park Amphitheater, 327 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
What: Enjoy a FREE Holiday Festival with carnival rides, an ice skating rink, a bounce house, and so much more! The event culminates with the City of Boca Raton’s and Mizner Park’s annual tree lighting ceremony. The ceremonial lighting of the City’s tree will be led by Mayor Scott Singer and it will illuminate simultaneously with Mizner Park’s tree at the south end of the center. Stick around for the fireworks display above the amphitheater afterward!

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Clematis by Night, Sandi Tree Lighting

When: November 29th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
What: This Clematis by Night event is unlike any other! Enjoy the lighting of Sandi, the world’s only 600-ton sand Holiday Tree at the downtown West Palm Beach waterfront at 7:00 p.m. There will be live music, face painting, a special holiday boutique, and kids can visit Santa in Sandi Land!


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Delray Beach 100ft Christmas Tree Lighting

When: November 29th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Old School Square Park: NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
What: This year is the 25th anniversary of the famous 100 foot Delray Beach Christmas Tree! Santa kicks off a month-long celebration in Delray Beach with the tree lighting at 7:15 p.m. Enjoy ice skating, mini golf, and so much more at this family-friendly event.

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The Nutcracker: Ballet Palm Beach

When: Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st
Where: 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
What: Enjoy the classic tale of The Nutcracker at The Kravis Center this holiday season. The Nutcracker is suitable for all ages and the holiday story will entertain people of all ages. There are several shows you can see in the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall. Buy tickets here.

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Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade

When: Saturday, December 1st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: The parade travels up the Intracoastal Waterway from North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.
What: Enjoy a fireworks display as it leads off the 2018 Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade! The boats are decorated with lights and holiday decor. The parade starts near the North Palm Beach Marina and travels toward the Jupiter Lighthouse. Want to enter your vessel into the parade? Click here to register your boat!

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Light Up the Park, Boynton Beach

When: Saturday, December 1st from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Dewey Park, 100 NE 4th St, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
What: The 48th Annual Holiday Parade will kick things off at 4:00 p.m. at S.E. 12th Ave, rolling North on Federal Hwy. ending on N.E. 1st Ave.  Right after the parade, watch as the Banyan Trees in Dewey Park are lit up with a dazzling light display. Enjoy live music, activities for the kids, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!

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Chanukah Under the Stars

When: Friday, December 7th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
What: Temple Beth El of Boca Raton is hosting Chanukah Under the Stars! Starting at 5:00 pm, this free community event will include a children’s area with bounce houses, face painting, crafts and PJ Library storytelling, followed by a Chanukah Tot Shabbat and songfest. The Chanukah and Shabbat service will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the temple clergy.

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Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Lake Park

When: Friday, December 7th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Park Ave & 9th St, Lake Park, FL 33403
What: Join the Town of Lake Park at the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Town Green. Santa will make an appearance at 6:15 p.m. followed by the lighting of the tree at 7:00 p.m. There will be food, games, and entertainement!

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FAU Tuba Christmas Concert

When: Sunday, December 9th. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and concerts starts at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
What: Sit back and enjoy the tradition of holiday music performed buy tubas, started by Indiana University Professor Harvey G. Phillips. FAU brings this tradition to the Boca Raton community for its sixth annual presentation.

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Boynton Beach - Delray Beach Holiday Boat Parade

When: Friday, December 14th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Boynton Harbor Marina, 735 Casa Loma Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
What: The 47th Annual Holiday Boat Parade is hosted by the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency and the City of Delray Beach. Enjoy a parade of brightly-decorated boats as they line up north of the Boynton Beach Inlet and head south, lighting up the Intracoastal Waterway throughout Boynton Beach and Delray Beach to the C-15 canal. The watch party is at the Boynton Harbor Marina and starts at 6:30 p.m.

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Photos with Santa, Palm Beach Zoo

When: Saturday, December 15th and 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where:  Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
What: Take pictures with Santa at the Palm Beach Zoo! You have two opportunities, December 15th and the 22nd. Bring your camera and snap photos with Santa or purchase yours in the gift shop. There will also be a surprise holiday craft for the kids and one complimentary ride on the wildlife carousel!

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