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Holiday Trees & Lights in Palm Beach County

Winter in paradise comes early in Palm Beach County, where some venues and malls are already in full swing of hosting holiday trees, snow and lights galore. These holiday tree lightings are free to attend and are perfect for the entire family and often include a variety of other holiday activities, from ice skating and mini golf to music, light shows and snowfalls. 

Following is an updated list for 2023; enjoy!

christmas tree lighting _ by tim-mossholder

Christmas Tree Lighting / photo by Tim Mossholder

Holiday Tree Lightings & Displays

Delray Beach tree lighting, yuletide street fair & Holiday Village

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 28
Location: Old School Square Park, Delray Beach
Event time: 6-9 p.m.

A month-long celebration kicks off with Santa arriving at 6:45 p.m. then lighting the famous 100-foot Christmas tree at 7 p.m. Enjoy ice skating, pictures with Santa, mini-golf and more. Event is free and the activities are available for a nominal fee. 

City of West Palm Beach's Holiday Tree Lighting

Date: Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023: Sandi Tree Lighting
Location:Holiday In Paradise is at the West Palm Beach waterfront on the Great Lawn, 100 N. Clematis Street.
Event: 6-10 p.m.

Tree Lighting & Concert, Palm Beach Gardens

Date: Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023
Location: The Gardens North County District Park, 5101 117th Court N.
Event time: 5-8 p.m.

  • Santa’s Party & Concert featuring Wonderama (Limited seating or bring your own chair!)
  • Inflatables
  • Photos with Santa
  • Snow Zone

Merry in Mizner festivities in Boca Raton

Date: Light displays and seasonal activities continue nightly through Jan. 1, 2024.
Location: Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Features: Music Series, Fridays, 7-9 p.m.

  • Dec. 8: Morgan Minsk
  • Dec. 15: Holden Amory
  • Dec. 22: Teddy Sings
  • Dec .29: Gratitude Steel Band 

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