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Holiday festivals, parades & events in Palm Beach County

Floridians know how to celebrate the winter holidays, even if “winter” doesn't mean here what it means elsewhere. In Palm Beach County, there are dozens of events to mark Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year's and more.

The snow may be fake, but the fun is real. We have holiday parades, holiday boat parades, Christmas tree lightings, menorah lightings, holiday concerts, family festivals and more. Many events are free or cheap.

We also have big lists of free and cheap holiday events in Broward and free and cheap holiday events in Miami-Dade.

If you enjoy holiday lights, you can find many places to see that go all out for the holidays.

Happy Holidays!

Royal Palm Beach

Winter Fest

Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1 to 9 p.m.

There will be twirlers, dancers, choirs, a band and other performers and entertainment, plus rides and activities for kids.

City of Royal Palm Beach

Admission is free, with nominal fees for rides and food vendors at Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd., Royal Palm Beach.

Boynton Beach

Holiday Parade

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023

The City will host the 52nd annual Holiday Parade in Downtown Boynton. Festivities are Saturday, beginning at 4 p.m. and ending at 6 p.m. The route will be on Federal Highway. between Boynton Beach Boulevard and Woolbright Road. Featured: Entertainment, marching bands, local schools, and community organizations.

Sounds of Success

Boynton Beach Holiday Parade

Boca Raton

Holiday Street Parade

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Route: Along Federal Highway, starting at Federal Highway and SE 5th Street, and travel north to Mizner Park Amphitheater. Visit this page for details on road closures and parking, etc.

Street Parade. Float in the holiday street parade.

Boca Raton Street Parade

Lake Worth

Saturday, Dec. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Theme: The Holidays meet Tinseltown

If you like parades, this one on in Lake Worth has a lot to offer at Cultural Plaza, 414 Lake Ave., Lake Worth Beach.

Copyright ©2023 Bill Barbosa Photography

Copyright ©2023 Bill Barbosa Photography

Delray Holiday Parade with Frosty in Florida

Parade route: Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach from the Intracoastal Bridge to NW 5th Avenue. More than 70 floats, marching bands, dance teams and walking groups will march along Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach to NW 5th Avenue.


39th annual Wellington Holiday Parade 

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023
Parade begins at 1:30 p.m.

Parade Route – 12150 Forest Hill Blvd., starting at Wellington Trace and ending at Ken Adams Way. Visit this page for more details about road closures and parking, etc.

High School band members play instruments and wave while marching in holiday parade.

Wellington Holiday Parade

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2023 holiday events in Palm Beach County

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