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Winter holidays events & festivals in Palm Beach county

Festive events and exciting holiday displays are featured in parks, shopping plazas and other public places. Plenty of events are free. Or relatively inexpensive.

Happy Holidays!

Holiday Events & Displays in Palm Beach county

Winter Wonderland at The Marina

Lights, snow, entertainment, activities and vendors are featured at Winter Wonderland events at Riviera Beach Marina Village, 190 E. 13th Street, Riviera Beach 33404, website

Entry is free.

$5 fees for

  • ice skating
  • putt putt

Events include

  • December 3 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. lighting festivities and entertainment
  • December 4 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. live entertainment focusing on Hanukkah
  • December 11 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. “The Nutcracker” ballet performance
  • December 18 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. live entertainment focusing on Kwanzaa

 

Holiday display with 100-foot Tree

Holiday display in Delray December 1-January 2 features a 100-foot lighted & decorated tree, as well as activities and holiday events.  Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, 561-243-7250. Information is  online  & in feature

Events include

  • Free carousel rides 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. December 24 & December 25

Holiday In Paradise display

Holiday Light Shows featuring exciting sand tree & dancing fountain waters. Usually 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. December 2-30 on quarter hour, with some exceptions for other events.  100 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach 33401, website

Holiday display in Mizner Park

Entertaining outdoor holiday display featuring lights dancing with music 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Mizner Park retail & dining plaza is at 327 Plaza Real, Boca Raton 33432

 

Holiday Parades

Holiday Street Parade, Boca

Holiday Street Parade in Boca Raton with floats & entertainment is 7:30 p.m. December 8, from Federal Highway and Southeast 5th Street north to Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton 33432 website

Holiday Boat Parade 

Boynton Beach Holiday Boat Parade is 6:30 p.m. December 10, with festivities, Santa & entertainment @ Boynton Harbor Marina, 735 Casa Loma Boulevard. Unwrapped toys are accepted for a toy drive. Information with recommendations for other watch areas is online

Holiday Parade, Delray

Delray Beach Holiday Parade is 6 p.m. December 11 on Atlantic Avenue, from Atlantic Avenue bridge to Northwest Fifth Avenue.  Theme: “Songs of the Season,” website

Holiday Boat Parade

Holiday Boat Parade in Boca Raton  6:30 p.m. December 18 lights up Intracoastal Waterway. Limited bleacher watch zone offered at Red Reef Park, 1400 N. Ocean Boulevard 33432, website

Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa festivities in Delray

Art activities, live entertainment & storytelling are featured at Kwanzaa festivities 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. December 26 in Delray. Kwanzaa festivities & Kuumba Village include opportunities for handcrafting presents. Event is at Spady Heritage Museum, 170 NW Fifth Avenue, Delray 33444, 561-279-8883, website  & video. Facial protection & distancing are required,

Poetry with Nantambu in West Palm

Nantambu, poet of Bootstraps Productions, is featured with original poetry for Kwanzaa at a free kid-friendly event 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. December 30 promoting inclusion and diversity. The event is at Rohi’s Readery, 600 S. Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach 33401. Information & registration are online.

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Festivals & lighting festivities

Hanukkah festival Latkes and other traditional holiday favorites are featured at Hanukkah Festival 5:30 p.m. November 28 at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach 33444, website

Menorah lighting 5:30 p.m. November 28 by Chabad Boynton at Boynton Beach Mall in food court, 801 North Congress Avenue,

Boynton Beach 33426, website. Youngsters receive bag with dreidel, Hanukkah gelt & crafts, while supplies last.

Boynton Lighting Festivities Live entertainment & holiday lighting festivities are 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. December 3, Centennial Park, 120 E. Ocean Avenue,  Boynton Beach. Free parking  on the corner of Boynton Beach Boulevard and Seacrest Boulevard, with entrance is off Boynton Beach Blvd., website

Boynton Lighting Festivities Live entertainment & holiday lighting festivities are 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. December 3, Centennial Park, 120 E. Ocean Avenue,  Boynton Beach. Free parking  on the corner of Boynton Beach Boulevard and Seacrest Boulevard, with entrance is off Boynton Beach Blvd., website

Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade The parade 6 p.m. December 4, led by a Zambelli traveling fireworks display, navigates up the Intracoastal Waterway from North Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. The event includes a toy drive. website

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