Delray Beach Events
December

The Magic of Christmas in Delray Beach comes alive every single year during the month of December. We have a month-long Calendar of Events that will put the spirit of the holidays in your heart to stay! Please come join us!

This page is dedicated to Delray Beach Events in December. If you're looking for events for another month, click any link below...


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When: Opens November 29th, continues through January 1, 2014

What: Holiday Carousel

Location: Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Old School Square grounds, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

Cost: $2

Hours:  Monday-Friday 5-9 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 9 PM, Sunday 1 - 9 pm.  Hours are extended during school holiday break and select holiday events.

Please visit my Holiday Page to see more Christmas & holiday events!



Thanksgiving Art Festival
Nov 30 & Dec 1, 2013

When: November 30th & December 1st, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

What: Howard Alan Events proudly presents the 14th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival.

Location:
4th Ave & Atlantic Ave in Downtown Delray Beach, FL

Cost: Free Admission

More Information: This pedestrian-friendly, very walkable downtown location is surrounded by great shops, fantastic restaurants in an artistic community.

This annual juried art festival offers over 100 exhibitors of hand-crafted artwork including glass, photography, painting, mixed media, fiber, jewelry and much more, hosts hundreds of artists exhibiting and selling their work in an outdoor gallery.


Sandra Dezelan &
Dezzy's Second Chance Rescue
December 2, 2013 l 6-9 PM


Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
and
Santa Arrives via Helicopter!

When: December 5, 2013

Time: 5 - 10 PM

What: 100-Foot Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa arrives via helicopter landing at Old School Square Park!

Cost: Free!

For details of all festivities for the evening, please see my Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony page here. 

Expected 40,000 in attendance!


Tour the 100-Foot Christmas Tree
December 6, 2013 through Jan 1, 2014

When: December 6, 2013 through January 1, 2014

Time:
10 AM – 10 PM (Note: Tree opens at 1 PM on Christmas Day and New Year's Day)

What: Tour the famous 100-Foot Christmas Tree in downtown Delray Beach!

Location: Old School Square grounds, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

Cost: Suggested $1 donation to tour tree

One of the animated window displays inside the
100-Foot Christmas Tree!


When: December 6, 2013   

Time:
7:30 -10:30 PM


What: Free Friday Night Outdoor Concerts at the outdoor Pavilion at Old School Square.

More Information: Come out for some of South Florida's best bands, every Friday. Bring your lawn chairs and bring the kids, but please leave pets at home. Food trucks, cash bar, rental chairs available. No outside food or beverage allowed.

Location: 51 N. Swinton Avenue at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts Outdoor Pavilion (Old School Square Outdoor Pavilion).

Contact Info: 561-243-7922

Cost: Free!

Insider's Tip: Free Friday Night Concerts at the outdoor pavilion are every Friday night starting in October and run through January.


Boca Raton's
Holiday Boat Parade
December 7, 2013

When: December 7, 2013      Time: 6:30 PM

What: 37th Annual Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade

More Information: The boat parade starts at 6:30 PM, just south of the Linton bridge, at the C15 canal at the Boca/Delray border. It travels the intracoastal southward for 6 ½ miles, ending near the Hillsboro Blvd. bridge.

Free bleacher viewing is available at Red Reef Park, 1400 N. A1A, or Silver Palm Park, 600 E. Palmetto Park Road.

Arrive early to claim your viewing spot!

Contact Info: Phone: 561-393-7827

Cost: Free!


Family Fun Fest at the Tree

When: December 7, 2013     Time: 10 AM – 1 PM

What: Family Fun Fest at the Tree!  

Location: Old School Square grounds, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

Cost: Free!

Additional Dates: December 14 and December 21


Delray Green Market
Saturday Market in the Park
At Old School Square Park

When: Saturday December 7, 2013

Time: 9 AM - 2 PM

What: Delray Green Market

Contact Info: 561-276-7511

Cost: Free!

More Information: The Delray Green Market is an open-air farmer's market in downtown Delray. It's like a Farm-to-Fork-type of market. You'll find fresh made cider donuts, fresh-off-the-vine produce, just-picked citrus and fragrant baked goods, organic beef, to fresh cut flowers, blooming plants and unique taste treats. There's even dancing in the street with some live music.

Insider's Tip: Delray Green Market runs every Saturday
9 AM - 2 PM October through May, with the last day being the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend.


Gingerbread Holiday Concert
featuring the
Lynn University Philharmonia Orchestra

When: December 8, 2013      Time: 3 PM

What: 11th Annual Gingerbread Holiday Concert featuring the Lynn University Philharmonia Orchestra

Location: Boca Raton Resort and Club  - Great Hall

Contact Info: Phone:  561-237-9000 Website: www.lynn.edu/events

Cost: $35


Christmas Lights & Holiday Yacht Cruises

The holiday cruises are very popular and sell out early! Reservations are highly recommended.

Holiday Lights Cruises
Entire Month of December
Sunday – Thursday
5:30 – 7:30 PM


Holiday Luncheon Cruises
Aboard the Lady Delray
November 15, 2013 through January 15, 2014
Wednesday - Saturday
Boarding 11:30 AM
Cruising 12 - 2 PM


Watch The Holiday Boat Parades
Aboard Delray Yacht Cruises


Boynton Beach & Delray Beach Parade
December 13, 2013
Boarding 5 PM
Cruising 5:30 - 9:30 PM (approx)

Boca Raton Parade
December 7, 2013
Boarding at 5:30 PM
Cruising 6 - 10 PM (approx)


New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise
December 31, 2013
Boarding at 8:15 PM
Cruising 8:30 PM


Delray Yacht Cruises Offers Cruises Year-Rround

Delray Yacht Cruises offers a variety of cruises to choose from! Cruises like Sightseeing cruises, Sunday Brunch, Friday Night Cruise, Italian Dinner Cruises, Buffet Dinner Cruises, Sunset Cruises, and their very popular Holiday Cruises!

Click here for a complete schedule of cruise times and rates with Delray Yacht Cruises.


Christmas Holiday Boat Parade
Boynton Beach & Delray Beach Parade
December 13, 2013

Holiday Boat Parade Picture
(not sure who photo credit goes to?)

When: December 13, 2013      Time: 6:30 PM

What: Boynton Beach & Delray Beach Holiday Boat Parade

More Information: Christmas Holiday Boat Parade on the intracoastal. Approximately 40 festively, brightly-lit and decorated boats leave Boynton Beach Inlet at 6:30 PM and travel southward to Delray Beach on the Intracoastal Waterway, ending just south of the Linton bridge, C-15 Canal in Delray Beach.

Boynton Beach Viewing: Free bleacher viewing is available at the city-owned Boynton Beach Harbor Marina, 728 Casa Loma Blvd. There will be music, a toy drive, Santa and activities for the kids.

Delray Beach Viewing: Anywhere near Atlantic Avenue bridge is good viewing! Veteran's Park, along the bridge, Deck 84  or anywhere along the Marina.

Arrive early to claim your viewing spot!

Cost: Free!


When: December 13, 2013

Time: 7:30 PM

What: Free Friday Night Outdoor Concerts at Delray Beach Center for the Arts Outdoor Pavilion (formerly known as Old School Square Outdoor Pavilion).

More Information: Come out for some of South Florida's best bands, every Friday. Bring your lawn chairs and bring the kids, but please leave pets at home. Food trucks, cash bar, rental chairs available. No outside food or beverage allowed.

Location: 51 N. Swinton Avenue at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts Outdoor Pavilion (formerly known as Old School Square Outdoor Pavilion).

Contact Info: 561-243-7922

Cost: Free!

Insider's Tip: Free Friday Night Concerts at the outdoor pavilion are every Friday night starting in October and run through January.


Breakfast with Santa!
Marriott Delray

When: December 14, 2013   

Time: 
Four different seatings available: 9 AM, 10 AM and 11 AM and noon.

What: Join Santa for breakfast at the Delray Beach Marriott Grand Ballroom.

Location: Marriott Hotel

Cost: Children: $12. Parents $15.

Advanced reservations required. 561-279-1380 x2


Family Fun Fest at the Tree

When: December 14, 2013     Time: 10 AM – 1 PM

What: Family Fun Fest at the Tree!  

Location: Old School Square grounds, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

Cost: Free!

Additional Dates: December 7, 14, and 21


Delray Green Market
Saturday Market in the Park
At Old School Square Park

When: Saturday December 14, 2013

Time: 9 AM - 2 PM

What: Delray Green Market

Contact Info: 561-276-7511

Cost: Free!

More Information: The Delray Green Market is an open-air farmer's market in downtown Delray. It's like a Farm-to-Fork-type of market. You'll find fresh made cider donuts, fresh-off-the-vine produce, just-picked citrus and fragrant baked goods, organic beef, to fresh cut flowers, blooming plants and unique taste treats. There's even dancing in the street with some live music.

Heritage Hen Farms Brings Christmas to the Green Market


Ride & Remember Historic Trolley Tour
With Spady Museum
December 14, 2013

When: December 14, 2013   

Departure Time: 10am Return: 12pm

What: Ride and Remember Trolley Tour with Spady's Museum.

Location: Departure location is from the Spady Museum, 170 NW 5th Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33444. Departure Time is 10 AM. Parking is available.

tip Alert!

Read Reviews here
by others who have taken the Trolley tour!

Contact Info: To reserve a spot call 561-279-8883.

Cost: $20 per person.

More Information: Riders will tour the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Old School Square and select historic and garden sites for a closer look at the fascinating history of Delray Beach.

Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. There is lots of walking and getting on and off the trolley. For those who wish not to participate in the walking, you are welcome to remain on the trolley.

Insider's Tip: Ride and Remember Trolley Tours are offered the second Saturday of every month, year-round.


When: December 14, 2013         Time:  11 AM

What: Culinary Tours of Lake Worth & Lantana

More Information: The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County, Florida offers a fun cultural experience with food tastings.

This historic, cultural culinary excursion known as The Taste History Culinary Tours consists of a narrated bus ride & walking tour of historic districts with specific visits to restaurants located in historic buildings and historic districts.

tip ALERT!!

Read Reviews here
by others who have taken this culinary tour!

Boarding Location: Boynton Beach Mall (outside of mall at Macy's-East Entrance). 801 N. Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL. There is plenty of free parking at the mall.

Price: $40 per person for adults, senior citizens and children age 18 and over. Free for children under age 18.

Time:  Tours begin at 11 AM. (Arrive by 10:45 AM to board bus.)

More Information:  Call 561-243-2662
E-mail: tour@tastehistoryculinarytours.org

Purchase tickets online: http://mlfhmuseum.org/culinaryfoodtours.html

Download Culinary Tours brochure here.

Read more about the Culinary Tours here.

Insider's Tip: Taste History Culinary Tours are offered 3x a month, all year round. The 2nd Saturday of every month is Lake Worth and Lantana. The 3rd & 4th Saturday of every month is Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.


Christmas Holiday Parade
December 14, 2013 at 6 PM

Christmas Holiday Parade in Delray Beach presented by Delray Beach Parks and Recreation. Parade begins at Venetian Drive at 6 PM, heads west on Atlantic to the Courthouse.

Theme: Toyland in Delray. 

Contact: Delray Beach Parks and Rec: Danielle Beardsley, 561-243-7277



Artists in the Park

When: December 15, 2013

Time:
10 AM – 4:30 PM

What: Delray Art League Show presents Artists in the Park.

Location:  Their show rotates venues. Please view their schedule here.

Contact Info: Susan Sabine: 561-843-2311

Cost: Free!

Insider's Tip: Artists in the Park show runs October through April of every year with multiple dates. Their shows rotate between Veteran's Park and Old School Square Park. Please click the link above to view their schedule.


Meet the Artists
Open Studios & Gallery Walk
at Artists Alley
Every 3rd Thursday 6-9 PM
December 19, 2013

When:  December 19, 2013    Time: 6-9 PM

What:
Open Studios and Galleries at Artists' Alley

More Information: Meet and visit with the artists in their working studios and see their works of paintings, pottery, and sculptures.

Location: Artists’ Alley is located in Pineapple Grove where 3rd Avenue & 3rd Street meet, paralleling with the railroad tracks. Parking is available nearby in a parking lot and street parking.

Contact Info: 561-330-4712 or 561-276-1177

Cost: Free!

Use this handy-dandy map below to find their kind-of tricky location. There is free parking nearby.

Insider's Tip: Artists' Alley Open Studio and Art Walk is every 3rd Thursday of every month, year round.


Crest Theatre Presents...
Holiday on Ice

When: December 20-22, 2013         

Times: Friday 8 PM; Saturday, 2 & 8 PM; Sunday 2 & 6 PM

What: Home for the Holidays on Ice

More Information: A musical-skating extravaganza celebrating the holidaysy.  World-class skaters dressed in exquisite costumes and state-of-the-art technology make this holiday magic an event you'll want to attend with the whole family!

Location: Crest Theatre at Delray Center for the Arts, Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

Contact Info: 561-243-7922

Website:  DelrayCenterForTheArts.org

Cost: $45



Free Friday Night Concerts
Outdoor Pavilion
December 20, 2013 l 7:30 PM

When: December 20, 2013

Time: 7:30 -10:30 PM

What: Free Friday Night Outdoor Concerts at Delray Beach Center for the Arts Outdoor Pavilion (formerly known as Old School Square Outdoor Pavilion).

More Information: Come out for some of South Florida's best bands, every Friday. Bring your lawn chairs and bring the kids, but please leave pets at home. Food trucks, cash bar, rental chairs available. No outside food or beverage allowed.

Location: 51 N. Swinton Avenue at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts Outdoor Pavilion (formerly known as Old School Square Outdoor Pavilion).

Contact Info: 561-243-7922

Cost: Free!

Insider's Tip: Free Friday Night Concerts at the outdoor pavilion are every Friday night starting in October and run through January.


Family Fun Fest at the Tree

When: December 21, 2013     Time: 10 AM – 1 PM

What: Family Fun Fest at the Tree!  

Location: Old School Square grounds, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

Cost: Free!

Additional Dates: December 7, 14, and 21


Delray Green Market
Saturday Market in the Park

When: Saturday December 21, 2013

Time: 9 AM - 2 PM

What: Delray Green Market

Contact Info: 561-276-7511

Cost: Free!

More Information: The Delray Green Market is an open-air farmer's market in downtown Delray. It's like a Farm-to-Fork-type of market. You'll find fresh made cider donuts, fresh-off-the-vine produce, just-picked citrus and fragrant baked goods, organic beef, to fresh cut flowers, blooming plants and unique taste treats. There's even dancing in the street with some live music.

Insider's Tip: Delray Green Market runs every Saturday
9 AM - 2 PM October through May, with the last day being the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend.


When: December 21 & 28, 2013         Time:  11 AM

What: Culinary Tours of Delray Beach & Boynton Beach

More Information: The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County, Florida offers a fun cultural experience with food tastings.

This historic, cultural culinary excursion known as The Taste History Culinary Tours consists of a narrated bus ride & walking tour of historic districts with specific visits to restaurants located in historic buildings and historic districts.

tip ALERT!!

Read Reviews here
by others who have taken this culinary tour!

Boarding Location: Boynton Beach Mall (outside of mall at Macy's-East Entrance). 801 N. Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL. There is plenty of free parking at the mall.

Price: $40 per person for adults, senior citizens and children age 18 and over. Free for children under age 18.

Time:  Tours begin at 11 AM. (Arrive by 10:45 AM to board bus.)

More Information:  Call 561-243-2662
E-mail: tour@tastehistoryculinarytours.org

Purchase tickets online: http://mlfhmuseum.org/culinaryfoodtours.html

Download Culinary Tours brochure here.

Read more about the Culinary Tours here.

Insider's Tip: Taste History Culinary Tours are offered 3x a month, all year round. The 2nd Saturday of every month is Lake Worth and Lantana. The 3rd & 4th Saturday of every month is Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.


When: December 27, 2013

Time: 7:30 -10:30 PM

What: Free Friday Night Outdoor Concerts at Delray Beach Center for the Arts Outdoor Pavilion (formerly known as Old School Square Outdoor Pavilion).

More Information: Come out for some of South Florida's best bands, every Friday. Bring your lawn chairs and bring the kids, but please leave pets at home. Food trucks, cash bar, rental chairs available. No outside food or beverage allowed.

Location: 51 N. Swinton Avenue at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts Outdoor Pavilion (formerly known as Old School Square Outdoor Pavilion).

Contact Info: 561-243-7922

Cost: Free!

Insider's Tip: Free Friday Night Concerts at the outdoor pavilion are every Friday night starting in October and run through January.


Delray Green Market
Saturday Market in the Park
At Old School Square Park

When: Saturday December 28, 2013

Time: 9 AM - 2 PM

What: Delray Green Market

Contact Info: 561-276-7511

Cost: Free!

More Information: The Delray Green Market is an open-air farmer's market in downtown Delray. It's like a Farm-to-Fork-type of market. You'll find fresh made cider donuts, fresh-off-the-vine produce, just-picked citrus and fragrant baked goods, organic beef, to fresh cut flowers, blooming plants and unique taste treats. There's even dancing in the street with some live music.

Insider's Tip: Delray Green Market runs every Saturday
9 AM - 2 PM October through May, with the last day being the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend.



First Night Fun!
New Year's Eve in Delray Beach, FL
December 31, 2013
4 PM - Midnight

Purchase tickets in advance at $10, save $5 -- or pay $15 the day of event.

First Night New Year's Eve Celebration. Bring the entire family to enjoy visual and performing arts in non-alcoholic venues at various locations in downtown Delray Beach. Atlantic Avenue is closed to foot-traffic only with lots of attractions, food carts, fun and more!

For more information: 561-279-1380, ext 3.

Tickets $10 if purchased in advance at the following locations:

  • At the 100-foot Christmas Tree
  • Delray Beach Public Library
  • Chamber of Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Old School Square Cultural Arts Center
  • City Hall

For more information: 561-279-1380, ext 3.

Expected 25,000 in attendance!


Holiday Yacht Cruises
Aboard Delray Yacht Cruises

The holiday cruises are very popular and sell out early! Reservations are highly recommended.

Holiday Lights Cruises
Entire Month of December
Sunday – Thursday
5:30 – 7:30 PM


Holiday Luncheon Cruises
Aboard the Lady Delray
November 15, 2013 through January 15, 2014
Wednesday - Saturday
Boarding 11:30 AM
Cruising 12 - 2 PM


Watch The Holiday Boat Parades
Aboard Delray Yacht Cruises


Boynton Beach & Delray Beach Parade
December 13, 2013
Boarding 5 PM
Cruising 5:30 - 9:30 PM (approx)

Boca Raton Parade
December 7, 2013
Boarding at 5:30 PM
Cruising 6 - 10 PM (approx)


New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise
December 31, 2013
Boarding at 8:15 PM
Cruising 8:30 PM


Delray Yacht Cruises Offers Cruises Year-Rround

Delray Yacht Cruises offers a variety of cruises to choose from! Cruises like Sightseeing cruises, Sunday Brunch, Friday Night Cruise, Italian Dinner Cruises, Buffet Dinner Cruises, Sunset Cruises, and their very popular Holiday Cruises!

Click here for a complete schedule of cruise times and rates with Delray Yacht Cruises.



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