Christmas in Delray Beach, Florida is a month-long holiday celebration
with festivities happening almost every single day and night -- all in
celebration of the Christmas Holiday Season, Hanukkah, and the Famous 100-Foot
Christmas tree in Delray Beach, Florida!
The Christmas celebrations officially begin with the lighting of the 100-Foot Christmas tree which usually takes place the end of November or the beginning of December -- and has for every single year, ever since 1992.
Soon after the Christmas tree is lit, our downtown comes alive ~ with the MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS in downtown Delray Beach, Florida! Everything becomes magical! Especially the INSIDE of the Christmas tree!
Photo Credit: Captain Kimo
We have a very festive holiday calendar of events for the entire month of December! The celebration and festivities end on December 31st. That's when the tree is dismantled and everything put away until next year.
Scroll down the page to scroll through all the Christmas Events or click any link below to jump directly to that particular event.
Lighting of the Menorah
Location: Outdoors at Old School Square
More Information: The beginning of Hanukkah begins with the first candle lighting on the Menorah! Everyone is invited to the Menorah Lighting Ceremony in downtown Delray!
What: Come ride a real old-fashioned holiday carousel. Friendly for all ages!
Location: Outdoors at Old School Square
Cost: $3 per ride or 2 rides for $5 (Prices may change)
More Information: The holiday carousel usually opens after Thanksgiving and runs through the entire month of December.
You can read more about our famous !00-foot Christmas tree here. It is the most beautiful tree in the entire world! The tree lighting is said to attract 30,000 spectators! It is THAT famous!
This beautiful drone shot is by Shane Appelbaum
Palm trees and the 100-foot Christmas Tree star make for a nice photo!
Tour The 100-Foot Christmas Tree!
Take a tour inside the 100-Foot Christmas Tree and see the animated
displays representing historic buildings in Delray Beach.
These replicated historic buildings are filled with joyful, animated features like children caroling, penguins hard at work, reindeer and elves preparing for the holidays, and there's even a train display!
Visit Santa and get your photo taken with Santa! Pets are welcomed too!
Thank you to Seacrest Builders for the donation of Santa's new home!
Thank you to Dana Donaty Designs for the lettering on Santa's new home!
Free Christmas Movies at Old School Square Pavilion! Various showings throughout the month of December for Christmas Movies at the Pavilion! Coined "Flicks for Kicks" to encourage people to bring a new pair of shoes for kids.
There are various times and dates -- so be sure to make note of that. For more details and more events -- please view Old School Square event page at this link here.
Three dates to choose from! Reservations required. Please call the number shown in the image below.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting Putt'n Around Golf for two read-a-long story events!
Tickets are $10. Each ticket includes one reading with the option to take home book, Mrs. Claus' Christmas cookies, and a round of 18 holes at Putt'n Around Golf.
December 20 - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at 3pm
December 23 - The Night Before Christmas at 11am
For more info and to purchase tickets click here. (Note: Link opens in Facebook)
Bring the family and have a whirl-of-fun on the ice at the simulated ice skating rink at Old School Square.
Photo credit: Mark Zisk
What: Boynton Beach & Delray Beach Holiday Boat Parade
More Information: Christmas Holiday Boat Parade on the Intracoastal. The boats are festively, brightly-lit and decorated for the holiday! Boats leave Boynton Beach Inlet at 6 PM and travel south on the Intracoastal Waterway to C-15 Canal in Delray Beach.
Viewing Points for the Boat Parade: Harbor Marina, 735 Casa Loma Blvd. in Boynton and the 7 PM watch party at Veterans Park at 802 NE First St., in Delray. Other viewing areas include Intracoastal Park, George Bush Bridge, Mangrove Park, Jaycee Park and Knowles Park.
The Christmas Holiday Parade in Delray Beach
is presented by Delray Beach Parks and Recreation.
The parade begins at the Intracoastal (near Venetian Drive) at 6 PM, heads west on Atlantic to the NW 5th Avenue. You can expect to see more than 70 floats, marching band and walking groups along with Santa in a fire truck -- all on Atlantic Avenue.
Photo Credit: Gaynor Evans
Live music, Fireworks, Silent Disco, Photo Booth, Resolution Walls, Arts and Crafts, Face Painting, Balloon Art, Giant Inflatables and Light up Games, Magic Shows, Giant Games, Toddlers’ Zone, Putt n’ Around, Carousel, Ice Skating Rink, Photos with Santa, and more!
N. Swinton Stage
5:30 – 7:00 pm – Slip and the Spinouts (Americana and Rockabilly)
7:30 – 9:00 pm – Reverend Barry & The Funk (8-piece Funk & Soul)
NE 2nd Avenue Stage
5:00 – 9:00 pm – Silent Disco with 3 DJs
OSS Front Lawn
5:00 – 9:00 pm – Magic Show with Ooopsy!
9:00 pm – Off Old School Square Garage
Walking Culinary Tours
Historic Trolley Tour
River Boat Yacht Cruise Tour
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