The most exciting holiday in Delray is the 100-foot Christmas tree lighting which takes place around the end of November or the first part of December -- every single year ever since 1992.
The Christmas Tree Lighting attracts over 40,000 attendees just for the lighting of the tree event alone.
The entire holiday season in Delray is said to attract over 500,000 people – and you should be one of them! Come join us!
The lighting of the world-famous 100-foot Christmas tree ceremony officially launches the holiday season in Delray Beach, Florida.
And here she is in all her glory! Isn't she beautiful!
Christmas in Delray is the most magical time of the season! The magic of Christmas and the celebration and festivities continue on through the entire month of December, ending December 31st.
We like to celebrate for the entire month of December! And then come January 1st of every year, the 100-foot Christmas tree is carefully dismantled and placed into storage along with the holiday carousel until the next year, when the magic of Christmas in Delray comes alive all over again…year after year!
outside of the Christmas tree is festively illuminated with over 15,000
LED lights, carefully decorated with 39,000 ornaments, and contains
And, then it is magically topped with an impressive 18-foot golden star that can be seen from miles away!
The entire community of
Delray Beach gets involved with the Christmas tree lighting event. It is
our biggest event of the year.
With over 40,000 attendees expected for this event, you'll want to get downtown early and find a parking spot. It will be crowded downtown! It's a good idea to plan to get there early to enjoy some of the pre-festivities prior to the Christmas Tree lighting.
Allow time to take in the holiday carousel, the ice skating rink, a visit with Santa in Santa's house and so much more!
The Christmas tree lighting ceremony really brings the Christmas Magic to downtown Delray!
The world-famous 100-foot Christmas tree is actually a lot more then just a Christmas tree. It’s also a 10-story high walk-through holiday showcase filled with Christmas magic -- on the inside as well as the outside.
Entrance to the Christmas Tree
$1 Suggested Donation
The inside of the Christmas tree takes you back in history displaying
replicas of four historic buildings... back in the day.
Buildings clockwise: The Sundy House, Cornell Museum, Spady Museum and the Delray Train Depot.
Each building is filled with an animated scene representing the replicated historic building. (See photos below for the inside view of the animated scenes.)
Inside the Sundy House Replica
Adorable animated reindeer with little elves buzzing about!
Inside the Cornell Museum Replica
These little animated penguins are busy workers with the snow
and their fancy red wheelbarrows!
Inside the Spady Museum Replica
Cheerful animated darlings singing Christmas carols!
Inside the Delray Train Depot
You'll find a sophisticated model train display that transform the building into a magical holiday wonderland.
Above & Below: Model Train Display inside the Train Depot Replica
With our world-famous 100-foot Christmas tree and the month of December filled with family-friendly events -- it’s no wonder that Delray Beach has been hailed by New York Times (and many other publications) as being one of the BEST Christmas towns to visit for the holidays.
Delray Beach, Florida, USA is one of Florida’s best holiday vacations.
Christmas is a magical time of year in Delray Beach, Florida! The energy in the air is so magical it is literally palpable! We love the holidays here!
If you've never been to Delray Beach, Florida, USA to see our magical 100-foot Christmas tree and the magic that surrounds our downtown, please check out my Christmas in Delray page.
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