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Holiday Happenings in Delray Beach

The holidays are in full swing here in Delray Beach and with that, there are some truly exceptional, family friendly events to keep you engaged and entertained this holiday season.

The 100 Foot Christmas Tree Lighting: November 29th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

The most iconic holiday event in Delray Beach, the 100 Foot Christmas Tree lighting has been a staple of the holiday scene in Delray Beach since 1993.

There will be food, games, music & more with the lighting of the tree scheduled for 7:00pm


Delray Beach / Boynton Beach Boat Parade: December 9th, 6:30pm

Few things are as truly magical and truly “Florida” as the annual holiday boat parade.

Dozens of boats adorned with holiday lights and themed scenes will cruise along the intracoastal waterway.


Delray Beach Holiday Parade: December 10th, 6:00pm

More than 70 floats, marching bands and walking groups will march along Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach to NW 5th Avenue. Awards will be awarded to the Grand Float, Best Non-Profit, Best Dance/Cheer Group, Best Business/Commercial, and Best Marching Band.

Through a special connection to the North Pole, The Delray Beach Fire Department will have Santa riding along on their fire truck. Info:

Delray Beach Menorah Lighting: December 18th, Sunset On the grounds of Old School Square

No info link or details from the city on their site

Cocoa, Cookies & Crafts: December 21st, 6:00pm

Family friendly festivities presented by Delray Beach Parks & Rec


New Years Eve Event ( Formerly “First Night” ) December 31st, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Held at Old School Square, the event is a scaled down, family friendly party to kick in the new year with a fireworks display at 9:00pm

No info link or details from the city on their site Parking: There is plenty of parking for all the festivities this year. Please see the link below for a guide to parking in Delray Beach

All of us here at Friends Of Delray wish all of you a very safe, very enjoyable holiday season!


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