Welcome to the December Holidays – a month long celebration in Delray Beach! This is just one of countless reasons why we LOVE living, working and playing in Delray – our unique Village by the Sea.
Delray Beach 100-foot Christmas Tree Lighting
Thursday, November 29th
Delray Beach is widely known for the 100 Ft Christmas tree, which is the crown jewel of the entire season! The holidays start with a city-wide celebration of the lighting of the tree – which is impressive, for sure, standing 100 feet tall! And, it actually houses a gorgeous display of vignettes inside.
The tree is positioned on the grounds of Old School Square in the center of downtown, where kids of all ages can enjoy the tree, plus a visit with Santa, ice skating on the skating rink, putt putt golf, or a ride on the antique merry go round! It’s truly enchanting, so we recommend you earmark some serious family time to enjoy it all!
Delray Beach Menorah Lighting
Sunday, December 2nd
The fun continues after the Christmas tree lighting, with the lighting of the Menorah to kick off Hanukkah.
Holiday Market at The Arts Warehouse in Artists Alley, Delray Beach
Weekend of December 7th
Did I mention the shopping events?? Another new “not to miss” this season is the Holiday Market at The Arts Warehouse in Artists Alley, happening the weekend of December 7th! Local artisans will be showcasing one of a kind gifts – great for those hard to buy for on your list.
The Delray Beach Holiday Parade
Saturday, December 8th
After these lighting events, we then look forward to the Holiday Parade, this year taking place on Saturday, December 8th along Atlantic Avenue. You’ll see carolers, elves, ballerinas, nutcrackers, dancing teddy bears, Santa on the fire truck… You name the holiday icon, and they walk, dance or ride along in the parade.
The Boynton & Delray Holiday Boat Parade
Friday, December 14th
Local restaurants and private homes along the intracoastal play host to those of us that really do enjoy celebrating the season with this event. Boat owners go all out and decorate/light up their boats of all shapes and sizes and parade along the water way. What a sight to admire!
Various events, various dates in Delray
Mixed into the month of December are celebrations are all the opportunities to socialize with our neighbors while supporting some our key local non-profits.
Carols by Candlelight Concert, Empty Bowls, Mix & Mingle at The Sandoway House, Christmas at Cason Cottage and new this year is the Jingle Mingle Drum with Food Trucks, Caroling… These are all events to look up, attend, and enjoy!
Delray Beach New Year’ Eve Celebration of First Night
Monday, December 31st
The Grand Finale of the Holiday Festivities is The New Year’ Eve Celebration of First Night. This is a true tradition for many of us! Music out on the Ave… shows, activities for the kiddos… all ending with the spectacular fireworks from the top of the parking deck.
The month of December flies by in Delray Beach, but the memories made during the season last a lifetime!