O Christmas Tree

Break out the tinsel, because the holiday season is here. Attend these city celebrations to get in the Christmas spirit.

Sandi in downtown West Palm Beach. Courtesy of the City of West Palm Beach.
  • November 25, Boca Raton: The city of Boca Raton starts the season with a Holiday Festival at Mizner Park Amphitheater that ends in the annual tree lighting celebration. On December 2, attend the annual Holiday Street Parade in downtown Boca along Federal Highway.
  • November 27, Stuart: The day after Thanksgiving, celebrate Christmas on Main Street in Stuart. This family-friendly event will feature a tree lighting, face painting, cookies and milk courtesy of Duffy’s Sports Grill, and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
  • December 1, Palm Beach: Worth Avenue comes alive with a Santa Claus–led parade at 6 p.m. and tree lighting at 6:29 p.m.
  • December 2, Palm Beach Gardens: The Tree Lighting Festival runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Burns Road Recreation Center and features crafts, live music, and a magical trip through Santa’s Village.
  • December 3, West Palm Beach: Sandi, the tree composed of 600 tons of sand, returns to West Palm with a special Holiday Tree Lighting during Clematis by Night. This event is the first of an entire month of holiday happenings, including a Tropical Holiday Spectacular performance by the Aloha Islanders on December 20.
  • December 3, Delray Beach: Local children will entertain the masses at the Old School Square Outdoor Pavilion before Santa flies in on a helicopter at 7:15 p.m. to light the 100-foot Christmas tree.
  • December 4, Boynton Beach: The city hosts its annual tree lighting and concert at the Ocean Avenue Amphitheatre on December 4 and its holiday parade in downtown Boynton Beach on December 5.
  • December 5, Port St. Lucie: Events from the city’s annual Festival of Lights celebration include a parade at 6 p.m. and the tree lighting in Village Square accompanied by a flurry of Snowflakes.

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