Holiday Events In Boca Raton | Where To Enjoy Christmas Lights and Holiday Parties Near Me

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Our Christmas Lights and Holiday Events blog last year was so popular, there was no way we were going to leave you hanging! In keeping with our unyielding efforts to keep Boca Raton residents and holiday visitors informed, we're ready to unveil our selection of some of the most popular and beloved holiday events around Boca. These include everything Christmas Lights, family festivals, upscale fine dining, and vibrant nightlife across the county. Start scrolling, clicking, and finding where you can turn up the lights this holiday season!

boca raton holiday street parade

Boca Raton Holiday Street Parade

  • When: Wednesday December 7th, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Where: Parking can be found at City Hall, The Downtown Library, or Building Administration

The December Festivities get off to a roaring start as more than 70 floats whirl their wheels to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our holiday street parade. In light of the 1972 inception, the theme of the season is "Groovy 70s," with what's sure to be a colorful theme. We expect the 70s theme to bring out the best of our local creatives for a riveting spectacle and a celebration of our community.

fau tuba christmas

FAU's Tuba Christmas

  • When: Sunday, December 4th 2022. 2:45 PM (performer registration), 5:00 (concert)
  • Where: The Mizner Park Amphitheater - 590 Plaza Real. Boca Raton, FL 33432

The growing and vibrant arts & music program at Florida Atlantic University is a unique event even amongst the many musical concertos on offer to commemorate the holidays. This is the only (as far as we know) community collaborative concert, and what may be the only Christmas concert perfectly suited for bass clef purists. If you play the Tuba, Euphonium, or Sousaphone, you can register, learn, and perform within two hours of showing up! Bust out those tubas and get ready for a night of high energy on the low end of the chromatic register, as this booming bass-only tribute rocks the Mizner Amphitheater on Sunday night.

 

merry in mizner

Merry In Mizner

  • When: Fridays through December. 6 PM - 9 PM
  • Where: Mizner Park

Mizner Park's beautiful winding streets will transform every Friday into something new and unique, offering pop-up entertainment, food, holiday lighting, and strolling performers meandering about our notoriously pedestrian-friendly downtown district. Show up every Friday to see something new and unexpected!

holiday fantasy of lights

The Holiday Fantasy Of Lights

  • When: November 23rd 2022 - January 1st 2023
  • Where: Tradewinds Park - 3600 W. Sample Rd. Coconut Creek, FL 33073

A time-honored tradition of South Floridians, for multiple decades festival-goers have driven through beloved Tradewinds Park, as it was transformed from a verdant preserve to shimmering holiday landscape. Brilliant archways, dancing displays, and dazzling colors line the park from end to end, where the children of the 90s can happily bring their children for another generation of holiday beauty at Tradewinds Park. 

christmas tree lighting at the boca raton

Christmas Tree Lighting at The Boca Raton

  • When: Saturday, November 26th 5:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Where: The Boca Raton Harborside. 501 E. Camino Real. Boca Raton, FL 33432

The ever-elegant Boca Raton Resort will kick off the holidays with lighting of their Christmas tree. In partnership with the Spirit of Giving Network, attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to support this local charity. Reservations are required, but ticketing is complementary. 

boynton holiday boat parade

Boynton Beach Holiday Boat Parade

  • When: Friday, Dec. 9th 6:30 PM
  • Where: Boynton Harbor Marina 735 Casa Loma Blvd. Boynton Beach, FL 33435

An annual event on the second Friday of December, for more northern residents of South Palm Beach County. With the City of Boynton Beach, an already aquatically oriented community of boaters, fishermen, and artists, parade-goers can expect color, light, and fun from every side of the marina. Boynton Beach boaters love participating in this annual tradition, an opportunity to showcase their beautiful watercraft with a festive twist.

delray beach christmas tree

Delray Beach 100-Foot Christmas Tree Lighting

  • When: November 29th. 6:00 PM
  • Where: Old School Square. 51 N Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444

The iconic 100 foot Delray Beach Christmas Tree has quickly become one of the major holiday season spectacles in Palm Beach County, with a profile visible from almost anywhere in the downtown area, this massive tree includes a beautiful light display and a guilt shop under the tree! Each structure within the tree is an exact modeled replica of a historic building in Delray Beach. Beyond the holiday cheer, this ode to one of Palm Beach County's most historic cities caps off a charming display that is beloved by locals and tourists alike.

For a look into last year's festivities - click to read about the 2021 Christmas Lights in Boca Raton!

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