Delray Beach - Come Downtown for the Holidays!

By
Managing Real Estate Broker with Quail Ridge Country Club Realty, Inc.

Delray beach Christmas TreeDon't miss the annual lighting of the famous 100 ft. Delray Beach Christmas Tree!

The tree lighting ceremony is Thursday, November 29th beginning at 5 PM.  Santa arrives & the tree lighting are both at 5:30 PM. 

The tree & it's surrounding decorations & entertainment have always been a100 ft. tree construction community effort.  This year, however, it takes on new meaning as over 1,100 7th & 8th grade students helped with the monumental task of building the tree & other decorating preparations.  My son, an eighth grader at Trinity Lutheran School in Delray, took part in this last Tuesday.  Our family always visits the tree, ice skating rink & generally enjoys the downtown area all through the holidays - but I can tell you this year is much more meaningful to him!  He can't wait to see the tree that "he built".  An important lesson in giving back to your community!

  

Events to Enjoy:

Nov. 29 - Tree Lighting, entertainment & the ever-popular Jazz on the Avenue- Bring a book & a toy to the tree.  Books are being collected for the Palm Beach Literacy Coalition.  New, unwrapped toys for children up to age 16 are being collected for the Delray Beach Police department.

The downtown merchants will be decorated & ready for you to shop!  Enjoy a gallery & stroll & progressive open house.  Many bands to enjoy too!  Click here for complete details

Nov. 30 - Dec. 31 - 6 & 7 PM Nightly entertainment in the Office Depot entertainment tent by schools, community groups & churches.

Nov. 29 - Dec. 23 - 6-10 PM Thurs.-Sun Visit with Santa

Nov. 29 - Jan. 6 - Outdoor Ice Skating - $6 per 45 minute session

CarouselNov. 23 - Jan 6 - Carousel - Enjoy a leisurely ride on this nostalgic carousel - Weekdays 5-9PM Weekends & school holidays 1-9 PM $2 per ride

Horse & Carriage Rides - Travel down Atlantic Ave. in a horse-drawn carriage all decked out for the holidays! Daily 6-11 PM

Dec. 8 - 10 AM - 4 PM - Kids Day at the TreeSanta

 

 

Comments (5)

David A. Podgursky PA
THE PODGURSKY GROUP @ Re/Max Direct - Boynton Beach, FL
THE PODGURSKY GROUP - Make the Right Move!

Atlantic Avenue is such a fun place to walk and enjoy a sunny day

the holiday season really is fun despite the lack of snow ;)

Nov 27, 2007 01:56 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Ann,

Welcome to Active Rain!  My brother used to love visiting there, but I haven't had the chance.  Your post is the next best thing.

p.s.  The link to the first picture isn't working; re-link, and I'll come back to see the Delray Beach Christmas tree.

Mike in Tucson

Dec 22, 2007 09:40 PM
Ann Jara
Quail Ridge Country Club Realty, Inc. - Boynton Beach, FL
CRS, e-PRO, TRC, RSPS

Thanks Mike!

 I have fixed the photo & aded another.  I appreciate you pointing it out! 

Ann

Dec 23, 2007 04:51 AM
Lance Winslow
The Car Wash Guy - Malibu, CA
Boy, I had no idea how awesome this was, you folks really know how to light up a town square. Very impressive, what a great community indeed. Lance
Jan 28, 2008 07:16 PM
Anonymous
Tbone044

The S.D Spady Chorus was AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE ROCK

Dec 20, 2008 03:16 AM
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