Don'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 a 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
Nov. 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 Tree