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Holiday Event Guide 2020 for South Florida

Where you can find some Christmas Cheer this year
Holiday Event Guide 2020
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Posted at 4:01 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 12:33:39-05

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — This list is a living document and will be updated regularly. If you would like to add a listing to the list please e-mail tawalker@wptv.com.

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Boca Raton

Santa Claus at Town Center Mall

Runs Nov. 27 - Christmas Eve.
Hours are Monday – Saturday from 1 – 7 p.m. and 1 – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Reservations are required. Make Santa reservations today by clicking here
  • For everyone’s safety, visiting Santa will be a socially distant experience
  • Santa and his helpers will be wearing masks throughout the duration of each visit

Boynton Beach

Santa at the Boynton Beach Mall

Runs Nov. 27 - Christmas Eve.
Santa is back at Boynton Beach Mall. The set will be temporarily closed from Nov. 30 - Dec. 2. Reservations are strongly encouraged, see below for details:

Santa Set Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Santa Break from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. for cleaning)
Sundays: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. (Santa Break from 2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. for cleaning)
Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Santa Break from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. for cleaning)

Click here to make your reservation for photos with Santa.

Delray Beach

Death or Glory Christmas Pop-up Bar. Click here to read more.

Fort Pierce

32nd Annual Sights & Sounds on Second Christmas Parade

Historic Downtown Fort Pierce Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, at 4 p.m.
Patrons can expect a beautiful holiday parade along 2nd Street which will travel south to Orange Avenue, east on Orange Avenue then north on Indian River Drive concluding at the River Walk Center.

Free Parking:

  • City Parking Garage (Orange Avenue & Depot Drive)
  • County Parking Garage (2nd Street & Boston Avenue)
  • Parking Lot (S. Indian River Drive between Orange Avenue & Avenue A)
  • Parking Lot (N. Indian River Drive between AE Backus Avenue & Avenue D)

Holiday Lights Spectacular
The Holiday Lights Spectacular will be held in Marina Square on Melody Lane. The display consists of over 100,000 lights synchronized to holiday music. The lights and music will run from 6 p.m. – 9p.m. daily from Dec. 6 until January 3, 2021.

Jensen Beach

Santa Claus at Town Center Mall

Runs Nov. 27 - Christmas Eve.
Hours are Monday – Saturday from 1 – 7 p.m. and 1 – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Reservations are required. Make Santa reservations today by clicking here
  • For everyone’s safety, visiting Santa will be a socially distant experience
  • Santa and his helpers will be wearing masks throughout the duration of each visit

Palm Beach Gardens

Angel Tree

At The Gardens Mall an Angel Tree will be outside of Sears starting Nov. 27. Guests can get a wish from a needy child and fulfill the request inside the mall.

Holiday Carolers
Seasonal sounds will fill the Centre Court at Downtown Palm Beach Gardens from 6 p.m. - 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday evenings. Performances will briefly break during the Holiday Light Show, every hour on the hour.

Holiday Wonder
Nov. 28 - Christmas Eve (Wednesdays - Sundays)
At The Gardens Mall you can experience a magical world of candy cane swirls and snowflake blizzards. Picture yourself inside a giant snow globe or with Santa’s rooftop view. It will be held on the first level near Saks Fifth Avenue. Admission is $10 per person with all proceeds benefiting The Arc of Palm Beach County.

Santa - The Gardens Mall
Things to Know

  • Runs during normal hours Nov. 21 through Christmas Eve.
  • Socially distant photos with Santa (no lap-sitting)
  • Santa will place his magical mask over his beard
  • Appointments are strongly encouraged
  • Children 2 and up require facial coverings
  • Enhanced cleanings between visits
  • Lines will have social distant spacing between parties

Get a full list of safety precautions by clicking here.

Riviera Beach

Giant Gingerbread House

An over-the-top gingerbread display at Marriott Singer Island. This year’s work of art by Pastry Chef Kursten Restivo will feature a tropical twist. And for the first time, the sugar-trimmed house will offer interactive elements. Chef Kursten’s gingerbread displays are a labor of love. Last year’s gingerbread surf shack took over 1,000 hours to complete, and 1,800 gumballs, 110 eggs and over 34 pounds of sugar were used to create the gingerbread confection. The anticipated unveiling will take place on Nov. 27.

Stuart

13th Annual Festival of Trees & Lights

The free week-long festival features more than 75 decorated trees, wreaths, and holiday centerpieces. The festival benefits the mental health programs of [tykes & teens]. The event is held at the Flagler Center from Nov. 16 - 21.
There is storytime with Mrs. Claus, auctions, cooking classes, and other events held throughout the week. Get more information by clicking here.

Pooch Plunge
It’s one of the best days for dogs that love the water! That’s because they get to run, jump, swim and splash about in the water at the 7th Annual Santa Paws Holiday Pooch Plunge from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Sailfish Splash Waterpark, 931 SE Ruhnke St., Stuart. Plus they get to help raise money for their fellow furry friends. All proceeds benefit the shelter animals at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. Admission for this splash fest is $10 per dog. Online pre-registration is required.

Vero Beach

Complimentary Horse and Carriage Rides
Saturday Nov. 28 - Dec. 19 at the Vero Beach Outlets from 1:30 to 3:30. Rides start near the Williams-Sonoma Outlet.
Email: debbieainvero@gmail.com for more information.

The Vero Beach 2020 Reverse Holiday Parade

Saturday, Dec. 5 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
To keep everyone safe, the Sunrise Rotary Club is holding a reverse parade. Floats/Displays stay in a stationary spot on the assigned grass perimeter of the fields. Spectators will remain in their cars on the road, slowly following the designated route to view the Floats/Displays at the Vero Beach Airport
More info at: Todd.k.darress@ampf.com or 772-559-6001

Wellington

Santa at the Mall at Wellington Green

Runs Nov. 21 - Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Guests are invited to capture memories of a lifetime with professional quality photos with Santa. Advance reservations and appointments to visit Santa are strongly encouraged.

To help guests capture a one-on-one visit with Santa this holiday season, The Mall at Wellington Green is offering a contactless in-person Santa experience with enhanced safety protocols such as offering a reservation system to avoid overcrowding, requiring guests and staff to wear a face covering and daily temperature checks and health screenings for all staff.

Visit www.WhereisSanta.com to see photo package details.

Santa is not able to visit on 11/23, 11/24, 11/25, 11/26, 11/30 or 12/7 because he has to return to the North Pole.

West Palm Beach

Holiday Light Show
A family-friendly, fun-filled, drive-thru holiday event held at Okeeheelee Park Fridays - Sundays now through Dec. 27. Proceeds benefit local children and families via Lights 4 Hope Inc. Tickets start at $12.

Holiday Makers Market
Time: Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m .- 4 p.m.
Address: 2508 Florida Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Get ready for a day full of socially distanced family fun in Industry Alley West Palm Beach. Shop unique handmade goods from more than 20 local makers, enjoy yummy treats crafted by local foodies, and create at our DIY holiday station. This event is free and open to the public. Masks are required.

Miracle Pop-Up Bar
Grandview Public Market in West Palm Beach’s Warehouse District will host a Christmas-themed bar concept called “Miracle Bar” starting Nov. 24 through the end of this year. The pop-up bar will include a special menu and the type of astonishing holiday decorations that have made it famous around the country.

Nightly Snowfall & Light Show

Watch it snow at Rosemary Square nightly starting Nov. 14 - New Year's Eve. Showtimes are 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.There will be no snow on Thanksgiving.

Santa at Rosemary Square
Pose with Santa at Rosemary Square under The Wishing Tree at Rosemary Square from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. every Friday & Saturday starting November 14.

Things to Know

  • Parents take their own photos
  • No physical contact with Santa
  • Child chairs placed in front of Santa
  • Masks may be removed for photos
  • There are a limited number of spots for each hour time slot (it is suggested to preregister)

Zoo Lights
Starting Nov. 27, Zoo Lights will illuminate Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society with more than one-million eco-friendly LED lights this holiday season. The Zoo will open after regular hours on select nights through Jan. 9, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM for a "wild" holiday celebration.

Enjoy a socially distanced outdoor stroll in nature, get your family photos with Santa, make s'mores, dance to the D.J. playing family-friendly holiday music, and more.