Delray Beach, FL (November 7, 2017)… Join in the spirit of this magical season and make Downtown Delray Beach your destination to celebrate the holidays. From trees, windows and lights, to art walks, parades, music, movies, santa, and more, there is joy for all ages.
Holiday Window Decorating Contest
Downtown Delray Beach is hosting a Holiday Window Decorating Contest and businesses are creating festive displays in their windows and throughout their stores, from the 100ft. Christmas Tree Lighting (November 30, 2017) through New Year’s Day. Winners will be announced and awarded a plaque from the Downtown Merchant Association in the following categories: Most Creative, Most Festive, Most Delray and Best Overall.
Holiday Décor throughout Downtown Delray Beach
- A beautiful Sphere Tree on the beachside at Atlantic Avenue and A1A, brought to you by: The Delray Beach DDA, Marriott Residence Inn, Boston’s On the Beach and Café Luna Rosa;
- Twinkle lights and garland festoon the Delray Beach Pavilion, and the Visitor Information Center on the beachside at Atlantic Avenue and A1A;
- 26 Holiday wreath displays on the NW and SW 5th Ave. light poles;
- Twinkle lights and holiday decorations adorn the Libby Wesley Plaza at SW 5th Ave and Atlantic Avenue;
- Pineapple painter palette displays on the light poles along Pineapple Grove Way;
- Gold starfish lined with red twinkle lights adorn the light poles along Atlantic Avenue from I-95 to A1A.
Events - www.DowntownDelrayBeach.com/Holidays
- November 30: 100 ft Christmas Tree Lighting
5 p.m. - 9 p.m. (tree lighting at 7:15 p.m.) - Grounds of Old School Square Park (new location & brand new tree). A month long celebration kicks off with Santa lighting the famous 100 ft Christmas tree at 7:15 p.m. Directly following the Tree Lighting Santa will be available for photos! Enjoy ice-skaing, Putt'n Around Mini Golf & Carousel and much more! Event is free, activities for a nominal fee!
- December 1 – January 1: 100 Ft. Christmas Tree, Carousel, Kiddie Train, Ice Skating, Mini Golf
- December 1 – 23: Photos with Santa, December 9 – Pet Photos with Santa
Grounds of Old School Square Park
- December 1: First Friday Art Walk
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. throughout Downtown
- December 2 and 3: Beachside Holiday Stroll
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
From the Intracoastal to the Atlantic Ocean, customers can sip & shop their way along Atlantic Avenue and A1A and explore the Beachside Neighborhood of Downtown Delray. *Hours may vary by participating merchant.
- December 2: Carols by Candlelight
7:00 p. m. - Old School Square
- December 2, 9, 16, 19, 20, 21: Cookie Cruises with Santa
Lady Atlantic – Intracoasal Waterway
- December 8: 46th Annual Holiday Boat Parade
5:30 p. m - Intracoastal Waterway
- December 9: Delray Beach Holiday Parade
6 p.m. - Atlantic Avenue
- December 12: Menorah Lighting
Sundown, Old School Square Park
- December 16: The Screen on the Green
6:30 p. m. - Old School Square Park
- December 31: New Year’s Eve Family Celebration
5 p. m. – 9 p. m. – Old School Square Park
About the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority
The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority mission is to stimulate, enhance and sustain the economic vitality of Downtown Delray Beach and the quality of life enjoyed by locals and visitors. For more information, please visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com or phone 561.243.1077.
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