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Santa arrives, Delray's 100-foot Christmas tree lights the night The scene Thursday night at Old School Square as thousands jammed the area to witness the annual lighting of the city's 100-foot Christmas tree.

DELRAY BEACH — Elvis was there, Santa was there, and so were thousands of others, who jammed Old School Square and downtown Delray Beach to witness the annual lighting of the city's massive100-foot Christmas tree.

Delray's holiday season begins with lighting of menorah

Delray Beach Mayor Woodie McDuffie, left, with state Sen. Maria Sachs, Vice Mayor and Commissioner Adam Frankel, state Rep. Mack Bernard, state Rep. Lori Berman and City Commissioner Angeleta Gray.

DELRAY BEACH — The holiday season officially began in Delray Beach Wednesday evening with a quietly festive lighting of the first candle of the city's menorah, which marks the first night of Hanukkah.

Hospice continues Tree and Menorah of Remembrance tradition at Town Center Mall


By Palm Beach

BOCA RATON — Beginning Wednesday and continuing through through Dec. 23, holiday shoppers at Town Center at Boca Raton will have the opportunity to pay tribute to their loved ones at the 21st Annual Tree and Menorah of Remembrance display, benefiting Hospice by the Sea, Inc. 

Shoppers can write personal messages on decorative doves or ornaments to honor family members or friends, in exchange for a small donation.  Ornaments will be placed on their choice of a Christmas tree or commemorative menorah display, which will remain throughout the holidays. READ MORE.


A Christmas Tree is growing in Delray Beach

"Santa Claus" Jim Nolan and Sarah Martin of the Downtown Marketing Cooperative review pictures taken by photographer Melissa Korman



Delray's annual Project Holiday continues

Palm Beach aids Caring Kitchen

Thursday 1 — Art & Jazz on the Avenue-- Open house for restaurants, art galleries and shops along Atlantic Avenue, Downtown Delray Beach. Live entertainment, 6-10 p.m. For more info, call 279-1380 ext 3.

Lighting Ceremony for Delray's 100-foot Christmas Tree 7 p.m. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach. Entertainment begins at 5 pm Santa arrives and official tree lighting, at 7 p.m. Call 279-1380 x3 or click here for more info.

Friday 9 — Annual Boynton Beach/Delray Beach Holiday Boat Parade -- Decorated boats leave Boynton Beach Inlet at 6:30 pm and travel down the Intracoastal Waterway to C-15 Canal in Delray Beach. Viewing areas along parade route. 561-735-7955.

Saturday 10 — Ride & Remember Trolley Tour – Sponsored by the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, 90-minute tour will focus on Historic Districts, 10 am pick-up at Old School Square Parking Garage, NE 1st Street at NE 1st Avenue. $15 per person/$12 for members of Spady Museum. Call 279-8883 for reservations.

Annural Delray BeachHoliday Parade 6 p.m. Presented by Delray Beach Parks and Recreation. parade begins at Venetian Drive , heads west on Atlantic Avenue to the Courthouse, 243-7277 or visit the city's website.

Annual Kids Day the the Tree, – Old School Square, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach. Visit Santa and play in the snow, special surprises at the Famous 100-Foot Christmas Tree. Call 279-1380 x3 or visit the Downtown Delray Beach web site.

Saturday 17 — Breakfast with Santa, Join Santa for a special breakfast at the Delray Beach Marriott, 10 N. Ocean Blvd. Delray Beach. Advanced reservations required. Various times: 8 am/9 am/10 am seatings, limited seating. Call 279-1380 x17 or Click for more info.

Wednesday 21 — Hanukkah Begins

Saturday 24 — Christmas Eve

Sunday 25 — Christmas

Monday 26 — Kwanza Begins

Saturday 31 — New Year's Eve

First Night New Year's Eve Celebration downtown Delray Beach. Bring the entire family to enjoy visual and performing arts in non-alcoholic venues at various locations downtown. Call 279-1380 x3 or visit the Downtown Delray Beach website.


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