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The holiday fun and tree-mendous excitement begins with the lighting of our Famous 100-foot Christmas Tree at Old School Square. Kids can visit Santa, ride the holiday carousel, enjoy outdoor ice skating, listen to music, enjoy great food, and go inside the 100-foot Christmas Tree to see the animated elf scenes and more! The tree is illuminated through the beginning of the New Year.

  • The DDA and the Downtown Merchants invite you to celebrate the holidays here in Downtown Delray Beach

    December 1 - 31

    Visit page and the page for great gift ideas, special offers and events taking place all month long.

    For details: (561) 243-1077

    We invite you to spend your nights and days this season with us shopping, dining and being merry.

    Happy Holidays!

  • Downtown Delray is the best place to Celebrate the Holiday's with your office, friends or family!

    Visit the Dining page for a full list of restaurants to select from for a very SOCIAL Celebration!

  • Walk through the tree daily from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    until January 1st

    100ft. Christmas Tree Lighting

    December 3rd
    Festivities begin at 5 p.m.

    The Delray Beach 100ft Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is one of the largest and most celebrated holiday events in Palm Beach County. A month long celebration kicks off with Santa landing in a helicopter to light the 100ft Christmas Tree at
    7:15 p.m. Directly following the Tree Lighting Santa will be available for photos! Or take a ride on our kid's train!
    Old School Square Park
    561-278- 0424 |


    Note: E. Atlantic Avenue will close at 2pm on Thursday, Dec. 3 from Swinton Ave east to the Railroad Tracks
    NE 2nd Ave will be closed from Atlantic Ave to NE1st St. 

  • Delray Beach Holiday Parade

    Saturday December 12th, 6 p.m.

    On East Atlantic Avenue beginning east of the Intracoastal
    and continuing west to fire dept.
    PARKING: $5 County Parking Garage – West Atlantic Avenue; next to Courthouse/behind library.
    Old School Square $5 Parking Garage.

    For details and information please contact Danielle Beardsley at Delray Beach Parks and Recreation 561-243-7277,,

  • Annual Holiday Boat Parade

    Friday, December 11th - 6:30 p.m.

    Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, leaves the Boynton Beach Marina and proceeds South to the George Bush Bridgel

    Presented by the Boynton Beach CRA and Delray Beach

    For information:
    or (561) 600-9093

  • First Night 2015

    December 31st

    Family friendly New Year's Eve special event will take place at the grounds of Old School Square, Swinton Ave, the Community Center, the Delray Beach Tennis Center. The event will not be on E. Atlantic Ave. 

    Event begins at 5pm

    $10 per button until December 30th; $15 per button on December 31st.