Yes, I know we haven’t even started on the turkey and stuffing yet, but there are Christmas trees to be turned on and Black Friday lists to write, so you’re going to need a few drinks in the process. Besides, family. Need I say more?
Here’s some guidance for getting through this week. One step at a time, everyone.
Boca’s tree lighting
Light Up Downtown Boca starts this week: On Nov. 21, the City of Boca Raton and Mizner Park hosts its annual tree lighting ceremony from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Food will be “carnival food,” plus an ice rink, a bounce house and more entertainment. Oh, and fireworks after the trees (there are two) are illuminated.
Cocktails at Death or Glory
But maybe before or during that, you can slide down to Death Or Glory in Delray for
a nip of the “Tis The Season” cocktail that will start your holidays off on the right
kick, and will donate meals to Feeding South Florida, too (one drink equals one meal
donated). The cocktail has Simple vodka, rosemary-infused Aperol (yes!), lime juice,
simple syrup and sparkling wine.
Also mark your calendars for Nov. 23, when Death or Glory opens its second annual Miracle pop up, opening Nov. 23. Cocktails on the Miracle menu include the Christmopolitan (pictured above), Bad Santa, Gingerbread Flip, Run Run Rudolph and more. New this year to the Miracle pop up is a second location in CityPlace in West Palm Beach.
Death or Glory, 116 NE Sixth Ave., Delray Beach; 561/808-8814; deathorglorybar.com
100-foot-tree turns 25
And all of that is a precursor to the lighting of Delray Beach’s 100-foot Christmas tree on Nov. 29. It’s the 25th anniversary of this tree, and a month-long celebration kicks off with fun starting at 7:15 p.m. that night. All happening at Old School Square Park. Merry, merry, merry.