100ft Christmas Tree Lighting & Yuletide Street Fest!
Old School Square
51 North Swinton
Delray Beach, FL 33444
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Kick off the Holidays in Downtown Delray with our 100-foot Christmas Tree Lighting & Yuletide Fest! • Yuletide Street Festival: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. • 100-Foot Christmas Tree Lighting: 7 p.m. The 100 Foot Christmas Tree Lighting is a Delray Beach tradition dating back to 1993, celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, and since then it has become one of the largest and most celebrated holiday events in Palm Beach County. The tree was named by Travel and Leisure Magazine as the “Best Tree in the State of Florida,” sharing the honor of being named the best of its state with the likes of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and the White House Christmas Tree. Join the City of Delray Beach as it welcomes the holidays with one of the best biggest events of the year - the lighting of our 100-foot Christmas Tree at 7 p.m.! The Yuletide Street Festival kicks off at 6 p.m. and includes children’s activities and games, delicious food, live musical performances, a silent disco, Victorian carolers, crafts, and many more holiday surprises, including Santa! You’ll have plenty of dining options to choose from. Make a reservation at one of dozens of restaurants in Downtown Delray or choose from a variety of food trucks parked on Swinton Ave. just north of Atlantic Avenue. Enjoy more than 60 vendors up and down Atlantic Avenue and Pineapple Grove, 3 entertainment stages and more! Holiday Village Activities • Visit Santa and tell him your wish list for the holidays • Ride the twinkling carousel and relive your childhood days • Journey through the magnificent 100’ Christmas Tree – and learn about the four iconic buildings of Delray – the Spady House, the Train Depot, the Cornell Museum, and the Sundy House Gingerbread Ticket House, Carousel, and Tree Hours November 28, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Schedule to be determined. Santa’s House Hours Visit the Santa House & get a picture with Santa Schedule to be determined. Ice Skating Hours Schedule to be determined. Walk Through the Tree: Free Holiday Carousel: $4 per Ride (The carousel will offer free rides on December 24 -25) Ice Skating: $4 Ride All Day Wristband: $12 Santa Photos: $12 Take-A-Way Photo • Tickets for Holiday Village activities may be purchased at the Gingerbread Ticket House. Last ticket sold at 8:30 p.m. HISTORY: Did you know that the 100ft Christmas tree started as a 50ft Christmas tree, which was purchased by the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority in 1993 from a park in Miami? The DDA purchased the additional 50 ft in 1995 to make it the tallest tree and commemorate the city’s centennial celebration. The current 100-ft Christmas tree was purchased in 2017 by the City of Delray Beach, replacing the original, and moved from the front of the Cornell Museum along Atlantic Avenue to where it sits today. The tree includes: • 18,000 ornaments • 31 miles of garland • 15,000 pounds of branches • 13 miles of lights