Best Local Events in December

November 25, 2019

Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade – One of our favorite yearly events takes place on Saturday, December 7, and we couldn’t be more excited to see what is in store for us this year! The parade begins at 6:00pm at the north end of the Lake Worth Lagoon and proceeds north on the Intracoastal Waterway to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. Tens of thousands of spectators will come out to enjoy the procession of dozens of decorated vessels sparkling on the Intracoastal Waterway beneath a backdrop of traveling fireworks. There will be extended fireworks at Harbourside Place, plus a grand finale at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. For more information, visit:


Boynton Beach & Delray Beach Holiday Boat Parade – The 48th Annual Holiday Boat Parade takes place on Friday, December 13. The parade of boats will light up the Intracoastal Waterways throughout Boynton Beach, and Delray Beach to the C-15 canal. The watch party at the Boynton Harbor Marina starts at 6:00 pm with live music setting the stage for the parade. This family-friendly free event invites parade-goers to bring a picnic and enjoy the colorful view. For more information, visit:


Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest – One of the top star-studded and gastronomic delights of the year is happening December 12-15. Hosted by the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach and select locations on the island of Palm Beach such as The Breakers, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Cafe Boulud, Buccan, PB Catch, Meat Market and beyond, the festival showcases some of the world’s most renowned chefs and wine industry leaders through a collection of dinners, tastings, seminars, and more. Visit their website for more info:


Holiday Movie Night – Get in the festive mood with a special viewing of a favorite holiday film, It’s a Wonderful Life, on Saturday, December 14. Bring your beach chairs and blankets for a spectacular setting under the stars and our famous Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. The movie starts at 5:00pm and the museum gift shop will be open until 8:00pm with great holiday specials.


Hoffman’s Winter Wonderland: Because who doesn’t love an extra helping of sweetness during the holidays?! Happening every evening through December 30 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, this extraordinary display features more than 125,000 LED lights, captivating holiday displays, a giant Christmas tree, factory tours, chocolate-making classes, and daily photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  Now in its 29th year, The Wonderland is located at 5190 Lake Worth Road in Greenacres. For more information, visit: