Holiday excitement is building and down South Florida’s beautiful coastline with all sorts of festive community holiday events and activities to herald in the holidays. Your South Florida Honda Dealers want to help you with planning your family’s holiday activities with the following guide to all the fun and excitement happen from the Treasure Coast to Homestead. From tree-lighting ceremonies and holiday parades to Christmas pageants and musical performances, we’re sure you’ll find something exciting to do throughout the South Florida coast this holiday season.
Port St. Lucie
Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show, through Dec. 31
The Port St. Lucie Community Center is transformed into a sparkling holiday wonderland of twinkling lights and a special sound experience. It’s free.
Annual Festival Of Lights, Dec 5
Port St. Lucie kicks off the holidays with this fabulous event that features a gala parade, Village Square tree-lighting ceremony, kids’ snow zone, local arts & crafts vendors, live performances, and a special appearance by Santa.
West Palm Beach & Vicinity
Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade, Dec. 5
This annual holiday event features a parade of dazzling watercraft brilliantly decked out for the holidays. From the North Palm Beach Marina to the Jupiter Beach Lighthouse, there’s fireworks and holiday fun galore.
Boynton Beach Holiday Boat Parade, Dec. 11
Live music and kids’ activities are just the beginning at the Boynton Beach Inlet. Watch a flotilla of brightly decorated boats pass by south along the Intracoastal Waterway the C-15 canal in Delray Beach.
100 ft. Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 3
One of the biggest and most popular holiday events in Palm Beach County, the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony spotlights a majestic and spectacular 100-ft. holiday tree. Watch as Santa himself arrives by helicopter to help illuminate the tree and kick off Delray Beach’s month-long holiday celebration.
Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach
Holiday Tree-Lighting Ceremony, Nov. 25
Boca Raton kicks off the holiday season with great fanfare and fun for the entire family. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Mizner Amphitheatre. Enjoy a free holiday stage show, tree lighting ceremony, Dickens’ carolers, snow, rides, and pictures with Santa.
The City of Deerfield Beach’s Annual Ocean Way Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting Ceremony, Saturday, December 5th at the International Fishing Pier (200 NE 21st Ave.) Musical performances, fun activities for kids, tasty holiday confections, pictures with Santa and “snow showers” get the holiday season underway in grand fashion. Event sponsored by the Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).
“Joining Forces” For The Holidays Parade, Dec. 9
Darth Vader and members of the 501st Legion Everglades Squad in Star Wars costumes kick off this cosmically themed holiday celebration. More than 60 floats, marching bands, and much more make this a must-see holiday event for the entire family. May your feel the “force” of holiday cheer all around you.
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Nov. 20
ArtsPark at Young Circle kicks off the holidays with seasonal music, “possible snow flurries,” an appearance by Santa, and dazzling tree-lighting ceremony.
Winterfest Family Fun Day, Nov. 22
This delightful holiday event on East Las Olas Blvd. features an array of family-friendly activities. These include a street hockey rink provide by the Florida Panthers, farmers’ market, kids’ activities, food vendors, and photo ops with Santa.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Winterfest Boat Parade, Dec. 12
Billed as “The Greatest Show On H2O,” this spectacular holiday boat parade promises to be once again the world’s most-watched boat parade. The parade stages along New River and travels east to the Intracoastal Waterway in Ft. Lauderdale and then north to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach.
The Nutcracker, Dec. 11-13
The acclaimed Miami City Ballet, celebrating its 30th Anniversary Season, performs George Balanchine’s enchanting version of this beloved holiday classic at the Broward Center. This lavish production is one of the only Balanchine Nutcracker productions in America and is a “must see.”
Winter Holiday Tree, Menorah, and Kinara Decorating Contest, Dec. 2
The Town of Davie invites civic groups and schools to participate in a fun-filled decorating contest at the Davie Town Hall. Lunch will be served. Groups should make their own decorations and lighting will be provided.
Winter Holiday Lighting Of The Greens & Snow Play, Dec. 5
The Town of Davie decks itself out in holiday finery as it celebrates the season with “the best-decorated City Hall in Broward County.” Experience thousands of twinkling lights, more than 50 decorated trees, kinaras, and menorahs, free traditional refreshments, a holiday magic show, and 20 tons of snow! Get your picture taken with Santa and enjoy a Jingle Bell Parade presented by the South Florida Trail Riders. There will also be plenty of fun activities for the kids.
Official 90th Birthday Celebration & Tree Lighting Ceremony, Nov 20
Hollywood kicks off the season with a festive celebration of its 90th birthday. This special holiday event will be held at ArtsPark At Young Circle with Christmas carols, “snow flurries,” festive music, and an appearance by Santa, and the lighting of the City of Hollywood’s official Christmas Tree.
Santa’s Enchanted Forest, now through Jan 3rd
A Miami and South Florida holiday tradition returns with more fun and festivities than ever. It’s the world’s largest holiday theme park with more than 100 rides, shows, games, and attractions. There are a free carnival and family thrill rides, South Florida’s tallest Christmas Tree, children’s rides, and so much more.
Sights & Sounds Of The Season, Dec.19 & 20
Enjoy a wonderful evening of holiday music performed by the renowned New World Symphony at the New World Center. A special Saturday encore performance will be a free “Wallcast” concert at the Miami Beach SoundScape.
Bayfront Park Tree Lighting Ceremony & Food Truck Invasion, Nov 27
Bayfront Park illuminates the season with the official lighting of its spectacular 50-ft holiday tree. Enjoy a variety of delicious fare from many of Miami’s top food trucks, as well as festive holiday music. This free family event is sure to delight young and old.
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, Dec. 27
One of the world’s premier ballet companies brings all of the enchantment, beauty, and artistry of this timeless work to the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater.
Unwrap Holiday Savings At Your South Florida Honda Dealers
If you are in the market for a new Honda in South Florida, your South Florida Honda dealers have the selection and the savings that will put a Honda in your driveway this holiday season. The holidays are a great time to save with exceptional discounts on year-end models during our “Happy Honda Days” sales event. Visit a South Florida Honda Dealer near you and deck the halls with savings.