Holiday Happenings in the Palm Beaches 2022 - Palm Beach Moms

It is the most wonderful time of year!  Here is a roundup of some of our favorite holiday happenings. This will continue to be updated so check back.  Happy Holidays Friends!

Santas Arrival and Pajama Party at the Mall at Wellington Green

November 18 at 6:00 PM

The whole family is invited to dress in their coziest pajamas and welcome Santa to The Ice Palace at The Mall at Wellington Green. The fun starts at 6:00 PM. Patty Shukla will entertain the kids in anticipation of the moment when Santa himself joins the fun!

Jugglers and balloon twisters will be on hand. Not to mention Elsa and Anna for some great photo ops. Register to win a $500 shopping spree and enjoy treats from Great American Cookies. If you want to schedule a visit with Santa afterward, click here to make a reservation.

Kingdom of the Sweets

Worth Avenue Tree Lighting

The Worth Avenue Christmas Promenade and Tree Lighting will take place on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 starting at approximately 5pm.

Photos with Santa at the Mall at Wellington Green with special snowfall experience while you wait.

Reserve your spot here or just show up and enjoy.  



Book your holiday photos with Santa at Town Center at Boca Raton




Palm Beach Zoo is illuminated for the holidays with over one million eco-friendly lights. Select evenings from 6 –  9 pm the Zoo will be aglow with unique themed displays throughout the entire 23 acres. The festive holiday fun also features photos with Santa (until Dec. 23rd), a DJ holiday dance party, seasonal treats and more!

Tickets required – get them here.  

Holiday Carolers at Downtown Palm Beach Gardens

5:00 – 8:00 PM
Don’t miss out on caroling fun at Downtown Palm Beach Gardens. Enjoy acapella holiday music as festive carolers stroll the property spreading holiday cheer through song.
December 3rd
December 10th
December 17th

Holiday Scavenger Hunt at Downtown Palm Beach Gardens


is a magical re-creation of the classic children’s story led by a cast of talented actors on board a real train. Have your golden tickets ready for the Conductor! Passengers are served hot chocolate and Walkers Shortbread by dancing chefs, enjoy a reading of the classic book by Chris Van Allsburg, and receive the First Gift of Christmas after Santa boards the train to greet families. Performers engage passengers in caroling and fun holiday activities on the heartwarming trip back to the station.  NOTE – only leaving from the Miami station this year.


Join us as we welcome the holidays with festivities, delicious food, musical performances, crafts, and many more holiday surprises. So make sure to join us on Nov. 29th, from 6 pm to 9 pm, for the 100 Foot Christmas Tree lighting, a beloved Delray Beach tradition dating back to 1993. Since then, it has become one of the largest and most celebrated holiday events in Palm Beach County. So gather your family and friends and see why it was named “Best Tree in the State of Florida” by Travel + Leisure. But the fun doesn’t end there. The city will also be hosting other holiday events for all to enjoy.  Details here

Holiday Village  (at the 100 foot tree) Activities

Tickets for Holiday Village activities may be purchased at the Gingerbread Ticket House. The Holiday Village activities and Gingerbread ticket house will be available at the following times.

Holiday Village

  • November 30 – December 31, 2022
    Monday – Friday: 5 PM – 9 PM
    Saturdays & Sundays: 1 PM – 9 PM
  • December 24 – 25, 2022
    5 PM – 9 PM
  • December 26, 2022 – December 31, 2022
    1 PM – 9 PM

Holiday Carousel

*The Carousel will offer free rides on December 24 – 25.

The Miami City Ballet is performing The Nutcracker at the Kravis December 28th to 30th.  

Details and tickets here.




December 3 @ 12:00 pm4:00 pm

Details here

Delray Beach Parade December 10th.

Details here.



Flagler Museum Tree Lighting


Visit the Museum Dec 4th for a magical afternoon of music, treats, and more.  Details here.



Saturday, November 19, 2022

6pm – 9pm | Mizner Park Amphitheater Light Up Downtown Boca kicks off Saturday, November 19 with “Light the Lights,” a FREE celebration featuring a holiday tree lighting, stage show, food vendors, and more.

6pm | Holiday Festival  The Light the Lights Holiday Festival begins!

  • Holiday Vendors
  • Holiday Stage Show
  • DJ Dance Party
  • Snow Flurries
  • Photos with Santa (pay at vendor)
  • Giant Snow Globe photo ops
  • Trackless Train Rides
  • Letters to Santa
  • Make and Takes
  • Costumed Characters
  • Food and Beverage Vendors

6pm-7:15pm | DJ Disco Dance Party  Kids “disco” dance party and games, plus snow flurries. Find perfect gifts at the holiday vendor booths and grab some treats.

7:15pm | Ceremonial Tree Lighting  The highlight of the evening will be the ceremonial lighting of the City’s tree led by Mayor Scott Singer, which will illuminate simultaneously with Mizner Park’s Lighting Display throughout the park.

7:30pm | Holiday Stage Show  “Hollywood Holiday” features singing, dancing and a live band.


Holiday Parade to Mizner Park

December 7th 630-9pm

details here


Make your own ornaments with nature at Gumbo Limbo Nature Preserve.

Details here.

December 3rd ending at the Jupiter Lighthouse.  Details here.

Santa’s Holiday Celebration at the Palm Beach Outlet Mall December 17th.  Details here.

Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt
at The Palm Beach Outlet Mall.  
Ongoing.  Details here.