Holiday Happenings in the Palm Beaches 2021 - 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!

Annual Holiday Surfboard Tree Reveal Party

The Royal Poinciana Plaza

Thursday, December 2. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Join us for the unveiling of our highly anticipated surfboard tree, designed in collaboration with a new artist each year.  Enjoy a special visit from Santa, entertainment, sips + bites, and more!

Salvation Army Angel Tree


– make a kids holiday!

Details here.

Holiday Tree Lighting 

Come celebrate the holidays Nov 27th with Downtown Palm Beach Gardens as it transforms into a winter wonderland for its annual FREE Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration. This family-friendly event includes a light show featuring thousands of holiday lights synchronized to classic holiday tunes. The light show is on the hour, every hour starting at 6 p.m with the last show at 9pm.  

Nightly Musical Light Shows at Downtown Palm Beach Gardens

Hanukah Celebration at the Square

Hundreds of people of all ages are expected to celebrate Hanukkah with a free, high-energy family friendly celebration at The Square on December 5, 2021, hosted by Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. The event will feature South Florida Instagram and TikTok dance star, Sean Green (@seangreendsf), an awesome DJ from Bash Entertainment (@geturbashon), plentiful social media friendly photo opps throughout the event including Hanukkah “characters” and large balloon arch, and a brief candle lighting ceremony to conclude the event. Guests can also help give back by assembling toiletry kits at an activity station led by Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center and Women’s Philanthropy; kits will be donated to Dignity Grows nonprofit for local women in distress.

The event is free and open to the public. Rosemary Square will also feature its nightly holiday snowfall at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Boat Parade

What: 27th Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade and 21st Annual Toy Drive benefiting Toys for Tots and Little Smiles.

Where: The parade, led by a Zambelli traveling fireworks display navigates up the Intracoastal Waterway from North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.

When: Saturday, December 4, 2021. Parade begins at 6 p.m. and arrives in Jupiter at approximately 8 p.m.  Details here. 

Sandi Tree

Sandi, the City of West Palm Beach’s 35-foot, 700-ton holiday sand tree is coming back, and she is bringing ‘Hope’ home for the holidays – Hope being a flamingo! The pair will make their debut on TBD  December 2021, when Sandi Land is lit for the first time this season. Hope will bring the jingle for the season, while families are discouraged to ‘fla-mingle’ outside of their own flock. She will have a stand-alone sculpture in Sandi Land.

Once the duo debuts, nightly light shows will run daily between 6 – 10 p.m. throughout the rest of the month. A special extended show will run until midnight on the final night, New Year’s Eve.

Details here.

Flagler Museum Tree Lighting

Visit the Museum Dec 5th for a magical afternoon of music, treats, and more.  Details here.

Delray Holiday Parade

Dec 11th Down Atlantic Ave – perfect for getting in the Holiday spirit!  Details here.

Deck the Palms

Deck the Palms is the Junior League of the Palm Beaches’ largest fundraising event. The annual holiday boutique market is attended by several thousand people each year, bringing together more than 130 local and international artisans, clothiers, jewelers, specialty gifts, culinary vendors, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations.  100% of the proceeds from the event benefit the community projects of the Junior League of the Palm Beaches.

Details here.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE electrifies the holiday season with a reimagined live family holiday spectacular. Featuring unforgettable performances, this critically-acclaimed extravaganza is both a Broadway musical and new Cirque adventure wrapped into the ultimate holiday gift for the entire family!
Details here.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER, directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. Performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, along with a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of Hip Hop’s founding fathers, this remixed and reimaged version of the classic is a one-of-a-kind way to kick-off the holidays!  Details here.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. See all your favorite characters as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.
Details here.

100 Foot Tree Lighting

Delray Beach knows how to light up the night!  Dont miss this special evening!  Details here.

Gingerbread House Party

All the goodies will be provided to make your gingerbread house dreams come true! 

Offered 12/18 from 10:00am-12:00pm at Rhythm and Hues (5016 S. Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach)

Register here

North Pole Pajama Party

December 11 & 18 at MODS

Price includes all activities, Museum exploration, movie and commemorative Polar Express bell. Enjoy South Florida’s favorite family tradition by wearing your pajamas or elf costumes for this festive event! Enjoy all Museum exhibits with a holiday science show, test your aim at our tropical “snowball” throwing station, make-and-take your own snow globe and build your own snowman. Admission includes an invitation to see The Polar Express in the AutoNation® IMAX Theater. The film will start at 11 a.m. Details here.

Little Smiles Toy Drive

Collection bins will be in shops at the Palm Beach Outlet Mall Dec 4-10.  Details here.

There’s Snow Place Like Jupiter

Saturday, December 11, 2021 • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Abacoa Community Park (1501 Fredrick Small Rd)
This event is sure to fill you with holiday spirit! Join us at Abacoa Community Park, 1501 Fredrick Small Rd, for a hometown holiday event.

Details here


Visit Palm Beach Outlets on Saturday, December 4 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. for Santa’s Holiday Celebration, a celebration of the season for the whole family, presented by Schumacher Auto Group.

Meet and greet with Santa – and his favorite reindeer, Rudolph – while you enjoy sweet treats, holiday musical performance from Alyssa Coon, a balloon artist, a nature craft activity from Mounts Botanical Garden, and the first day of Palm Beach Outlets’ toy drive with Little Smiles.

Presenting Sponsor Schumacher Auto Group will also hold a free raffle to win one of two children’s electric vehicles, the VW Bus 6-Volt Battery Ride-On Vehicle and the Rollplay GMC Denali 12 Volt Battery Powered Ride-On Vehicle.


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