Top 10 Things to Know This December in Boca Raton

  1. Florida Atlantic University will present Tuba Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater. The free concert is put on by the city of Boca Raton. Enjoy the tradition of holiday music performed by tubas and euphoniums, started by Indiana University Professor Harvey G. Phillips. Tuba Christmas. For more information visit
  2. The city of Boca will screen the Polar Express movie and host other family fun activities on Friday, Dec. 16. Festivities start at 5 p.m. and the movie will begin at Mizner Park Amphitheater at 6:30 p.m. There will be train rides and “snow.” Pajamas are welcome for the movie screening. Refreshments including hot chocolate, movie theater popcorn and pizza available for purchase.
  3. Get ready for the Boca Raton Bowl during the Pep Rally presented by the city of Boca Raton on Monday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. The free event will get you ready to cheer for the third annual Boca Raton Bowl, which will take place at FAU on Dec. 20. For more information visit
  4. Clyde Butcher’s “Nature’s Places of Spiritual Sanctuary” a black-and-white photography exhibit will end on Dec. 31. The exhibit is located at the Downtown Library and showcases Butcher’s personal bond with the environment and his continued commitment to environmental awareness and stewardship.
  5. Boca will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 17. Boats will begin their ride down the Intracoastal at 6:30 p.m. It is free to enter the parade and there are cash prizes and awards. The event starts at the C-15 canal and travels south to Hillsboro Bridge. Bridges are held in the up position for approximately 45 minutes· 6:50 – Spanish River, 7:20 – Palmetto Park, 7:30 – Camino Real.
  6. Experience snow in Boca during Piles of Smiles Snow Day at Sugar Sand Park. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 children ages 4 to 12 can enjoy playing in snow during the sixth annual event. There will be a giant slide, winter games, sock skating rink and other activities. Cost is $15 per child. Book in advance through or 561-247-3948. Adults are free with paid child admission.
    The 2016 Holiday Street Parade returns for the 46th year from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Dec.
  7. The route begins at Federal Highway and Southeast Eighth St. The Star-Spangled Holiday-themed parade will travel north to Mizner Park Amphitheater.
  8. Tickets for Boca’s Festival of the Arts are on sale. Events run from March 2-12. Visit to reserve your seats for all types of cultural events.
  9. Alzheimer’s Community Care is hosting its “There’s No Place Like Home” luncheon from 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 at St. Andrews Country Club. Register at
  10. IT’SUGAR! candy store has opened at Mizner Park.