Top 10 Things You Need To Know This December In Boca Raton

  1. The 48th Holiday Street Parade, themed “Sights and Sounds of Broadway,” will take place on Dec. 5 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning at Federal Highway and SE 5th Street, traveling north to the Mizner Park Amphitheater. More than 70 floats and groups will entertain viewers as they bring dance, lights and song to Federal Highway.
  2.  Enjoy Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Mizner Park Amphitheater on Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will feature live music with some holiday favorites and pop-up vendors for holiday shopping.
  3.  Catch FAU’s Tuba Christmas with music starting at 5 p.m.  on Dec. 9. Tuba Christmas concerts will be presented in 250 cities throughout the world, including Boca Raton. Enjoy the tradition of holiday music performed by tubas and euphoniums, started by Indiana University Professor Harvey G. Phillips. FAU’s Sean Murray brings this tradition to the Boca Raton community for its sixth annual presentation.
  4.  Head waterside for the 42nd Annual Holiday Boat Parade on Dec. 22. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. and light up the waterways beginning at C-15 Canal with bleacher viewing at Silver Palm Park, Red Reef Park and the Wildflower Property. Free boat entry with $10,000 in cash and prizes with many categories.
  5.  The 25th Annual Holiday Fest hosted by South Florida Parenting will return to Mizner Park Amphitheater on Dec. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is ticketed and open to the public.
  6.  Temple Beth El will host Chanukah Under the Stars on Dec. 7 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater. The event is free and open to the public.
  7.  Get ready for Christmas with Christmas in the City, a Christ Fellowship event, at Mizner Park Amphitheater on Dec. 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.
  8.  Create ornaments at Gumbo Limbo from shells, sea beans, pine cones and craft supplies on Dec. 15. There are two sessions, the first from 10 a.m. to noon and the second from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Materials are provided but you can bring holiday decor to add to your natural creations. Reservations are recommended and walk-ins are welcome based on availability. It costs $7 for members and $10 for non-members. Children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult. RSVP at 561-544-8605.
  9.  The Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl returns for the fifth year to Florida Atlantic University Stadium on Dec. 18. The teams playing will be announced on Dec. 2. Kick off is scheduled for 7 p.m. Visit for tickets. Prices start at $32 for end zone seats and $57 for sideline seats.
  10.  Head to Mizner Park to catch a screening of Elf hosted by the city of Boca Raton on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. Enjoy a family friendly movie night under the stars. Come early, Santa will be making an appearance before the movie. Doors open at 6 p.m.