Top 10 Things To Know In Boca Raton This December

  1. at 3 p.m. at the Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew’s School, 3900 Jog Road. Connoisseur Concert 1 features Gerard Schwarz, Guest Conductor;  Julian Schwarz, Cello Soloist; Jeffrey Kaye, Trumpet Soloist in “Honoring Gerard Schwarz.” There will be a Pre-Concert Conversations with the conductor at 2 p.m.
  2.  Florida Intergenerational Orchestra is holding a Holiday Lollapalooza Concert with traditional holiday music on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. at O’Shea Hall, on the campus of Our Lady of Lourdes Church,22094 Lyons Road, Boca Raton. Meet and greet with the performers before the show at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-482-8206 or Tickets are $10 for adults, children 12 and under free.
  3.  Create and decorate ornaments with shells, sea beans, pine cones and other decorations at Gumbo Limbo from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 9. Materials are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own holiday décor to add to your natural creations. It costs $7 for members and $10 for non-members. Prepayment recommended (561) 544-8615 or online at; walk-ins welcome based on availability.
  4.  Medical marijuana dispensaries will be banned from opening in Boca Raton for at least one year. Council members implemented a one year moratorium on pot shops with a 4-1 vote. Councilman Robert Weinroth cast the dissenting vote.
  5.  The Downtown Boca Raton Public Library presents art exhibit “Marks Over Time” by Tina Savesen through Dec. 15. Her artwork focuses on fine mark making using charcoal, pencil, ink, watercolor, pastels, paint and encaustic. Neil Schulhoff, Library Program Services, calls Salvesen’s work a “wonderful combination of sheer mastery of technique and joie de vivre of form.” The exhibit is free and open during library hours.
  6.  The 41st Annual Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 16. It is free to participate in the boat parade. Enjoy the show from Red Reef Park, the Wild Flower property or Silver Palm Park viewing areas. The parade route is along the Intracoastal Waterway starting at the C-15 canal (Boca Raton-Delray Beach city limits) traveling south to Hillsboro Bridge. Register your boat  for a chance to win cash prizes –
  7.  Boca Raton came in at No. 3 on’s best places to retire in 2017 annual list. Factors taken into account included health care, climate, crime rates, cost of living, housing costs and access to recreational activities.
  8.  Lynn University violinist Yasa Poletaeva and pianist Darren Matias took home first prize at the international Liszt-Garrison duo competition at Ohio State University for the Collaborative Duo division.
  9.  Want to see snow this winter? Head to Sugar Sand Park on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to catch snow at Piles of Smiles “Snow Day.” For children ages 4 to 12, enjoy snow, giant slides, winter games, sock skating rink, bounce house and more winter activities. Food vendors will also be onsite. Book your reservation 561-347-3948 or online at Tickets are $15 for kids and adults enter free with each paid child’s admission.
  10.  Boca’s Faulk Center for Counseling is now offering a Parents Support Group on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. Topics vary including single parenting, same-sex parenting, school issues, behavioral issues, bullying, sexuality/gender identity and more. Sessions cost $5. To sign up or for more information call 561-483-5300.