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March
10

St Patrick's Day Southeast Florida

There's a certain day in March when everyone in the Southeast Florida area feels a little Irish and dreams of the Emerald Isle — St. Patrick's Day! Our estate agents love embracing this Irish holiday, and we invite you to join in on the festivities around town. Say top of the morning to spring and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with style at these great Southeast Florida parties.

  1. Black Rose Irish Pub — 234 S. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432 | March 17th
    Spend St. Patrick's Day surrounded by a Boston-sized celebration without ever leaving Florida. Black Rose Irish Pub has won many awards, including Best St. Patrick's Day Party, Best Irish Pub, and Best Bars in Palm Beach. Their St. Patrick's Day Party gets bigger and bigger each year, serving up authentic Irish food like Shepard's pie, corned beef and cabbage, Irish-style BBQ, and endless pints of Guinness. Enjoy live music and dancing on their outdoor patio all night long and see for yourself why this is an award-winning pub for St Patrick's Day!  

  2. The Dubliner — 435 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432 | March 17th 
    Voted one of the Top Ten Irish Pubs to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day, a night out at The Dubliner will leave you feeling lucky all year long. Their Irish-inspired menu pairs perfectly with their offering of whiskeys, scotches, and delicious pints of Guinness beer. Located in Mizner Park, a convenient walking distance from Boca Raton luxury homes for sale, St. Patrick's Day at The Dubliner sees all guests enter as strangers and leave as friends. While this bar is great to check out anytime you want to celebrate St Patrick's Day, we recommend stopping by on St Patrick's Day to participate in their 13th annual block party.  

  3. McSorley's Beach Pub + Rooftop — 837 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 | March 17th
    Home of Fort Lauderdale's best happy hour, McSorley's Beach Pub and Rooftop is the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Florida-style. Their famous beach pub downstairs and one-of-a-kind rooftop lounge mix together to create a crazy celebration with a Sunshine State spin. Sip on an ice-cold drink overlooking the ocean and party late into the night. If you happen to see a rainbow in the distance, we suggest you follow it. It'll lead to a prize better than a pot of gold — the best Fort Lauderdale luxury homes for sale.

  4. Delray Beach St. Patrick's Day Run — The Salt Suite, 3100 S. Federal Highway #3, Delray Beach, FL 33483 | 7:30 AM - 11 AM March 14th
    Before watching the world-famous Delray Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade, spread a little luck to the community by joining the Delray Beach St. Patrick's Day Run. Benefiting the Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County, this charity event features a 5k and a 10k that can be run or walked. Who knows? The running path may take you passed several Delray Beach luxury homes for sale. All racers can enjoy a St. Patrick's Day bling necklace, vitamin B12 shot, race bib, t-shirt, giveaways, massages, mud facials, beer, green donuts, and mimosas. Following the race, a DJ will play Irish gigs for a fun after-party. 

  5. Delray Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival — Atlantic Avenue - Downtown Delray Beach Delray Beach, FL 33483 | 11 AM - 8 PM March 14th
    Stick around after your race time to see what makes the Delray Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival so famous! The parade route will lead the celebration down Atlantic Avenue from the Intracoastal bridge all the way to 5th Avenue. The Delray Beach parade is a tradition dating all the back to 1968. Catch this year's parade by lining up along the parade route before the parade is set to start at 2 pm. Visitors will have plenty to do at the free festival besides watching the parade. Be sure to check out the vendors, food trucks, and the Pipes and Drums performance! 

There are always fun events to look forward to when living in Southeast Florida! For help buying and selling luxury homes in the Boca Raton area contact us today! 

November
13

 

Holiday Events Boca Raton

The sun is out. The water is crystal clear. It may not feel like winter in Boca Raton, but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate the season! With the holidays right around the corner, our Estate Agents are excited to share some of our favorite upcoming events in the Boca Raton area!

6 Holiday Events in Boca Raton for 2019

  1. Barbra Streisand: Holiday Memories Starring Carla DelVillagio - 201 W Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
    The New York Post calls Carla DelVillagio, "the next best thing to seeing Streisand herself." Next month, the award-winning celebrity impersonator arrives for what promises to be one of the most exciting holiday events of the season in Boca Raton. Get your tickets now to see Barbra Streisand: Holiday Memories Starring Carle DelVillagio at Mizner Park Cultural Center on December 20. The night will feature selections from Streisand's extensive songbook, including plenty of classics from her holiday albums! 

  2. 48th Annual Holiday Boat Parade - 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach, FL 33483
    The Annual Holiday Boat Parade has been a Delray Beach tradition for 48 years now, and this year's event is shaping up to be a great one. At 6:30 pm on December 13, a spectacular lineup of brightly decorated boats will make their way along Intracoastal Waterways throughout Boynton Beach and Delray Beach. Get a great view of all the festivities from the Veterans Park Recreation Center in Delray Beach, minutes from Delray homes for sale!

  3. Boca Dunes New Year's Eve Celebration 2020 - 1400 SW 65th Ave, Boca Raton, FL 33428
    There are a lot of New Year's Eve parties to choose from in Boca Raton, but the Boca Dunes New Year's Eve Celebration deserves a place on your calendar. The event takes place at the beautiful Boca Dunes Golf & Country Club, near many Boca Raton homes for sale. Reservations are still available for this fun-filled night including dinner and hors d'oeuvres, 5 hours of open bar, continuous DJ music, and a champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 7:30 pm on December 31!

  4. Intracoastal Holiday Lights Cruise - 501 E Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
    You can always count on the mansions and estates along the Intracoastal Waterway to display some of the most dazzling holiday decorations around. The best view of them is often from the water, and this holiday season, you can soak up that spectacular view aboard an Intracoastal Holiday Lights Cruise. Cruises are available Thursday and Saturday evenings through December 29. 

  5. Five Guys Holiday Mile for Boca PAL - 201-299 Via De Palmas, Boca Raton, FL 33432
    Get ready to hit the streets bright and early on the morning of December 11 for the 19th annual Five Guys Holiday Mile for PAL (Boca Raton Police Athletic League). This 1-mile run/walk begins at Royal Palm Plaza and follows picturesque Mizner Blvd. to the finish line just north of Mizner Park. It's sponsored by Five Guys, who are giving a free hamburger or cheeseburger at the finish line. Plus, stick around after the race to join thousands of spectators for the annual Boca Raton Holiday Parade.

  6. A Christmas Carol: One Man, One Trunk, 25 Characters - 201 W Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
    Head over to Mizner Park Cultural Center as this one-man production presents the timeless classic A Christmas Carol. On December 19th, Timur Kocak will take the stage as all the characters of this beloved Charles Dickens' tale. A fun twist on the holiday story we all know and love!  

There's always something fun and exciting coming up in the Boca Raton area, especially during the holiday season. Contact us to learn more about life in Boca Raton, available Boca Raton homes, and finding your next dream home along the Florida coast!

November
28

This time of year, our calendars start filling up with holiday festivities, such as gift exchanges, tree and Menorah lightings, holiday musicals, galas and fundraisers, and of course — visits with Santa Claus. Sometimes, Santa can be hard to track down during his busiest time of year! Take a look at the many appearances he is making throughout the holiday season in the Fort Lauderdale area. From photo opps to parades, here are a handful of ways to catch a glimpse of (or even hold a conversation with!) the most popular character of the holiday season.  

Cookies With Santa

December 1 | 1–4 p.m. Historic Stranahan House Museum, Fort Lauderdale Create everlasting memories during the fun-filled day of Christmas cheer at the Historic Stranahan House Museum on the first of December. Create holiday crafts, enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus, and take a photo with Santa! The cost is $10 per child and advanced registration is required. Call 954-524-4736 to create an appointment for Cookies With Santa.  

Holiday Magic Evening Experience

December 1–7 | 5:30–8:30 p.m. Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, Fort Lauderdale Each year, the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens sparkles with holiday cheer, as trees, sparkling lights, wreaths and centerpieces are placed throughout this historic property. Embark on a rare nighttime self-guided tour of the museum to take in all of the delightful decor from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Plus, enjoy a variety of events and attractions throughout the week, including visits with Santa and his elves, Christmas storytelling, strolling carolers, and more. Admission is $15 for adult members and $20 for adult non-members, and $5 for kids ages 6–12 and free for kids under 6.  

Old Davie Christmas

December 2 | 12–2 p.m. Old Davie School Historical Museum, Fort Lauderdale Old Davie Christmas Fort Lauderdale, FL

Photo Courtesy of the Old Davie School Historical Museum

The Old Davie School Historical Museum is celebrating their 17th Annual Old Davie Christmas, a free event focused on old-fashioned holiday fun. Activities include photos with Santa, pony rides, a petting zoo, old-fashioned games, a hayride, snacks and more!  

Christmas-by-the-Sea

December 5 | 5:30–8:30 p.m. Anglin's Square, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Tree Lighting Lauderdale-by-the-Sea The Lauderdale-by-the-Sea community is hosting their annual Christmas-by-the-Sea event, a wonderful night for all ages featuring holiday music, dancing, and entertainment. Plus, peruse the festive and expanded Yuletide Market and visit with Santa, who will arrive by fire truck at 6 p.m. And don't miss the community tree lighting ceremony at 6:15 p.m.!  

Winterfest Boat Parade

December 15 | 7 p.m. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale Considered one of the most exciting events of the holiday season in South Florida, the Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade should not be missed! Featuring a collection of decked-out boats covered in lights, the parade will set sail for 12 miles starting in downtown Fort Lauderdale, heading north to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. Enjoy free viewing along the parade route, including one of the best vantage points — the Grandstand Viewing Area, located just north of Sunrise Boulevard. Make sure you don't miss Santa by downloading the Winterfest Santa app to track his exact location throughout the evening.  

Santa's Little Helper at Flamingo Gardens

December 15–16 + 22–23 | 2–5 p.m. Flamingo Gardens, Davie Santa's Little Helper Flamingo Gardens Davie, FL

Photo Courtesy of Flamingo Gardens

On the weekends leading up to Christmas, visit with Santa in the idyllic tropical setting at Flamingo Gardens. Mrs. Claus and the elves need assistance from Santa's little helpers to give the animals their presents at 3 p.m. The festivities continue as you visit with Santa and other holiday characters, hop on the bounce house, ride the animal train ride through the arboretum, and enjoy holiday music, contests, and holiday crafts. Stay after 5 p.m. for Garden of Lights, featuring tens of thousands of lights decorating the arboretum and Wray Home, holiday scenes adorning the garden pathways, and a spectacular musical light show.  

Catch him if you can!

Enjoy your visit with Santa — and let us know what other sightings we can add to the list. Comment below with your suggestions!
November
19

The holiday season is upon us! From fundraiser auctions to toy drives, and tree lightings to boat parades, there are so many ways to celebrate the holiday season in Boca Raton. Mark your calendars for these upcoming holiday events in Boca to experience the magic and wonder of the season to the fullest.  

Holiday Tree Lighting

November 21 | 5:30–9:30 p.m. Mizner Park Amphitheater Holiday Tree Lighting Boca Raton, FL Kick off the holiday season at the City of Boca Raton's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Mizner Park Amphitheater! The event will include free carnival rides, an artificial ice rink, a bounce house, Santa's Circus variety show, carolers, stilt walkers and other characters, aerial performances, letters to Santa station, photos with Santa, carnival food, and more. The highlight of the evening will be the ceremonial lighting of the City's tree, led by Major Scott Singer, accompanied by the simultaneous lighting of Mizner Park's tree at the south end of the center. The lighting will be followed by a spectacular fireworks show above the amphitheater. Admission to this event is free!  

Christmas Tree Lighting and Character Parade

November 23 | 6 p.m. Boca Raton Resort & Club Resort guests and members of the private Boca Raton Resort & Club are invited to witness the spectacular tree lighting and a special character parade the Friday after Thanksgiving. This year, the festivities will include an amazing performance by Shadowboxers, an American pop band who recently served as the opening band for Justin Timberlake's "Man of the Woods" tour. After the lighting, the character parade will fill the front courtyard with vibrant colors and merriment. Enjoy chocolate, cookies, and a special visit from Santa Claus — plus a surprise special guest!  

Boca Chamber's 37th Annual Holiday Auction

November 29 | 5:30–9 p.m. Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center Boca Chamber's Annual Holiday Auction is one of their most popular events of the year, drawing 300–400 people for an evening of networking and fun competition. Bid on exciting auction items to help the many successful programs at the Boca Chamber and to ensure the development of future programs. Take part in the live and silent auctions for a variety of desirable items while you enjoy culinary delights provided by some of Boca's best restaurants. Register for this delightful evening at the Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center in advance. Each $35 ticket includes entry to the event, two drinks, and dinner by the bite.  

Menorah Lighting at Boca Raton Resort & Club

December 2 | 6 p.m. Boca Raton Resort & Club Kick off the first night of Chanukah at the Menorah Lighting in the front courtyard at Boca Raton Resort & Club. Join in the communal song and dance along with the ceremonial passing of the torch. Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be served, in addition to special goodie bags for kids.  

Boca Raton Toy Drive

December 2 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sugar Sand Park Boca Raton Toy Drive

Photo Courtesy of the Boca Raton Toy Drive

Help spread holiday cheer to children in need by bringing new, unwrapped toys to the Boca Raton Toy Drive at Sugar Sand Park. Enjoy free carousel rides, delightful food and a visit with Santa. The drive collects toys for the Wayne Barton Study Center, an organization designed to enhance the health, welfare, and education of children in need within the community. There are multiple drop-off locations throughout Boca Raton, where you can drop off new, unwrapped toys leading up to the event on December 2.  

Holiday Street Parade

December 5 | 7:30–9 p.m. Federal Highway and Southeast 5th Street Don't miss the 48th Annual Holiday Street Parade hosted by the City of Boca Raton. This year's theme is "Sights & Sounds of Broadway" and the parade will begin at Federal Highway and Southeast 5th Street, traveling north towards Mizner Park Amphitheater. This free, fun and festive event is the perfect cap to an evening spent shopping or dining at the area's many shops and restaurants.  

Chanukah Under the Stars

December 7 | 5–9 p.m. Mizner Park Amphitheater Chanukah Under the Stars Boca Raton, FL Temple Beth El of Boca Raton is celebrating Chanukah with its signature Chanukah Under the Stars event. This free community event allows members from the local South Florida Jewish community to come together to celebrate this joyous holiday. At 5 p.m., prior to the main service, enjoy a children's area with bounce houses, face painting, crafts and storytelling, followed by a Chanukah Tot Shabbat and songfest. During this time, there will be an array of dinner and snacks available for purchase, including traditional latkes. The Chanukah and Shabbat service will begin at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public!  

FAU's Tuba Christmas

December 9 | 5 p.m. Mizner Park Amphitheater Join in the festivities with Florida Atlantic University's annual Tuba Christmas performance at Mizner Park. This traditional outdoor concert features holiday music performed by tubas and euphoniums. Doors open at 4 p.m. and this event is free and open to the public! Chairs and blankets are welcome, and chairs will be available to rent for $5 cash inside the venue. Purchase food and beverages inside the venue and enjoy delightful Christmas songs from this talented group.  

16th Annual Gingerbread Holiday Concert

December 9 | 2 p.m. Boca Raton Resort & Club Lynn University presents its 16th Annual Gingerbread Holiday Concert at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, featuring musical classics of the season performed by the Lynn Philharmonia. General admission tickets are $35. Event proceeds benefit the Lynn Conservatory of Music, which provides scholarships to talented student musicians from all over the world. Visits and photos with Santa start at 2 p.m. and the Philharmonia performance is at 3 p.m.  

Intracoastal Mansion Holiday Lights Cruise

December 6, 13, 20 + 27 | 6–8 p.m. Boca Raton Resort & Club Each Thursday evening during the month of December, Palm Beach Charters is hosting special Intracoastal Mansion Holiday Lights Cruises. This two-hour cruise offers views of some of the most beautiful estate mansions and yachts along the Intracoastal in Boca Raton. Sit back, relax, sip on a beverage, and take in the inspiring sights of surrounding scenery decked out in holiday decor.  

Pet Photo Night at Town Center at Boca Raton

December 9 | 7–9 p.m. Town Center at Boca Raton Pet Photo Night at Town Center at Boca Raton Make sure your four-legged family member is included in all of the holiday fun this year! Bring your pet to sit, stay and pose for a photo with Santa in the Nordstrom courtyard at the Town Center at Boca Raton on Sunday, December 9 from 7–9 p.m.  

Movie Night Featuring Elf

December 14 | 7 p.m. Mizner Park Amphitheater Enjoy a family-friendly movie night under the stars at Mizner Park Amphitheater. This year's holiday movie is Elf, starring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel. Guests are welcome to bring their own chair and blanket, but chairs will be available for rent for $5 each inside the venue. There is no cost to attend this free community event!  

Piles of Smiles

December 15 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sugar Sand Park Piles of Smiles Boca Raton, FL

Photo Courtesy of Sugar Sand Park

Experience an unlikely phenomenon for South Florida — a snow day! Piles of Smiles will feature 25 tons of "real" snow for kids ages 5–10 to play in. Plus, enjoy an enormous slide, bounce houses, an obstacle course, visits with winter characters, a sock skating rink, food trucks and more! Advance registration is required for snow play; admission is $12 per child until December 3, and $15 beginning December 4.  

Holiday Boat Parade

December 22 | 6:30–8 p.m. Intracoastal Waterway Starting at the C-15 Canal Experience the holidays in true South Florida fashion at the City of Boca Raton's annual Holiday Boat Parade, featuring stunning boats decked out in holiday lights and decor. You may either enter your boat to participate in the parade or simply enjoy the parade from the western portion of Red Reef Park, the Wild Flower Property, or Silver Palm Park viewing areas. The parade will start in the Intracoastal Waterway at the C-15 canal and travel south to Hillsboro Bridge. Register your boat in the parade for free, and you could win a cash prize if your boat wins!  

Happy Holidays!

What holiday events in Boca Raton are on your calendar each year? Let us know in the comments below!

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