Holiday Events

Note: Events are current as of 11/27. Please check with organizers for any changes.

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December 5

Saturday - 12/5 - Golf Cart Decorating Contest & Parade at The Pavilion at Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. Decorate your golf cart. Public voting. Proceeds benefit Old School Square community programs. 9 am-1:30 pm. $1/vote. 243-7922; oldschoolsquare.org
12/5 - Southern Handcraft Society Southern Christmas 2015 at Patch Reef Park Community Center, 7000 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. Juried arts and crafts. 9 am-1 pm. Free. shsboca.com
12/5 - Annual Holiday Studio Sale at Armory Art Center, 1700 Parker Ave, West Palm Beach. One of a kind, handmade items created by Armory faculty and students. 10am-6pm. 832-1776; armoryart.org
12/5  - Cookie Cruise with Santa at 801 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach.  Intracoastal cruise with Santa on board the Lady Atlantic. Visit with Santa, cookies and milk or hot chocolate, coffee and tea, craft activity.  Family fare. 10 am-noon. Held again 12/12, 12/19 & 12/20. $18/person; free/children under 2. Photo w/Santa add $10. Reservations required, tickets must be purchased in advance: 243-0686; delraybeachcruises.com
12/5 - Holiday Fashion Show at Boynton Beach Mall Food Court, 801 N Congress Ave. Noon. Free. 736-7902; boyntonbeachmall.com
12/5 - Ornaments Naturally at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton. Create nature ornaments/decorations with holiday themes using shells, sea beans, pine cones, other materials (provided). Ages 7 & up, children under 18 must participate with an adult. 2-3:30 pm. $7/member, $10/non-member. Reservations recommended: 544-8615; gumbolimbo.org
12/5 - Boynton Beach Holiday Parade starts at SE 12th Avenue & Federal Highway, ends at Ocean Avenue & Federal Highway. 3 pm. Free. 742+6243; boynton-beach.org
12/5 - Delray Beach Chorale: Magnificats, Alleluias and Carols at First Presbyterian Church, 33 Gleason St, Delray Beach. 3 pm. $25/advance; $30/day of concert; $25/student under 25 w/ID.  800-984-7282; delraybeachchorale.org
12/5 - Special Holiday Dance Performance at Boynton Beach Mall Food Court, 801 N Congress Ave. 4 pm. Held again 12/18 at 7:30 pm & 12/19 at 3 pm. Free. 736-7902; boyntonbeachmall.com
12/5 - A Christmas Carol: The Musical at The King’s Academy Sports & Fine Arts Center, 8401 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach. Family fare. 7 pm. $5-15. 888-718-4253; tka.net
12/5 - Winter Tapestry 2015 at Kravis Center Dreyfoos Concert Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach. Young Singers of the Palm Beaches annual holiday concert. 7 pm. Tickets start at $15. 832-7469; kravis.org
12/5-6 - Cristkindlmarkt at American German Club of the Palm Beaches, 5111 Lantana Rd, Lake Worth. Traditional food and drink, unique vendor shopping, outdoor ice skating rink, family friendly activities, live entertainment.  Bring new unwrapped toy for the club’s Toy Run and admission cost is waived. 11 am-8:30 pm. $8/adults; free/children under 12 years. 966-7865; americangermanclub.org
12/5-12 - 9th Annual Festival of Trees Community Days at Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, 2051 S Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach. Dazzling light and music show illuminates monumental sculptures, reflects into one of several ponds. 6-8:30 pm. Held again 12/14-16. $15/members & seniors; $20/non-member adults; $7/non-member child. 832-5328; ansg.org
12/5-15 - 25th Annual Holiday Toy Drive sponsored by Delray Citizens for Delray Police/Kids and Cops Program. New, unwrapped toys (please, no toy guns) and store gift cards for boys and girls ages 5-17 old will be collected at various locations throughout Delray Beach and Boca Raton through 12/15. Gifts can be dropped off in specially marked boxes at various locations, including the police department and all fire stations. 243-6234; mydelraybeach.com
12/5-17 - Food Drive and Toy Collection at Boynton Beach City Library, 208 S Seacrest Blvd. Benefits Boynton Beach Community Caring Center. Regular library hours: M-Th 9 am-8:30 pm; Sat 9 am-5 pm. Free. 742-6390; boyntonlibrary.org
12/5-18 - Food for Fines Holiday Project at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Return overdue library items and donate canned or packaged food and the fine is forgiven. Benefits Food Bank Caring Kitchen. Library hours. Free. 266-0798; delraylibrary.org
12/5-23 - Christmas at Cason Cottage at 3 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. Open house, docent-guided tour. Proceeds benefit Delray Beach Historical Society programming. Th/F/Sat 11 am-3 pm & 5:30-8 pm. $5. 274-9578; delraybeachhistory.org
12/5-29 - Delray Art League Holiday Showcase Exhibit at Delray Beach City Hall Gallery, 100 NW 1st Ave. City Hall hours: M-F 8 am-5 pm. Free. delrayartleague.com


December 6-12

Sunday - 12/6 - Chanukah begins
12/6 - Special Christmas Lecture: Visions of Santa Claus: Iconic Christmas Illustrations by Thomas Nast at Flagler Museum, 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. 2 pm. $28/non-members; $10/individual, family & Life members. Includes museum admission and tree lighting. 655-2833; flaglermuseum.us
12/6 - The Robert Sharon Chorale Holiday Concert at Palm Beach Atlantic University DeSantis Family Chapel, 901 S Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach. 2 pm. $15/adult; $5/children 12 and under. rschorale.com
12/6 - Christmas Tree Lighting at Flagler Museum, One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Seasonal refreshments, Santa Claus, organ and piano performances, caroling, tree lighting. All ages. 3-5 pm. Free w/museum admission. 655-2833; flaglermuseum.us
12/6 - Holiday Choral Prelude: Nova Singers 40th Anniversary Concert Season at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 701 W Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton. 4pm. $20/adults, $10/seniors, $5/students. 395-0433; nova.edu/novasingers
12/6 - Master Chorale of South Florida: Cocoa & Carols at Saint Mark’s Greek Orthodox Church, 2100 NW 51st St, Boca Raton. 4pm. $30/advance, $35/at the door. 954-641-2653; masterchoraleofsouthflorida.org
12/6 - Lighting of the Menorah at Front Lawn at Old School Square, Atlantic & Swinton Avenues, Delray Beach. Family fare. Sundown. Free. 243-7000; mydelraybeach.com
12/6 - Annual Hanukkah Celebration at Boynton Beach Mall Food Court, 801 N Congress Ave. 5 pm. Free 736-7902; boyntonbeachmall.com
12/6 - Handel’s Messiah at Florida Atlantic University Theatre, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton. 7 pm. $15. 297-6124; fauevents.com
Monday - 12/7 - Holiday Open House at Boynton Beach City Library, 208 S Seacrest Blvd. Celebrate the wonder of winter and the beginning of the holidays. Entertainment, crafts, light refreshments. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. All ages. 6-7:30 pm. Free. 742-6380; boyntonlibrary.org
Tuesday - 12/8 - Holiday Crafts & Coloring at Boynton Beach Senior Center, 1021 S Federal Hwy. 9:30-11am. Free. 742-6570; boynton-beach.org
12/8 - Opportunity Inc.’s Opportunity Luncheon & Holiday Boutique at The Beach Club, 755 N County Rd, Palm Beach. Silent auction, holiday boutique, local school choir, luncheon. 10:30 am-2 pm. $150. 712-9221; opportunitypbc.org
12/8 - City Christmas presented by The King’s Academy Fine Arts Department at Harriet Himmel Theater, 600 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach. 7 pm. $10/adults, $5/students. 866-449-2489; kretzerpiano.com
12/8 - Dickens Carolers at Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. A cappella by professional vocalists. 7 pm. Free. 243-7922; oldschoolsquare.org
12/8 - Lake Worth Playhouse Outreach: Holiday Extravaganza at 713 Lake Ave. 7 pm. Free. 586-6169; lakeworthplayhouse.org
Wednesday - 12/9 - Live at Lynn Christmas at Lynn University Wold Performing Arts Center, 3601 N Military Tr, Boca Raton. Special holiday show starring the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida and a guest celebrity star along with soloists and instrumentals. 7:30 pm. $35-$55. 237-9000; lynn.edu/events
12/9 - Sarge: The Chanukah Chutzpah Tour at The Palm Beaches Theatre, 262 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan. 8 pm. $39/adult; $32 senior & student w/ID. 362-0003; pbifilmfest.org
Thursday - 12/10 - Chanukah Celebration to Thank Golden Givers at Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Zinman Hall, 9901 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton. Holiday celebration (dietary laws observed), musician entertainment. 9:30 am. $18. RSVP: 852-3170; jewishboca.org
12/10 - Hanukkah with Miss Helen at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. All ages. 11:30 am-12:15 pm. Free w/paid museum admission: $5/adults & children; $4.50/seniors. Registration: 742-6780; schoolhousemuseum.org
12/10-11 - Sarge Kiss My Mezuzah Holiday Show at Crest Theatre at Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. 8 pm. $44. 243-7922 x1; oldschoolsquare.org
12/10-13 - Ballroom With A Twist-Mas! Holiday Spectacular at The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum, 7901 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton. Show runs through 12/27. W/Th/Sat/Sun 2 pm; Th-Sat 7:30 pm. $85-$95. 995-2333; thewick.org
Friday - 12/11 - Polar Express Celebration: Visit with Santa at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. All ages. 10:30 am-noon. $3/member child, $4/non-member child plus museum admission: $5/adults & children; $4.50/seniors. Registration: 742-6780; schoolhousemuseum.org
12/11 - Karaoke Holiday Caroling at Boynton Beach Senior Center, 1021 S Federal Hwy. 12:30-2 pm. Free. 742-6570; boynton-beach.org
12/11 – Boynton Beach Boat Parade Dinner Cruise boards at 801 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach. Holiday dinner buffet, live entertainment, cash beverage service. 5 pm boarding; 5:30 pm cruise. $85. Reservations required: 243-0686; delrayyachtcruises.com
12/11 - Milagro Center’s 3rd Annual Haircuts for the Holidays at 695 Auburn Ave, Delray Beach. Complimentary haircuts, dental, hearing and vision screenings, family portraits, holiday performances, more. 5-8 pm. Free. 279-2970; milagrocenter.org
12/11 - Christmas Storytelling Hour at Cason Cottage, 3 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. Special guests read The Night Before Christmas, old-fashioned sing-a-long, cookies, apple cider. Proceeds benefit Delray Beach Historical Society programming. 5:30 & 7 pm. $15/child; free/adults. Reservations required: 274-9578; delraybeachhistory.org
12/11 - The Robert Sharon Chorale Holiday Concert with Orchid City Brass Band at Palm Beach State College Duncan Theatre, 4200 Congress Ave, Lake Worth. 7:30 pm. $20/adult; $10/student w/ID. rschorale.com
12/11 - Divas Holiday Party at Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave. Join your favorite divas to celebrate the holidays as only divas can. Songs, skits, a comically good time. 8 pm. $15. 586-6169; lakeworthplayhouse.org
Saturday - 12/12 - Holiday Extravaganza at Boca Raton Children’s Museum, 498 Crawford Blvd. Games, crafts, face-painting, pictures with Santa, holiday food & drinks, Hannukah surprises. All ages. 8:30am-noon. $10/person, free/children under age 2. 368-6875; cmboca.org
12/12 - Santa Paws Pet Parade & Costume Contest at Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave. Put your pet’s best paw forward, show off their finest (or funniest) holiday attire. Best costume prizes for little dogs, big dogs, owner/dog look-alike, best costume. Take your furry friend to see Merry Old St. Nick in the Santa House, get a specialty photo ($10). 10:30 am Pawrade begins; 10:45 am costume judging. $5/pet. 243-9722; oldschoolsquare.org
12/12 - WRMF Annual No Snow Ball at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Chart-topping artists: Third Eye Blind, Adam Lambert, Chemradery, Snack Pack & The Value Killahs, Meresha, and the Dirty Voice winner. Free park and walk from City Hall and downtown Boca Raton library. No outside food/beverages/chairs allowed. 5 pm doors open; 6 pm  show. $25-$100/advance; $45-$100/at the door; $10-$20/limited VIP parking. 888-929-7849; myboca.us/pages/mizneramphi/
12/12 – Delray Beach Holiday Parade on Atlantic Avenue from Intracoastal Waterway to NW 5th Avenue. Family fare. 5:30-8:30 pm. Free. 243-7277; mydelraybeach.com
12/12 - 50th Anniversary Santa’s Workshop & “Light Up the Night” Lake Worth Holiday Parade at Lake & Lucerne Avenues. Workshop at Cultural Plaza sponsored by Kiwanis. Bring lawn chair for the parade. All ages. Noon workshop begins; 6 pm parade. Free. 398-8340; lakeworth.org
12/12 - Spady Museum Holiday Party at 170 NW 5th Ave, Delray Beach. Funk-Sway mini-music fest. Food available for purchase. 6:30-8 pm. 279-8883; spadymuseum.com
12/12 - An Ellington Nutcracker with Florida Wind Symphony Jazz Orchestra at Florida Atlantic University Theatre, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton. 7 pm. $20. 800-564-9539; fauevents.com
12/12 - Holiday Snow Ball at Mar-a-Lago Club, 1100 S Ocean Blvd, West Palm Beach. Benefits Salvation Army. Cocktails, dinner, live entertainment. 7 pm cocktails; 8 pm dinner. Call for ticket price. 201-3868.
12/12 - The Muppet Christmas Carol at Kravis Center Gosman Amphitheatre, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach. 7 pm. $5. 832-7469; kravis.org
12/12 - The Unconventional Nutcracker at Kravis Center Persson Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach. Students of Florida Dance Conservatory perform. 7 pm. $25. 832-7469; kravis.org
12/12-13 - Holiday Business Expo at Boynton Beach Mall, 801 N Congress Ave. Center Court & JC Penney Court. Sponsored by Greater South Florida Chamber of Commerce. 3 pm. 736-7902; boyntonbeachmall.com


December 13-19

Sunday - 12/13 - Breakfast with Santa at Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach. Hot breakfast buffet, meet ‘n greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus, up-close animal encounters and photo ops, holiday music, more. Family fare. 8:30-10:30 am. $7.95-$26.95. Pre-registration required: 547-9453; palmbeachzoo.org
12/13 – 13th Annual Gingerbread Holiday Concert presented by Lynn University Friends of the Conservatory of Music at Boca Raton Resort & Club Great Hall, 501 E Camino Real. Family fare. 3 pm. $35 (includes valet). 237-9000; lynn.edu
12/13 - Lazer Lloyd at Chanukah Festival at Sanborn Square, 72 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton. Rides, food, Menorah Lighting, Concert. 4:30 pm. $10/adults, $5/children. 394-9770; chabadbocabeaches.com
12/13 - Third Annual Children’s Gala at Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, 2051 S Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach. Part of Festival of Trees. Scavenger hunt, pop-up shop, refreshments, treats. All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. 5-7 pm. $40. 832-5328; ansg.org
12/13 - Masterworks Chorus of the Palm Beaches: Handel’s Messiah at Royal Poinciana Chapel, 60 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach. 5 pm. $25/adults, $10/students. 845-9696; masterworkspb.org
12/13 - Tuba Christmas Concert presented by FAU at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Bring chairs/blankets. Free. 5 pm. ci.boca-raton.fl.us
12/13 - FAU Madrigal Dinner at The Fieldhouse at Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. Presented by FAU choral groups. Pageantry, entertainment, a savory feast, extraordinary music. 5:30 pm. $100 (includes dinner and a $55 tax-deductible gift to FAU’s Choral and Vocal Studies Program). 297-2337; fauf.fau.edu/madrigal
Wednesday - 12/16 - Holiday Party at Boynton Beach Senior Center, 1021 S Federal Hwy. Entertainment by Ian Cooney. 1-3 pm. $3/advance, $5/at the door. 742-6570; boynton-beach.org
12/16 - A Christmas Carol at Crest Theatre at Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. 2 & 7 pm. $45. 243-7922 x1; oldschoolsquare.org
12/16 - Lake Worth Playhouse Musical Theatre Class Holiday Performance at Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave. 6:30 pm. Free. 586-6169; lakeworthplayhouse.org
12/16 - Concert: Ann Hampton Callaway and Trio: Making Spirits Bright at Society of The Four Arts Gubelmann Auditorium, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. 8-10 pm. $40-$45. 805-8562; fourarts.org
12/16-17 - Miracle on 34th Street at Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. An Arts Radio Network Theatre Project. 7:30 pm. $15/general; $20/reserved; $25/premium. 450-6357; artsgarage.org
Thursday - 12/17 - Art After Dark: Happy Holidays at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach. Music, film, tour, cash bar, menu options. All ages welcome. 5-9 pm. Free/Florida residents, age 12 & younger, museum members; non-residents: $12/adults, $5/ages 13-21. 832-5196; norton.org
12/17 - Carols & Cocktails in the Garden at Sandoway House Nature Center, 142 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach. Cocktails, lite bites, live musical entertainment. 6-9 pm. $40. 274-7263; sandowayhouse.org
12/17 - Holiday City Festival of Lights Ride starts at the 100-foot Christmas Tree at Old School Square in Delray Beach and then goes north on 2nd ave to the Lake Ida area. Family bicycle ride and social gathering with Santa as a special escot. Riders must have bike lights and wear a helmet. Rest stop at Veterans Park before returning to tree. 6:30-8:30 pm. Free. driver8@post.com
12/17 The Midtown Men: Holiday & Hits at Kravis Center Dreyfoos Concert Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach. 8 pm. Tickets start at $25. 832-7469; kravis.org
Friday - 12/18 - Story Time with Santa at Boynton Beach Mall, 801 N Congress Ave. Treats, arts & crafts. 3 pm. Free. 736-7902; boyntonbeachmall.com
12/18 - Polar Express at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Movie and activities. Come in your pajamas for free train rides before the movie. Free. 5 pm activities; 6:30 pm movie. ci.boca-raton.fl.us
12/18 - Celtic Woman Home for Christmas: The Symphony Tour at Kravis Center Dreyfoos Concert Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach. 8 pm. Tickets start at $29. 832-7469; kravis.org
12/18-19 - Holiday Evening Tours at Flagler Museum, One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. See Whitehall by the glow of original 1902 fixtures, receive a traditional Christmas cracker, carols, holiday refreshments.  All ages. Tours begin at 7:05, 7:15, 7:25 pm. Held again 12/20-23 at 6:50, 7:05, 7:15, 7:25 pm. $25/adults; $15/children age 17 & under. Advance purchase required: 655-2833; flaglermuseum.us
12/18-20 - Atlantic City Boys: Holidays at Crest Theatre at Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. Part of the Main Stage Series. F&Sat: 8 pm; Sat&Sun: 2pm. $45. 243-7922 x1; oldschoolsquare.org
Saturday - 12/19 - Delray Beach Jingle Bell Jog 5K starts at Anchor Park, 340 S Ocean Blvd. Open to both runners and walkers; guaranteed Santa Suit and medal when you cross the Finish Line! After the 5K, little elves take a shortened course. Children ages 3-10 participate in age-appropriate groups. All ages. 5K start 7:30 am; Little Elf Dashes start 8:30 am. $25-$40. jinglebelljog.net
12/19 Breakfast with Santa at Intracoastal Park Clubhouse, 2240 N Federal Hwy, Boynton Beach. Kids visit with Santa and leave with a holiday craft. All ages. 9-11 am. $7. Reservations: 742-6240; boynton-beach.org
12/19 - San Francisco Ballet presents Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker at Society of The Four Arts Gubelmann Auditorium, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. 1-3:15 pm. Free w/reserved tickets. 805-8562; fourarts.org
12/19 - Downtown Dance Presents The Nutcracker at Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave. 2 & 7 pm. $15/advance, $20/at the door. 586-6169; lakeworthplayhouse.org
12/19 - Masterworks Chorus of the Palm Beaches: Handel’s Messiah at United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches, 900 Brandywine Rd, West Palm Beach. 5 pm. $25/adults, $10/students. 845-9696; masterworkspb.org
12/19 – Boca Raton Boat Parade Dinner Cruise boards at 801 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach. Holiday dinner buffet, live entertainment, cash beverage service. 5:30 pm boarding; 6 pm cruise. $85. Reservations required: 243-0686; delrayyachtcruises.com
12/19 - A Well-Strung Christmas at Kravis Dreyfoos Concert Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach. Tu 8 pm; W 2 & 8 pm. Tickets start at $30. 832-7469; kravis.org


December 20-26

Sunday - 12/20 - Concert: Lessons and Carols - A Victorian Christmas - Part of Music At St. Paul’s series at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. 3 pm. $20/preferred seating, $15/regular seating, $5/students. 278-6003; stpaulsdelray.org
12/20 - Akademia Dance Presents Baby It’s Cold Outside at Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave. 5 pm. $15-$20. 762-2991; lakeworthplayhouse.org
Monday - 12/21 - Gingerbread House Decorating Contest at Gingerbread Gift House at Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave. Bring a team or create on your own. Fee includes complete Gingerbread House kit, but bring your own embellishments, too. 6-8 pm. $15/advance, $20/day of event. 243-9722; oldschoolsquare.org
Tuesday - 12/22-23 - Broadway on Ice: A Special Holiday Celebration at Kravis Center Dreyfoos Concert Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach. 8 pm. Tickets start at $29. 832-7469; kravis.org
Wednesday - 12/23 - Make Your Own Gingerbread House at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Uses graham crackers and lots of chewy, gooey, colorful candy to decorate. Ages 4+. 11 am & 2 pm. $10/resident, $12.50/non-resident. 347-3900; sugarsandpark.org
12/23 - Santa’s Workshop at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. All ages. 11:30 am-12:15 pm. $3/member child, $4/non-member child plus museum admission: $5/adults & children; $4.50/seniors. Registration: 742-6780; schoolhousemuseum.org
Thursday - 12/24 - Christmas Eve Dinner at Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Blvd. 5-7 pm. $29.95/person + tax & gratuity. 965-5788; AtlantisDine.com
12/24 - Stradivarius Chamber Ensemble at First United Methodist Church of Boynton Beach, 101 N Seacrest Blvd. 6:30 pm. Free. 954-947-1951
Friday - 12/25 – Christmas Day
Saturday - 12/26-27 - 9th Annual New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival at Atlantic & 4th Avenues, Delray Beach. 150 leading crafters. 10 am-5 pm. Free. 746-6615; artfestival.com



Dec. 27 - Jan. 2

Sunday - 12/27 - Kwanzaa Celebration at Spady Museum, 170 NW 5th Ave, Delray Beach. Reaffirmation of the individual, community, culture, family, environment. 4-7 pm. Free. 279-8883; spady.org spadymuseum.com
12/27-29 - George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at Kravis Center Dreyfoos Concert Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach. Presented by Miami City Ballet. Sun 7 pm; M & Tu 2 & 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $25. 832-7469; kravis.org
Thursday – 12/31 - Happy Noon Year Celebration at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, 129 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. 10:30 am-12:01 pm. $3/members, $4/non-members + paid museum admission: $5/adults & children; $4.50/seniors. 742-6782; schoolhousemuseum.org
12/31 - Noon Year’s Eve at Palm Beach Zoo Conservation Depot, 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach. Dance party, face paint, eco-craft stations. apple juice toast. 11 am-1 pm. Free w/admission. 547-9453; palmbeachzoo.org
12/31 - Noon Year’s Eve at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Tr N, West Palm Beach. Ring in 2016 with a dance party, science crafts, Dino-themed activities, popcorn, snow cones, a Dry Ice apple cider toast at noon. Decorate your own party hats and horns; enjoy Dino crafts and activities. Ages 4-12. 11 am-1 pm. Free w/paid admission: $30/child; $15/each additional child. 832-2026; sfsciencecenter.org
12/31 - Delray Beach First Night 2016 on Atlantic Avenue. Family fare. 5 pm-12 am. $10/advance; $15/day of event; free/children under 3. visitdelraybeach.org/firstnight
12/31 - New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and Dance at Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Blvd. Entertainment by Valerie White and Stan Woodgett. 7-10 pm. $75/person + tax & gratuity. 965-5788; AtlantisDine.com
12/31 - Those Were the Days New Year’s Eve Spectacular at Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave. Jimmy Mazz (from Las Vegas Legends) and Barbara Van Eycken (from Patsy Cline tribute). Celebration, music, hors d’oeuvres, champagne. 8 pm. $40. 586-6169; lakeworthplayhouse.org
12/31 – New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise boards at 801 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach. Holiday dinner buffet, disc jockey & dancing, premium open beverage service, fireworks. 8:15 pm boarding; 8:30 pm cruise. $200/person; $175/person for tables of 8. Reservations required: 243-0686; delrayyeachtcruises.co
12/31-1/2 - The Lennon Sisters Ring in the New Year at The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum, 7901 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton. Th 5:30 & 10:30 pm; F 3pm; Sat 2 & 7:30 pm. $85/regular shows, $225/New Years Eve show. 995-2333; thewick.org
1/1 - New Year’s Concert 2016! Salute to Vienna: Strauss Symphony of America at Kravis Center Dreyfoos Concert Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach. 8 pm. Tickets start at $27. 832-7469; kravis.org

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