The Holidays are right around the corner and south Florida will start lighting up with beautiful ornaments and festive décor. Taking place tomorrow is the annual celebration of the Delray Beach Tree Lighting.
Every year around the holidays Delray Beach lights a 100-foot Christmas tree. The tree is a famous ornament that decorates the Old School Square grounds. It is so large that spectators can even walk through the enormous tree.
Old School Square Cultural Arts Center is one of Delray Beach’s prized assets. It is now known as the Delray Beach Center for the Arts and was created by a group of local art enthusiasts who saved two historic buildings from demolition, the 1913 Delray Elementary and 1925 Delray high school buildings. This group saved the buildings and raised over $7 million to restore and repurpose them into beautiful facilities used for theater and art. Now the Delray Beach Center of the Arts listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The 100-foot tree lighting will take place at Old School Square in Delray Beach on Thursday from 5-9pm. To kick off the event there will be a Holiday Market with live entertainment, sidewalk vendors and tons of fun festivities, followed by Santa arriving to light the tree. Delray’s famous Christmas tree will be open daily from 10 am to 9pm, through the first of January. For more information about the tree lighting ceremony, please visit The Delray Beach 100 Foot Tree Lighting.
Pavilion and grounds
51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, Florida 33444