Things to Do & Know

A recurring feature in our monthly newsletter...

Each month we'll be bringing you a curated list of the Top Things to Do & Know in Boca Raton. In addition to the Street Parade, Boat Parade and Boca Raton Bowl mentioned in our City Connection Newsletter, December 2018 is home to a bunch of holiday season events. Also, the Boca Raton Green Market has a new location! Here's everything for you to do and know in our City this December!

December 2018

top Things to do and know December

1. NEW LOCATION: Boca Raton GreenMarket, December 1

Green Market logo Opens in new windowGrab your shopping bags and head over to the Boca Raton GreenMarket at its NEW LOCATION on the north-side of City Hall at 201 W. Palmetto Park Road. The Boca Raton GreenMarket is on Saturday, December 1 (reoccurs every Saturday until May 11, 2019) from 8am to 1pm, rain or shine. With over 40 vendors, Boca Raton's GreenMarket features locally-grown foods, plants, specialty items, live music and more. For more information, check out Know Before You Go.

2. Patch Reef Tennis Center Wheelchair Championships, December 1 & 2 | Winter Break Jr. Camp, Various Dates in December & January

wheelchair olympics patch reef park Opens in new windowThe 2018 South Florida Open Winter Wheelchair Championships take place at Patch Reef Park Tennis Center on December 1 & 2, 2018. Some of the top wheelchair players in Florida and around the country participate. For more information, visit our The Patch Reef Tennis Center website.

With school out for Winter Break in a few weeks, you can sign up your child up for Winter Break Jr. Camp at the Patch Reef Park Tennis Center. The two four-day sessions for ages 3-16 run from 9am to 12pm, or 9am to 3:30pm. The dates are December 24, 26-28 and December 31, January 2-4. View the Tennis Center Newsletter for more information.

3. Chanukah Under the Stars, December 7

Chanukah Under the Stars Opens in new windowTemple Beth El of Boca Raton will be celebrating Chanukah this year with its signature Chanukah Under the Stars event from 5pm to 9pm. This FREE community event will be a beautiful evening under the night sky, as members from the local South Florida Jewish community come together to celebrate the joyous holiday of Chanukah with activities and food for children and adults. For more information, visit Mizner Park Amphitheater.

4. Boca Jolly Days at the Library, December 7

holiday art snowman Opens in new windowThe Boca Raton Public Library has free programs with no enrollment required this December and January (Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult). One of those programs is Make & Take Winter Art (ages 3-12) at the Downtown and Spanish River Library on December 7 from 3:30pm to 5pm. There is also Family Winter Break Activities at both libraries (for all ages) December 26-28, 31, January 2-4, 7 at 2pm. Visit the Boca Library calendar for daily activities.

5. Sunday Jazz Brunch, December 9

Sunday Jazz Brunch at mizner park amphitheater Opens in new windowSpend your Sunday with Brunch, Beats and Brass at Mizner Park Amphitheater's first Sunday Jazz Brunch on December 9 from 11am - 2pm, FREE and open to the public. Soak up some sunshine, enjoy jazzy tunes by The French Horn of Miami and dance to DJ Blues 45's mixture of upbeat jazz, soul and funk from his vinyl collection. Don't miss out on the amazing brunch food trucks or the Potions in Motion's Bars. Sunday Jazz Brunch will also be the perfect spot to pick up some holiday gifts or treats from our pop-up vendors. For more information, visit the Mizner Park Amphitheater website or  Facebook page.

6. FAU Tuba Christmas, December 9

fau tuba christmas image Opens in new windowJoin us on Sunday, December 9 from 4pm to 7pm at the Mizner Park Amphitheater for the FAU Tuba Christmas. This FREE event features the tradition of holiday music performed by tubas and euphoniums. FAU brings this tradition to the Boca Raton community for its sixth annual presentation. Cocktails and refreshments are available for purchase. Guests are welcome to bring a chair or blanket for seating; chairs will also be available for rent inside the venue for $5 cash. For more information, visit the or Mizner Park Amphitheater website or Facebook page.

7. Movie Night Featuring ELF!, December 14

Movie Night Featuring Elf Opens in new windowJoin us at the Mizner Park Amphitheater on Friday, December 14 at 7pm for a FREE family-friendly movie night under the stars featuring the holiday movie ELF. Come early for kids crafts. Food and beverages will be available inside the venue for sale (no outside food or drinks are permitted inside). Doors open at 6pm. Guests are welcome to bring a chair or blanket; chairs will also be available for rent inside the venue for $5 cash. For more information, visit the Mizner Park Amphitheater website or Facebook Page.

8. Ornaments Naturally at Gumbo Limbo, December 15

seashell ornaments Opens in new windowBring your imagination to the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center on December 15 from 10am to 12pm, or 1:30pm to 3:30pm for Ornaments Naturally. Create ornaments and decorations with holiday themes from shells, sea beans, pine cones and colorful craft supplies. Materials are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own holiday decor to add to your natural creations. For cost, ages and registration information, visit the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center website.

9. Pile of Smiles "Snow Day", December 15

snow day pile of smiles Opens in new windowSugar Sand Park Community Center invites your family to experience a South Florida rarity... SNOW! On Saturday, December 15 from 10am to 4pm, children 5-10 will enjoy playing in "real" snow at the 7th Annual Snow Day: Pile of Smiles event, sponsored by Modern Boca Mom. The cost is $12 per child, $15 beginning December 4, with one free adult admission included, and $5 for additional adults. For more information visit the City calendar.

10. Camp Boca Winter Break, Various Days in December & January

CAMP BOCA FACEBOOK EVENT WINTER BREAK Opens in new windowWith students out of school around the holidays, Camp Boca has many dates available for Winter Break camp at the Boca Raton Community Center. Dates being offered are December 24, 26-28; December 31, January 2-4, 7. Camp runs from 7:30am - 6pm with a cost of $42/day for Residents and $59/day for Non-Residents. Register online. 


Save the Date: Something Big Yoga, January 1

something big yoga logo Opens in new windowWhat better way to kick of 2019 than with some New Year's Day yoga! Something Big Yoga will take place at the Mizner Park Amphitheater on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 from 10am - 2:30pm. The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Enjoy yoga while listening to live music with Leslie Glickman and DJ Drez from 11am - 12pm. For more information, visit  Something Big Yoga.

Save the Date: Special Holiday Zumba Classes

Saturday Fitness graphic of zumba and yoga Opens in new windowIn addition to the free Zumba classes at South Beach Park Pavilion every Saturday from 10:30am - 11:30am, there will be two special Zumba classes added for the season. The extra classes will be on Monday, December 24 at 9:30am and New Year's Day, Tuesday, January 1 at 10:30am. For more information, visit the City Calendar.