Boca Raton, FL – Light Up Downtown Boca, a series of winter holiday festivities, kicks off on Friday, November 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mizner Park Amphitheater (MPA), 590 Plaza Real, with a FREE holiday happening, culminating with the City of Boca Raton’s and Mizner Park’s annual tree lighting ceremony.
Festivities will include a holiday stage show at 5:30 p.m. and a showing of holiday favorite, Home Alone (PG) on the lawn at 7:15 p.m.
The highlight of the evening will be the ceremonial lighting of the City’s tree led by Mayor Scott Singer and City Council at 6:45 p.m. that will illuminate simultaneously with Mizner Park’s 47-foot animated tree at the south end of the center, followed by a spectacular fireworks display above the MPA at 7 p.m.
Throughout Mizner Park, 50,000 LED lights will adorn 75 palm trees; poles will be laced with garland; lights and four wreaths (each 60” in diameter) will be placed throughout the center; garland will be swooped throughout the gazebos and the valet parking station – all of which will be decorated with lights and holiday trimmings.
Located at the south end of the center, Mizner Park’s “iTree” consists of more than 32,000 life-like PVC branches, red & gold bows, ornament clusters and 25,000 clear & multi-colored LED lights. There will be 20-minute musical light shows performed nightly at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., continuing through the holiday season. The tree will be illuminated for photo opportunities between shows.
Your favorite Mizner Park restaurants will be open with special seating options offering great views of the holiday decor, lights, and fireworks. Please contact the restaurants directly for more information.
The event is sponsored by the City of Boca Raton, Mizner Park, and WPBF-TV.
Other holiday events, presented by the City of Boca Raton, include:
Merry in Mizner will bring evening weekend holiday entertainment and strolling pop-ups to Mizner Park on various weekend nights, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., throughout the holidays.
The 49th Annual Holiday Street Parade will be Wednesday, December 8 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning at Federal Highway and SE 5th Street, traveling north to the Mizner Park Amphitheater. More than 70 floats and groups will entertain viewers as they bring dance, lights, and song to Federal Highway in Boca Raton. For more information or to enter the parade, visit www.myboca.us/specialevents.
FAU’s Tuba Christmas returns on Sunday, December 12 at 5 p.m. at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. Tuba Christmas concerts will be presented in 250 cities throughout the world, including Boca Raton. Enjoy the tradition of holiday music performed by tubas and euphoniums, started by Indiana University Professor Harvey G. Phillips. FAU's Sean Murray brings this tradition to the Boca Raton community for its sixth annual presentation.
The 43rd Annual Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday, December 18 will begin at 6:30 p.m. and light up the waterways beginning at C-15 Canal, traveling south, with bleacher viewing at Red Reef Park. Free boat entry with $10,000 in cash and prizes with many categories in which to win. For more information or to enter the parade, visit www.myboca.us/specialevents.
Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike, carpool and use free parking at City Hall, the Boca Raton Library and Downtown Boca Library.
For more information visit www.myboca.us or call 561.367.7073.
Director of Public Relations for Polin PR