Where to See Holiday Lights This Season!

By Julia Bauer
Close up of Christmas lights and ornaments

Now that the holiday season has officially begun, it’s time to see all the wonderful holiday light displays in your area! Here are the best places to see holiday lights.

29th Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade

Instead of houses, you can see boats with light displays at this holiday parade! This event takes place December 2 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., and the boats will arrive in Jupiter at approximately 8 p.m. The parade can be viewed from North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Intracoastal Waterway. 

Holiday in Paradise at West Palm Beach

From November 30 through December 31 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., you can enjoy nighty shows of synchronized lights and music at Holiday in Paradise. There will also be a ferris wheel! Additionally, there will be a tree lighting of Sandi the 700-ton holiday sand tree November 30! Holiday in Paradise takes place at The Great Lawn.

Magic McKee Festival of Lights

On select weekends in December, you can enjoy a festival of lights at McKee Botanical Garden from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be thousands of LED lights, holiday decorations, holiday movies, treats and entertainment!

Nightly Snowfall and Light Show

South Florida will be having a snowy holiday season thanks to the nightly snowfall at The Square in West Palm Beach! From November 13 through December 31 at 6:30p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m., snow will fall, and there will also be a light show! You and your family can get into the holiday spirit at this free event.

There’s Snow Place Like Jupiter and Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 1 at 6:30 p.m., there is a tree lighting at Abacoa Community Park. Believe it or not, there will also be 32 tons of real snow starting at 5:30 p.m.! There will also be a meet and greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus, food vendors, a live DJ, bounce houses and more. There will also be a showing of the Polar Express starting at 6:45 p.m. Click here for more information.

Winter Wonderland Laser Lights and Bites

The Cox Science Center and Aquarium is hosting an outdoor laser concert for the holidays December 1! From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., you can play mini golf, see outdoor exhibits, eat at food trucks and enjoy entertainment. The laser show is from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Zoo Lights

From November 17 through January 1, you and your family can see huge animal displays at shining bright at night with over one million lights at the Palm Beach Zoo. This event is from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. every night. Buy tickets here!

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