Fun and free events for kids in Palm Beach County this weekend

Dec 12, 2017

There are so many amazing and COMPLETELY FREE things to do with your kids in Palm Beach County this weekend. Here are our picks for the best events. We’ve also included a few for next weekend so you can get a head start on planning.

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Photo from Pixabay

Where: Jupiter

When: Dec. 15; 7 p.m.

What: Watch The Nutcracker Ballet at the Jupiter Community Center. The ballet is a Jupiter Community Center Dance Production. Admission is free. Read more HERE.

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Where: Royal Palm Beach

When: Dec. 15; 7 p.m.

What: Watch the holiday classic movie, “A Christmas Carol” in Royal Palm’s Commons Park. Remember to bring a chair. Read more HERE.

Bob Newhart (left) as 'Papa Elf' and Will Ferrell (right) as 'Buddy' in New Line Cinema's upcoming film Elf. Photo: ©2003 Alan Markfield/New Line Productions

Where: Delray Beach

When: Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m.

What: Watch the Christmas movie Elf and another holiday classic on a huge screen at the Old School Square Pavilion, NE 1 Ave., Delray Beach. Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs, snacks and a drinks. Read more HERE.

(Drew Angerer/The Palm Beach Post) LAKE WORTH - Santa and Mrs. Claus greet the crowd on their float during the Lake Worth Holiday Parade.

Where: Lake Worth

When: Dec. 16; 6 p.m.

What: Lake Worth’s Intergalactic Holiday Parade begins at 414 Lake Ave. Read More HERE.

Storytime at the Society of the Four ARts Photo: Lee Hershfield/Palm Beach Daily News

Where: Palm Beach

When: Dec. 16; 10:30 a.m.

What: Held in children’s library at The Society of the Four Arts, the family storytime program is considered one of the county's best. All story times are thematic. Books, songs and rhymes address the program's educational theme. Read more about it HERE.

Here are some free events happening later this month. You know, busy parents can never plan too far ahead. 

Where: Boca Raton

When: Dec. 22

What: Watch the movie The Polar Express at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the movie begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own chair and blankets. No outside food or drinks allowed, but there will be items for purchase inside the venue. Read more HERE.

Doug Yoakun, Chief lifeguard for the city of Lake Worth puts woods into the bonfire, December 9, 2016 in Lake Worth. The Bonfire by the Beach event has been held in Lake Worth since the late 1990s. (Yuting Jiang / The Palm Beach Post) Photo: Yuting Jiang/Yuting Jiang / The Palm Beach Po

Where: Lake Worth

When: Dec. 22; 6-9 p.m.

What: Now that the weather is cool, why not enjoy a bonfire on the beach! During the cool fall and winter seasons, the bonfire events are held twice a month at Lake Worth beach, across from the Lake Worth Casino Building and Beach Complex. Read more HERE.

Where: Delray Beach

When: Dec. 22; 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

What: Enjoy a free Friday concert at the Old School Square Pavilion. This month the event will feature Pop and Rock hits from The Clique. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.; the concerts start at 7:30 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs. Outside food and beverages are not permitted. They will be available for purchase at the venue. The event is free, but donations are appreciated. Read more HERE.

Here are some FREE events happening through the holidays.

Santa Claus Keith Carson, of the Believe in Santa Foundation, visits children during a Christmas in July event at Palm Beach Children's Hospital on Friday, July 25, 2014 in West Palm Beach. Fake snow floated through the hospital courtyard and Santa Claus went room-to-room to deliver presents. (Madeline Gray / The Palm Beach Post) Photo: Madeline Gray/The Palm Beach Post

Where: West Palm Beach

When: Beginning on Nov. 24 and continuing through Christmas Eve.

What: For the second year in a row, The Palm Beach Outlets will be offering FREE photos with Santa this holiday season. Each family will receive two free professional photos along with a digital download of a single image. One giveaway per family, per Christmas season. For more information, call Palm Beach Outlets at (561) 515-4400 or go online to 

Where: West Palm Beach 

When: Nightly through Dec. 31 

What: The “snow” falls on CityPlace’s plaza at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; and at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. It’s not real snow, but it's as realistic as you can get in South Florida. And the nightly flurries are a huge hit with kids. Read more HERE.

Hoffman's Winter Wonderland (Provided) Photo: HANDOUT

Where: Greenacres 

When: Nightly through Dec. 30; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

What: The 27th Annual Winter Wonderland runs through Dec. 30 at Hoffman’s Chocolates Factory, Shoppe, Ice Cream Parlour and Gardens at 5190 Lake Worth Road. The event features more than 125,000 LED lights, holiday displays, a giant Christmas tree, live entertainment, and photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The light display will be open nightly, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., through Dec. 30. It is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Admission is free. Read more HERE

Hundreds of Clematis by Night visitors watch and take photos of the lighting of Sandi the 600-ton sand Christmas tree in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Thursday, November 30, 2017. (Andres Leiva / The Palm Beach Post) Photo: Andres Leiva/The Palm Beach Post

Where: West Palm Beach

When: Nightly through Dec. 31.

What: Sandi, the 600-ton sand tree is back in town for the winter in downtown West Palm Beach. Enjoy nightly music and light shows. Read more HERE.

Where: West Palm Beach

When: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What: The Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, located at 300 North Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, is FREE to all visitors. On Saturday, there is free parking across the street in the lot between 3rd and 4th street. Read more HERE.

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