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

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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The Polar Express

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.

Beach Bonfire

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.

Catch a free concert

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.

Take a 'Walk Through Time'

Where: West Palm Beach

When: Dec. 23; 2 p.m.

What: Learn about the Everglades on this free hike at West Palm Beach’s Grassy Waters Preserve. Discover the food, tools, and shelters used by the area's original Native American tribes. Space is limited. Call the nature center for reservations at 561-804-4985. Read more HERE.

Last chance for Free Santa pictures

Where: West Palm Beach

When: Through Christmas Eve.

What: For the second year in a row, The Palm Beach Outlets is 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 


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

This is the last week to catch some of this year’s best FREE holiday events.

See West Palm Beach's SandiTree

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.

Hoffman's Winter Wonderland

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

Snow at CityPlace

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.

Movie in the park

Where: Boynton Beach

When: Jan. 5, 7 p.m.

What: What “Spiderman: Homecoming” on a large inflatable screen set on the stage of the Ocean Avenue Amphitheatre (129 E. Ocean Ave.) Food, snacks, and beverages will be available for purchase. The Boynton Beach CRA will also hold a free drawing with prizes. Free parking is available. Read more HERE.

Free concert

Concert in the Park

Where: Royal Palm Beach

When: Jan. 5, 7 p.m.

What: The Village of Royal Palm Beach holds its FREE monthly outdoor “Concert in the Park” Series and Food Truck Invasion at Commons Park. This month’s concert will feature an Aerosmith Tribute by Jaded. Remember to bring your own seating. The events are pet-friendly. Read more HERE.



Here are some FREE events happening through the winter


Visit a history museum

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.

Starfish Coffee and Storytime

Where: Jupiter

When: Thursdays; 9:30 a.m.

What: This storytime is held every Thursday morning at the Loxahatchee River Center (805 N. U.S. 1). Young children enjoy songs, games and books, and will also have the opportunity to touch animals from the center’s touch tank. Read more HERE.


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