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City to Kick off 2021 Holiday Season with Tree Lighting Event

The City  will kick off the 2021 Holiday Season with a Boynton Beach Town Square Tree Lighting Event on Friday, December 3 at Centennial Park & Amphitheater in Downtown Boynton. Festivities will begin at 5 pm and run through 8 pm; event highlights, in addition to the tree lighting, will include live entertainment from local performers, food trucks, artisans, family activities and more.   

At 6 pm, City officials, including the Mayor, Vice Mayor, City Commissioners, and City Manager will “Flip the Switch” that will turn on a display of more than 45,000 Warm White LED Mini Lights and light poles in Town Square. The lights will grace three historic downtown trees, including two Banyan trees on E. Ocean Ave. just east of City Hall (trunks and branches will be wrapped with 25,000 lights) and the Kapok Tree on E. Ocean and Seacrest Blvd. just west of the Arts & Cultural Center (trunks and branches wrapped with 20,000 lights).  

In addition, a 3,000 pound, 30’ custom Holiday Tree at Centennial Park will be lit. Gracing each side of the Holiday Tree will be a Menorah and a Kinara display. The community is invited to “Snap & Share” photos of themselves with the lights throughout the holiday season for a chance to win a $25 gift card to a Downtown Boynton business or restaurant. 

This free, family-friendly event will include a visit from Santa. In celebration of what will be the sixth night of Hanukkah, the menorah will be lit, and Hanukkah activity books, generously donated by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, will be distributed to the first 75 children. 

Performers, including the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches Holiday Ensemble and SouthTech Academy Music & Sound Production students, will entertain attendees while spreading holiday cheer.

An ASL interpreter will be in attendance. Parking is free and is available on the corner of Boynton Beach Blvd. and Seacrest Blvd. (entrance is located off Boynton Beach Blvd.) Accessible parking will be available. Ride share encouraged. ADA Accommodations are available. For ADA accommodations, call 561-742-6241 or ada@bbfl.us.
 
The City has curated a list of additional upcoming Holiday events happening throughout the City, including the 50th Holiday Parade, Breakfast with Santa, a Friday Flicks movie night featuring The Grinch, and much more. Visit HolidaysInBoynton.com to view the list, or call 561-742-6010 for more information. 

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