Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 12.07-12.09

Happy Weekend Modern Boca Moms and Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended Boca kids activities and Weekend family fun in South Florida for December 7th-December 9th, 2018!

Weekend Family Fun in South Florida

Friday, December 7th:

Meet Santa at the Town Center Mall! 

DATE/TIME: Santa will be at the Nordstrom Courtyard from November 9th through December 24th. For times, visit: Town Center Mall Santa Claus

6000 Glades Road

Boca Raton

Two Miracle Pop Up Bars for the Holidays

DATE: Open Now!

Miracle, the beloved Christmas themed pop up bar will have two locations in Palm Beach County this year–one in City Place in West Palm Beach and one in Delray at Death or Glory. Miracle on Rosemary, 550 South Rosemary Avenue, Suite 158, will be open noon to 1 a.m. and Miracle at Death or Glory will be open daily from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Launching the day after Thanksgiving,  both Miracle locations will offer seasonally themed cocktails in a festive setting through New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31. More information: www.miraclepopup.com

Delray & West Palm Beach

NightGarden for the Holiday Season in Miami

DATE: November 23rd through January 6th

The first ever NightGarden makes its debut this holiday season to transform Miami’s Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden into an illuminated wonderland at night. Locals, visitors and guests of all ages can journey through spectacular lighting displays, awe-inspiring special effects, motion-sensing technology, illuminated mazes, state-of-the-art outdoor holograms, sculptures and more unbelievable surprises around every corner. The experience opens to the public on 23 and runs through Jan. 6, 2019.

The NightGarden is an immersive night attraction that blends entertainment, unique photo-worthy moments, a variety of local food options and fun for all through a stunning experience created by leading artists, sculptors and designers. Visit TheNightGarden.com for more information!
10901 Old Cutler Road

Coral Gables

Screen On The Green Triple Feature West Palm Beach

DATE/TIME: Friday, December 7 5:30 p.m. FREE kids’ activities and holiday-themed surprises begin on the Great Lawn 

TRIPLE FEATURE Holiday movies: Kung Fu Panda Holiday, Arthur Christmas, and Fred Claus

Since the weather outside is delightful, not frightful, visitors are encouraged to bring their blanket for a snuggle under the stars during the City of West Palm Beach’s monthly Screen on the Green! In addition to the holiday feature film, December’s Screen on the Green event is always a gift that keeps on giving, with a triple showing of movies and the City’s famed “Present Parade,” where children turn into walking presents by decorating cardboard boxes with wrapping paper and ribbon. Additionally, there will be a special appearance by Santa himself! 

Before the Great Lawn transforms into a theater under the stars, and the feature films begin, families are encouraged to arrive early for family-friendly activities. Kids will also have the opportunity to decorate their presents for the present parade, which is scheduled to happen between the showings of Arthur Christmas and Fred Claus. 

   100 Clematis Street

West Palm Beach

Friday Night at the Museum – Sugar Sand Park

DATE/TIME: December 7th from 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Resident $20; Non-resident $25                                                                                 $7 discount for each additional household child

Ages 7-12

Hang out “after hours” with the Explorium staff, enjoy pizza, watch a movie, and conduct a science experiment.  Visit our website for movie details.

300 S. Military Trail

Boca Raton

Holiday Celebration at the Girls’

DATE/TIME: November 20th through December 21st from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Holiday Celebrations! See Festive Lights in our Christmas Garden! Meet Santa and His Elves every Friday and Saturday night . Special event ticket prices $7.

14466 S. Military Trail

Delray Beach

Chanukah Under The Stars

DATE/TIME: December 7th from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Delray Beach Temple Beth El of Boca Raton will be celebrating Chanukah this year with its signature Chanukah Under the Stars event. This FREE community event will be a beautiful evening under the night sky, as members from the local South Florida Jewish community come together to celebrate the joyous holiday of Chanukah.

Starting at 5:00 pm, prior to the main Chanukah and Shabbat Service, the event will include a children’s area with bounce houses, face painting, crafts and PJ Library storytelling, followed by a Chanukah Tot Shabbat and songfest.

During this time, there will be a variety of dinner and snack food for purchase including traditional potato pancakes (latkes) of many varieties! The Chanukah and Shabbat service will then begin at 7:30 pm and will feature the temple clergy. Event seating is available at a first come, first served basis. Free and open to the public, no ticket required: https://www.myboca.us/1035/FAQs

333 SW 4th Avenue

Boca Raton

Saturday, December 8th

POUND Class at Organic Movements!

DATE:  Saturday, December 8th

TIME: 9:05 a.m.

Pound is a 45 minute, full body cardio and strength class that utilizes Ripstix, a weighted set of drumsticks. It’s inspired by the infectious and energizing fun of playing the drums. First class FREE! $15 each class after.

2400 NW Boca Raton Blvd

Boca Raton

FREE Santa Photos at The Palm Beach Outlets!


DATE/TIME: Through December 24th


Palm Beach Outlets will continue to offer a present of its own this holiday season, giving each family two free professional Santa photos along with a digital download of a single image. (One giveaway per family, per Christmas season. Some restrictions may apply.) Additional photos and Christmas merchandise will be available for purchase. This special holiday giveaway will continue through Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.

1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd

Palm Beach Gardens

Animal Athletes at the Palm Beach Zoo!

DATE:  Saturday, December 8th

TIME/COST:  10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

(3-4 years old)
Join Palm Beach Zoo’s Early Explorers workshop for an interactive educational experience designed for preschool-aged children! These themed programs created for children ages 3-4 include: up-close animal encounters, stories, games, crafts, and visits to animal habitats throughout the Zoo or Nature Play! Snack is included. One adult is required to attend with each child. Pre-registration is required.
Cost Per Participant (Members): $25 per session or $80 for series
Cost Per Participant (Non-Members): $50 per session or $165 for series
*Non-member price includes all-day admission to the Zoo.

1301 Summit Blvd.

West Palm Beach

Teddy Bear Brunch at the Cooper!

DATE:  Saturday, December 8th

TIME/COST:  10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.  seatings

Share a memorable holiday experience with your children or grandchildren at The Cooper. Ticket prices for the Teddy Bear Brunch are $50 for adults and $40 for children age 12 and younger (price is all-inclusive, except for the Eventbrite processing fee). Tickets are available HERE.

The Teddy Bear Brunch at The Cooper is a child’s fantasy come true. The Palm Beach Gardens restaurant will be bursting with flavorful fun. Music, culinary crafts, and kid-friendly characters will keep young guests grinning from ear to ear.

Adults will enjoy mimosas, bloody marys, and gourmet brunch favorites. For the kids, brunch also comes with trips to the candy bar, popcorn bar, and a chance to help decorate their own cupcake. Children age 12 and younger will get to take home a keepsake Cooper teddy bear.

Guests are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to Place of Hope. Place of Hope is a nonprofit, state-licensed child welfare organization that provides both emergency and long-term, family-style foster care.

4610 PGA Boulevard

Palm Beach

Delray Beach Holiday Street Parade!

DATE:  Saturday, December 8th

TIME/COST:  6:00 p.m.

Delray Beach Holiday Parade is begins on East Atlantic Ave. and heads west through the Downtown Delray Beach

East Atlantic Avenue

Delray Beach

Children’s Museum Holiday Extravaganza!

DATE:  Saturday, December 8th

TIME/COST:  10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. $10

498 Crawford Blvd

Boca Raton

See a Holiday Show at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre 


503 SE Mizner Blvd.- Royal Palm Place

Boca Raton

Garden of Lights: A Winter Holiday Event at Mounts Botanical Garden!

DATE:  November 24th-December 30th

TIME/COST: Daily – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. $10 per person; $5 for children 5 to 12. Tickets are available for purchase at the Garden’s main gate. To schedule a group tour, call 561-233-1757.

Mounts will be all a-twinkle in the evenings during the holiday season with thousands of holiday lights hanging from the trees, illuminating the walkways and landmark structures, with colorful LED trees and glowing light-balls, all along an easy-to-follow route throughout 15 different garden areas – the perfect way to light-up the holidays for joyous visitors of every age, romantic disposition, and spiritual leanings.

In addition, Mounts will present live dance performances and musical presentations from local schools and academies during GARDEN OF LIGHTS: A Winter Holiday Event.

531 N. Military Trail

West Palm Beach

GreenMarket in West Palm Beach!

DATE:  Through April

TIME/FREE: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket, the premier Saturday spot to gather fresh food and local goods. One of the largest markets in the region, the GreenMarket features a variety of products, including fresh produce, exotic plants and flowers, herbs and spices, baked goods, gourmet and specialty foods, coffee and teas, and much more. The GreenMarket also features live music, unlimited mimosas for $10, free activities for kids, plus plentiful green space and seating for a morning of fun and relaxation. This Saturday morning ritual in downtown West Palm Beach is the place to see and be seen! The GreenMarket is dog-friendly and always FREE.

100 Clematis Street

West Palm Beach

Hoffman’s Chocolates Winter Wonderland

DATE:  November 17th-December 30th


  • Hoffman’s Chocolates Winter Wonderland is here-Starting November 17th through December 30th! The Winter Wonderland Admission is FREE & Highlights Include:
  • Panthers in Palm Beach Ice Skating Rink – A 2,400-square foot real ice-skating rink will be open November 17 through December 30 offering 60-minute skate sessions.
    • Ice skating tickets include skate rental: $15 per person; $13 per person for groups of 10 or more; and $10 per person for military veterans and first responders.
    • Ice skating rink will be available: Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Please note Ice Skating Rink Closures: Ice skating rink will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve, the ice skating rink will have early closure on Christmas Eve at 6 p.m.
  • Santa’s Village presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital – An 800-square-foot expanded holiday village decorated with poinsettias and holiday cheer, where Santa and Mrs. Claus will have ‘Meet & Greets’ with all their guests and pose for photos. Guests are welcome to bring their cameras.
  • Share the Merry Collection Collectable Tin – it’s a collectible holiday themed tin filled with Hoffman’s Chocolates Peppermint Bark. Hoffman’s Chocolates is donating $2.00 from the sale of each tin to the non-profit Little Smiles, a non-profit organization that helps caring professionals bring joy to children at Palm Beach Children’s Hospital.
  • Little Smiles Toy Drive – Hoffman’s Chocolates locations in Broward and Palm Beach Counties will be collecting toys for Little Smiles.  For More Details Click Here!

5190 Lake Worth Road


Polar Express Pajama Party at MODS

DATE:  Saturday, December 8th

NORTH POLE PAJAMA PARTY:  Mom, dad and the kids are invited to the North Pole Pajama Party! Includes Holiday Science Show, cupcakes to decorate, hot chocolate, and holiday activity stations including making frozen concoctions of elf ice cream, an edible train design workshop, and mapping the North Pole. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas or elf costumes. After the party, head over to the IMAX Theater to see The Polar Express 3D. And when the movie is over, spend the rest of the day exploring the museum. Offered at 10:00 a.m. on November 17 and 24 and December 2 and 8, 2018.


401 SW 2nd Street

Fort Lauderdale

Sunday, December 9th

Sunday Jazz Brunch at Mizner Park

DATE:  Sunday, December 9th

TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

FREE & Open to the public!

Spend your Sunday with Brunch, Beats, and Brass. Mizner Park Amphitheater’s first Sunday Jazz Brunch, soak up some sunshine, enjoy jazzy tunes by The French Horn of Miami, dance to DJ Blues 45’s mixture of upbeat jazz, soul, and funk from his vinyl collection. Dont skip the amazing brunch food trucks, or the Potions in Motion’s Bars. Sunday Jazz Brunch will be the perfect spot to pick up some holiday gifts or treats from our pop-up vendors.

590 Plaza Real

Boca Raton

Chanukah Event at the Palm Beach Outlets

DATE:  Sunday. December 9th

TIME: 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Palm Beach Outlets will host a Chanukah event in Center Court. The festive occasion will include menorah lighting, music, dancing, latkes and a BMX bike demonstration.

For more information, call Palm Beach Outlets at (561) 515-4400 or go online to palmbeachoutlets.com.

1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd

West Palm Beach

Lynn University Holiday Gingerbread Concert 

DATE:  Sunday. December 9th

TIME: See below

Parents, grandparents and kids of all ages sing along to the season’s classics performed by the Lynn Philharmonia. This annual event raises scholarship funds for the conservatory’s deserving and talented student-musicians who hail from all over the world.

Sunday, Dec. 9
2 p.m.
 Pictures with Santa
3 p.m. Philharmonia Performance

$35 general admission: More Information Here!

3601 N. Military Trail

Boca Raton

FAU Tuba Christmas Concert

DATE:  Sunday. December 9th

TIME: Doors 4:00 p.m.; Concert 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy the tradition of holiday music performed by tubas and euphoniums, started by Indiana University Professor Harvey G. Phillips. FAU brings this tradition to the Boca Raton community for its sixth annual presentation.

Celebrating its 44th year, Merry Tuba Christmas Concerts will be presented in 250 cities throughout the world this holiday season and is FREE and open to the public!

590 Plaza Real

Boca Raton

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