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Delray Tree Lighting Set For Thursday

DELRAY BEACH, FL ( (Source: City of Delray Beach) — This year the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative invites everyone to come home for the holidays and enjoy a month of traditional Christmas activities starting this Thursday evening with the lighting of the world famous 100-Foot Christmas Tree.
Delray Beach may have attained national recognition as the Most Fun Small Town in America and Coastal Living’s Happiest Seaside Town, but its warm small town characteristics are what make it such a special place for those who live and visit to spend the holidays.
“We realize that many of our citizens are yearning for the old Village by the Sea vibe. Therefore at the Tree Lighting this year we’ve scaled down the footprint and we’ve planned traditional family activities,” explains Stephanie Immelman, Executive Director of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative. “For example, Santa will arrive on a Vista BMW Convertible this year as opposed to a helicopter, allowing him more time to greet the children.”
“Our message to the community will be ‘that in keeping with our theme, Home for the Holidays, we’re focusing on what the Holidays are really about which is being with family and helping those in need,” says Immelman. “And in a gesture in support of fellow man, the top of the tree will be the tri color bleu blanc rouge in solidarity with France.”
There is an assortment of fun events and activities happening in town the entire month of December. The action kicks off this Thursday, December 3 at the annual lighting of the world famous Delray Beach 100-Foot Christmas Tree. There will be great music, kid’s activities, performances by local schools and, of course, Santa!
100-Foot Christmas Tree Lighting Event on December 3
+ Santa Arrives by Vista BMW at 7 pm
+ Lighting of the world famous 10-Foot Christmas Tree at 7:15 pm
Bands at Worthing Park Stage:
+ Josh Miles & the Sweet Somethings (5 to 7 pm)
+ Solid Brass (7 to 9 pm)
Band on NE 2nd Avenue:
+ Regi and Kimi (5 to 9 pm)
Additional Activities:
+ Entertainment by local schools (5 to 9 pm)
+ Create and Hang your own ornament on one of the 10 REAL Christmas Trees located on Atlantic Avenue, brought to you by STARBUCKS & Avenue Church
+ Face painting by Avenue Church
+ Send a card to our Troops abroad – Brought to you by HOW Foundation
+ WiLD 95.5 – Broadcast live from 4 to 8 pm – Maverick
+ GATER 98.7 – Onsite – 5 to 9 pm – Game Tent 
+ Mia 92.1 – Onsite – 5 to 9 pm – Game Tent
+ KOOL 105.5 – Onsite 5 to 9 pm -Game Tent  
+ Home Depot – House building activity and REAL trees donated for decorating
+ Vista BMW holiday activity



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