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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Family Friendly Holiday Events in Wellington

People sitting on the Wellington Amphitheater lawn while enjoying a performance on stage

Looking to get into the holiday spirit this December? Look no further than your Great Hometown! Wellington has fun, family-friendly activities scheduled throughout the month of December.

Holiday Tree Lighting & the Blues Brothers Soul Band
Friday, December 6th  

Start your December festivities off with a Holiday Tree Lighting and concert on Friday, December 6th, at the Wellington Amphitheater (12100 Forest Hill Boulevard). The Tree Lighting is set to occur at 6:30 PM followed by a concert by the Blues Brothers Soul Band. Food trucks will be available on-site for food and beverage purchases. A number of children’s characters will also be on hand for photo opportunities, plus enjoy a very special visit with the big man in red himself—Santa Claus! Attendees should bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/Amphitheater for more information.

36th Annual Wellington Holiday Parade
“Favorite Holiday Memories”

Sunday, December 8th

The Annual Wellington Holiday Parade, hosted by the Village of Wellington and The Central Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, returns on Sunday, December 8th. Enjoy a free day of fun and festivities with a holiday park at the Wellington Amphitheater (12100 Forest Hill Boulevard), from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM., and a judged parade filled with imaginative floats, marching bands, characters, dance troupes, and more. The parade begins at 1:30 PM and winds its way down Forest Hill Boulevard, from Wellington Trace to Ken Adams Way. Vendors will be on-site with goodies available for purchase. Grab your family and your sneakers and come on out for this fantastic holiday event! Visit www.cpbcchamber.com for more information.

Panther Run Elementary Holiday Concert &
Free Movie Night “The Grinch (2018, PG)”

Friday, December 13th

Bring out the family for a free Holiday Concert by Panther Run Elementary, starting at 5:30 PM on Friday, December 13th, at the Wellington Amphitheater (12100 Forest Hill Boulevard). Following the concert enjoy a free showing of The Grinch (2018, PG), starting at 7:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/Amphitheater for more information.


29th Annual Children’s Holiday Fishing Classic

Saturday, December 14th

Grab your fishing tackle and get ready to reel in “the big one” at the 29th Annual Children’s Holiday Fishing Classic on Saturday, December 14th. This year’s free fishing tournament will be held at Village Park (11700 Pierson Road) and is presented by the Village of Wellington in conjunction with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Building Up Sports Academy. The tournament is open to all local children, ages 15 and younger. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m., followed by the tournament from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM., and awards and fish tales from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place (based on a point system of fish caught and released) in each age group: 6 and under; ages 7 to 9; ages 10 to 12; and ages 13 to 15. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing rod (a limited supply of fishing rods will be available to use for those who don’t have their own). Bait will be provided. Learn more at www.wellingtonfl.gov/HolidayFishing

Holiday Boat Parade
Saturday, December 14th

Come watch as local residents and boating enthusiasts “light up the Lake” with an Annual Holiday Boat Parade on Lake Wellington. Boats will launch from the Meadowland Cove launch at 6:20 PM, and are expected to pass behind the Wellington Community Center around 6:25 PM. The parade will be visible from the first-floor patio of the Wellington Community Center (12150 Forest Hill Boulevard). Due to construction activities on the lakeside, attendees will need to enter through the community center's main entrance in order to access the patio. Approximately 30 festive, decorated boats are expected to cruise in the parade. Those interested in participating should contact Jack Brownson at jbrownson@comcast.net for more information.

Fleetwood Mac Holiday Tribute
Saturday, December 14th

Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and come enjoy a special “Fleetwood Mac Holiday Tribute” by Dreams: Crystal Visions of Fleetwood Mac at the Wellington Amphitheater (12100 Forest Hill Boulevard). Food Trucks will be available on-site for food and beverage purchases. A number of children’s characters will also be on hand for photo opportunities, plus enjoy a very special visit with the big man in red himself—Santa Claus! Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/Amphitheater for more information.

Annual Wellington Jingle Bell Run 5K
Sunday, December 15th

The 8th Annual Jingle Bell Run 5K returns to Village Park (11700 Pierson Road) on Sunday, December 15th. The race begins at 7:00 AM and participants are encouraged to bring out an unwrapped toy, to be donated to families in the Village of Wellington community as part of the annual Hometown Holiday Toy Drive. All participants will be provided with jingle bells to wear prior to the start of the race. For more details, and registration information, visit www.active.com.

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