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Posted on: December 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Family Friendly Holiday Events in Wellington

Holiday events in wellington

Looking to get into the holiday spirit this December? Look no further than your Great Hometown. Wellington has a whole host of fun, family activities scheduled for you and your loved ones throughout the month.

Virtual Events | Holiday Lightings & Celebrations
Wellington will be hosting a series of virtual holiday events including our Holiday Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 5th, the Menorah Lighting on Thursday, December 10th, and a Kwanzaa Celebration starting on Saturday, December 26th. Wellington invites residents to tune to WellingtonTV (Comcast 18, AT&T Uverse 99) and visit our website at www.wellingtonfl.gov to watch pre-recorded videos and for additional information. Follow the village’s social media pages for more videos and content. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/SocialMedia

Fridays |  Holiday shopping at the Twilight Green Market at Wellington
Stop by the Twilight Green Market at Wellington on Fridays, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to complete your holiday shopping, and support small business, with a scenic stroll through our evening market. Enjoy shopping in a convenient, relaxed, atmosphere while taking in the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Our unique market is comprised of many hand-selected, locally owned businesses offering handcrafted items, homemade and gourmet goods, specialty plants, produce, and more! The market is dog friendly and also offers a selection of palate-pleasing food and beverage vendors. All guests are expected to follow all recommended social distancing and CDC guidelines and wear a mask while shopping at the market. The market will be closed on December 25th and January 1st in observance of Christmas and New Year's Day. For more information visit wellingtonfl.gov/TwilightMarket

Saturday, December 5th  |  Free Movie Night
“The Man Who Invented Christmas” (PG), Registration required

Bring out the family for a free showing of “The Man Who Invented Christmas (PG)”, at the Wellington Amphitheater (12100 Forest Hill Boulevard). Starting at 7:00 p.m., the movie depicts “the journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of ‘A Christmas Carol,’ a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas” (imdb.com). Registration is required. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating and must wear a mask and observe CDC guidelines for social distancing. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/Eventbrite for more information.

Saturday, December 12th
30th Annual Children’s Holiday Fishing Classic

Grab your fishing tackle and get ready to reel in “the big one” at the 30th Annual Children’s Holiday Fishing Classic on Saturday, December 12th. This year’s free fishing tournament will be held along Wellington’s Town Center Promenade on Lake Wellington, behind the Wellington Community Center (12150 Forest Hill Boulevard), 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. Participants are required to wear a mask when unable to maintain 6 feet of social distance from others. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m., followed by the tournament from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and awards and fish tales from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 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. Learn more at www.wellingtonfl.gov/HolidayFishing

Saturday, December 12th  |  Holiday Boat Parade
Come watch as local residents and boating enthusiasts “light up the Lake” with an Annual Holiday Boat Parade on Lake Wellington, sponsored by South Florida Marine. Boats will launch from the Isles of Wellington at 6:20 p.m. and are expected to pass behind the Wellington Community Center around 6:30 p.m. The parade will be visible from Wellington’s Town Center Promenade on Lake Wellington, behind the Wellington Community Center (12150 Forest Hill Boulevard). Guests are asked to wear a mask at all times and observe all CDC and social distance guidelines. Hand sanitizer stations will be available and the Community Center will be open for restroom use until the conclusion of the boat parade. 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.

Saturday, December 12th  |  Free Movie Night
“The Santa Clause (PG)”, Registration required
Following the Holiday Boat Parade attend a free showing of the 1994 Christmas classic “The Santa Clause (PG)” at the Wellington Amphitheater (12100 Forest Hill Boulevard). The movie starts at 7:00 p.m. and registration is required. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating and must wear a mask and observe CDC guidelines for social distancing. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/Eventbrite for more information.
 
Saturday, December 19th  |  Free Movie Night
“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (PG-13)”, Registration required

Finish off your list of holiday film favorites with the classic Christmas comedy “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (PG-13), where “the Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster” (imdb.com). The movie starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Wellington Amphitheater (12100 Forest Hill Boulevard), and registration is required. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating and must wear a mask and observe CDC guidelines for social distancing. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/Eventbrite for more information.

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