Each year, Jupiter residents fill their schedules with holiday events around town.

Christmas in Jupiter Florida

This year is unlike any other, but you can still make Christmas 2020 merry and bright in the Palm Beaches area.

If you are a Jupiter resident, or are planning to visit during the Christmas season, you might be wondering which local festivities are still on.

While 2020 has seen many events canceled, you can still take in the sights and sounds of Christmas in and around the Jupiter Florida area.

If you are ready to ring in the holiday season in the Jupiter Florida area, here is your yuletide cheat sheet!

We have compiled a list of local Christmas events.  Before you leave home, be sure to check ticket availability, as well as pertinent COVID visitor information.  Click the links for each event to get up-to-date information, ticket prices, and special viewing options.

Holiday Boat Parade – Jupiter Florida FL

Saturday, December 5, 2020

The Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade is a local tradition, full of the magic and whimsy of the Christmas season.  Brought to you by the Marine Industry Association of Palm Beach County, the 2020 boat parade will be available for online viewing.  Boats will be traveling on the Intracoastal Waterway from North Palm Beach to Jupiter, arriving in Jupiter around 8:00 P.M.

This year’s boat parade and toy drive will benefit the Marine Toys for Tots and Little Smiles.  Donations are needed more than ever in 2020.  The Marine Toys for Tots organization has distributed nearly 600 million toys to 265 million deserving children since 1947.  For the last 21 years, Little Smiles Florida has served children of south Florida in times of homelessness, illness, and tragedy – lending hope and support when it matters most.

Event Links:
Donate to event charities here – Marine Industry Association of Palm Beach County
View online here –  WPBF Channel 25
View on Facebook here – WPBF Channel 25 Facebook Page

Zoo Lights – West Palm Beach FL

6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. – Happening Now, Select Dates

Zoo Lights 2020 is presented by Florida Power & Light Company, and offers families a welcome outdoor respite.  While the zoo animals are asleep, visitors can behold a holiday installation of more than one million eco-friendly lights.  This year’s themed Christmas lights displays will begin at the Florida Wetlands, and continue through The Tropics of the Americas and Asia.  Families can also enjoy special animal encounters and photos with Santa!

From their website: “This year, the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is honored to be the official non-profit community partner of Sandi and the City of West Palm Beach Holidays in Paradise annual downtown campaign. In addition to taking part in Zoo Lights, plan on visiting Sandi and her flamingo friend Hope as Sandi Brings Hope to West Palm Beach.

Event Links:
See Palm Beach Zoo Lights information here – Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society
Get COVID updates here – Palm Beach Zoo COVID Update

Holiday in Paradise – West Palm Beach FL

December 5 – December 31, 2020

Visit downtown West Palm Beach’s Centennial Square to see Sandi, the 35-foot sand tree, synchronized water displays, and Santa.  This year, Santa will enjoy warm West Palm Beach weather inside a special snow globe, so Santa and visitors remain in safe contact.  Holiday in Paradise also features pop-up entertainment, including impromptu singalongs and art lessons!

Event Links:
See more about Holiday in Paradise  here – West Palm Beach Holiday in Paradise
See Sandi the Sand Tree here – Sandi the Sand Tree Facebook Page

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