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Things To Do In Boca Raton For Christmas, Hanukkah For 2016 Holiday Season

The holidays are right around the corner, and whether you celebrate with Christmas trees, menorahs or just some really good food, there’s something in store for you. 

Here are some of our favorite upcoming holiday events happening in the Boca Raton area. 


Jingle Bell Jog

Get ready to run toward some holiday cheer at the Delray Beach Jingle Bell Jog 5K. Give your boring running gear a festive makeover by slipping on a Santa suit provided by the race. Jingle bells attached to your shoes will make for a musical three miles. Last-minute registration online here

Dec. 17, 7:30 a.m. race start time; Anchor Park in Delray Beach


Oceans234 Brunch with Santa

Enjoy the ocean view at Oceans234 in Deerfield Beach, and take complimentary family photos with Santa himself, who’ll be visiting the restaurant during brunch.

Dec. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Oceans 234 in Deerfield Beach


Bad Santa Brunch

Bad Santa is coming to Tap 42, and he’ll be handing out shots of Jim Bean Maple! Boozy brunchers can also enjoy bottomless mimosas, bloody marys, and Funky Buddha Floridian for $15, or order hearty items like Chicago-Style Steak & Eggs with creamed spinach, hash browns, and sunny side up eggs.

Dec. 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tap 42 in Boca Raton


Gourmet Tasting Party

What better way to select your holiday wine for the table than by tasting a few? The new GourmetPhile gourmet store at Royal Palm Place is hosting a wine and bites pairing, during which guests can sample chardonnay, merlot, zinfandel and more. RSVP by Dec. 19 at hello@gourmetphile.com or 561.757.6208.

Dec. 20, 6 p.m.; GourmetPhile in Boca Raton; $30 per person


Holiday Events at the Boca Raton Resort & Club

Escape to the famed Boca Raton Resort & Club for some quality time with family and friends. The resort is offering a family dinner holiday show featuring Disney Cruise Line entertaininer Taylor Mason; a gingerbread house decorating and storytime event; the annual resort menorah lighting; a Christmas grand buffet; Christmas beach bonfire, hotel packages and more. 

Various events through Dec. 25; Boca Raton Resort & Club 


Christmas at Racks Fish House + Oyster Bar

In the mood for oysters? Head to this Delray Beach restaurant, whose Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menus feature Bertani "Velante" pinot grigio from Italy for $11 per glass or $42 per bottle.

Dec. 24 (11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.), Dec. 25 (1 p.m. to 9 p.m.); Racks Fish House + Oyster Bar in Delray Beach


Menorah Lighting at Old School Square Park

Celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah with the lighting of the first candle on the Delray Beach menorah. 

Dec. 24, sundown (about 5:30 p.m.); Old School Square in Delray Beach


Delray Beach MatzoBall

If you’re single and ready to mingle, head to Il Bacio for a Jewish Christmas Eve bash you won’t soon forget. The big singles event, meant to give professionals a chance to meet a match in a party atmosphere, will include dancing, music and entertainment at the popular nightclub. 

Dec. 24, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Il Bacio in Delray Beach; $30


Feast of the Seven Fishes at Casa D’Angelo

Celebrate the night before Christmas with an Italian seafood feast of baccala, octopus, cuttlefish, lobster, jumbo prawns, scallops and white anchovies. Prices vary per order. RSVP to 561.996.1234.

Dec. 24; Casa D’Angelo in Boca Raton


Dine at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

Whether you're in the mood for steak, Italian or a little bit of everything, head to Seminole Casino Coconut Creek's various dining options for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. NYY Steak will be serving an a la carte dinner, four-course prix fixe meal and Sunday brunch, while Sorrisi will be offering dinner specials. Fresh Harvest will also host a Christmas Eve brunch, dinner and a Christmas Day brunch. 

Dec. 24-25, various times; Seminole Casino Coconut Creek 


Christmas Day Feast at 50 Ocean

Eat like a king at this award-winning restaurant while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to offering its regular menu, executive chef Joe Bonavita Jr. has prepared a prix fixe meal complete with a slow-roasted prime rib dinner. 

Dec. 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (brunch), 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (dinner); 50 Ocean in Delray Beach


A Very Jewish Concert & Variety Show on Christmas Day

Join the Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra, actor and singer Avi Hoffman, and award-winning storyteller Caren Schnur Neile for an afternoon of Hanukkah melodies, singing, acting and more. 

Dec. 25, 3 p.m.; Zinman Hall, 9901 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton; $30


Holiday Treatments at The Seagate Hotel & Spa

Who says candy canes are just for chompin’ on? The Seagate Hotel is featuring a spa package that features a 25-minute peppermint body polish, 25-minute express facial, 50-minute peppermint Swedish massage, and an 80-minute peppermint mani and pedi. Oh, and there’s also a Peppermint Twist Martini to enjoy. Price is $304. 

Through Dec. 31; The Seagate Hotel & Spa in Delray Beach


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