December 3rd | Winterfest
This year Winterfest is celebrating 20 years, on Saturday, December 3rd, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., at the Wellington Amphitheater (12100 Forest Hill Boulevard). Hosted by the Wellington Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Village of Wellington, the event features musical and dance performances by local talent, over 50 exhibitors, blizzard beach live snow, a kids winter wonderland village, zip lining, obstacle courses, and special guest Vanilla Ice! Visit www.wellingtonchamber.com for more information.
December 11th | 33rd Annual Holiday Parade
The Annual Wellington Holiday Parade, hosted by the Village of Wellington and The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, returns on Sunday, December 11th. Enjoy this free day of fun and festivities with a judged parade filled with imaginative floats, marching bands, characters, dance troupes, and more! The parade begins at 1:30 p.m. 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.
December 16th | Free Movie Night: The Santa Clause (PG)
Bring out the family for a free showing of the holiday classic, The Santa Clause (PG), beginning at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, December 16th, at the Wellington Amphitheater (12100 Forest Hill Boulevard). Attendees should bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/events for more information.
December 17th | 26th Annual Children’s Holiday Fishing Classic
Grab your fishing tackle and get ready to reel in “the big one” at the 26th Annual Children’s Holiday Fishing Classic on Saturday, December 17th at the Village Park front lake (11700 Pierson Road). This free fishing tournament is presented by the Village of Wellington, in conjunction with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The tournament is open to all local children, ages 15 and younger. Register in advance by downloading the form at www.wellingtonfl.gov. Registration on the day of the event opens at 8:00 a.m. and the tournament runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Awards and fish tales will follow from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place (based on the total weight 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. This event is sponsored by Nite Ize. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/events for more information.
December 17th | A Cool Yule Celebration with the King Guys – “Holiday Hipsters” Band
Attend a holiday spectacular you won’t soon forget! Join all brass band, King Guys – “Holiday Hipsters,” as they perform a mix of your favorite holiday music beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 17th at the Wellington Amphitheater (12100 Forest Hill Boulevard). Food Trucks will be on site for food and beverage purchases. Attendees should bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/events for more information.
December 18th | The 5th Annual Wellington Holiday “Jingle Bell Run” 5K
The 5th Annual Wellington Holiday “Jingle Bell Run” 5k returns to Village Park (11700 Pierson Road) on Sunday, December 18th. The race begins at 7:00 a.m. and participants are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to be donated to needy 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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