Famous 100 Foot Delray Beach Tree Lighting This Thursday
The City of Delray Beach will celebrate the holidays with the Famous 100 Foot Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 5, 2013. Festivities will begin at 5:00 pm with wonderful entertainment, outdoor skating, the holiday carousel and much more.
At 7:00 pm, spectators will gather at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 51 North Swinton Avenue, to welcome the arrival of Santa Claus via the CBS Sky 12 helicopter and witness the illumination of over 15,000 glistening LED holiday tree lights. The celebration will continue in Downtown Delray Beach with “On the Ave” until 10:00 pm.
Beginning at 3:30 pm, East Atlantic Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from Swinton Avenue to NE/SE 5th Avenue (US 1 Federal Highway) and to the alley north of Atlantic Avenue (on NE 2nd Avenue, Railroad Way and NE 4th Avenue) and from Atlantic Avenue to the alley south (on SE 1st Avenue, SE 2nd Avenue, SE 3rd Avenue and SE 4th Avenue). NE 1st Avenue from Atlantic Avenue north to the entrance of the Cabana El Ray parking lot will be closed from approximately 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. Atlantic Avenue will reopen after 10:00 pm.
DOWNTOWN ROUNDABOUT MODIFIED SERVICE/ROUTE
While road closures are in effect, the Downtown Roundabout will operate two trolleys on a modified route, providing free roundtrip service from 6:00 am until 11:15 pm between the Tri-Rail Station on South Congress Avenue to the beach (Ocean Blvd/A1A). Trolleys will travel along Atlantic Avenue to Swinton Avenue, then detour to SE 1st Street for eastbound service and NE 1st Street for westbound service. Although Route 1 will provide extended service for the event, please expect delays due to anticipated traffic.