Delray Beach is hosting the best family friendly celebration in South Florida. From toddlers to teens, New Year’s Eve 2017 offers fun and games for the whole family.
Atlantic Avenue and Swinton Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic at 4 pm. Family friendly activities will be concentrated at the Old School Square campus and park from 5 pm, with activities at the 100 Foot Christmas Tree winding down around 9 pm.
“Atlantic Avenue can get a little busy on New Year’s Eve so we want the families to be able to enjoy the New Year’s activities in a calmer environment as the evening progresses,” said Stephanie Immelman, executive director of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC), which produces the celebration, along with the City of Delray Beach.
Attendees can feast at the food trucks on Swinton Avenue. Kids can enjoy an assortment of outdoor crafts and games. There will be a Resolution Wall, Celebration Crowns, Photo booth, Face Painters, and more. Parents can re-live their misspent youth in the Vintage Game Room featuring pinball, video games and board games, all backed with an 80’s soundtrack at the Fieldhouse.
There will be live music at the Old School Square outdoor pavilion by Drew Tucker. The dance party by DJ Al Johnson starts at 7 pm.
Visit the 100ft Christmas Tree and the surrounding activities. Ice Skating, mini-golf, and carousel rides will be available for $3. All other activities are free.
The 2017 New Year’s Eve party begins at 5 pm and runs until 9 pm when the night culminates in an outstanding fireworks display from the top of the Old School Square garage.
Quick Facts You Should Know
+ The event takes place from 5 to 9 pm on the grounds of Old School Square and is free and open to the public. A nominal fee of $3 is charged for the carousel, mini-golf and ice skating.
+ Atlantic Avenue closes at 4pm until the early hours of January 1.
+ Swinton Avenue closes from Atlantic Avenue to NE 1st Street at 4 pm.
+ Partial closure of NE 2nd Avenue from Atlantic Ave to NE 1st Street including the alley at 4 pm.
+ The top level of the Old School Square Parking Garage will be CLOSED for the Fireworks.
Downtown Roundabout Modified Trolley Service on New Year’s Eve
The Downtown Roundabout will operate two trolleys, providing free round-trip service along Atlantic Avenue between the Tri-Rail Station on South Congress Avenue to the beach (Ocean Blvd./A1A) from 6 am on December 31 to 1 am on January 1.
Parking Garage Facilities
A $5 fee per vehicle will be charged at the following public parking garages beginning at 2 pm on December 31:
+ Robert Federspiel Parking Garage, 22 SE 1st Avenue
+ Old School Square Parking Garage, 95 NE 1st Avenue
- The top level of the Old School Square Parking Garage will be CLOSED for the Fireworks.
+ City Hall North Parking Lot, 100 NW 1st Avenue
+ The Courthouse Parking Garage will be CLOSED
Additional Parking Facilities
The following lots are free:
+ Delray Beach Tennis Center, 201 W Atlantic Ave
+ Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave
+ Public Lot next to Dunkin Donuts, 20 N Swinton Ave
For more information about New Year’s Eve in Delray Beach, please visit www.100FtChristmasTree.com.