Wellington has a whole host of fun, family activities with a holiday theme scheduled throughout the month of December.
Dec. 2, Holiday Tree Lighting & Free Movie Night — Start December festivities off with a Holiday Tree Lighting and a free movie night on Friday, Dec. 2, at the Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). The tree lighting occurs at 7 p.m., and will be followed by a free showing of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (PG-13) beginning at 7:30 p.m. Attendees should bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/events for more information.
Dec. 3, Wellington Winterfest — This year, Wellington Winterfest returns to the Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 5 to 10 p.m. Hosted by the Wellington Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Village of Wellington, the event features musical and dance performances by local talent, more than 50 exhibitors, blizzard beach live snow, a kids winter wonderland, zip lining, obstacle courses and special guest Vanilla Ice. Visit www.wellingtonchamber.com for more information.
Dec. 11, 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, Dec. 11. 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 Blvd. from Wellington Trace to Ken Adams Way. Vendors will be on site with goodies available for purchase. Grab your family and come on out for this fantastic holiday event. Visit www.cpbcchamber.com for more information.
Dec. 16, Free Movie Night: The Santa Clause — Bring out the family for a free showing of the holiday classic The Santa Clause (PG), beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, at the Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). Attendees should bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/events for more information.
Dec. 17, 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, Dec. 17 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 & 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 a.m., and the tournament runs from 9 to 11 a.m. Awards and fish tales will follow from 11 a.m. to noon. 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.
Dec. 17, A Cool Yule Celebration with the King Guys “Holiday Hipsters” Band — Attend a holiday spectacular you won’t soon forget. Join the 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, Dec. 17 at the Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). 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.
Dec. 18, Fifth Annual Wellington Holiday Jingle Bell Run 5K — The fifth annual Wellington Holiday Jingle Bell Run 5K returns to Village Park (11700 Pierson Road) on Sunday, Dec. 18. The race begins at 7 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.