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December 2016: Your Guide To What To Do, See And Lust Over In The Boca Area

Here are our top picks of events happening in Boca, Delray and beyond. 

1. VegFest

SoFla VegFest arrives in Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 3 at the War Memorial Auditorium. Participants will have the opportunity to experience more than 125 national and local exhibitors, and learn about the plant-based cuisine and cruelty-free products that are part of a vegan lifestyle. ($15; southfloridavegfest.com)

2. Holiday Fun 

Enjoy a night of music and interactive activities, and watch as the 100-foot Christmas tree lights up on Dec. 1 in downtown Delray Beach at Old School Square Grounds and Atlantic Avenue. Don’t miss out on the fun for the whole family complete with elves, reindeer, penguins and a model train. (free; 100ftchristmastree.com/

3. Mr. Worldwide lands in Fort Lauderdale 

Global superstar and Florida native Pitbull is set to perform at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Dec. 9 where he’ll provide an entertaining night singing his chart-topping hits.  (Tickets from $70; myhrl.com)

4. Party on the water


Watch as boats of all sizes pass along the 12-mile parade route from Fort Lauderdale to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach on Dec. 10 during The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. Enter your boat for a fee, or be a spectator and enjoy the beautiful decorated boats passing as the sun sets. (free; winterfestparade.com

5. A musical classic 

Don’t miss an extraordinary performance as Trans-Siberian Orchestra presents “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” with selections including fan-favorites such as “O’ Come All Ye Faithful” and “Music Box Blues.” Pick from two performance times on Dec. 16 at the BB&T Center. (Tickets from $30; thebbtcenter.com

6. Let’s jive

Get your groove on as the hottest dancers from “Dancing with the Stars” perform on Dec. 29 at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Enjoy solos, duets and the likes from Val Chmerkovskiy, Hayley Erbert, Sharna Burgess and more when they take the stage. (Tickets from $45; myhrl.com)

7. Rock the runway 

Twelve prominent South Florida men representing charities will strut their stuff during The Galleria’s Alpine Jaguar 10th annual Men of Style by Signature Grand on Dec. 1. Guests can enjoy delicious bites and cocktails, plus live entertainment while the men are dapper in the latest trends from Dillard’s and Macy’s. (Tickets from $75; galleriamall-fl.com/men-of-style/