Boca Center, a premier gathering place to shop and dine in Boca Raton, has partnered with the Spirit of Giving Network this season for a series of winter-themed activities for kids and adults.
The Spirit of Giving Network is a collaborative, nonprofit organization with a focus on children and families in Palm Beach County.
“Merry at Boca Center,’’ Dec. 4-Jan. 4, will include a virtual Santa meet and greet; a winter wonderland photo booth; snow globe workshops; holiday happy hours, live music; and toy drives.
Boca Center also have a winter wonderland photo booth that will include a seated setup with a faux fireplace and a backdrop of white birch trees, suspended silver balls and snowflakes. The birch trees will have Spirit of Giving virtual gift tags that guests can take to spread some joy to kids in need. Those who post their photo booth pictures on social media with the hashtag #MerryAtBocaCenter will be automatically entered to win a gift basket valued at more than $250.
The schedule of events also includes:
• Virtual Santa Green Screen Photo Op on Dec. 5: Attendees will receive customized printed and digital photos with a variety of holiday backgrounds. In addition, kids can visit safely with Santa during a Live Virtual Santa Meet and Greet from Santa’s workshop. Each event is Dec. 5, from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m, Time slots must be reserved in advance on Eventbrite at Virtual Santa Experience. Tickets are $20 per person with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting the Spirit of Giving Network.
• Snow Globe workshop on December 12: Participants will learn how to create their very own snow globe, with the help of two of Santa’s elves from artNEST. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations must be made in advance on Eventbrite at Snow Globe workshop. Tickets are $10 with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting Spirit of Giving Network.
• Holiday Music Fridays: Each Friday between Dec. 4 and Jan. 4 (including Christmas Day) from 5 pm to 7 pm, Boca Center will host Holiday Music Fridays where a live musician will walk throughout the courtyard playing holiday music for those having dinner or happy hour at Boca Center’ restaurants. During that time, Spirit of Giving Network will also have toy drive boxes available. Everyone who brings an unwrapped gift will receive a complimentary cocktail or dining special at one of the participating Boca Center restaurants.
Photo: Boca Center (The Buzz Agency)