Unveiling the Roots: The 100ft Tree That Sparked Downtown Delray's Renaissance
Ever wondered about the origins of our iconic 100ft Christmas Tree? In 1993, the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) ingeniously kickstarted economic development in our downtown by purchasing a 50-footer. As a symbol of growth, the DDA added another 50 feet in 1995 to celebrate the city's Centennial—100 feet for 100 years!
Fast forward to today, and a new 100ft tree proudly stands, symbolizing not just the holiday spirit but the revitalization of Downtown Delray. What began as an economic catalyst during challenging times has transformed our village by the sea into a year-round destination. There's so much history and love embedded in the branches of our beloved tree!
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Delray Green Market in Downtown Delray
Winter arrives, and so does the magic of the Delray Green Market in Downtown Delray! Transform your Saturday mornings into a delightful experience at this open-air farmer's market on the front lawn of the Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square. Since its inception in 1996 by the Community Redevelopment Agency, the Delray GreenMarket has become a cherished and popular highlight of the season in Delray Beach.
Explore a vibrant tapestry of 50+ vendors offering Palm Beach County farm-to-fork produce, freshly picked citrus, farm-fresh eggs, raw milk, 100% grass-fed Florida beef, artisan baked goods, gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free treats, and so much more. As you peruse, enjoy live musical entertainment, making each visit a sensory delight. Join us at the Delray GreenMarket, where community, freshness, and a touch of charm come together every Saturday morning.