Lakeland’s BEST Holiday & Christmas Events Guide 2017-11-15T23:17:26+00:00

Lakeland’s BEST Holiday & Christmas Events Guide

Congratulations! You are looking at the ultimate guide to family-friendly holiday fun in Lakeland and Polk County. Lakeland is bursting with holiday cheer this time of year, and we want to help you and your family experience the sights and sounds of our community as you make memories this Christmas and holiday season.

Here at, our goal is to make your holidays just a little bit easier. No, we can’t do your holiday shopping, cookie baking, or put up your tree, but we CAN provide you with a HUGE LIST of all the family friendly holiday happenings and kids activities in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Mulberry, Auburndale, Haines City, & across Polk County. Whether you’re looking for a Christmas parade, photos with Santa, live performance of the Nutcracker or Elf Jr. the Musical, Christmas concerts, Day Trips in Central Florida, special events, or a wondering where you can drive to see great neighborhood light displays, your search is over – you’ll find it all here.

Prefer to see everything in one place instead of separated by category? Visit our Calendar to see a full list of upcoming Christmas & Holiday events in the Lakeland area.

Be sure to check out our Lakeland Gives Back series and carve out some time to volunteer or donate this holiday season.

See something we missed? Send us an email at or use our “contact us” page. We’ll be adding events and activities daily, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!

Christmas & Holiday Posts

Give the Gift of Martial Arts for Christmas with Choe’s Martial Arts in Lakeland

November 14, 2017|Christmas & Holiday, Classes & Lessons|

For over 38 years, Choe's Martial Arts School has been serving the Lakeland area with personal instruction in fitness and self-defense through traditional martial arts. Give your child the gift of Martial Arts this Christmas!

Christmas Activities & Holiday Day Trips in Central Florida: Plant City, Tampa & Orlando

November 4, 2017|Christmas & Holiday, Fun Around Florida - Day Trips|

Whether it's a fun family outing or an "experience" Christmas gift, we've got a list of special events and activities happening in Plant City, Tampa and Orlando this holiday season where you can make memories!

Christmas Concerts, Holiday Shows & Live Performances In & Around Lakeland

November 3, 2017|Christmas & Holiday, Movies, Music, & Live Performances|

Christmas concerts, holiday shows, Christmas plays, holiday galas, orchestra performances and live music to get you in the holiday spirit! Incuding The Nutcracker, A Christmas Story, and more.

Lakeland Christmas Parade & Holiday Parades Across Polk County

November 3, 2017|Christmas & Holiday, Family Friendly Events|

There’s nothing like a festive Christmas Parade to make you feel like a kid again! Head out to the Lakeland Christmas Parade or another Polk County Parade for a night of family fun with floats, bands, entertainment, and SANTA.

12 Days of Holiday Giveaways

12 Days of Giveaways – A Christmas Story: The Musical at Lakeland Community Theatre

November 10, 2017|Christmas & Holiday, Family Friendly Events, Giveaways|

Lakeland Community Theatre is bringing a classic holiday movie to life on stage with A Christmas Story: The Musical from December 1-3 and 8-10. Win a family 4-pack of tickets to see this Christmas favorite!

Single Day Holiday & Christmas Events in Lakeland & Polk County

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