CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY GUIDE

Christmas Events Activities Lakeland FL

25 Days of Christmas Fun in Lakeland {with Printable Calendar}

Since we couldn’t begin to pick just ten events for this month’s Top 10 list, instead we created a list of 25 days of Christmas Fun in Lakeland. We’ve even included a printable calendar for you to put on the fridge or save to your phone!
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Lakeland Area Christmas Giving Opportunities

Christmas Giving Opportunities & Toy Donation Needs in the Lakeland Area

Find local opportunities in Lakeland to donate toys for children, food for families, volunteer your time, or make a financial donation to give back to our community this holiday and Christmas season.
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Santa's Calling Lakeland Kids

Santa’s Calling! Sign your child up for a phone call from Santa on December 10

The City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation Department has made arrangements for Santa to telephone your elementary school-aged children this December. Click to learn more and sign up before the deadline.
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Christmas Tree Lots Live Trees Lakeland Florida

Christmas Tree Lots in Lakeland and Christmas Tree Farms in Florida

We’ve got the scoop on Chrismas Tree Lots in Lakeland and Polk County, plus a list of Christmas Tree Farms where you can cut your own Christmas Tree in Central Florida.
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Neighborhood Christmas Lights Lakeland

The Best Neighborhood Christmas Lights and Holiday Displays in Lakeland

Find the best neighborhood Christmas Light displays and community lights around Lakeland, Bartow, Mulberry, and Plant City. Includes a map you can use for your own Christmas lights driving tour!
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Lakeland Christmas Parade

Lakeland Christmas Parade & Holiday Parades Across Polk County

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.
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Santa photos in Lakeland

Santa Pictures and Breakfast with Santa Events in Lakeland & Polk County

Whether you’re looking for a great Santa photo in Lakeland, or your kids prefer to admire Santa from afar, we’ve got photo locations, Breakfast with Santa, and other events where he can be found!
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Single Day Holiday & Christmas Events Lakeland Winter Haven Bartow

Single Day Holiday & Christmas Events in Lakeland & Polk County

We’ve sorted through the MANY events happening in Lakeland and Polk County during the holidays and put all of the kid-friendly activities and family events into one list for you. Instead of spending your time tracking down events, we want you to have time for holiday fun and Christmas cheer.
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Lakeland Christmas Concerts Holiday Shows

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

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.
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Lakeland Christmas Movies

Christmas Movies & TV Specials – Including Local Holiday Movie Showings

Settle in with blankets and hot cocoa and find your favorite Christmas Movies and TV Specials in November & December! Plus a list of local holiday movie showings in Lakeland, Bartow, & Haines City.
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Holiday Markets & Craft Fairs Lakeland Winter Haven

Holiday Markets and Christmas Craft Fairs in Polk County

Looking for that one-of-a-kind holiday gift? Visit a holiday market or craft fair to find those unique Christmas gifts your friends and family will love. Get your Christmas shopping done while you shop local and support makers from Lakeland and Central Florida. 
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Christmas Activities & Holiday Day Trips Tampa Orlando

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

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!
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Experience Gift Ideas Lakeland

Experience Gift Ideas (that don’t take up space!)

Check out our list of experience gifts that don’t take up space or add to the clutter in your house! These are performances, tickets, and experiences that will bring smiles, build up families, and won’t end up in a donation bin.
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Holiday Ice Skating

Ice Skating in Lakeland, Tampa, & Orlando

Find ice rinks in Tampa, & Orlando where you can lace up your skates and hit the ice for a day of family fun at both seasonal and year-round ice skating rinks.
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Read our review of MyEyeDr. in Lakeland and learn more about what to expect at an appointment with an eye doctor for kids or adults. Eye exams are quick and easy!
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Polk County School Options – Magnet, Charter, IB, Academies & more

Explore School Choice Options in Lakeland and Polk County. Get details on Magnet, Charter, IB, Academies, Performing Arts, & more, and find out when to apply.
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Florida Tropics Home Opener 2019

Florida Tropics Soccer Season Kicks off Saturday, December 14

Bring your family to a Florida Tropics indoor soccer game on a Saturday or Sunday this season. Action-packed soccer, family-friendly fun, plus kids activities and opportunities to meet & greet players for autographs and photos after every game.
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Lakeland Magic

Lakeland Magic Kick Off 2019-20 Basketball Season

The Lakeland Magic – our very own NBA G League affiliate of the Orlando Magic – play at the RP Funding Center from November through March. Kid-friendly fun for a family night out!
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Family Fundamentals – Free Classes & Activities for Kids Ages 0-5

Family Fundamentals offers FREE classes on a weekly basis for children from infants through age 5 where parents and children will learn and socialize as they participate in fun, stimulating, developmental activities. Kids love it, and it's a great opportunity to meet other moms!
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Family Fun in Lakeland – Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market

The Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market is a treat for the eyes, ears, and tastebuds with 50+ vendors each week. Whether you’re new in town or Lakeland has been home for as long as you can remember, the Market is a great way to get out with your family and experience the heartbeat of our wonderful community.
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