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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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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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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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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 customize for your own Christmas light driving tour!
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Florida Tropics Soccer 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

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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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Veterans Day Lakeland

2019 Veterans Day Events and Parades in Lakeland & Across Polk County

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Whether you have a Veteran in the family to celebrate, or would simply like to show your support for our local Veterans, check out the Veterans Day Events in Lakeland and across Polk County.
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Trick or Treat Hours Times Lakeland FL

Lakeland & Polk County Trick or Treat Hours

Find out the Trick or Treat hours in Lakeland, Winter Haven & nearby communities.
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Fall & Halloween Single Day Events Activities Lakeland

Trunk or Treat Activities, Fall Festivals, & Single Day Halloween Events

Trunk or Treating, Carnivals, Hayrides, Halloween Movies, Fall Festivals & more – with over 60 Fall and Halloween events happening this month, there is something for everyone on our calendar in October!
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Lakeland Fall Halloween Pumpkins Corn Maze Trick or Treat

Fall & Halloween Activities: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Events & More

We've got a full list of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, family-friendly fall events, haunted houses, Halloween activities & more in Lakeland, Winter Haven, & Polk County.
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Fall & Halloween Corn Maze Farm Lakeland

Corn Mazes, Farms, & Pumpkin Festivals in Lakeland and Central Florida

Looking to explore a corn maze, working farm, or just get outside for a fall afternoon? We've got a list of corn mazes and pumpkin festivals happening in Lakeland and nearby areas.
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Smithsonian Museum Day 2019 Free Admission

Get FREE TICKETS to visit Explorations V Children’s Museum OR Bok Tower Gardens on Sept. 21

Visit Explorations V Children's Museum in Lakeland, Cracker Country in Tampa, or Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales for FREE on Saturday, September 21 as part of Museum Day Live hosted by Smithsonian magazine.
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4th of July Lakeland Winter Haven Haines City Polk County

4th of July Events & Fireworks in Lakeland and Polk County

Nothing says SUMMER like 4th of July festivities and FIREWORKS! We've got a list of all the places to find Independence Day Celebrations in Lakeland & Polk County.
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Bok Tower Gardens

FREE Admission to Bok Tower Gardens on May 18 for National Public Gardens Day

On Saturday, May 18, 2019 your whole family can visit Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, FL for FREE as part of National Public Gardens Day. Click here to claim your free voucher to this Polk County landmark.
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Mayfaire by the Lake Lakeland 2019

Polk Museum of Art presents Mayfaire by-the-Lake – a Family-Friendly Lakeland Tradition

Citizens Bank & Trust Mayfaire by-the-Lake presented by the Polk Museum of Art is an annual outdoor art festival in Lakeland, FL that has something for everyone! Family-friendly event with a children's art tent, performances, amazing artwork, and more. Read tips for taking kids. May 11 - 12, 2019.
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Junior League World of Reading 2019

Junior League World Of Reading Festival – FREE Community Event on April 13

The Junior League will host the annual World Of Reading Festival in Barnett Park Saturday, April 13 from 9am-1pm. This is a FREE event open to families and kids of all ages. Crafts, balloon artists, face painters, Jack Hartmann, kids activities, free books, snacks and drinks, and a chance to meet a Featured Author.
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SUN n FUN Blue Angels 2019

SUN ‘n FUN is Kid-Friendly FUN – Tips for taking kids to Lakeland’s Annual Fly-In

The SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In, held in Lakeland from April 2 - 7 , 2019, is the perfect way to introduce children to the world of aviation. Read our tips for attending with kids! Ages 6 & under are FREE every day at SUN 'n FUN, plus Florida Resident Deals on Saturday and Sunday.
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Lakeland Easter Egg Hunts

Easter Egg Hunts & Bunny Photos in Lakeland & Polk County

Find out where you can hunt for Easter Eggs or have Brunch with the Easter Bunny in Lakeland & across Polk County. Most events on our list are FREE!
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Polk Museum of Art La Francophonie Day

Polk Museum of Art to host La Francophonie Day Celebration on March 23

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To honor the French language and culture during the internationally recognized La Francophonie month of March, the Polk Museum of Art is hosting a free-of-charge La Francophonie Celebration on Saturday, March 23, from 12-4 pm. This is a family friendly event with fun for all ages honoring the internationally recognized day to celebrate French language and culture.
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31+ Things to Do in March in Lakeland & Polk County

Spring is in the air which means an abundance of events on the calendar. This is one of our favorite months to get out of the house and enjoy community activities and make family memories. Check out our list of things to do in March in Lakeland and across Polk County.
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Resurrection Carnival Lakeland

Mardi Gras Community Carnival at Resurrection Catholic Church & School – Feb. 21-24

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Join Resurrection Catholic Church & School for their Annual Community Carnival happening February 21 – 24. Professional rides, all of your favorite carnival food, traditional midway games, kids activities, and MORE! Family friendly and open to the public. Win a pair of ride armbands!
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Valentines Day Lakeland

Family Friendly Valentine’s Themed Events & Kids Activities

Valentine’s Day is all about LOVE and what better way to show your kiddos the love than with some quality time together! We've got a list of events including a Family Dance, Daddy/Daughter Dances, Downtown Date Night, plus ideas for activities around town.
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BBQ Festivals Barbecue Competitions Polk County Lakeland

It’s BBQ Festival Season in Polk County

BBQ Festivals are fun, family friendly events with good eats, live entertainment, kids activities, and more. Get details on upcoming barbecue competitions including Lakeland PigFest, Smoke on the Water in Winter Haven, and Ribs on the Ridge in Haines City.
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Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center Promise Run

Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center Promise Run – Limited Time Discount Codes

The Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center Promise Run celebrates it's 5th Anniversary this year, and we've got two exclusive discount codes for Lakeland Mom readers through January 31.
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Lakeland Best Spring Events

Lakeland’s Favorite Spring Events

Here in Lakeland and across Polk County we have fantastic annual events that happen every spring! Get out your calendar and mark down the dates for these local favorites including art festivals, SUN 'n FUN, Swan Derby, Mayfaire, & more.
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Kid-Friendly New Year's Eve Events Lakeland Tampa Orlando

Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Lakeland, Tampa & Orlando

Wondering where you can ring in 2019 with the kids? We've rounded up a list of family-friendly New Year’s Eve events in Lakeland and across Central Florida. Whether you celebrate at 12pm or 12am, send 2018 out with a bang!
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Thanksgiving Break Activities & Volunteer Opportunities in Lakeland

Thanksgiving Break Activities & Volunteer Opportunities in Lakeland

If you're staying in Lakeland for Thanksgiving Break, we've got a list of events and activities for your family to enjoy including kid-friendly volunteer opportunities.
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Things to do in November Lakeland

30+ Things to Do in November

November is officially here which means it feels like we've got one foot in fall and the other in the holidays, at least for the next 3 weeks. We've got a full list of activities to make it a November to remember.
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Brick or Treat Legoland Florida Halloween

Fall Family Fun: Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is a Halloween Party built for kids! Festivities include live shows, a trick-or-treat trail, character meet & greets, LEGO® builds, fireworks, and more. ALL of the activities are included in a regular LEGOLAND® Florida admission ticket.
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Florida Dance Theatre to host Pirate Party and performance of Peter Pan

Florida Dance Theatre to host Pirate Party and performance of Peter Pan

Florida Dance Theatre is hosting two exciting family friendly events in September that you don’t want to miss! Get details on the Pirate Party with Peter Pan and his Neverland friends at Explorations V Children’s Museum, and a one night only performance of Peter Pan in collaboration with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra.
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Madagascar Jr. at Lakeland Community Theatre - June 15-17

Madagascar Jr. at Lakeland Community Theatre – June 15-17

Lakeland Community Theatre is bringing a favorite animated movie to life on stage with Madagascar Jr. - A Musical Adventure from June 15 - 17. With an upbeat score, Madagascar Jr, will leave audiences with no choice but to "Move it, Move it."
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Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children (2)

Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children on June 2

The Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children opens in June and YOU are invited to the Grand Opening Celebration! Join us to celebrate this amazing new Lakeland Regional Health facility on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is FREE.
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Lakeland Tropics Outdoor Soccer

Lakeland Tropics Outdoor Soccer – Summer Fun for the whole family

Bring your family to a Lakeland Tropics outdoor soccer game this May, June or July. Action packed soccer, family friendly fun, plus kids activities & opportunities for autographs and photos after every game. Make the Tropics part of your summer schedule!
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Mary Poppins: The Musical at Lakeland Community Theatre

Mary Poppins: The Musical at Lakeland Community Theatre

Lakeland Community Theatre is bringing a favorite Disney movie and classic book to life on stage with Mary Poppins: The Supercalifragilistic Musical from February 23 - March 11. Includes favorite songs like a Spoon Full of Sugar and Let's Go Fly a Kite.
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GIVEAWAY: Shopkins LIVE! Shop It Up! at the RP Funding Center on October 10

GIVEAWAY: Shopkins LIVE! Shop It Up! at the RP Funding Center on October 10

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Shopkins Live is coming to Lakeland! Join the Shopkins and the fun fashionista Shoppies for a night to remember at the RP Funding Center on Tuesday, October 10th at 6:30pm.
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total solar eclipse florida

Why Everyone is Talking About the Total Solar Eclipse

Get details on the Total Solar Eclipse happening Monday, August 21. Find out how to watch safely and what local schools are doing to keep kids indoors.
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