Christmas Concerts, Holiday Shows & Live Performances

Lakeland Christmas Concerts Holiday Shows

Whether your favorite Christmas song is Jingle BellsJoy to the World, or Silent Night,  there is nothing like hearing Christmas music performed live, and we have a list of opportunities below. Looking for a holiday performance like Handel’s Messiah, A Christmas Carol, or The Nutcracker performed on stage? You can find those here too! Our list includes holiday shows in Lakeland and across Polk County and Central Florida. These Christmas Concerts will get you in the holiday spirit!

Don’t miss our Ultimate Guide to Christmas Events + Holiday Activities for a full list of things to do this holiday season in Lakeland and Polk County including Christmas Light Displays, Santa Photos, Christmas Tree Lots, Christmas Parades, Holidays Concerts, Live Performances, Holiday Markets, Ice Skating, Toy Donation Needs, and more.

You will only see upcoming events below listed in order by date. A full list of events can be viewed on our Calendar Page.

2020 Christmas Shows & Holiday Concerts

2019 Christmas Shows & Holiday Concerts – Check back for 2020 Updates

Strolling Carolers and Snow at Lakeside Village

Free
Strolling Carolers Lakeside Village
November 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lakeside Village
1479 Town Center Dr
Lakeland, FL 33803 US
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Enjoy Strolling Carolers every Friday & Saturday night at Lakeside Village, and experience snow flurries around the tree every hour between 5-9pm on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings.

Strolling Carolers and Snow at Lakeside Village

Free
Strolling Carolers Lakeside Village
November 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lakeside Village
1479 Town Center Dr
Lakeland, FL 33803 US
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Enjoy Strolling Carolers every Friday & Saturday night at Lakeside Village, and experience snow flurries around the tree every hour between 5-9pm on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings.

Strolling Carolers and Snow at Lakeside Village

Free
Strolling Carolers Lakeside Village
December 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lakeside Village
1479 Town Center Dr
Lakeland, FL 33803 US
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Enjoy Strolling Carolers every Friday & Saturday night at Lakeside Village, and experience snow flurries around the tree every hour between 5-9pm on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings.

Southeastern University Christmas Concert

$3 – $5
December 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Southeastern University
1000 Longfellow Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33801 US
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Join the Southeastern University instrumental ensembles and choirs for our annual musical celebration of Christ’s birth. This concert focuses on a theme of prophecy and promise, featuring music from diverse styles and interesting perspectives, as the music presented by our talented young artists a...

Joys of the Season: The FSC Christmas Gala

$4 – $8
Florida Southern Gala
December 7, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Florida Southern College – Branscomb Auditorium
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 US
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FSC’s Department of Music presents ‘Tis the Season: The Christmas Gala with a riveting group of musical holiday favorites, beautifully performed by choral, instrumental, and string groups – and selected special music by other musical combinations.

Strolling Carolers and Snow at Lakeside Village

Free
Strolling Carolers Lakeside Village
December 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lakeside Village
1479 Town Center Dr
Lakeland, FL 33803 US
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Enjoy Strolling Carolers every Friday & Saturday night at Lakeside Village, and experience snow flurries around the tree every hour between 5-9pm on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings.

Polk State College Winter Concert

Free – $7
December 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Polk State College – Winter Haven
999 Ave H NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881 US
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Polk State College Music Department presents a Winter Concert

Ultimate Dance Center Holiday Extravaganza

$15December 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Polk Theatre
139 Florida Ave S
Lakeland, FL 33801 US
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Join Ultimate Dance Center for their Holiday Extravaganza show.

Joys of the Season: The FSC Christmas Gala

$4 – $8
Florida Southern Gala
December 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Florida Southern College – Branscomb Auditorium
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 US
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FSC’s Department of Music presents ‘Tis the Season: The Christmas Gala with a riveting group of musical holiday favorites, beautifully performed by choral, instrumental, and string groups – and selected special music by other musical combinations.

Southeastern University Christmas Concert

$3 – $5
December 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Southeastern University
1000 Longfellow Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33801 US
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Join the Southeastern University instrumental ensembles and choirs for our annual musical celebration of Christ’s birth. This concert focuses on a theme of prophecy and promise, featuring music from diverse styles and interesting perspectives, as the music presented by our talented young artists a...

Ultimate Dance Center Holiday Extravaganza

$15December 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Polk Theatre
139 Florida Ave S
Lakeland, FL 33801 US
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Join Ultimate Dance Center for their Holiday Extravaganza show.

Polk State College Winter Concert

Free – $7
December 8, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Polk State College – Winter Haven
999 Ave H NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881 US
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Polk State College Music Department presents a Winter Concert

Lakeland Concert Band Christmas Concert (FREE)

FreeDecember 8, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Florida Southern College – Branscomb Auditorium
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 US
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FREE Christmas Concert! The Lakeland Concert Band entertains and inspires Lakeland area residents young and old with concerts from November through April.

The Sights and Sounds of Christmas at First United Methodist

Free
December 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First United Methodist Church Lakeland
72 Lake Morton Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801 US
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This annual festival of seasonal Advent and Christmas music features the Chancel Choir, Kids PRAISE, Youth Choir and A Cappella Praise, along with the Sights and Sounds Orchestra and the Handbell Ringers and Singers. Make this wonderful FREE concert a part of your family's holiday plans.

Free David Phelps Christmas Concert

FreeDecember 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Victory Church Lakeland
1401 Griffin Rd
Lakeland, FL 33810 US
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Victory Church is excited to welcome Grammy & Dove Award-Winning and Multi Platinum-Selling vocalist David Phelps to Central Florida for an evening of incredible Christmas music. FREE.

The Sights and Sounds of Christmas at First United Methodist

Free
December 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First United Methodist Church Lakeland
72 Lake Morton Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801 US
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This annual festival of seasonal Advent and Christmas music features the Chancel Choir, Kids PRAISE, Youth Choir and A Cappella Praise, along with the Sights and Sounds Orchestra and the Handbell Ringers and Singers. Make this wonderful FREE concert a part of your family's holiday plans.

Glory of Christmas Concert at First Presbyterian Church

Free
December 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church on Lake Hollingsworth
175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801 US
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This annual event is a community tradition, serving to welcome in the Christmas holiday for many in our area. Our Chancel Choir will join with special guest musicians to make this a night to remember.

Strolling Carolers and Snow at Lakeside Village

Free
Strolling Carolers Lakeside Village
December 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lakeside Village
1479 Town Center Dr
Lakeland, FL 33803 US
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Enjoy Strolling Carolers every Friday & Saturday night at Lakeside Village, and experience snow flurries around the tree every hour between 5-9pm on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings.

Vivaldi’s Magnificat Concert

December 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Resurrection Catholic Church & School
3720 Old Highway 37
Lakeland, FL 33813 US
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Join Resurrection Catholic Church for Vivaldi's Magnificat.

Strolling Carolers and Snow at Lakeside Village

Free
Strolling Carolers Lakeside Village
December 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lakeside Village
1479 Town Center Dr
Lakeland, FL 33803 US
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Enjoy Strolling Carolers every Friday & Saturday night at Lakeside Village, and experience snow flurries around the tree every hour between 5-9pm on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings.

Messiah Sing Along in Bartow

FreeDecember 15, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartow – First United Methodist Church
310 South Broadway Ave.
Bartow, FL 33830 United States
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Join this unrehearsed community choir as we perform selections from Handel’s Messiah. Anyone is welcome to join in the choir. Bring your own musical score or borrow one of ours. Described as “miraculous”, we are always amazed at the level of performance this concert achieves.

Christmas With Family at Family Worship Center

FreeDecember 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Family Worship Center
1350 E Main St
Lakeland, FL 33801 US
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Experience Christmas with Family, an annual production at Family Worship Center. Admission is FREE. A community event you don’t want to miss! 

Christmas With Family at Family Worship Center

FreeDecember 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Family Worship Center
1350 E Main St
Lakeland, FL 33801 US
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Experience Christmas with Family, an annual production at Family Worship Center. Admission is FREE. A community event you don’t want to miss! 

Strolling Carolers and Snow at Lakeside Village

Free
Strolling Carolers Lakeside Village
December 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lakeside Village
1479 Town Center Dr
Lakeland, FL 33803 US
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Enjoy Strolling Carolers every Friday & Saturday night at Lakeside Village, and experience snow flurries around the tree every hour between 5-9pm on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings.

Strolling Carolers and Snow at Lakeside Village

Free
Strolling Carolers Lakeside Village
December 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lakeside Village
1479 Town Center Dr
Lakeland, FL 33803 US
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Enjoy Strolling Carolers every Friday & Saturday night at Lakeside Village, and experience snow flurries around the tree every hour between 5-9pm on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings.

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