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!
Use the calendar or the links below to get more information on dates, times, location, and registration/tickets (if applicable). Our calendar includes Lakeland Christmas events, ideas for family activities across Polk County, and our popular Christmas Light Driving Guide. These events are fun, family friendly, and most of them are free!
Note that the Christmas Calendar is easiest to save and/or print from a laptop. Various settings on mobile devices may prevent you from opening this as a printable or clickable PDF as it is designed.
25 Days of Christmas Fun in Lakeland FL
- Find a Christmas Tree
- Play in the Snow at Snowfest in Lakeland (12/7) or Snow Central in Winter Haven (12/13)
- *Get into the holiday spirit at the Downtown Lakeland Holiday Walkabout on 12/3 and First Friday on 12/6
- Sign up for a phone call from Santa (register by 12/6)
- Attend the Lakeland Christmas Parade or another holiday parade in Polk County
- *Celebrate Swish’s Birthday with the Lakeland Magic
- *Go Home for the Holidays at the Lakeland Magic Game
- Enjoy live music at a Christmas Concert
- Visit a Holiday Craft & Artisan Market
- *Enjoy Holiday Pops with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra
- Book a Breakfast with Santa
- See the Nutcracker or Miracle on 34th Street the Musical
- Walk through Lights of Lakeland
- *Get tickets to the Florida Tropics Home Opener
- *See a live nativity at Journey to Bethlehem at First Presbyterian Church (drive through experience)
- Watch your favorite Christmas Movies (shows at the Polk Theatre included)
- Buy an Experience Gift
- Visit the Wonderland of Lights and Santa’s Village
- Take Photos with Santa
- Enjoy carolers and snow at the Christmas Tree on weekends at Lakeside Village
- Donate toys and holiday gifts to families in need
- Plan a day trip to Tampa or Orlando for holiday fun
- Take a drive to see Christmas Lights
- Go Ice Skating
- Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
*Denotes events that are one night only!!
BONUS – coming soon – our Holiday Break Activity Guide and Kid Friedly 2019 New Year’s Eve Events.
For the ultimate list of Christmas activities in Lakeland check out Lakeland’s BEST Holiday & Christmas Event Guide
🎄 Christmas Activities & Holiday Day Trips in Central Florida
🎄 Santa Photos and Breakfast with Santa
🎄 Lakeland Christmas Parade & Holiday Parades Across Polk County
🎄 Christmas Concerts, Holiday Shows & Live Performances
🎄 Single Day Christmas Events
🎄 Local Holiday Movie Showings and Christmas Movies & TV Specials
🎄 Neighborhood Christmas Lights and Holiday Displays in Lakeland
🎄 Christmas Giving Opportunities & Toy Donation Needs
🎄 Holiday Markets and Christmas Craft Fairs in Polk County
🎄 Experience Gift Ideas (that don’t take up space!)
🎄 Ice Skating in Lakeland, Tampa, & Orlando