Lakeland’s BEST Holiday & Christmas Events Guide

Lakeland Holiday Christmas Event Guide

Congratulations! You are looking at the ultimate guide to family-friendly holiday fun in Lakeland and Polk County for 2019. Our communities are bursting with holiday cheer this time of year, and we want to help you and your family make memories as you experience the sights and sounds of the Christmas and holiday season.

Below you’ll find 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 performances, Christmas concerts, places to donate or volunteer, day trips in Central Florida, special events, or the best neighborhood Christmas light displays, your search is over – you’ll find it all here.

See something we missed? Contact Us or Submit your Event. We’ll be adding events and activities daily, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!

**This page will be updated in November 2020**
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Christmas & Holiday Activities

Winter Break Camps and Workshops in Lakeland

If you’re looking for camps for Winter Break, activities to keep your kids busy, or you need childcare while you’re working, we’ve got a list of Holiday Break camps in Lakeland.

75+ Holiday Break Activities in Lakeland

The Ultimate Holiday Break Activity Guide for Lakeland & Polk County. Events, activities, & things to do with kids out and about around town while school is out.

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!

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. 

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.

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.

Single Day Holiday & Christmas Events in Lakeland & Polk County

This section feeds from our calendar and only shows events tagged for the Holidays & Christmas. Click on the name of any event to get more details. Events are listed for both November & December. Visit our calendar page to see a full list of events.


Be sure to check out our Spring & EasterSummer, and Fall & Halloween event guides.