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2020 Holiday and Christmas Guide
Lakeland, Polk County + Central Florida

Lakeland Mom Christmas Activities Polk County Florida

🎄 Do you want to make Christmas 2020 a holiday season your kids will remember?
🎄 Are you tired of trying to figure out what events are still happening this year?
🎄 Ready to get out there and start celebrating the Christmas season with your family?

You found the ultimate guide to family-friendly holiday fun in Lakeland, Polk County, and Central Florida. 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!

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HOLIDAY + CHRISTMAS FAVORITES

SANTA PHOTOS

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS EVENTS

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS FUN

25 FREE CHRISTMAS EVENTS + ACTIVITIES

25 RANDOM ACTS OF CHRISTMAS KINDNESS

HOLIDAY MARKETS

CHRISTMAS EVENTS CALENDAR

HOLIDAY DONATIONS

NUTCRACKER + HOLIDAY CONCERTS

ICE SKATING

CHRISTMAS PARADES

TAMPA + ORLANDO HOLIDAY DAY TRIPS

CHRISTMAS TREE LOTS + FARMS

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE

LIVE NATIVITIES

WINTER BREAK CAMPS

LOCAL EXPERIENCE GIFTS

HOT CHOCOLATE BOMBS

CHRISTMAS BREAK ACTIVITIES

KID-FRIENDLY NEW YEAR’S EVE

THINGS TO DO IN LAKELAND + POLK COUNTY FOR CHRISTMAS

Please check directly with event organizers or local businesses for safety protocols, mask requirements, advance registration, and any last-minute changes. All information on our website is for informational purposes only – we are not qualified to provide health or safety recommendations. Be informed, wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, have fun, and make good choices!

Go on a drive and see the best Christmas light displays in Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, and Polk County.

Find a socially distanced outdoor Christmas event, walk through event, or drive through light display.

Enjoy FREE Christmas Events and activities you can do at home without spending any money.

Print out our 25 Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Calendar and find ideas to spread joy to others this holiday season.

Find a place to take photos with Santa or sign up for a Santa Breakfast.

Pick out your Christmas Tree at a local Christmas Tree Lot or get adventurous and find a Christmas Tree Farm in Florida.

Browse a Holiday Market or Christmas Craft Fair and find handmade, unique Christmas gifts.

Watch the Nutcracker Ballet performed live or enjoy a Holiday Concert.

Enjoy floats, bands, and the festive atmosphere of a local Christmas Parade {Although the larger parades have been canceled, there are still 5 holiday parades in Polk County in 2020}

Sign up for a free phone call from Santa.

Print out our 25 Days of Christmas Fun Calendar for a month’s worth of holiday fun.

Watch your favorite Christmas Movie or a Holiday TV Special.

Go Ice Skating in Lakeland, Tampa, or Orlando.

Donate Christmas Toys or Food or find places to Volunteer and other free things you can do to spread kindness this holiday season.

Head to Tampa or Orlando for a Holiday Day Trip.

Purchase an Experience Gift this year – they don’t take up space!

Find things to do during the holiday break in Lakeland while the kids are out of school.

Sign your kids up for a Christmas Break Camp.

Track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

Ring in 2021 at a Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration {because we are ALL ready to bid farewell to 2020!}

RECENT CHRISTMAS + HOLIDAY ARTICLES

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Where to Buy Hot Chocolate Bombs in Lakeland + Polk County

Thank you 2020 for the gift of hot chocolate bombs! This new trending edible gift is the newest way to make hot cocoa, just in time for the Christmas holidays. Find out where to buy hot chocolate bombs in the Lakeland area.

25 Random Acts of Kindness – Christmas Advent Calendar

Count down to Christmas with 25 Random Acts of Kindness for kids and families. If you’ve been looking for simple ways to slow down and focus on the joys of giving during the holiday season, we’re here to help with ideas that cost little to no money.

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