We’ve tracked down deals on some of our favorite Holiday Attractions in Lakeland, Winter Haven, and across Central Florida! Buying tickets through Groupon is one of our favorite ways to try new activities (or go back to our favorites) while saving money. With so many fun family-friendly activities happening this time of year, we want to help you make the most of the holiday season without breaking the bank.
Note that additional discounts are often available on Groupon – check the top of the website for current discount codes. Valid on 12/6 – use code WINTER to save an extra 20% off most of these activities.
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At Wonderland of Lights, the Christmas season springs to life with dazzling displays of electric cheer. These illuminated spectacles are easily visible during drive-through car tours, but at Santa’s Village, even more holiday wonder awaits. Meet Santa, ride ponies & camels, ride the North Pole Express Train, games, holiday food & treats, and more. Opens Thanksgiving night through December 29. Located at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds – 215 Sydney Washer Rd, Dover, FL 33527 (MAP IT)
DEAL – Only $15 per car for 1 visit / $25 for season pass to visit anytime
(Regular $25 / $40)
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Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens is an annual celebration for all ages and one of the best times of year to visit. The ever-popular Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate is the highlight of Bok Tower Gardens’ season of holiday-themed events, but the Christmas fun doesn’t stop there. Visitors will enjoy poinsettia, bromeliad and amaryllis displays, live music on the 205-foot Singing Tower carillon, Sunset & Symphony Holiday Concert with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (Dec. 1), winter walking tours, Holidays at Hammock Hollow: Meet Mrs. Claus, and a variety of educational programs. Now through January 6.
DEAL – $30 for a visit for 2 people to Bok Tower Gardens and the Pinewood Estate Holiday Home Tour
(Regular Admission for Bok Tower & Pinewood Estate is $25 adults / $12 children)
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During the month of December, Safari Wilderness in Lakeland offers a holiday-themed safari at 1/2 the price of a regular visit! Nestled on over 260 acres of land in North Lakeland, Safari Wilderness one of the most unique and memorable experiences in Florida where you’ll get up close and personal with zebras, llamas, Watsui cattle, water buffalo, lemurs, and more. Take a 45 minute safari with a knowledgeable guide, visit the petting zoo barn, aviary, and small mammal house.
Daily between December 17 – 23. Safaris depart every hour, on the hour between 1pm – 5pm daily.
10850 Moore Rd, Lakeland, FL 33809
DEAL – Admission for 1 – $39 / Admission for 2 – $75 / Admission for 4 – $145
(Regular Admission $90/person)
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Unwrap a beautiful family tradition at Christmas Town, where Busch Gardens Tampa transforms into a holiday wonderland of Christmastime entertainment and attractions, holiday shopping, festive treats and more than a million twinkling lights. Every night from Nov. 17 to Dec. 30, included with park admission.
SeaWorld Orlando transforms into a holiday wonderland with over 3 million twinkling lights. Meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends and share Rudolph’s family fun and holiday traditions while making spirits bright. SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is where holiday memories are made. The season meets the sea daily through December 31, 2018 and is included with park admission.
DEAL – 2 Parks Pass for $95.99/person. Choose from Sea World, Busch Gardens, and both water parks. Second visit must be taken within 14 days of the first visit.
(Regular Admission Varies – events included with park admission)
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The Ice Factory of Central Florida is open year round for open-skate sessions and pickup, adult or youth-league hockey matches. During public-skate hours, patrons lace up hockey or figure skates before hitting the NHL- and studio-size rinks. Located at 2221 Partin Settlement Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34744.
DEAL – $25 for Ice Skating for 2/ $48 for Ice Skating for 4 with Skate Rental, Soda, and Popcorn
(Regular price is $12 admission and $5 skate rental)
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DEAL – $30 for 1 Orchestra Level Ticket
Click here to save on A Christmas Carol performance
RP Funding Center, Lakeland
This internationally acclaimed handbell choir slips on their gloves to ring out unique interpretations of holiday classics and popular tunes.
DEAL – $20 for 1 Orchestra Level Ticket
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Other Deals for Christmas Break Fun
DEAL – $49 for 2-hours of bowling with shoe rental for up to 5 people and one 14″ 1-topping pizza
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Guests enjoy over 50,000 square feet of connected trampolines, ninja obstacle course, extreme dodgeball, and other attractions.
DEAL – Two 60-Minute Jump Passes, Valid Any Day – $19.50 (Regular $28)
Four 60-Minute Jump Passes, Valid Any Day – $37.50 (Regular $56)
Six 60-Minute Jump Passes, Valid Any Day – $51 (Regular $84)
Infinity 10 Party for Up to 10 Jumpers, Valid Sunday–Friday – $187 (Regular $300)
(Jump passes may be split between multiple people or used by the same people, but must be used in one visit. Grip Socks required and are available for purchase for $3/pair. Reservation required for party.)
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Looking for other special family activities over the holidays? Don’t miss our list of Christmas Activities & Holiday Day Trips in Central Florida: Plant City, Tampa & Orlando.
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