Holiday Events and Entertainment in Lakeland Florida

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Holiday Events and Entertainment in Lakeland Florida

Lakeland Florida is the place to be when it comes to Holiday Events and Entertainment.  There are so many events going on that I want to share with you and hope you will take the time out of your busy schedule and attend some Lakeland's wonderful family events. 

Holiday Events and Entertainment in Lakeland Florida
"What is your favorite Christmas Story?"

To get you in the holiday spirit, the Junior League of Greater Lakeland hosts its 30th Annual Lakeland Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. The theme for the parade is "Christmas Stories" and it will start with a spectacular firework show over Lake Mirror.  The parade will start at the Lakeland Center through downtown Lakeland and around Lake Mirror.  It is always wonderful to see children's laughter and holiday cheer.

"Holiday Happenings"

Downtown Lakeland is open late for business and "Holiday Happenings" is the theme for First Friday, December 3, 2010 starting at 6:00 p.m.  While you get some Holiday shopping done at downtown specialty stores and dine at downtown Lakeland restaurants, you and your family can also enjoy the display of Christmas Parade floats, holiday music from Lakeland area schools in and around Munn Park, and picture taking with Santa.  

"Snow Fest"

Although it doesn't snow in Lakeland, Florida. Kids will surely have a blast at the 29th Annual Snowfest at Lake Mirror on Saturday December 4, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., which is hosted by the City of Lakeland Parks 7 Recreation Department. I remember when I first took my children to the Snowfest, missing playing in the snow in Germany, their faces lit up with joy when they climbed Snow Mountain and slid down.  All they had to bring is one canned food item or $1.00 cash.  After all these years the price has not gone up. Kids will enjoy jumbo inflatables ($1.00) and a visit from Santa.

In addition to the Snow Fest, the City of Lakeland will open the Sunflower Preschool Playground, unlike the Common Ground that is specifically designed for children of all ages and abilities, the Sunflower Preschool Playground is designed for children with ages from 3-5 years. 

"Colonial Christmas"


Step back in time (18th Century) and experience the Holiday Celebration of America's Founding Fathers. A 90 minutes of interactive 18th century dancing, tavern fare, theatre and games with groups entering every 15 minutes. The Colonial Christmas will be at the home of Josh and J Lenora Bresler at 987 Lake Holllingsworth Drive in Lakeland Fl on December 4th from 6:00 p.m - 9:30 p.m. and on Sunday, December 5th from 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Tickets for adults is $15.00 and children under 18 years of age is $10.00. Please call (863) 644-1408 for tickets or at the door. Proceeds to benefit Geneva Classical Academy.

"Holiday Art Fest"

Downtown Lakeland is filled with art and the annual Holiday Art Fest, on Friday December 10th, 2010 starting at 6:00 p.m., is a treat for art lover.  Local artists showcase their creation along the streets downtown Lakeland.  You will be in the right place looking for that special gift for that special someone. While you shop for that unique gift, you also are entertained with holiday music from students from local schools. 

"Holiday Music Concerts"


Holiday Events and Entertainment in Lakeland Florida

Holiday Music Concerts are happening in area churches, schools and various organizations and here are some of my favorites that I have enjoyed in years past. These musicians and singers are volunteering their time with rehearsals and practicing their music to perfection for your enjoyment. Please attend these Holiday Music Concerts in Lakeland and support your area churches, schools and local community musicians.

Florida Southern College - Christmas Gala - December 4th, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. - Single Tickets are $15.00.  Patrons have reminded them that their Christmas season begins with "The Gala". Florida Southern College talented student will perform sacred and secular music.

Imperial Symphony Orchestra - Home for Christmas - December 7th, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at Youkey Theater in the Lakeland Center.  If you have never seen a concert presented by the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, this is a must go event.  Local musicians under the baton of Mark Thielen, will play holiday favorites such as White Christmas, A Christmas Festival, Pie Jesu, Sleigh Ride, Stille Nacht - Heilige Nacht, A Canadian Brass Christmas and much more. Tickets for adults are $20, $30, $40 and children under 12 years are free when accompanied by an adult.  Full-time students with ID are free.

Harrison School for the Arts - Music of the Season - December 9th, and December 10th, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at Harrison Arts Theater.  Due to popular demand and sold out concerts of years past, the Harrison School for the Arts will have two Music of the Season performances. These talented high school students of the Choral and Orchestra Department will present secular, sacred and holiday favorites for the whole family to enjoy.  Tickets are $5.00 for students and seniors (over 55 years of age) and $7.00 for adults. 


I hope you found this post useful! If you need help finding or selling your Lakeland, Florida home, please contact Petra Norris - REALTOR(R) at 863-619-6918. If you’re new to Lakeland, I’d especially like to extend a warm welcome. I value my clients and provide them with honest, reliable service. Allow me to introduce you to the Lakeland FL real estate landscape and all it has to offer.


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Robert Schwabe
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Petra  - It sounds like that there will be a lot to do for the month of December in Lakeland.

Nov 24, 2010 01:33 PM #1
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Petra, as always there is a lot going on in Lakeland!  Hope you will be able to enjoy some of these events.  Happy holidays!

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