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2012 Holiday Events


Saturday, December 8, 2012    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

On Saturday December 8th, snow will fall in Lakeland as the 32nd Annual Snowfest kicks off at Lake Mirror from 10am – 2 pm. This year’s event will feature the traditional snow mountain along with an exciting snow slide, a visit from Santa Claus, children’s entertainment, inflatables and food vendors will complete the day. Price for admission to snow mountain or the snow slide will be a canned food item or a $1.00 donation. Admission to the inflatables will be $1.00 All canned food items will be donated to the Polk county Senior Orphans Charity.   Arts and Crafts Vendors Application

Santa's Calling

Tuesday, December 11, 2012   5:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Applications are due by Monday, December 10, 2012
And what holiday season would be complete without a call from Santa Claus. Special arrangements have been made this year for Santa to phone local children from his workshop. Santa and his long distance operators will be calling elementary school children on Tuesday, December 11th from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. To ensure your child doesn’t miss out on this exciting opportunity you must complete a Santa’s Calling form. Forms can be downloaded or picked up at any of the following facilities:

Kelly Recreation Complex at 404 Imperial Blvd

Simpson Park at 1725 MLK Jr Ave

City Hall located at 228 S Massachusetts ave