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Holiday Events

From the Mayor's Council on the Arts


  • Explorations V Children's Museum

    KidsGiving

    November 22-30 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Explorations V Children's Museum
    109 N Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801

    Join Explorations V family and friends to practice the art of giving back. From feeding ducks safe food to picking up trash around downtown. Activity times vary daily. Check website for details. Most events free. 109 N Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801. (863) 687-3869. www.explorationsv.com

    Tickets:

    Most Events Free. Activity times vary daily.


    Blast Off

    December 27 - January 4 | 12 p.m. Daily
    Explorations V Children's Museum 
    109 N Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801

    Ring in the new year with toilet paper fireworks every day at noon! 

    Tickets:

    • Non-Members: $9
    • Members: Free

    Sponsored by Med Express.


    Call 863.687.3869 or visit explorationsv.com for more info on these events.

  • Downtown Lakeland

    To learn more about these great events, visit DowntownLakelandFL.com!


    Savor the Season: Sip Shop, Stroll

    November 21 | 5 - 8:30 p.m.
    Downtown Lakeland, FL
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    Holiday Walkabout

    December 3 | 5 - 8:30 p.m.
    Downtown Lakeland, FL
    Learn More


    First Friday: Hometown Holiday

    December 6 | 6 - 9 p.m.
    Downtown Lakeland, FL
    Learn More


    Festive Fridays: Shopping Event

    December 13 & 20 | 6 - 9 p.m.
    Downtown Lakeland, FL
    Learn More


    First Friday: Three Kings Celebration

    January 3 | 6 - 9 p.m. 
    Downtown Lakeland, FL
    Further details coming soon!

  • Florida Dance Theatre

    The Nutcracker

    December 13 & 14 | 2:30 p.m.
    Florida Southern College - Branscomb Auditorium
    1085 Johnson Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803

    Join Florida Dance Theatre as they bring Tchaikovsky's holiday classic to life.

    Tickets:

    • Adults: $25
    • Children: $15

    More Info:

    Call 863.802.0399 or visit floridadancetheatre.org for more info. 

  • Florida Southern College

    Christmas Gala

    December 7 | 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.
    Florida Southern College - Branscomb Auditorium
    1085 Johnson Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803

    Start off your holiday season with the FSC Music Department as we present a celebration of old Christmas favorites and new treasures with our symphony band, chorus, symphony orchestra, jazz band, and other delightful chamber groups.

    Tickets:

    • Adults: $8
    • Students: $4

    More Info:

    Call 863.680.4229 or visit flsouthern.edu/ffa for more info. 

  • Harrison School for the Arts

    Music of the Season

    December 6 & 7 | 7:30 p.m.
    Bush Chapel at Southeastern University
    955 Longfellow Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801

    Holiday music from a variety of cultures and eras.

    Tickets:

    More Info:

    Call 863.499.2855 for more info. 

  • Imperial Symphony Orchestra

    Imperial Symphony Holiday Pops with Bonne Kramer Concert

    December 10 | 7 PM
    701 W Lime St, Lakeland, FL 33815

    The Holiday season is full of joy, laughter and great music! Join actress, singer and bassoonist Bonne Kramer for an evening of laughter, sing-alongs and holiday favorites featuring the bassoon.

    Pre-concert lecture begins at 6:15 p.m. in the theatre.

    Tickets:

    Tickets for this performance are sold by the RP Funding Center’s box office:

    More Info:

    For additional info, call 863.688.3743.

  • Lakeland Community Theatre

    Miracle on 34th Street: the Musical

    December 6, 7, 8 & 13, 14, 15 | Showtimes Vary
    Lakeland Community Theatre
    121 Lake Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801

    A holiday classic based on the movie of the same name, this joyous, heartwarming holiday musical is pure family entertainment, wholesome and the perfect holiday treat! -Rated G. 

    Tickets:

    • Adults: $24
    • Seniors $22 (55+)
    • Students $17 (17 & Under)

    More Info:

    Call 863.603.PLAY (7529) or visit LakelandCommunityTheatre.com.

  • The Lakeland Concert Band

    Christmas Concert

    December 8 | 2:30 p.m.
    Florida Southern College - Branscomb Auditorium
    1085 Johnson Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803

    Join us for our free Annual Christmas Concert to welcome in the Holiday with an opportunity for children to direct the Band in a festive Musical selection. Free Event.

    Tickets:

    • Free!

    More Info:

    Call 863.258.2201 or visit LakelandConcertBand.org.

  • Platform Art, Inc.

    Artful Bowl

    December 7 | 7:30 - 10 p.m.
    Held at a private home; address announced with reservation.

    A Platform Art party and fundraiser for the Sensory public art sculptures; featuring unique art, film, fashion, music and performances.

    Tickets & Information:

    Call 863.838.2262 or visit PlatformArt.org for tickets/prices and more information.

  • Polk Museum of Art

    Museum Store Sunday

    December 1 | 1 - 5 p.m.
    Polk Museum of Art
    800 E Palmetto Street, Lakeland, FL 33801

    A global one-day annual shopping event where you can shop for uniquely curated gifts while supporting the mission of your favorite museum. . Polk Museum of Art. (863) 688-7743. PolkMuseumofArt.org

    More Info:

    Call 863.688.7743 or visit the Museum Store Sunday Event Page.


     See Polk Museum of Art's Event Calendar to for all of their upcoming events!

  • Southeastern University

    Christmas Concert

    December 6 & 7 | 7:30 p.m.
    Bush Chapel at Southeastern University
    955 Longfellow Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801

    Enjoy the festive sounds of Christmas as various musical ensembles from the College of Arts & Media present beloved classics and carols alike!

    Tickets:

    More Info:

    Call 863.667.5144 for more info.