Find a complete listing of November and December events taking place in Polk County at

Guided Bird Hike at Circle B Bar Reserve
Wednesday, November 27
Venue: Circle B Bar Reserve, Lakeland
- Join a volunteer guide on a hike through the Marsh to learn about the birds of Circle B Bar Reserve.

A Country Christmas Hayride
Fridays, November 29 – Saturday, November 30
Venue: The Smith Family Ranch, Lakeland
- Get in the Christmas Spirit at A Country Christmas Hayride featuring hayrides, movies, cowboy Santa Claus, Fire pit, S’mores and more.
- Fridays and Saturdays through December 28 weather permitting.

Holiday Home Tour
Friday, November 29 – Sunday, January 5
Venue: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
- Central Florida designers and volunteers will decorate Pinewood Estate, Bok Tower Gardens’ 20-room Mediterranean style mansion, transforming it into a winter wonderland.
- Built in the early 1930s with Olmsted-designed gardens, the former winter retreat is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Poinsettia Display
Friday, November 29 – Sunday, January 5
Venue: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
- Enjoy a spectacular show of unique poinsettias on display during the Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens season. Visitors can learn the story behind this traditional Christmas plant and get ideas for making your own poinsettia displays at home.


Public Ice Skating – Through December 1 (The Lakeland Center)

Paintings of the Space Age – Through December 7 (Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland)

reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today  – Through December 7 (Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland)

Elves Shelves Gift Shop – Through December 8 (Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland)

Festival of Wreaths – Through December 13 (Polk County History Center, Bartow)

Haines City Farmers Market – Wednesdays weekly

Winter Haven Farmers Market – Thursdays weekly

Bartow Farmers Market – Saturdays weekly

Downtown Lakeland Farmers Curb Market – Saturdays weekly

Good Health Fresh Goods & Crafts Market – First, second, third Saturdays monthly

Lake Wales Farmers Market – Second and fourth Saturdays monthly

Highland City Community Market – Third Saturday monthly

Mulberry Farmers Market – Third Saturday monthly

Saturday Night Rodeo – Saturdays weekly (Westgate River Ranch Resort, River Ranch)

Children’s Programming: – Monday through Friday weekly (Explorations V Children’s Museum, Lakeland)



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