THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA December 30, 2013 - January 7, 2014

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

Betting on Death
Tuesday, December 31
Venue: Ramon Theater, Frostproof
- Join the Ramon Theater for an evening of mystery, dinner, a sparking beverage, party favors and Ramon Theater’s own “cast of characters”.

Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party
Date: Tuesday, December 31
Venue: LEGOLAND Florida, Winter Haven
- Kids’ New Year’s Eve is the perfect way to ring in the new year with the family where the giant LEGO brick drops at a very kid-friendly midnight KST (Kid Standard Time) – otherwise known as 6:00 p.m. EST.
- Other event elements include a spectacular fireworks show and a DJ dance party in Miniland USA.

First Friday
Friday, January 3
Venue: Munn Park, Lakeland
- Every first Friday monthly, people from all over converge in Downtown Lakeland for an evening of free family-friendly entertainment, activities, live music, art receptions, a car show, and the opportunity to check out a locally-owned establishment.

Pickin’ in the Park
Date: Friday, January 3
Venue: Central Park, Winter Haven
- Join a fun time of music in Central Park at this free community sing-along with music by local musicians.
- The event is held in Downtown Winter Haven’s Central Park on the first Friday of each month, September through May with the exception of December.

Taylor D. Robenalt Exhibit
Friday, January 3
Venue: The Loft Art Gallery, Lakeland
- The Loft Art Gallery is pleased to spotlight the “sacred” and “ghostly” works of January’s featured artist, Taylor D. Robenalt throughout the month.

Ron White, a Little Unprofessional
Date: Saturday, January 4
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- Ron White, best known as a charter member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, returns to Lakeland with a new show guaranteed to deliver a night of incredible comedy.



Countdown to Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party – Through December 30 (LEGOLAND Florida, Winter Haven)

Gary Gessford Exhibit – Through December 31 (The Loft Art Gallery, Lakeland)

Holiday Home Tour – Through January 5 (Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales)

Poinsettia Display – Through January 5 (Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales)

Public Ice Skating – Through January 6 (The Lakeland Center)

Taylor D. Robenalt Exhibit – Through January 31 (The Loft Art Gallery, Lakeland)

Stephen Knapp: New Light – Through March 8 (Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland)

Haines City Farmers Market – Wednesdays weekly

Winter Haven Farmers Market – Thursdays weekly

Bartow Farmers Market – Saturdays weekly

Downtown Lakeland Farmers Curb Market – Saturdays weekly

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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