Community Events Nov 24

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

Historic Lake Mirror Tours
Tuesday, November 25
Downtown Lakeland
- Learn about the history of Downtown Lakeland on this free monthly walking tour.

Last Friday
 Friday, November 28
Venue: Dixieland, Lakeland
-  More than 15 participating Dixieland businesses will feature one-of-a-kind art, shopping specials, entertainment and/or special drawings during extended hours on the last Friday monthly.

Holiday Home Tour
 Friday, November 28-Saturday, January 4
Venue: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
- Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate is the longstanding highlight of our Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens season of holiday-themed events.
- This season, each room features a different design theme selected from the past 19 years in true “Best Of” fashion, which has never been done before.

Poinsettia Displays and Holiday Carillon Music
Date: Friday, November 28-Saturday, January 4
Venue: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
- The River of Stone at the Visitor Center courtyard features hand-made displays, while unique red and white poinsettias steal the show in hanging arrangements outside of Pinewood Estate.

Winter Walking Tours
Date: Friday, November 28-Saturday, January 4
Venue: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
- Volunteer garden guides lead visitors on an hour-long walking tour sharing information about the winter flora and fauna, with tours leading from Pinewood Estate to the Singing Tower.

A Country Christmas Hayride
 Friday, November 28-Saturday, December 27, Fridays and Saturdays only
Venue: The Smith Family Ranch, Lakeland
- Celebrate the holiday season with festivities that include a lighted hayride, cowboy Santa Claus, Christmas lights, fire pit, S’mores, farm animals and more.

Junior Ranger Day
 Saturday, November 29
Venue: Lake Kissimmee State Park, Lake Wales
- Meet a Park Ranger at the large pavilion, and receive your very own JR Ranger kit which you can complete and earn cool prizes.

The National Acrobats of China
 Saturday, November 29
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- This evening of astounding talents is unparalleled and offers a feast for the eyes with dramatic costumes, enchanting music and some of the world’s most amazing acrobatic talent.

Book Club
Tuesday, December 2
Polk County History Center, Bartow
- The book club meets on the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Polk County History Center in Bartow.
-The December 2 featured book is “Guns of the Palmetto Plains” by Rick Tonyan.

Holiday Walkabout
 Tuesday, December 2
Venue: Downtown Lakeland
- Kicking off the holiday festivities in Lakeland, this annual event in Downtown Lakeland celebrates with shopping, dining, music, horse-drawn wagon rides, Santa and more.



Public Ice Skating – Through November 30 (The Lakeland Center)

Festival of Wreaths – Through December 31 (Polk County History Center, Bartow)

Special Events at the Grove House – Wednesdays and Saturdays through May 2015 (Florida’s Natural Growers Grove House, Lake Wales)

Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of the American Automobile – Through December 6 (Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland)

Haines City Farmers Market – Wednesdays weekly

Davenport Farmers Market at Polk Outpost 27 – Thursdays weekly

Winter Haven Farmers Market – Thursdays weekly

Downtown Lakeland Farmers Curb Market – Saturdays weekly

1st and 3rd Saturday Market in South Lakeland – First and third Saturdays monthly

Lake Wales Farmers Market – Second and fourth Saturdays monthly

3rd Saturday Market Bartow – Third Saturday monthly

Highland City Community Market – Third Saturday monthly

Mulberry Farmers Market – Third Saturday monthly

4th Saturday Market Winter Haven – Fourth 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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