Historic Lake Mirror Tour
Date: Tuesday, December 23
Venue: Downtown Lakeland
– Join the monthly walking tour to learn about the history of Downtown Lakeland and how the Loggia came about.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
 Wednesday, December 24
 The Lakeland Center
- Just in time for the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 television special, the beloved stop-motion classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his friends are soaring off the screen and onto the stage this Holiday season.

Christmas Day at Bok Tower Gardens
Thursday, December 25
Venue: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
– Celebrate Christmas Day at the Gardens with free Holiday Home Tours, and enjoy the sounds of the season with live concerts on the Singing Tower.

Last Friday
Date: Friday, December 26
Venue: Dixieland, Lakeland
– The retail shops and restaurants in the Dixieland CRA kick off their monthly Last Friday event on the final Friday of each month where more than 15 participating businesses will feature one-of-a-kind art, shopping specials, entertainment and/or special drawings.

Countdown to Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party
Date: Friday, December 26-Tuesday, December 30
Venue: LEGOLAND Florida Resort, Winter Haven
– Countdown to Kids’ New Year’s Eve features nightly fireworks over Lake Eloise.
– Watch the spectacular fireworks explode into millions of tiny LEGO bricks with special 3D viewing glasses.

Flicks in the Garden: “Elf” starring Will Ferrell
Saturday, December 27
Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
Spend an evening under the stars with your family, and enjoy “Elf” on the big screen.

Lake Wales Car Show
 Saturday, December 27
 Downtown Lake Wales
- Admire the cool antique, custom and classic cars of yesteryear while enjoying music, enchanting shops, and the unique restaurants of charming downtown Lake Wales.

Florida Trails Hike
Date: Sunday, December 28
Venue: Circle B Bar Reserve, Lakeland
– This is a moderately paced walk with lots of opportunity to observe wildlife and see the exhibit on the Florida Citrus industry along the Lost Bridge Trail.
– It will be a two-part walk: the first half will be approximately 2.5 miles, and then those wishing to leave may do so; the second half will be another approximately 2.0 miles.

Guys and Dolls
Date: Monday, December 29
Venue: The Lakeland Center
– This oddball romantic comedy, considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Date: Tuesday, December 30
Venue: The Lakeland Center
-Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as forty world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life.

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A Country Christmas Hayride – Fridays and Saturdays through December 27 (The Smith Family Ranch, Lakeland)

BeFly Bike Tours Christmas Lights Tour – Fridays and Saturdays through December 27 (Lakeland)

Christmas Bricktacular –Saturdays and Sundays through December 28 (LEGOLAND Florida, Winter Haven)

Holiday Home Tour – Through January 4 (Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales)

Poinsettia Displays and Holiday Carillon Music – Through January 4 (Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales)

Winter Walking Tours – Through January 4 (Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales)

Ice Skating – Through January 5 (The Lakeland Center)

Gabrielle Wu Lee Exhibition – Through March 14 (Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland)

Her Ethereal Self: Portraits by Kathy Sosa – Through March 14 (Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland)

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

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

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)

Old and Wacky Christmas Traditions: Hide the Broom

Old and Wacky Christmas Traditions: The Glass Pickle