DECEMBER 29, 2014-JANUARY 6, 2015

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

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.

Kids’ New Year’s Eve
Date: Wednesday, December 31
Venue: LEGOLAND FloridaResort, 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.

Murder Mystery Dinner
 Wednesday, December 31
 The Ramon Theater, Frostproof 
- Join the cast on New Year’s Eve for an evening that includes mystery sleuthing, party favors, a complimentary sparkling beverage, dinner and a “Cast of Characters” from Murder Plays a Sour Note.

First Day Hike
Thursday, January 1
Venue: Lake Kissimmee State Park, Lake Wales
– Start your new year off with a hike at Lake Kissimmee State Park where a park ranger will lead the way down the 2.5 mile trail and identify some of the flora and fauna.

Pickin’ in the Park
Date: Friday, January 2
Venue: Central Park, Winter Haven
– Join in a fun time of music in Central Park at this free community sing-along with music by local musicians held on the first Friday of each month.

Artisan’s Alley
Date: Saturday, January 3
Downtown Lakeland
Every first Saturday of the month, artists can exhibit fine art such as paintings, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media and more at Artisan’s Alley.

Coffee with a Ranger
Date: Saturday, January 3
Venue: Lake Kissimmee State Park, Lake Wales
– Join a park ranger at the concession building that overlooks the beautiful marina for a fresh cup of free coffee the first Saturday of each month at 8:00 a.m. for a chance to meet a ranger and ask any questions you may have about the park or wildlife.

2014 HOLIDAY EVENTS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA’S POLK COUNTY – Click here to find more holiday events



Countdown to Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party – Through December 30 (LEGOLAND FloridaResort, 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 Whacky Christmas Traditions: The Yule Log