The holidays are here and the City of Lakeland proud to sponsor many fun activities for you and your family throughout the month of December.
Annual Holiday Walkabout
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 / 6PM – 9PM / Downtown Lakeland
This annual event in Downtown Lakeland celebrates the holidays with shopping, dining, music, horse-drawn wagon rides and more! Holiday music from many area schools and churches create a festive atmosphere. And don’t forget shopping! If you want a gift that doesn’t say I was mass produced in a department store, then shopping in Downtown Lakeland is for you. Stores and restaurants will be open from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.
Free parking will be available at the main street garage. The public parking entrance is located on Cedar St. The Bay Street entrance is also open and can be accessed from Tennessee Ave.
33rd Annual Christmas Parade
Thursday, December 5, 2013 / 7PM / Downtown Lakeland
On Thursday, December 5th the 33rd Annual Christmas Parade will kick off at 7:00 pm with a fantastic fireworks display over Lake Mirror. The theme of this year’s parade - I'm Dreaming Of... Over 110 organizations will be participating in this year’s event. The parade will leave the Lakeland center and make its way down Lemon Street twisting and turning through Downtown Lakeland.
Streets along the parade route will begin closing at 5:30 pm. Additional parking will be available after 5:00 pm in the Downtown parking garages and parking lots. So get your seat early and keep and keep an eye out for the Big guy at the end.
Saturday, December 7, 2013 / 10AM - 2PM / Lake Mirror
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 / 5:30PM - 8:30PM / Forms must be submitted by Monday, December 9, 2013
- Kelly Recreation Complex - 404 Imperial Blvd
- Simpson Park - 1725 MLK Jr. Ave
- City Hall located - 228 S Massachusetts Ave