Christmas Events at the RP Funding Center

By: Christopher Follenus

The song may say that the weather outside is frightful, but holidays in Florida lean more towards delightful. Without cold and snow to help get you in the holiday mood, we suggest a visit to any one of these Christmas events at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland to put the ho-ho-ho back in your step.

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Guide to Holiday Events and Shows at the RP Funding Center

5th Annual Holiday Tree Decorating Contest

November 18, 2023 2 to 4pm

For the fifth year in a row, employees of the City of Lakeland will decorate Christmas trees placed around the RP Funding Center as a fund raiser for the United Way of Central Florida. The public is invited to join them for their Fifth Annual Holiday Tree Decorating Contest holiday kickoff November 18th from 2 to 4 p.m., or you can stop by the RP Funding Center to vote on your favorites during regular business hours. The trees will be displayed from November 18th to December 31st.

5th annual tree decorating contest at the rp funding center

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

November 18, 2023 5:30 to 9pm

Cirque Dreams Holidaze dazzles with a brilliant and whimsical family holiday spectacular. This annual tradition wraps a Broadway-style production around an infusion of contemporary circus arts. As lights dim and the music swells, audiences will have visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads as a fantastical cast of holiday storybook characters come to life on stage. With an original music score, twists on holiday classics sung live, and with new sets, scenery, and storylines, this ultimate holiday gift for the entire family is sure to put a twinkle in your eye!

Cirque Dreams Holidaze at the RP Funding Center

Jingle Mingle Holiday Market

December 10, 2023 10 to 2:00pm

Enjoy 80+ vendors at this indoor holiday market. Vendor offerings include everything from boutiques to candles to wood working. Everything you need to finish off your Christmas list.

The Nutcracker

December 16, 2023 7 to 9pm & December 17, 2023 2 to 4pm

Snap up your tickets now for this ever popular Christmas show. The classic ballet of Clara’s visit to the Land of Sweets is brought to life in The Nutcracker, December 16-17. This story of whimsy and magic is presented by Florida Dance Arts, a non-profit community arts collective serving the Lakeland area.

The nutcracker by the florida dance arts at RP Funding Center

To get tickets for any of these events go to, or phone 863-834-8111.

There is plenty going on this Holiday season in Central Florida check out our Holiday Events blog for lots more festive fun!

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