We have many local Christmas events and activities happening in our communities and cities throughout Central Florida’s Polk County, including Christmas Bricktacular at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and Bok Tower Garden’s Holiday Home Tour and Sunset & Symphony Holiday Concert.

Holiday Boat Parade
Holiday Boat Parade

Local Parade Schedule

Poster Image for Tour the Wonder House in Bartow, FL

Wonder House Christmas Tours

The Wonder House in Bartow will be hosting Christmas tours from November 8 - December 29. Tours are available Friday - Sunday and must be scheduled in advance, via the Wonder House website, and tours typically last an hour and a half.

Family Friendly Holiday Events

Christmas Bricktacular at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
Christmas Bricktacular at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

Holiday's at LEGOLAND

LEGOLAND Florida Resort celebrates the holiday season with Holidays at LEGOLAND, November 29-30, and December 1, 7-8, 14-15, 20-31. Festivities include the daily lighting of a 270,000 LEGO brick Christmas tree, life-size LEGO Santa, reindeer and sleigh, festive decorations, LEGO build activity, a LEGO Santa Scavenger Hunt and holiday entertainment.

Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate

Poster Image for Central Florida Attraction - Bok Tower Gardens Holiday Home Tour 2018

Watch our video from Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens, 2018.

A favorite with visitors and locals alike, Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens will again feature the Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate from November 29 through January 5. 

The gem of Bok Tower Gardens holiday festivities, the 20-room, 1932 Mediterranean-style Pinewood Estate is a step back in time to the grandeur and glamour of a bygone era. Learn more about this fascinating period in American history through the eyes of C. Austin Buck and his family, one of America’s true steel dynasties. 

Bok Tower Gardens hosts evening concerts year-round including Sunset & Symphony, a holiday concert on December 7.

Find the full schedule on our blog: Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens.

Polk County History Center Festival of Wreaths
Polk County History Center Festival of Wreaths

Festival of Wreaths

The Polk County History Center is proud to host their annual Festival of Wreaths, November 7 through December 12. Each wreath is sold via silent auction with all proceeds benefiting the History Center. Visit the museum Tuesday - Saturday between 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club's Christmas in the Village

December 13-14 and 20-21

Celebrate the holidays with friends and family during Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club's Christmas in the Village in Fort Meade. You’ll start your Christmas in the Village journey on some sort of trailer with seating and journey through many acres learning about the village and gazing upon thousands of Christmas lights as they shine in the dark of the night.

Outstanding Holiday Entertainment

You can enjoy numerous holiday performances throughout Polk County including The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, December 7-9 and 14-16, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol on December 8, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker on December 15-16 and Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker on December 20.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

We have many more wonderful events and activities taking place all across Polk County, as well as the best places to stay in Central Florida, and tips for making your time in Central Florida merry and bright. Happy Holidays!