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

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Family Friendly Holiday Events

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

LEGOLAND Florida Resort celebrates the holiday season with Christmas Bricktacular, December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-25. 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.

RP Funding Center will host Public Ice Skating from December 26 - January 1. You are sure to have a blast and stay in the holiday spirit; professionals and first-timers are welcome.

Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate

Bok Tower Gardens Christmas Events
Bok Tower Gardens Christmas Events

A favorite with visitors and locals alike, Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens will again feature the Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate from November 24 through January 7. 

For the 2017-18 edition, the Holiday Home Tour takes a musical turn celebrating Charles Austin Buck’s passion for music and the legendary American music of the 1930’s. 

The year is 1936 and Mr. Buck is bringing his children and grandchildren to Pinewood Estate for the holidays. The family is caught up in the fever of the Jazz Age and is excited to share their fully decorated home for the season. Experience the sounds of Louie Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and more as Pinewood Estate is “Merry & Bright” for the holidays!

Bok Tower Gardens hosts evening concerts year-round including Sunset & Symphony, a holiday concert on December 2.

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 2 through December 14. Each wreath is sold via silent auction with all proceeds benefiting the History Center.

Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club's Christmas in the Village

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

In a stark departure from traditional holiday dance performances, the Ultimate Dance Center presents The Ultimate Nightmare Before Christmas on December 2 and 3. The performance will be a homage to Tim Burton's stop-motion animation film through jazz, hip hop, ballet and contemporary dance. This is a colorful, expressive, creative show will emphasizes the story of being true to yourself.

The RP Funding Center will host numerous holiday performances including Cirque Dreams Holidaze on November 17, Bill Gaither & the Gaither Christmas Homecoming on November 30, Imperial Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Concert on December 12, The TEN Tenors Home for the Holidays on December 16, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! On Stage on December 20 and Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker on December 28.

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!