- Junior League of Greater Lakeland Christmas Parade – December 5, 7:00 p.m.
- Havendale Christmas Parade - December 6, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
- Carols in the Park in Winter Haven's Central Park - December 7, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Polk City Christmas Parade – December 7, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
- Haines City’s Glitter, Glisten & Snow – December 7, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- Winter Haven Chain of Lakes Boat Parade - December 7 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Lake Alfred Christmas Parade - December 7, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
- Bartow Christmas Parade – December 13, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
- Make it Magical in Lake Wales - December 13, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Davenport Winterfest & Parade – December 14, 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- Mulberry Christmas Village and Parade – December 14, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
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.
Local Parade Schedule
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
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
Watch our video from Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens, 2018.
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.
Find the full schedule on our blog: Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens.
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.