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Holiday Happenings in Central Florida

By: Jessica Roberts

Holiday Happenings in Central Florida is our annual blog post listing local Christmas events and activities happening in Central Florida. This year’s events are highlighted by Christmas themed events at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort in Winter Haven, Bok Tower Gardens, and Polk County History Center.

Holiday Happenings in Central Florida

Exterior of 3-story Wonder House in Bartow, FL

Wonder House Christmas Tours

Wonder House in Bartow will be hosting Christmas tours from November 14 – January 9. Tours are available Friday – Sunday and must be scheduled in advance, and typically last an hour and a half.

Santa at photo spot during Holidays at LEGOLAND

Holidays at LEGOLAND

Celebrate the holidays the LEGOLAND way! This jolly time of year features a combination of seasonal shows and treats, special LEGO characters, twinkling lights, fireworks on select nights and more during Holidays at LEGOLAND and Kids’ New Year’s Party!

Select dates: November 27-29, December 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 & 24-31. General Admission tickets include all themed events and shows.

Singing Carillon at Bok Tower Gardens

Holidays at Bok Tower Gardens

A favorite with visitors and locals alike, Holidays at Bok Tower Gardens features many events from November 27 thorough January 3. This year’s theme, Peace on Earth, is a holiday celebration that connects us to nature, our families, and the world. Special events include holiday concerts, beer and wine tastings, and a holiday gourmet feast in the Gardens’ beautiful Outdoor Kitchen.

Polk County History Center Festival of Wreaths

Polk County History Center is proud to host their annual 10th Annual Festival of Wreaths, November 12 – December 16. The History Center is selling wreaths via silent auction and all proceeds benefit the historic landmark. Visit the museum Tuesday – Saturday between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Imperial Symphony Orchestra chamber ensemble wearing masks during performance in photo for Kingdom of Sweets

Outstanding Holiday Entertainment & Family Fun

You can enjoy numerous holiday performances throughout Polk County including Kingdom of Sweets and Nutcracker Spectacular.

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 here merry and bright. Happy Holidays!

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