Holiday Events 2011 – Things To Do In Lakeland FL

Holiday Events 2011 – Things To Do In Lakeland FL

Lakeland Florida is full of holiday events and things to do that bring you into the holiday spirit. Lakeland Florida is the place to be when it comes to Holiday Events and Entertainment.  There are so many events going on that I want to share with you and hope you will take the time out of your busy schedule and attend some Lakeland’s wonderful family events. 

“Holiday Walkabout

Let’s get your holiday shopping done early downtown Lakeland where the Holiday Walkabout takes place on November 29th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Holiday Walkabout is starting it’s third decade – wow 30 years and still going strong with horse drawn carriage rides, christmas carols, pictures with Santa and much more.  Local business have a variety of specialties and great deals.

“All I Want For Christmas”

To get you in the holiday spirit, the Junior League of Greater Lakeland hosts its 31st Annual Lakeland Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. The theme for the parade is “All I Want For Christmas” and it will start with a spectacular firework show over Lake Mirror.  The parade will start at the Lakeland Center through downtown Lakeland and around Lake Mirror.  It is always wonderful to see children’s laughter and holiday cheer.

“Cookies and Carols”

If you happen to miss the November 29th Holiday Walkabout or forgot something, come back to Downtown Lakeland as it is open late for business and “Cookies and Carols” is the theme for First Friday, December 2, 2011 starting at 6:00 p.m.  Get some Holiday shopping done at downtown specialty stores and dine at downtown Lakeland restaurants.

“Snow Fest”

Although it doesn’t snow in Lakeland, Florida. Kids will surely have a blast at the 31st Annual Snowfest at Lake Mirror on Saturday December 3, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., which is hosted by the City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation Department. I remember when I first took my children to the Snowfest, missing playing in the snow in Germany, their faces lit up with joy when they climbed Snow Mountain and slid down.  All you have to bring is one canned food item or $1.00 cash.  After all these years the price has not gone up. Kids will enjoy jumbo inflatables ($1.00) and a visit from Santa.

“Colonial Christmas”

Step back in time (18th Century) and experience the Holiday Celebration of America’s Founding Fathers. A 90 minutes of interactive 18th century dancing, tavern fare, theatre and games with groups entering every 15 minutes. The Colonial Christmas will be at the home of Josh and J Lenora Bresler at 987 Lake Holllingsworth Drive in Lakeland Fl on December 3rd from 6:00 p.m – 9:30 p.m. and on Sunday, December 4th from 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Tickets for adults is $15.00 and children under 18 years of age is $10.00. Please call Geneva Classical Academy at (863) 644-1408 for tickets or at the door. Proceeds to benefit Geneva Classical Academy.

“Holiday Music Concerts”

Holiday Music Concerts are happening in area churches, schools and various organizations and here are some of my favorites that I have enjoyed in years past. These musicians and singers are volunteering their time with rehearsals and practicing their music to perfection for your enjoyment. Please attend these Holiday Music Concerts in Lakeland and support your area churches, schools and local community musicians.

Florida Southern College – Christmas Gala – December 3rd, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. – Ring in the holiday season with this beautiful concert. Patrons have reminded them that their Christmas season begins with “The Gala”. Florida Southern College talented student will perform sacred and secular music.

Imperial Symphony Orchestra – Holiday Magic – December 6th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at Youkey Theater in the Lakeland Center.  If you have never seen a concert presented by the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, this is a must go event.  Local musicians under the baton of Mark Thielen, featuring “Four Shaw Cantatas,” arr. Bennett along with the Lakeland Choral Society as well as holiday favorites. Tickets for adults are $20, $30, $40 and children under 12 years are free when accompanied by an adult.  Full-time students with ID are free.

Harrison School for the Arts – Music of the Season – December 8th, and December 9th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at Harrison Arts Theater.  Due to popular demand and sold out concerts of years past, the Harrison School for the Arts will have two Music of the Season performances. These talented high school students of the Choral and Orchestra Department will present secular, sacred and holiday favorites for the whole family to enjoy.  Tickets are $5.00 for students and seniors (over 55 years of age) and $7.00 for adults. 

Copyright © 2011 By Petra Norris *Holiday Events 2011 – Things To Do In Lakeland FL*

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