Wow ! So much holiday fun, perfect for children, is planned for this week, I thought I’d share what’s going on in town. Plus, I’ve found some excellent online resources for keeping up with local events.
Events planned for the 1st week of December:
• TUES. – Dec. 1 @ 6pm – 20th Annual Holiday Walkabout
This annual event in Downtown Lakeland celebrates the holidays with shopping, dining, music, horse-drawn wagon rides and more! Holiday music from many area schools and churches create a festive atmosphere. Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a kiddie train ride, pony rides and lots of holiday shopping complete the picture!
Explorations V Children’s Museum, 109 N Kentucky Ave., is open late with hands-on activities for the kids! Hot cocoa/apple cider for $1 donation.
• FRI. – Dec. 4 @ 6pm – First Friday “Holiday Happenings”
Downtown Lakeland stays open late for holiday shopping and cheer. Enjoy photos with Santa, holiday music and entertainment. School groups performing! Explorations V open late with hands-on fun!
• SAT. – Dec. 5 @ 10 am – 2 pm Snowfest at Lake Mirror
This year’s event will feature the traditional Snow Mountain and also a Snow Slide! A visit from Santa Claus, children’s entertainment, inflatables and food vendors will complete the day.
Price for admission to the Snow Mountain and Snow Slide will be a donated canned food item or a $1.00 donation. Admission to the inflatables will be $1.00.
• SAT. – Dec. 5 @ 7:30pm – Florida Southern Christmas Gala
Each year, FSC’s talented musicians present a wonderful gift to our community: the best of the season’s sacred and secular music. Branscomb Memorial Auditorium Single admission ticket: $15
And that is just THIS week ! Check out the following online resources for even more holiday fun !
Downtown Lakeland Partnership Website provides a list and description of activities happening in the downtown Lakeland area.
Lakeside Village Website shares the options for music around the Village as well as Saturday Breakfasts with Santa.
I hope to see you around during some of these fun events ! If you have any more to share – PLEASE ADD your comments !