HOLIDAYS AT LEGOLAND
Celebrate the holidays the LEGOLAND way! This 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! View schedule and purchase tickets in advance at legoland.com/florida/
10TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF WREATHS
This year, the Festival of Wreaths is virtual! This online-only auction showcases wreaths made by local businesses and is sponsored by the Polk History Center. The last day to bid is Dec. 16th, winning bids announced on the 17th. Visit polkhistorycenter.org anytime to place your bid on your favorites.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
What’s the Story?: Art in Search of a Narrative places you, the viewer, at the center of its storytelling experience. Every work in the exhibition cries out for a narrative. Go online and write YOUR narrative under the work of art so others can see. polkmuseumofart.org/wts-narrative
BLUE CHRISTMAS ELVIS TRIBUTE
Dec. 3 & 4 at 8pm at the Historic Ritz Theatre. Dwight Icenhower is a Five-Time World Champion Elvis Presley Tribute Artist and considered to be one of the best in the world today. He has mastered the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s eras of Elvis’ career and has won a myriad of national Elvis awards. Purchase tickets in advance, online at centralfloridatix.com.
Dec. 4, 6-9pm. Features a stroll through the snow along with other holiday delights in the area of the amphitheater on the east side of Lake Mirror. Visitors will enter the Snowfest with the suggested price of admission – one canned food item per person entering. All collected non-perishable food items will be donated. More info at lakelandgov.net
FLYING FESTIVAL & CAR SHOW
SUN ‘n FUN is hosting a Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show on December 4th and 5th. The two-day fly-in/drive-in event will include numerous aircraft displays, a large airplane and car show, plus food vendors, live music, and many other activities, held on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus at the Lakeland Linder International Airport. More info at flysnf.org.
HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT
Dec. 5, 6-9pm at Bok Tower Gardens. Ring in the holidays with the 10-member Silver Bells Big Band and Geert D’hollander. $20 for members, $25 for non-members, purchase online or at Visitor Center in advance. Beer, wine, and light snacks will be available for purchase. Limited tickets available. 863-734-1222.
Dec. 12, 5-7pm pick up a tour map at Swan Brewing. That night visit participating bars, purchase a drink and they will sign your map. At the end of the night, turn in your completed map to be entered into a raffle. Winner will receive prizes & swag from every participating bar! More info at lkldsantacon.comstev
HOLLY JOLLY JINGLE BELL JOG 5K
This year, you can join in person on Dec. 12th at the Cleveland Heights Golf Course OR you can jog virtually to support the Perpetual Care Fund for the 3 Parks Trail. The Jingle Bell Jog is a fun, festive event including a chipped 5k and virtual 5k options. Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome, staggered start times. Register in advance www.JBJog.com
HAPPY NEW YEAR
“May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door.” Have a very happy and healthy new year from all of us at Haven & LKLD magazines! We wish you much love & laughter in 2021! Stay safe & we’ll see you around town!