Woodcarving

Weekly gathering of woodcarvers at MacArthur Wellness Center, Florida Presbyterian Homes in Lakeland. Carving instruction is available and all ages are welcome. Visit one of the weekly meetings or phone Jerry Heinicke at 863-603-9536 to learn more.

Decorative Arts with Artist Vicki Alley

On display from February 1-29 in the local artist gallery in the Lake Wales Public Library. Free. Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9am-6:30pm; Wednesday & Friday, 9am-5:30pm; Saturday 9am-3pm.

Holiday Home Workshop

Design beautiful holiday décor using palm fronds to create “boondoggles.” $15/person. Supplies included. Reservations are required. Call 863.734.1222 for more information. Learn more!

Holiday Happy Hour

Take an early evening tour of Pinewood Estate and toast the season with a complimentary drink, light fare and holiday tunes. $15/person. Open to ages 21 and older.

Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens

Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens is November 27 – January 3. Bok Tower Gardens is open 365 days a year from 9am-5pm. Christmas Combo Admission includes: Admission to Bok Tower Gardens Admission to the Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate Poinsettia displays, carillon concerts, winter walking tours, and more! $20 adults / $9 children (5-12) / $7 members […]

Festival of Wreaths Opening Night

The Festival of Wreaths Opening Night coincides with Bartow’s Lights on Main celebration. The halls of the History Center will be decked out with more than fifty colorful wreaths in celebration of the Festival of Wreaths. An appearance in the rotunda from Santa and Mrs. Claus is scheduled between 7 and 9 p.m. The couple will be […]

Festival of Wreaths

For the fifth consecutive year, the halls of the History Center will be decked out with more than fifty colorful wreaths in celebration of the Festival of Wreaths. During this holiday celebration, organizations and individuals from the local community decorate and donate the wreaths, which will be on display from Nov. 20 through Dec. 12 […]

Miniature Lighted Christmas Village Exhibit

On display through December 31. Included with admission. General admission $7; senior citizens, military, and teachers with ID is $3.50. Children under two are free. Explorations V Children’s Museum offers family memberships for $70. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9am-5:30pm. Closed Sundays and major holidays.

Holidays at the History Center

Festival of Wreaths

Celebrate the holidays in Neo-classic style and elegance at the Polk County History Center. The 1908 Courthouse has been the heart of Polk County for more than 100 years and remains a symbol of the rich cultural heritage of the community. The courthouse is resplendent this season, with holiday programs and activities all offered free […]

Nov 29-Jan 5: Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens ‘Celebrates Traditions’ at 19th Holiday Home Tour

Pinewood Estate Front

LAKE WALES, Fla. – Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens is a celebration for the whole family with the traditional Pinewood Estate tour, decorating workshops, poinsettia displays, member events, holiday carillon concerts, winter walking tours and more. Daily festivities take place from Nov. 29 to Jan. 5. Always the highlight of this seasonal event is the Holiday Home Tour at […]

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494