The Nutcracker Ballet

Florida Dance Theatre presents "The Nutcracker"

Dec. 19 & 20. Once again, Lakeland’s own professional dance company, the Florida Dance Theatre, brings its celebrated annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the stage of Branscomb Auditorium. Performed with charm and perfection by the dynamic dancers of FSC’s company-in-residence, this breathtaking production features colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, and entrancing choreography. As a […]





Home for the Holidays: The Christmas Gala

Two performances: Saturday, December 12, 2015 – 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Highly anticipated each year, the FSC Music Department’s Christmas Gala has become an essential holiday music tradition for the college and greater community. This year’s edition, Home for the Holidays, offers a wonder-filled array of musical favorites performed by music department students and […]





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 […]





Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as forty world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock-Out!” Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, growing Christmas tree and […]





Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

50 Years and Still Glowing! Just in time for the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 television special, the beloved stop-motion classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his friends are soaring off the screen and onto the stage this Holiday season. From fleeing the Abominable Snow Monster to saving Christmas, join Rudolph and his friends Clarice, Hermey […]





A Little Christmas with Rich Little

A master mimic of more than 200 voices, kick off your holiday with hilarity as Rich Little brings a “little” Christmas comedy to Lakeland. Get ready for a night of yuletide fun with Little’s impressions of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Dean Martin and so many others that will have you […]





Elves’ Shelves

This special secret shop is for children only! Admission is free, and gifts will be reasonably priced for children to purchase holiday items for family and friends. Admission: FREE. Prices of items vary. Museum Hours: Tue – Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 1-5pm. The Museum is closed to the public on Mondays and major holidays.





Cirque Dreams HOLIDAZE

Back By Popular Demand! CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE lights up the 2014 holiday season with its newest holiday stage spectacular. THIS IS A SHOW NOT TO BE MISSED…it’s a cirque show…Broadway musical…holiday spectacular…and family show all in one! In CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE, Broadway director Neil Goldberg re-imagines the holiday season with over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 […]





Holiday Village Exhibit Opens

Explorations V

In addition, as part of Polk County Family Day, donations are being accepted of personal hygeine items to benefit the homeless. Please call 863-687-3869 to find out what items can be donated for free admission with each person donation.





Mannheim Steamroller

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition and this year marks the 30th Anniversary of the group’s annual tour. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. The spirit of the […]





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