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Dec. 5th, 2019 – The 39th Annual Lakeland Christmas Parade: The Joy of Giving

Downtown Lakeland, Parade, Kid friendly, Christmas

Date: December 5, 2019 at 7 PM – 9:30 PM Location: Downtown Lakeland, FL Details: The Junior League of Greater Lakeland FL and the City of Lakeland are proud to host the 39th annual Lakeland Christmas Parade! The parade will take place in Downtown Lakeland on Thursday, December 5th, 2019. The theme of this year’s parade is “The Joy of Giving.” This theme was inspired by the continuous generosity and love displayed within our community as touted by the nickname, “the Giving City.” PARTICIPANT APPLICATIONS ******Participant are being accepted for this year’s event. Applications are due September 13, 2019. Download your application at www.jlgl.org/wpfb-file/christmas-parade-application-2019-editable-docx. Awards will be presented to outstanding participants at the Lakeland City Commission meeting in December. We look forward to providing our community with another wonderful Christmas Parade. MORE INFO: Email [email protected] for more info, or visit lakelandgov.net/christmasparade. More info: click here

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Dec. 6th, 2019 – December First Friday: Hometown Holiday, by Burnetti, P.A.

Downtown Lakeland, First Friday, car shows

Date: Dec. 6th, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM Location: Downtown Lakeland 117 N. Kentucky Ave, 33801 Details: Our next First Friday event will take place on December 6, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm in Downtown Lakeland. The theme is Hometown Holiday, sponsored by Burnetti, P.A.! Enjoy the following activities in and around Munn Park: -Free Photos with Santa -Free Activities -Games at Rudolph’s Playground -Kettle Corn -Letters to Santa -Meet & Greet with Local Non-Profits Downtown shops and restaurants will be open late. Don’t miss the Makers Market, featuring local artists and creators, on North Kentucky Avenue and the Classy Car Show on Tennessee Avenue. Streets are closed to vehicles, so come prepared to walk about! First Friday is a family-friendly event held in the streets of Downtown Lakeland between Lemon Street and Oak Street along Kentucky and Tennessee Avenues. On-street parking begins to close in the event ...

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Dec. 3rd, 2019 Holiday Walkabout – Downtown Lakeland

Downtown Lakeland, Music, Holiday walkabout, Kid friendly

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM Location: Downtown Lakeland 117 N. Kentucky Ave, 33801 Details: Downtown Lakeland is celebrating the return of the traditional Holiday Walkabout, sponsored by Burnetti, P.A., on December 3, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm. Enjoy the following activities: -Free Carriage Rides around Munn Park -Free Santa Photos in Munn Park -Santa’s Workshop on S. Kentucky Ave. -Mrs. Claus’s Market on N. Kentucky Ave. -Elves’ Playground, sponsored by Lakeland Moonwalk, on S. Tennessee Ave. -Musical Performances at Various Locations Santa’s Workshop, located on S. Kentucky Ave., will offer families the chance to participate in a variety of free craft activities at our exhibitors’ tents, such as cookie decorating, ornament making, and more. If you are a business that would like to offer a fun activity in Santa’s Workshop, register here: https://forms.gle/VJoqWWjzfwc9UPFA7 Mrs. Claus’s Market is a craft and artisan Holiday market on ...

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Thurs Dec. 4th – 35th Annual Lakeland Christmas Parade

Lakeland Christmas Parade

On Thurs Dec. 4th the 35th Annual Lakeland Christmas Parade returns thanks to The Junior League of Greater Lakeland! This year’s theme is “Lights of the Night” Kicking off the night at 7:00 pm with a fantastic fireworks display over Lake Mirror. Over 100 organizations will be participating in this year’s event. The parade starts at the Lakeland Center and makes its way around the streets of Downtown Lakeland. Please Note: Streets along the parade route will begin closing at 5:30 pm. Event parking will be available after 5:00 pm in the Downtown parking garages and parking lots.

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Sat. April 18th – SPCA’s 23rd Annual Walk for Animals Fundraiser at Lake Mirror Promenade

This is the SPCA Florida’s 23rd Walk for Animals fundraiser! Following a short lap around Lake Mirror attendees and their four-legged companions can enjoy main stage entertainment, dog demos and vendors, food, contests, games and more. Register today so you don’t miss this family-friendly event.

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Lakeland Food Truck Rally at Munn Park | Every 2nd Thursday

Lakeland Food Truck Rally - Every Second Thursday

EVERY Second Thursday from 6-9pm Featuring 20+ trucks from all over central Florida! More trucks and more variety to help alleviate some of the long lines! Come out and sample unique (and delicious) foods. Stroll through downtown and window shop. Drop in to one of our restaurants or bars and grab a drink. Discover something new to love about Downtown Lakeland!

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