PlanAhead: December 2019

PlanAhead: December 2019 | Graphic via @thelaltoday

Sunday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 8

Sunday, December 1

Sunday | December 1

TryThis
2019 Christmas Lane | 6-10 p.m. | Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds, 2508 W. Oak Ave., Plant City | $5+ | Get into the holiday spirit + walk through this winter wonderland with lights, entertainment, food, and more. 🎄
Fundraiser Match for DOCOF | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Imperial Polk Obedience Club, 3611 Century Blvd. | $10+ | Bring your furry friends for a day of fun. 🐶
Free Tan Weekend | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Image Sun Tanning Center, 1017 E. County Rd. 540A | Relax and re-fuel with a free tanning session. ☀️

Active
36th Annual ABATE Chapter Toy Run | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | ABATE of Florida – Polk County Chapter, 8515 U.S. Hwy. 98 N. | Bring an unwrapped toy for children in foster care in Polk County. 🎁

WaterCooler
Sunday Funday | 3-5:30 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | $5+ | We hear there will be $4 mimosas. 

Holiday
COL United Way Christmas Tree Contest | Until Dec. 31 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | Support the United Way by looking at some fully decorated Christmas trees. 

Dish
Brunch and Bottomless with Adrienne Richards | 10-5 p.m. | Federal Bar Lakeland, 124 S. Tennessee Ave. | Brunch, bottomless mimosas + live music. 🎶

 

Monday | December 2

Arts
Yappy Hour Paw Print Event | 4-7 p.m. | PicassoZ Art Cafe, 4632 Cleveland Heights Blvd. | 14.50+ | There will be a paw washing station + pup treats. 🐶

ForKids
Elves Shelves | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Polk Museum of Art, 800 E. Palmetto St. | The shop offers lower priced items for young shoppers to grab holiday gifts.  💸

Civic
City Commission Meeting | 3 p.m. | City Commission Chambers, 228 S. Massachusetts Ave. | Free

 

Tuesday | December 3

Outdoors
Holiday Walkabout | 6-9 p.m. | Downtown Lakeland, 117 N. Kentucky Ave. | Take a night out on the town with free carriage rides, photos with Santa, and live music. 🎅

TryThis
Jazz Night Tuesday | 4 p.m.-1 a.m. | Union Hall, 1023 Florida Ave. S. | ProTip: Come in time for happy hour specials from 4-7 p.m.
General Knowledge Trivia | 7-9:30 p.m. | The Brass Tap, 1515 Town Center Dr. | Flex your brain muscles + show off your skills while enjoying drinks and good eats. 💡

Cause
Toys for Tots | 5 p.m.-2 a.m. | Linksters Tap Room, 209 E. Main St. | Stop in for drink specials, Jell-O shots, food, prizes. 🍺
Boutiques & Bubbles | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Gaines Jewelers, 112 S. Tennessee Ave. | Proceeds will go to the Junior League of Greater Lakeland.

Active
Yoga | 6-7 p.m. | Just Dance Academy of Dance and Etiquette, 124 S. Kentucky Ave. | P.S. We hear that your first class is free.

 

Wednesday | December 4

Network
1 Million Cups Lakeland | 9-10 a.m. | Catapult, 331 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Sip on coffee and have conversations with local entrepreneurs.

Show
20th Anniversary Behold the Lamb of God Tour | 7-10 p.m. | Youkey Theater, 701 W. Lime St. | $27+ 

Cause
Toys for Tots | 5 p.m.-2 a.m. | Linksters Tap Room – Highland City, 5125 U.S. Highway 98 S. | Bring a toy or cash to donate and enjoy drink specials, food, and prizes. 🎁

Drink
Wine’d Down Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. | Patio850, 850 S. Tennessee Ave. | $22 | Relax and celebrate being halfway through the week with wine specials. 🍷

TryThis
Open Mic Night | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Union Hall, 1023 Florida Ave. S. | Bring your instruments and take the stage to perform. 🎵

 

Thursday | December 5

MustDo
The 39th Annual Lakeland Christmas Parade: The Joy of Giving | 7-9:30 p.m. | downtown Lakeland | This year’s theme was inspired by the generosity and love displayed within the LAL community. 🎄

TryThis
Mediation Thursday | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Crystal Gaze LLC, 213 Frank Lloyd Wright Way | Wind down by practicing meditation. 🧘

Show
Joe Gavin and Matthew Lowry Live | 6:30 a.m. | Hillcrest Coffee, 119 Hillcrest St. |
Lakeside Village Live | 6-9 p.m. | Lakeside Village, 1479 Town Center Dr. | Free | Live music by some of your favorite local artists every Thursday. 🎼
HUNKS The Show | 8-10 p.m. | Wild Greg’s Saloon Lakeland, 4951 U.S. Hwy. 98 N. | $22+ | Take a girl’s night out to enjoy hilarious entertainment. 💪

 

Friday | December 6

TheBuy
Brew Hub Holiday Night Market | 6-9 p.m. | 3900 Frontage Rd. S. | Finish up your gift list and enjoy craft beer while shopping at Brew Hub. 🛍️

Holiday
Jingle Bell Rock Party | 6-8 p.m. | 1230 Southern Ave. | Kick off the holiday season with holiday tunes, a hot chocolate bar, refreshments, and dancing. ProTip: get there early to secure a spot in the gingerbread house making contest to win prizes. 🎄

Cause
Talbot House Ministries: Nod to Nonprofit Tour Series | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | 814 N. Kentucky Ave. | Free, RSVP | Learn more about Talbot House Ministries.

TryThis
December First Friday Walkabout | 6-9 p.m. | Downtown Lakeland, 117 N. Kentucky Ave. | This year’s theme is “Hometown Holiday” and there will be photos with Santa, free activities, and more. 🎅
Community Brews | 7 a.m.-9 p.m. | Mitchell’s Coffee House, 235 N. Kentucky Ave. | Learn more about the United Way of Central Florida while enjoying coffee.

 

Saturday | December 7

Dish
Breakfast with Santa | 9-10 a.m. | Fish City Grill, 1485 Town Center Dr. Ste. D112 | $62+ | Have breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus in a sensory friendly environment. 🎅

TryThis
Snowfest 2019 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | 210 E. Main St. | Bring the family to celebrate the winter season with an artisan craft fair, inflatables, snowy mountains, and Santa. ❄️
2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Crawl | 7 p.m. | Federal Bar, 124 S. Tennessee Ave. | Get dressed down in an ugly sweater and enjoy drinks. 🍸
Winterfest IX by iLDS | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | SUN ‘n FUN, 4175 Medulla Rd. | $10+ | Check out a variety of vehicles, enter giveaways, and choose from different food + drink vendors. 🏎️
Hymn & Thimble Launch Party | 818 E. Lemon St. | Celebrate the launch of this with shopping and light refreshments. 

Cause
Volunteer with Emerge for kidsPACK | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3725 Frontage Rd. North, Ste 1 | RSVP | Help to back backpacks with food for homeless children in the community for the holidays.

Active
The Race to Education 5k | 8 a.m. | Lake Hollingsworth | Help to raise money to show appreciation to our hard-working teachers and to help students attend the annual Future Florida Educators Association. 🏃
Polk County Out of the Darkness Walk | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. | Free, RSVP | Join with others to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention.

ForKids
Santa’s Workshop | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Crystal Lake Elementary School, 700 Galvin Dr. | Free | Bring your family for crafts, interactive activities, and pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Clause. 🎅

 

Sunday | December 8

TryThis
Holly Jolly Bubbles, Braids and Bath Salts | Blown Beautiful Dry Bar, 1021 E. County Road 540A | Get your hair done at the braid bar, sip on some bubbly, and enter to win their raffles. #ProTip: Bring a friend and you will both receive a gift. 🍾

Learn
Modern Shag with Curtain Bangs | 2-5 p.m. | Salon Chateau, 228 E. Pine St. | $25 | Learn techniques for any and all types of hair. ✂️

For Kids
Santa Cares | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Lakeland Square Mall, 3800 U.S. Highway. 98 N. | Free, RSVP | Grab some classic photos with Santa at this sensory friendly event. 🎅🏻

Show
Rocking for Toys for Tots with Running Reckless | 2 p.m. | Ybor Cigars & Spirits, 5263 S. Florida Ave. | Bring an unwrapped toy and hear live music from a variety of bands. 🧸
Davis Phelps “It must be Christmas” | 6-9 p.m. | Victory Church, 1401 Griffin Rd. | Hear a live show from David Phelps as he performs Christmas songs. 🎤

 

Monday, Dec. 9 – Sunday, Dec. 15

Monday | December 9

Active
Noah’s Ark Golf Tournament 2019 | 7 a.m.-4 p.m. | Grasslands Golf & Country Club, 1600 Grasslands Blvd. | $200+ | Participate in a Big Cup course and all the proceeds will go towards Noah’s Ark Golf Tournament. 🏌️

ForKids
Kids Night | 6-8 p.m. | Duke’s Brewhouse, 4960 Florida Ave. S. | Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal and can enjoy face painting and balloon twisting. 🍟

Arts
Fingerprint Snowman Family Plate | 6-8 p.m. | PicassoZ Art Cafe, 4632 Cleveland Heights Blvd. | 25+ | Create a customized family plate for the holidays. ☃️

PlanAhead
Reading with Rescues: A Christmas of Hope | Mon., Dec. 16 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 3805 High St. N.E., Winter Haven | $5 | Read your favorite Christmas story to a rescue horse while sipping on hot chocolate and taking photos with Santa. 🐎 

Show
Halloween Costume Bash | 7-10 p.m. | $10+ | The Lake House, 1330 E. Memorial Blvd. | Come dressed in costume and enjoy two for one drink specials. 👻 

 

Tuesday | December 10

Show
Imperial Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops | 7-8:30 p.m. | Youkey Theater, 701 W. Lime St. | 26+ | Sing along to holiday classics with actor, singer, and bassoonist, Bonne Kramer. 🎤

TryThis
Jazz Night Tuesday | 4 p.m.-1 a.m. | Union Hall, 1023 Florida Ave. S. | ProTip: Come in time for happy hour specials.

Arts
Portrait/Figure Class | The Working Artist Studio and Gallery, 1028 S. Florida Ave. | $10 | Learn or improve your drawing skills using the medium of your choice. ✏️

Active
Yoga | 6-7 p.m. | Just Dance Academy of Dance and Etiquette, 124 S. Kentucky Ave. | P.S. We hear that your first class is free.
Bents Women’s Pavement Ride | 5-6 p.m. | Fort Fraser Trail, 4120 U.S. Highway 98 S. | Meet other women on a beginner hour-and-a half long bike ride. 🚴

 

Wednesday | December 11

TryThis
Full Moon Hike | 7-8 p.m. | Colt Creek State Park, 16000 SR-471 | Take a hike around the lake and through pine flatwood trails under the full moon. 🌕
RVers Central Florida Meetup | 5-8 p.m. | The Twisted Prop Bar & Grille, 615 7th St. S.W., Winter Haven | Free | See the sunset and meet other RVers. 

Network
1 Million Cups Lakeland | 9-10 a.m. | Catapult, 331 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Sip on coffee and have conversations with local entrepreneurs.

Drink
Wine’d Down Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. | Patio850, 850 S. Tennessee Ave. | $22 | Relax and celebrate being halfway through the week with wine specials. 🍷

 

Thursday | December 12

Food
Food Truck Rally | 6-9 p.m. | Munn Park, 201 E. Main St. | Get some good eats downtown from some of the best local food trucks. 🍕

Show
Acústico At Hillcrest | 7-10 p.m. | Hillcrest Coffee, 119 Hillcrest St. | Wear your favorite sweater, listen to acoustic music, and sip on your favorite hot beverages.
Lakeside Village Live | 6-9 p.m. | Lakeside Village, 1479 Town Center Dr. | Free   🎼
Young Professionals Night with DJ Trinidad | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Federal Bar, 124 S. Tennessee Ave. | Mingle and enjoy drink specials, cornhole, beer pong and dancing. 🍻

Network
Business After Hours | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Two Men and a Truck, 3220 Atlantic Ave. | Connect with members, share your business cards, and meet new contacts. 🚚

TryThis
Ribbon Cutting for Salus Physical Therapy | 4-4:30 p.m. | 771 Carpenters Way | Celebrate the opening of a brand new location of Salus Physical Therapy. ✂️
Open Mic Night | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Union Hall, 1023 Florida Ave. S. | Bring your instruments and take the stage to perform. 🎵

 

Friday | December 13

TheBuy
Haus820 Market | 5:30-9 p.m. | 820 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Shop from more than 50 local arts and crafts vendors. 🖌️

Show
A Lakeland Christmas Vol. 1 | 7-10 p.m. | Union Hall, 1023 Florida Ave. S. | RSVP | Celebrate the release of the LAL’s first Christmas album with live music from The Vanguard Room. 🎶

Arts
Mosaic Wall Hanging Ornaments | 6 p.m. | PicassoZ Art Cafe, 4632 Cleveland Heights Blvd. | Add to your holiday decor with some handcrafted ornaments. 🎄

TryThis
Women, Wine & Wellness | 7-9 p.m. | Lakeland’s Health & Family Chiropractic, 203 Doris Dr. | Free, RSVP | Have a girls night out and shop for the perfect holiday gift while enjoying wine. 🍷
Wright After Dark Tour | 7-8:30 p.m. | Florida Southern College, 750 Frank Lloyd Wright Way | In the spirit of the holidays, hot chocolate and cookies will be served while guests view the architecture. 🌙

PlanAhead
Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular | Fri., Dec. 20 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | $45+ | Hear all the Christmas classics and enjoy a night of entertainment. 🎄

 

Saturday | December 14

Active
Holly Jolly Jingle Bell Jog 5k + Reindeer Dash | 7:30-9:30 a.m. | 2900 Buckingham Ave. | $10+ | Get active at this fun and festive 5k! The event is family-friendly offering events for both avid runners and a shorter run for children. 🏃

Cause
Lakeland Fire Toy Drive | Until Dec. 14 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Lakeland Fire Department, 701 E. Main St. | Join in the spirit of giving at Lakeland’s annual toy drive. 🧸

Learn
Cookie Decorating Class | 2-4 p.m. | 1214 S. Florida Ave. | $60 | Join in on the fun at a beginners cookie decorating class. 🍪 

Show
The Nutcracker | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Until Dec. 15 | Branscomb Memorial Auditorium, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. | $25 | Take the family out for a night on the town to watch Florida Southern dancers perform a classic holiday show. 💃

TryThis
SantaCon 2019 | 6 p.m.-2 a.m. | Downtown Lakeland, 117 N. Kentucky Ave. | Come decked out in your Santa suit and participate in the pub crawl starting with a flip cup competition at Swan Brewing. 🍻
Christmas Open House | 5-7 p.m. | Free | FBCH + One More Child, 1015 Sikes Blvd. | Enjoy holiday treats, take tours of the cottages and see family entertainment! P.S. If you can, bring non-perishable food, socks, paper goods, pajamas and unwrapped toys. 🎄
2nd Annual Bad Mom’s Christmas Party | 5-9 p.m. | Masons Live, 5501 S. Florida Ave. | $10 | Take a night on the town for food, drinks and fun. 21+ only. 🎅
Cigar Life Holiday Party | 6-10 p.m. | Cigar Life, 5724 S. Florida Ave. | Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and celebrate with Cigar Life and Drew Estate Cigars.

TheBuy
Holiday Shopping and Vendor Event | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Lakeland Square Mall, 3800 U.S. Hwy. 98 N. | Satisfy all of your shopping needs in one place. 🛍️
Strangely Dark: Oddities and curiosities Market | 12-6 p.m. | Lakeland Square Mall, 3800 U.S. Highway. 98 N. | Shop for unique indie, gothic and grunge items.

Outdoors
Tram Tour | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Colt Creek State Park, 16000 SR-471 | This guided tram tour will take you around the park. 🌲

 

Sunday | December 15

WaterCooler
Sunday Funday | 3-5:30 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | RSVP | Presented by Metro T-Mobile, take a day to see the Magic play. P.S. We hear there will be $4 mimosas. 

TheBuy
Holiday Shopping and Vendor Event | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Lakeland Square Mall, 3800 U.S. Hwy. 98 N. | Satisfy all of your shopping needs in one place. 🛍️
Holiday Artisan Market | 12-5 p.m. | Lakeside Village, 1479 Town Center Dr. | Shop handmade holiday gifts, decor and eats from local makers. 🛍️

Show
Brimer at the Yard on Mass | 2-5 p.m. | The Yard On Mass, 802 N. Massachusetts Ave. | See Brimer’s debut at one of Lakeland’s newest venues. 🎶
The Nutcracker | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Branscomb Memorial Auditorium, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. | $25 | Take the family out for a night on the town to watch Florida Southern dancers perform a classic holiday show. 💃

 

Monday, Dec. 16 – Sunday, Dec. 22

Monday | December 16

Cause
Reading with Rescues: A Christmas of Hope | 6:30-8 p.m. | Hope Equine Rescue, 3805 High St. N.E., Winter Haven | $5 | Read your favorite Christmas story to a rescue horse while sipping on hot chocolate and taking photos with Santa. 🐎 

Show
Christmas Vacation | 6-8 p.m. | Polk Theatre, 139 Florida Ave. S. | $5 | Take a night out on the town for a classic family film. 🎄

Arts
Mermaid Monday | 4-7 p.m. | PicassoZ Art Cafe, 4632 Cleveland Heights Blvd. | $32 | Create mermaid-inspired art to take home. 🐚

Civic
City Commission Meeting | 3 p.m. | City Commission Chambers, 228 S. Massachusetts Ave.

 

Tuesday | December 17

Dish
Breakfast with Santa | 9-10 a.m. | Fish City Grill, 1485 Town Center Dr. Ste D112 | $62+ | This sensory-friendly buffet-style breakfast will feature Mr. and Mrs. Claus. 🎅

Drink
Happy Hour | 5-7 p.m. | Cob & Pen, 1221 S. Florida Ave. | RSVP | Meet other Tesla enthusiasts over drinks. 🚗

Show
Babes in Toyland | 5-6:50 p.m. | Polk Theatre, 139 Florida Ave. S. | $5 🎥

Active
Yoga | 6-7 p.m. | Just Dance Academy of Dance and Etiquette, 124 S. Kentucky Ave. | We hear that your first class is free.
Salsa | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Lake Mirror Auditorium, 121 S. Lake Ave. | Put on your dancing shoes for a night of moving to the music. 💃

 

Wednesday | December 18

Network
Good Morning, Lakeland! Nonprofits | 7:30-9 a.m. | The Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center, 3525 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | $20 investors, $30 guests | This month’s topic will feature a homelessness panel discussion. P.S. Breakfast is included. ☀️
1 Million Cups Lakeland | 9-10 a.m. | Catapult, 331 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Sip on coffee and have conversations with local entrepreneurs.

TryThis
Open Mic Night | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Union Hall, 1023 Florida Ave. S. | Bring your instruments and take the stage to perform. 🎵
Star Wars Trivia | 6:30-9 p.m. | Swan Brewing, 115 W. Pine St. | Flex your Marvel knowledge for a chance at winning prizes. 🌟

Drink
Wine’d Down Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. | Patio850, 850 S. Tennessee Ave. | $22 | Relax and celebrate being halfway through the week with wine specials. 🍷

 

Thursday | December 19

Holiday
Christmas Lane | Until Dec. 24 | 6-10 p.m. | Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds, 2508 W. Oak Ave., Plant City | $5 | Get into the holiday spirit with a decked out Christmas tree and lights show. 🎄

TryThis
Ugly Sweater Christmas Party | 8 p.m.-2 a.m. | Masons Live, 5501 S. Florida Ave. | Get dressed down to get down at this party. 🎉 

Cause
UWCF Young Leaders Society Aprons Dinner | 6-9:30 p.m. | Lone Palm Golf Club, 800 Lone Palm Dr. | $85+ | Help end hunger by sponsoring a table at this dinner event. 🍽️

Show
Justin Bellamy Live | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Hillcrest Coffee, 119 Hillcrest St. | Free | Sip on coffee and hear live music.
Lakeside Village Live | 6-9 p.m. | Lakeside Village, 1479 Town Center Dr. | Free | Live music by some of your favorite local artists every Thursday of October. 🎼

 

Friday | December 20

Holiday
Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | $45+ | Hear all the Christmas classics and enjoy a night of entertainment. 🎄

Arts
Pajama Party – Ornament Painting Sale | 6-9:30 p.m. | PicassoZ Art Cafe, 4632 Cleveland Heights Blvd. | Come dressed in your comfiest PJ’s to sip on some hot chocolate and paint ornaments at a discounted price. 🎨

Cause
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | 8:30-11:30 a.m. | Cinemark Lakeland Square Mall, 3800 U.S. Hwy. 98 | $30+ | This private viewing fundraiser, hosted by DSM, will give 100% of the proceeds to charity. 🚀

TryThis
Noah’s Ark of Central Florida’s Winter Wonderland | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | The Villages at Noah’s Landing, 500 Inspiration Dr. | Play games, go on rides, and enjoy good eats. ❄️

TheBuy
December Friday Fest | 6-9 p.m. | Main Street Bartow, 180 S. Central Ave., Bartow | Shop from different vendors, see a car show, and grab something to eat. 🛒

 

Saturday | December 21

TryThis
Grinchmas at Mason’s | 7 p.m.-2 a.m. | Masons Live, 5501 S. Florida Ave. | ProTip: Come dressed as a Who and receive one free drink ticket. 🎫
Rockabilly Bike Night | 6-9 p.m. | Mojo’s Wings Burgers Beer, 1853 E. Memorial Blvd. | Eat, drink, and even win prizes for the “hottest bike of the night.” 🚲

Show
Aggie Road Live | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Federal Bar, 124 S. Tennessee Ave. | Free 🥨

ForKids
Paws to Read | 10-11 a.m. | Lakeland Public Library, 100 Lake Morton Dr. | Free | Read your favorite stories to therapy dogs. 🐕

Outdoors
Birding Program | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Friends of Colt Creek State Park, 16000 SR-471 | Start off your morning on a hike where you can learn about spotting and identifying different birds. 🐦

 

Sunday | December 22

TryThis
Jeep Night | 6-9 p.m. | Miller’s Ale House, 5650 S. Florida Ave. | Meet other jeep lovers, hear live music, and enjoy food and drinks. 🍺

Dish
Social Sundays | The Brass Tap, 1515 Town Center Dr. | Bring your friends and family to enjoy $5 pizza deals. 🍕

Show
J3 Vocal Showband Jolly Holiday | 7-9 p.m. | The Polk Theatre, 121 S. Florida Ave. | $20+ | Hear holiday tunes and some oldies as well.

 

Monday, Dec. 23 – Tuesday, Dec. 31

Monday | December 23

Show
Beautiful the Carole King Musical | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | $64+ | This inspiring musical brings the true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom. 👑

TryThis
Candle Making Workshop | 10 a.m.-9 p.m. | PicassoZ Art Cafe, 4632 Cleveland Heights Blvd. | $14+ | Learn the techniques to create your own candle, and take it home at the end of the class. 🕯️

Holiday
Metro by T-Mobile Santa Shop | 5-6 p.m. | 3137 US Hwy. 98 N. | Free | Stop by for a photo with Santa and enter giveaways to win prizes. 🎅
Living Nativity | 7-7:30 p.m. + 8-8:30 p.m. | Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds, 2508 W. Oak Ave., Plant City | See the story of Christmas come to life.

 

Tuesday | December 24

Holiday
COL United Way Christmas Tree Contest | Until Dec. 31 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | Support the United Way by looking at some fully decorated Christmas trees. 

ForKids
Holidays at LEGOLAND | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | LEGOLAND Florida | Tickets | Featuring sing-alongs, dancing, Santa’s workshop, and more.

 

Wednesday | December 25

Holiday
COL United Way Christmas Tree Contest | Until Dec. 31 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | RP Funding Center | 701 W. Lime St. | Free | Check out 12 beautiful Christmas trees decorated by City of Lakeland employees. 

Show
It’s Christmas | 8 p.m. | The Pink Piano, 1015 S. Florida Ave. | End your Christmas day with some live music. 

TryThis
You Just Made The List BINGO | 8-10 p.m. | Winners Circle Sports Bar and Grill, 4215 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Win prizes at this Bingo meets team trivia spectacular. 

Network
1 Million Cups | 9-10 a.m. | Catapult, 331 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Coffee, conversations, and networking with local entrepreneurs.

 

Thursday | December 26

Dish
Rockstar Lobster at Brew Hub | 2-8 p.m. | Brew Hub, 3900 Frontage Rd. S. | Enjoy a variety of marine lobster dishes. We hear that they’ll have fried lobster mac n’ cheese bites. 🦞

Show
Young Professionals Night with DJ Trinidad | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Federal Bar, 124 S. Tennessee Ave. | Mingle and enjoy drink specials, cornhole, beer pong and dancing. 🍻
Jurassic Park | 6-8:10 p.m. | $5+ | 121 S. Florida Ave. | Bring the family to see a Steven Spielberg classic. 🎥

Art
Spirits: Ritual and Ceremonial African and Oceanic Art | Until January 26 | Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E. Palmetto St. | Free | Stop by to see the current art installation from the Dr. Alan and Linda Rich Collection. 🎨

TryThis
Trivia | 7-9 p.m. | Craft + Kitchen – Beer Rev, 3234 S. Florida Ave. | Test your knowledge and compete for prizes. 🍺

 

Friday | December 27

TryThis
Hometeam New Year’s Rally 2019 | 2-7 p.m. | Maddox Ranch, 2505 W. Bella Vista St. | Ring in the new year with friends and family. 🎉

Network
Collegiate Recruiting Showcase | 6 p.m. | Bryant Stadium, 1125 N. Florida Ave. | $25+

Show
Ben Prestage Live at Union Hall | 8:30-11:30 p.m. | Union Hall, 1023 Florida Ave. S. | $10+ | Hear a solo musician show from award winning musician, Ben Prestage. 🎤
Neal and Prey Live | 8-11:30 p.m. | Federal Bar, 124 S. Tennessee Ave. | Free | ProTip: Come early for happy hour specials that run from 4-8 p.m. 🍸

Arts
Mosaic Workshop | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | PicassoZ Art Cafe, 4632 Cleveland Heights Blvd. | $21+ | This beginner workshop will teach you how to put together your own mosaic to take home. 🎨

 

Saturday | December 28

TheBuy
Strangely Dark: Oddities & Curiosities Market | 12-6 p.m. | Lakeland Square Mall, 3800 U.S. Highway. 98 N. | This event features wizardry, gothic art, unique items, grunge, and indie oddities and curiosities. 🧙

Drink
Key West Christmas Vol. 2 | 7-10 p.m. | Swan Brewing, 115 W. Pine St. | Featuring Roger Bartlett from Jimmy Buffet’s Coral Reefer Band. 🌺

TryThis
Emerge Cardio Drumming New Year Kick Off | 2 p.m. | Haka Fitness, 4688 Cleveland Heights Blvd. | $20 | Learn about how to kick off the new year on a healthy note while enjoying refreshments, snacks, and prizes. 🎉

Show
Music at the Poor Porker | 8-11 p.m. | 801 E. Main St. | Greane is returning for a night of live music. 🎵
The Brooke at Frescoes | 9 p.m.-12 a.m. | Frescos, 132 S. Kentucky Ave. | Enjoy a night of live music, drinks, and food. 🎼
#TheFacebookParty hosted by Ball Greezy | 10 p.m.-2 a.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | $20+ | Get dressed up for a night out. 👠
Greenhouse Affect Live | 8-11 p.m. | Federal Bar, 124 S. Tennessee Ave. | Free | Sip on wine, as this band brings the house down. 🍷

 

Sunday | December 29

Show
JAM plays the Brew Hub | 2-5 p.m. | 3900 Frontage Rd. S. | Hear 60’s hits from this acoustic guitar duo. 🎵

Dish
Social Sundays | The Brass Tap, 1515 Town Center Dr. | Bring your friends and family to enjoy $5 pizza deals. 🍕

Active
Bend & Brew | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Union Taproom, 245 West Central Ave. | $10 | Wear comfy clothes and bring your own mat for a yoga session. 

 

Monday | December 30

TryThis
Candle Making Workshop | 10 a.m.-9 p.m. | PicassoZ Art Cafe, 4632 Cleveland Heights Blvd. | $14+ | Learn the techniques to create your own candle + take it home at the end of the class. 🕯️

Network
Collegiate Recruiting Showcase | 6 p.m. | Bryant Stadium, 1125 N. Florida Ave. | $25+ 

Active
Silver Sneakers Class | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Just Move South Lakeland, 3625 S. Florida Ave. | Get some daily exercise in.

 

Tuesday | December 31

Holiday

Celebrate the Roarin’ 20s | 10 p.m.-2 a.m. | Haus 820, 820 N. Massachusetts Ave. | $45+ | Take a trolley ride around town, drink champagne, and snap memories in the photo booth. 🥂

Roaring 20’s NYE Party | 7 p.m.-2 a.m. | The Brass Tap, 1515 Town Center Dr. | Free | From gangsters to the Great Gatsby, don your favorite 20’s attire. 🍺

New Year’s Eve 2020 Party | 8 p.m.-2 a.m. | Union Hall, 1023 Florida Ave. S. | $20 | Dance 2019 away + toast to a new year with drink specials, live music + more. 

The BIGGEST event of the year | 5 p.m.-1:30 a.m. | Nineteen61, 215 E. Main St. | $125 | A five-course dinner and flowing champagne all on the rooftop. 🥂

New Year’s Eve Party – Y2K Style | 8 p.m.-1 a.m. | Galaxy Bar Lakeland, 5153 U.S. Highway 98 N. | Free | Throw it on back + party like it’s 1999. 🎊

NYE Cocktail party | 6-9 p.m. | Red Door Lakeland, 733 E. Palmetto St. | $30 | #ProTip: Tickets are also available at the door for your friends who procrastinated. 

ROARING 20’s New Year’s Eve Party | 7 p.m.-2 a.m. | Masons Live, 5501 S. Florida Ave. | Free | In true prohibition style, be on the lookout for when they post the secret password for entry. 

Family Noon Year’s Eve | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Family Fun Center of Lakeland, 4825 S. Florida Ave. | $19.99 | Come one, come all to this fun family event featuring a kid-friendly bubbly bar, face painting + a countdown and balloon drop. 

New Year’s Eve Bash | 4 p.m.-1 a.m. | Federal Bar Lakeland, 124 S. Tennessee Ave. | Free | You had us at complimentary champagne. 

Welcome 2020 | 11 p.m.-2 a.m. | Brewlands Bar and Billiards South, 5733 S. Florida Ave. | Free | A roaring 20’s bash for the ages. 🍻

NYE 2020 | 8 p.m.-2 a.m. | The Pink Piano, 1015 S. Florida Ave. | $40 | Is there a better way to ring in the new year than with an Italian feast?