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Hi <<First Name>>,
Have you been enjoying this cooler weather?? I've had the hardest time getting into the "holiday spirit" until now and FINALLY feel like it is time for Thanksgiving and the start of the Christmas season.

🦃 If you're traveling for Thanksgiving we wish you safe travels, happy kids, and lots of patience! If you're staying in town, we've got a list of activities for Thanksgiving Break including a few kid-friendly volunteer opportunities, plus our list of Thanksgiving Break Camps.

🎄 Lakeland Mom's Holiday & Christmas Activity Guide is published and we already have more than 125 single-day events on our calendar in December, along with information on Santa Photos, Parades, Live Performances & more. NEW this week - a list of Christmas Tree Lots and farms where you can cut your own Christmas tree!

🎉 As we celebrate Thanksgiving we are also celebrating a Birthday... Lakeland Mom turns 4 this weekend!

It was November 2015 when I hit "publish" and put Lakeland Mom out on the internet for the first time. I had spent months developing a website for Lakeland area families to find reliable local information, and had no idea what kind of response to expect.

Lakeland Mom has grown so much in 4 years, and I couldn't have done it without YOU sharing our information, reading our posts, and telling your friends about Lakeland Mom. So from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for helping to make my ideas a reality these past four years. I look forward to continuing to serve moms and families in Lakeland in 2020 and beyond, providing you with a one-stop-shop for all the information you need on kids activities, local deals, and family-friendly events in Lakeland and Polk County.

Have a great Thanksgiving break,
April Mucci
Owner & Publisher

NEW THIS WEEK

Thanksgiving Break Activities & Volunteer Opportunities in Lakeland
If you're staying in Lakeland for Thanksgiving Break, we've got a list of events and activities for your family to enjoy including kid-friendly volunteer opportunities.

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Lakeland’s BEST Holiday & Christmas Events Guide

Our communities are bursting with holiday cheer this time of year, and we want to help you and your family make memories as you experience the sights and sounds of the Christmas and holiday season.

Whether you’re looking for a Christmas parade, photos with Santa, live performances, Christmas concerts, places to donate or volunteer, day trips in Central Florida, special events, or the best neighborhood Christmas light displays, your search is over – you’ll find it all here. Although we have Lakeland in the title - we're doing our best to cover as many events across Polk County as we can.

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Peppa Pig's Adventure - Sunday, May 17
Tickets Go On Sale Today at 9:30am!


Peppa Pig Live! is back with her action-packed live show featuring your child's favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in her new live show, Peppa Pig’s Adventure!
Come join Peppa on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunchboxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of singing, dancing, games and surprises! Your child will love seeing his or her favorite characters come to life on stage. Buy tickets early for the best seats. 

{HINT - tickets are a great Christmas Gift, especially if you have any family members asking for ideas for your kids!}
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SAVE THE DATE

🎅 Be sure you've got these upcoming Featured Events on your calendar:

PLAN YOUR WEEK

Best Things To Do This Week
Best Things To Do This Weekend
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Full Calendar of Events

FRIDAY
Family Fundamentals Class (Ages 3-5)

November 22, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center
Free | More information
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Little Bookworms Storytime (Ages 2-5)
November 22, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am | eLibrary South Lakeland
Free | More information
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Family Fundamentals - Let's Move Twogether (Age 2)
November 22, 2019 @ 10:45 am - 11:30 am | Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center
Free | More information
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Adventurer's Guild (ages 13-17)
November 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Lakeland Public Library
Free | More information
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Bartow Main Street Movie on the Lawn - Santa Clause 2
November 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm | Bartow – Main Street / Downtown
Free | More information
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Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff and Tree Lighting
November 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Lakeside Village
Free | More information
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Moscow Ballet's The Great Russian Nutcracker
November 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | RP Funding Center
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The Sound of Music - Florida Southern College
November 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Florida Southern College – Loca Lee Buckner Theatre
$9 – $18 | More information
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SATURDAY
Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market
November 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm | Downtown Lakeland
Free | More information
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Sensory Friendly Movie at Cobb Theatres - Frozen 2
November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 am | Cobb Lakeside 18 Theatre & IMAX
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Selfies with Santa and Mrs. Claus
November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Bartow – Two Crazy Nuts
Free | More information
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Meet Your Favorite Winter Sisters
November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Lakeside Village
More information
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Children's Theater
November 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Lakeland Public Library
Free | More information
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Saturday Afternoon Family Movie Matinee - WH Library
November 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Winter Haven – Public Library
Free | More information
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The Sound of Music - Florida Southern College
November 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Florida Southern College – Loca Lee Buckner Theatre
$9 – $18 | More information
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MONDAY
KidsGiving Volunteer Opportunities

November 25, 2019 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm | Explorations V Children’s Museum
Free | More information
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Thanksgiving Break Mini Camps at Explorations V
November 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Explorations V Children’s Museum
$25 | More information
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Book Buddies at Explorations V Children's Museum
November 25, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am | Explorations V Children’s Museum
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Santa's Workshop at the Bartow Library
November 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Bartow Public Library
Free | More information
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Writers Block Youth Writing Club (Ages 10 - 17)
November 25, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Lakeland Public Library
Free | More information
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The Elf On The Shelf A Christmas Musical
November 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | RP Funding Center
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TUESDAY
⭐ FEATURED EVENT

Lids for Kids - FREE Bike Helmets
November 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center
Free | More information
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Thanksgiving Break Mini Camps at Explorations V
November 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Explorations V Children’s Museum
$25 | More information
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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
November 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Mulberry Public Library
Free | More information
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Little Sprouts Story Time - Winter Haven Library
November 26, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 am | Winter Haven – Public Library
Free | More information
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Curious Kids at Explorations V Children's Museum
November 26, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am | Explorations V Children’s Museum
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Santa's Workshop at the Bartow Library
November 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Bartow Public Library
Free | More information
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LEGO Club - Winter Haven Library
November 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Winter Haven – Public Library
Free | More information
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LEGO Club - Larry Jackson Branch Library
November 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Larry R. Jackson Branch Library – Lakeland
Free | More information
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WEDNESDAY
Thanksgiving Break Mini Camps at Explorations V
November 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Explorations V Children’s Museum
$25 | More information
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Little Sprouts Story Time - Winter Haven Library
November 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 9:30 am | Winter Haven – Public Library
Free | More information
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Santa's Workshop at the Bartow Library
November 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Bartow Public Library
Free | More information
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VISTE Thanksgiving Meal Delivery
November 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | RP Funding Center
Free | More information
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THURSDAY
Happy Thanksgiving!

Run for The Pies 5K
November 28, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am | Holloway Park Cross Country Course
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (on TV)
November 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 am | 
Free | More information
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FRIDAY
KidsGiving Volunteer Opportunities
November 29, 2019 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm | Explorations V Children’s Museum
Free | More information
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Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida
November 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm | LEGOLAND Florida Resort
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Little Bookworms Storytime (Ages 2-5)
November 29, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am | eLibrary South Lakeland
Free | More information
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Strolling Carolers and Snow at Lakeside Village
November 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Lakeside Village
Free | More information
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NEXT WEEKEND
Polk Theatre Sing Along

November 30, 2019 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm | The Polk Theatre
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Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market
November 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm | Downtown Lakeland
Free | More information
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Home Depot FREE Workshop for Kids
November 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Home Depot Stores
Free | More information
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Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida
November 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm | LEGOLAND Florida Resort
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Santa at the Christmas Tree - Lakeside Village
November 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Lakeside Village
Free | More information
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The Greatest Showman Sing-Along
November 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | The Polk Theatre
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Strolling Carolers and Snow at Lakeside Village
November 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Lakeside Village
Free | More information
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Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida
December 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm | LEGOLAND Florida Resort
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Lakeland Magic Game - Sunday Funday
December 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | RP Funding Center
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**EVENT CANCELLATIONS - We aren't able to keep up with last-minute changes, however, all events on our calendar include a link to more information or the host's Facebook page where you can check to see if events are impacted by the weather or otherwise canceled.**

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