07 Nov It’s Time For The Holiday Walkabout In Downtown Lakeland
Kicking off the holiday season in Downtown Lakeland is the Holiday Walkabout. This annual fest is one of the events Lakeland residents look forward to because of the great sales and discounts from the boutiques that line up the town, as well as good food and music from church choirs and local Lakeland restaurants.
This year is no different, of course. The Holiday Walkabout is happening on November 14 from 6PM to 9PM. Make sure to check out Downtown Lakeland on this day because you might miss the grand opening activities that usually happen during this time.
One of the most unique activities during the Holiday Walkabout is the hay rides. Sponsored and supported by a local ranch, the hay rides are available for the young and old alike. If you want to experience a one-of-a-kind “walkabout” around Downtown Lakeland, this free ride is something you should line up for. With the temperature dropping to a comfortable level, there’s just something about hayrides that is Christmas-y, especially for young children. The hayrides make two stops—at the corner of Tennessee and Main, and Kentucky. By the end of your ride, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive and welcome you.
Community Christmas Tree Lighting
Right smack in the middle of Munn Park is a humongous Community Christmas Tree that everyone can witness being lighted on the opening day. This has always been a special tradition to Lakeland residents because most of them bring their children to the park to watch the Tree light up. Along the path to the Tree are numerous booth where you can pick up pastries and other goodies.
Church choirs converge during the Holiday Walkabout to perform at Munn Park. Isn’t it nice to walk around town while church choirs sing songs of joy and praise? Is there anything more Christmas-y than that? This mini concert is done for free or any donations, at least, shall be addressed to the local church where these choirs perform.
Make sure you have your cameras with you because holiday character will roam around the town and make everyone happy and jolly with their tricks. This is a perfect time to bring the kids to Downtown Lakeland because they will surely love to see these holiday characters. You can enjoy all of these while walking around town and checking out the great discounts and sales in many, many shops.