Published: Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7:37 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7:37 a.m.
TWH is rocking in a winter wonderland
WINTER HAVEN - Theatre Winter Haven's Mainstage Production will present the Winter Wonderettes beginning today and running through Dec. 19.
Hear holiday favorites, such as "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town," "Jingle Bell Rock" and "Winter Wonderland."
Tickets are $22 for adults and $19 for students 17 and younger.
Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays.
Theatre Winter Haven is at 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd. S.W.
For details, call 863-299-2672 or visit www.theatrewinter haven.com.
Holiday concert planned for Saturday
WINTER HAVEN - Stetson University Symphony Orchestra will perform a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Polk State College's Fine Arts Theatre.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and may be purchased at Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce or at Polk State College Cultural Arts Office.
For details, call 863-293-5214.
Christmas home tour set for Saturday
LAKE HAMILTON - Lake Hamilton Woman's Club is planning a Historic Homes Christmas Tour from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
The tour will begin at the club's building, 85 S. Omaha St.
There will be four homes on the tour built between 1912 and 1928 that will be decorated for the holidays.
Tickets are $20 and include complimentary admission to Pinewood Estate and Bok Tower Gardens for tours through January.
There will be dessert and beverages.
Transportation to the homes will be provided by golf cart.
For details, call 863-422-1174, ext. 226 or 863-438-0844.
PSC hosts the Over 55 Show Band
WINTER HAVEN - The Over 55 Show Band will perform from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The band is composed of musicians ranging in age from 40 to 80, and has been performing in the area for more than 20 years.
Tickets for the Over 55 Show Band performances are $8 and are available prior to the event by calling 863-297-1050. Tickets will also be available at the Winter Haven Fine Arts Theatre box office one hour before each performance.
Polk State College is at 999 Ave. H N.E.
Boat Parade will take float Saturday
WINTER HAVEN - The 2012 edition of the Chain of Lakes Boat Parade will feature brightly lighted boats on lakes May, Shipp, Howard and Cannon.
The parade will organize in Lake May beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Boats will then go to Lake Shipp, back to Lake May, on to Lake Howard into Lake Cannon and back to finish in Lake Howard. The parade will circle each lake counter clockwise.
Boat decorations will be judged as the parade passes Old Man Frank's Oyster Bar. Boaters must display legible signs with cellphone numbers as they pass the restaurant which will be used to notify the winners at parade's end. Prizes of $100, $50 and $25 will be awarded courtesy of Old Man Frank's.
Participation is free but boaters must meet all Coast Guard safety regulations. Participation guidelines are available at the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce, 401 Ave. B N.W.
Carols and crafts will fill the park
WINTER HAVEN - The 24th annual Carols in the Park will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in downtown Central Park.
The two-day festival highlights local schools and entertainment. An assortment of food and, of course, Santa Claus.
There will be a variety of activities for the whole family. Carols in the Park is a opportunity to buy unique gifts for friends and family at Christmas time.
Admission is free.
For details, call 863-412-3569.
Christmas at Pinewood continues
LAKE WALES - Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens will continue tradition with its Pinewood home tour through Jan. 6. This year there will be workshop activities, poinsettia displays, member events, holiday concerts and winter walking tours.
Designers have decorated the 20-room mansion. Each room has a different focus, but they all coordinate with the master theme of "The Nature of the Holidays."
Children are encouraged to tour the 1930s-style home and are invited to participate in an ongoing hunt to search for holiday decorations.
The tour is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Admission is $20 for adults and $9 for children ages 5 to 12. Members are $7 for adults and $6 for children. All prices include general gate admission. Children younger than 5 are admitted free.
Christmas carols can be heard from around the world at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.
The Holiday Moonlight Carillon Concert and Home Tour Night will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
A concert will take place after normal operating hours. Before or after the concert, guests can visit Pinewood Estate for a tour with hot chocolate and cookies. Pinewood will be open until 10 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $5 per person, and for the concert and tour, the cost is $13 per person; $7 for members.
For details, visit www.boktowergardens.org/christmas, or call 863-676-1408.
Festival of Trees will take place
FROSTPROOF - Lighted and decorated Christmas trees will be on display from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Ramon Theater in Frostproof.
Trees are decorated in different themes and colors. Vote for your favorite tree, with loose change, dollars or checks. Proceeds will be donated to the Frostproof Care Center.
A decorated tabletop Christmas tree will be raffled. Holiday music will be provided by the hammered dulcimers.
Admission to the Festival of Trees is $2.
The Frostproof Christmas Parade will begin at 6 p.m. in downtown Frostproof,
The theater is at 15 E. Wall St.
For details, call 863-635-7222 www.ramontheater.com
Winter festival planned for Dec. 7
DAVENPORT - Ridge Community High School will host the annual Fine Arts Winter Festival from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7.
The event will take place on the school's campus at 500 Orchid Drive.
There will be performances by the RCHS jazz band, dancers, Encore Singers, orchestra and piano students. Elementary students will be able to create a variety of unique art projects, playing games and visiting with special guest Santa Claus.
Tickets are $5. Children age 5 and younger are free.
For details, call 863-419-3315.
Parade to tour Main Street
DUNDEE - People looking for holiday magic may find it next weekend.
Dundee's Christmas parade - "Magical Main Street" - is scheduled to step off at 10 a.m. Dec. 8.
It's set to begin at Winn Dixie shopping plaza at Dundee Road and U.S. 27, and then head east down Dundee Road to the Dundee Community Center on Main Street.
Event organizer Leslie Hernandez said there is no specific theme for the parade. Entrants are allowed to display many different themes of Christmas.
For details, call Hernandez at 863-307-2629.
Have breakfast with Santa
LAKE HAMILTON - Lake Hamilton Woman's Club, 85 Omaha St., will host Breakfast with Santa from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Dec. 8.
Children can have a pancake-and-sausage breakfast and visit with Santa. There will also be art activities as well as face painting by Sparkle the Clown. Children 13 and younger eat free. Cost for those 14 and older is $2. Charities supported by the club are The Way Center and Dundee Elementary.
For details, call 863-294-7256.
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