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November 2018

Christmas Tree Lighting

Thursday, November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The City of Winter Haven in coordination with Main Street Winter Haven will host our city's annual Tree Lighting in Central Park located in beautiful historic downtown Winter Haven. As always when you are visiting downtown remember the parking garage is Free. 6:00 PM Free Christmas crafts for the first 200 kids 6:00 PM Hot chocolate provided by Richards Fine Coffee and Cookies provided by Gourmet Goodies for the first 200 kids…

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December 2018

The Gathering Goose

Saturday, December 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
251 Avenue A SW, 251 Avenue A SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880 United States
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A local Saturday street market,  vendors and food trucks will be on site. For more information contact The Gathering Goose at:

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Carols in the Park

Saturday, December 1 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Main Street Winter Haven is thrilled to announce our 30th Annual Carols in the Park presented by Citizens Bank and Trust! For thirty years, artisans, specialty food vendors, and local choral groups have gathered in Downtown Winter Haven’s Central Park to kick off the holiday season. This event has become a tradition for multiple generations, with a special Candy Cane Corner for children of all ages! Kids will enjoy FREE pictures with Santa Claus, a take-home holiday craft, and a…

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Client Appreciation Event

Sunday, December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Butler Team will be hosting their Annual Client Appreciation Party. Call 289-9038 for more info.

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Chanukah Menorah Lighting

Thursday, December 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Chabad Jewish Center in Lakeland will be hosting their annual Menorah lighting in the park.

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Santa Calling 2018

Thursday, December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Working closely with the North Pole Telephone Company, the City of Winter Haven has made special arrangements to have Santa Claus telephone your child to deliver a memorable greeting. Santa will make his calls Thursday, December 6, 2018, between 6 and 8 p.m. For additional information, please contact Jackie at (863) 291-5870.

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Havendale Christmas Parade

Friday, December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

It's the 17th Annual Havendale Christmas Parade! The time of year when the City of Winter Haven and the City of Auburndale come together to bring you joy, festivities, and floats! This parade will officially start at 7:00 PM from Spring Lake Square and work its way up Havendale Blvd. to Wells Fargo in Auburndale. INFORMATION The streets will still close at 6:00 PM, parking will be limited. In the event of rain the event will not be rescheduled however…

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Jingle Bell Classic

Saturday, December 8 @ 7:00 am - 10:30 am

The friends of the Winter Haven Library bring you competitive 10K and 5K holiday theme races. For more information please contact Julie at

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2nd Saturday Market

Saturday, December 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday Market featuring local products. Food Trucks and DJ will also be on site. Open to the Public. For more information contact Sergio Cruz at or (863) 258-3561

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Lake Maude Park Grand Opening

Saturday, December 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The City of Winter Haven would like to cordially invite you to attend the Lake Maude Park Grand Opening and Dedication Ceremony. It will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. This celebration and formal ribbon cutting will recognize the finalization of the Phase I Construction of this new park and will be held at the site (Avenue O & 7th Street NE). We look forward to celebrating this special occasion with you.

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