It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Kettle Kick-off with the Salvation Army | November 20

Lakeside Village is hosting its Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony along with The Salvation Army Lakeland’s annual Kettle Kick-Off on November 20 from 6 pm to 7 pm. Enjoy festive music from the Tenoroc High School band, live choir music, and guest speaker, Sheriff Grady Judd.

Free Photos with Santa | November 21 – December 19

Santa & Mrs. Claus will be visiting Lakeside Village this holiday season for a photo op! Bring your camera for free photos with Santa. Due to COVID-19 precautionary measures, this year’s setup will be different. Here are the rules:

  • An appointment is required. Book here:
  • Appointments will help shorten wait times and limit the number of people in line.
  • Santa will set up near the roundabout at 1473 Town Center Drive (near Sunglass Hut).
  • There will be a Christmas set for families to safely take photos with Santa.

“Santa will be in the photos; however, he will be at a safe distance and will not allow touching or hugging for everyone’s safety. In an effort to let as many people see Santa as possible, each appointment is limited to around three minutes. We ask that one appointment be made per family. For everyone’s safety, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and any other event staff are prohibited from touching guests’ phones for photos.”

Strolling Carolers | November 21 – December 1
It’s a Holly Jolly Christmas with carolers while you shop, every Friday night.

Holiday Artisan Market | December 13 | 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Shop for artisanal gifts from local makers.