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Posted on December 26th, 2012 by

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This Week in Central Florida
December 26-30

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Countdown to Kids’ New Year’s Eve
Date:
Wednesday, December 26
Venue:
LEGOLAND ® Florida, Winter Haven
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Countdown to Kids’ New Year’s Eve features nightly fireworks over Lake Eloise.
- Watch the spectacular fireworks explode into millions of tiny LEGO bricks with special 3D viewing glasses.

Moscow Ballet’s: The Great Russian Nutcracker
Date:
Thursday, December 27
Venue:
The Lakeland Center
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Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker 20th Anniversary production overflows with a spectacular new “Dove of Peace” performed by 2 dancers, Christmas tree that grows to 7 stories tall, 40 top Russian dancers, falling snow, charming silk puppets, 200 lavish costumes, and 9 hand-painted backdrops all set to Tchaikovsky’s complete score.

Movies on the Lawn in Bartow
Date:
Friday, December 28
Venue: Bartow
- Bring the family to the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce’s “Movies on the Lawn” taking place on the fourth Friday of each month.

Three Dog Night
Date:
Friday, December 28
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- Three Dog Night brings hits like “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”, “Joy to the World”, “Black and White”, “Shambala” and “One” to The Lakeland Center on Friday, December 28.

Recurring Events:

Saturday Night RodeoEvery Saturday night (Westgate River Ranch Resort, River Ranch)

Christmas Bricktacular – Through December 30 Saturdays & Sundays (LEGOLAND® Florida, Winter Haven)

Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate – Through January 6 (Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales)

Public Ice Skating – Through January 7 (The Lakeland Center)

In Vibrant Color: Vintage Celebrity Portraits From the Harry Warnecke Studio – Through January 12 (Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland)

About Face – Through January 12 (Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland)

PMoA Collects – Through January 12 (Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland)

1989 at Polk Museum of Art – Through February 10 (Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland)

Explorations V Children’s Museum programming: Magical Monday, Terrific Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Thrilling Thursday and Fun Friday – weekly Monday through Friday (Explorations V, Lakeland)

 For this week’s sporting events, check out “What’s Happening in Central Florida Sports” on CatchCentralFlorida.com.

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