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WELCOME!

The purpose of the Lakeland Margarita Ball is to make the Christmas season a little brighter for the underprivileged children in our community. The donations of gifts and cash will be distributed throughout the greater Lakeland area to local charity organizations. We want to pay close attention to the people that make the event such a success- you all! Again, this year we want to let you know what you’ve always been to the Lakeland Margarita Society…SUPERHEROES!

Truly, without your support of this event some children wouldn’t have a Christmas. So, on behalf of all the members of the Lakeland Margarita Society, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being Superheroes to the children!

So here’s how it works- purchase your Margarita Ball ticket from this website (Tickets will be mailed to you), from a friendly, Lakeland Margarita Society member, or from Tucker’s Southside Package & Lounge located at 1122 South Florida Ave. in Lakeland 863-683-4703. Then purchase a toy of a $10 or more value. Bring both your ticket and your unwrapped toy with you! Gates open at 8pm at the Lake Mirror Promenade – 121 South Lake Ave. in Lakeland.  Enjoy food from a variety of local restaurants in town and unlimited margaritas and beer (Included with purchase of ticket). Full cash bar available.

TICKETS PURCHASED ONLINE will be mailed beginning November 1st. If purchased on November 16th or after they will have to be picked up at will call.

TICKETS $40.00 Donation Per Person in Advance $65.00 Donation at the Gate
Group Rates: Every 20 tickets you purchase the price drops $5! Ex. 20 tickets = $35 x 20; 40 Tickets = $30 x 40

WHEN: NOVEMBER 19, 2016

WHERE: LAKE MIRROR PROMENADE – 121 South Lake Ave. in Lakeland

TIME: 8PM- 11PM

ENTERTAINMENT: MPIRE Check them out: http://www.thempireband.com

DRESS: CASUAL (This is an outdoor event)

Complimentary Margaritas, Beer, and Hors d’oeuvres!!!

Bring your unwrapped children’s gift valued at $10 or more, yourself, and your dancin’ shoes!

80 thoughts on “About

  1. STACEY BENNETT says:

    ONCE TICKETS ARE PURCHASED, AFTER THE 18TH HOW WILL I GET THE TICKETS??

    • cparry1176 says:

      Hi! They will be at will call. Just tell them your name and you will be on the list. There will be a table at the entrance. Thanks!

    • Jackie Broten says:

      I just found out about the ball today. How would I get ticket at this late date

      • cparry1176 says:

        We are so glad you are interested in coming! wwww.lakelandmargaritaball.com has tickets for sale and available for pick up at will call. Also they are being sold at Southside Package on South Florida Avenue. Please let me know if I can help further! Thanks!

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  3. Wanda Lash says:

    Are you planning for 2014? We would love to attend! Wanda Lash

  4. Tammie Saxon says:

    Curious as to why the hours have changed from the past. After you wait 45 minutes to an hour to get in, you only have 2 hours to visit with friends and enjoy the surroundings. Thanks.

    • cparry1176 says:

      Tammie- thanks for your inquiry, as far as I know Margarita Ball has always had the same hours of 8:00 – 11:00 pm, not starting before 8:00 and not stretching beyond 11:00 to be respectful of those living near the promenade. While I don’t believe I can change the hours of the event, I can work with the team to ensure that event entry moves as efficiently as possible. Last year, everyone was in the park in ten minutes. It seems like maybe you’ve been to the event before, we’re so glad you’re thinking of coming back! We’ve got a new band this year and are really looking forward to the best turn out yet!

  5. ruth says:

    What vendors are participating this year?

    • cparry1176 says:

      Hello! And thank you so much for your interest. We have many restaurants including:
      Texas Cattle Company
      Abuelo’s
      bd’s Mongolian Grill
      Beef O’Brady’s
      Bernie Little
      Buffalo Wild Wings
      Edible Arrangements
      Fish City
      Fred’s Southern Kitchen
      GrillSmith
      Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grill
      Mid Florida Audio/Video LLC
      Mojo’s
      Outback
      Rib Crib
      Smokin Jim’s BBQ
      Southside
      Texas Roadhouse
      Winghouse of Lakeland

      I hope this helps! We are also waiting on a few more restaurants. Thanks again!!!

  6. Robert bateman says:

    Hello,

    The website says tickets currently not available? Also I thought last year you had a VIP ticket that got you an extra hour?

    • cparry1176 says:

      Hello Robert! I just checked on the website and it seems to be up and working. Please let me know if you have further problems. I’m sorry but we did not have that package in the past that I can recall. We are so happy that you are showing interest in coming and please let me know if I can help you any further!

  7. Kathy says:

    Not clear why it is called a “ball”. Is there dancing and a dance floor? It looks more like just another street festival. Are there more pictures?

    • cparry1176 says:

      Hello! When this event was started 27 years ago they decided to call it the Margarita Ball even though it is a casual event. It has been enjoyed by everyone who has supported this cause. It is a festive night at a beautiful location where fold enjoy fabulous food, drinks, dancing, music as well as making Christmas morning special for many underprivileged children. The name is synonymous is a fabulous time and cause!

  8. Jennifer Rockey says:

    Where online can I purchase tickets for the margarita ball?

  9. Laura Tenpenny says:

    I bought my tickets online, but have not received yet. When will they be mailed?

    • cparry1176 says:

      They will start being mailed at the beginning of next week. Thanks!

      • Ruth ericson says:

        Today is the 12th and I still have not received my tickets. I purchased two as a birthday gift which I need for this Saturday, is there a number I can call??

      • cparry1176 says:

        What a wonderful gift. My name is Carolyn and you can call me. 863-899-0334. Tickets were just mailed Monday. We got a bit of a late start due a printing glitch and Veteran’s Day slowed us a bit further. You should receive them by tomorrow if you do not please let me know and I will make alternate arrangements for you!

      • ruth says:

        Thanks Carolyn for the quick response. I will look for them tomorrow.. hopefully they will arrive.

  10. Laura Tenpenny says:

    I am moving and am worried that the mail forward request will delay my ticket delivery. I purchased them online. Can I pick them up instead of getting in the mail?

  11. Nancy Lang says:

    so excited to go!! I didn’t know anything about this until today! Yeah

  12. Shari says:

    I am trying to purchase 41 tickets. As a group rate. How can I do this for the $30/pp rate? The website reflects only the $40 rate

  13. Brandy says:

    Where do we go to purchase tickets? I realize we will need to pick up at will call but can’t find online where to go get them.

  14. Sherri Taylor says:

    Can you still purchase tickets at Southside before the event?

  15. cheri fuller says:

    Since Im purchasing 24 tickets on-line, AFTER THE 17TH, is it possible for me to come by and pick them up so as to not bog down the entry line with 24 names?

  16. Kate says:

    Are any wine or spirits suppliers sponsoring the cash bar?

  17. Heidi says:

    I won our tickets and we are one of the families that receives help at this time of year, do I still need to bring a 10$ gift?

  18. Aundrea says:

    HI. Is it just beer and margaritas or is wine complementary as well?

  19. G.Gantt says:

    can you still buy tickets online

  20. Shari says:

    Is this for 2015? You have the date for 2014? I really need to know if the group rates are correct at the website it is not …., again.
    Thanks.
    Shari Ivory
    386-837-7288
    Tsivory1@yahoo.com

    • cparry1176 says:

      Yes we are up to date. I will get that correction taken care of imelmediatly. We can’t wait to see you!

      • Shari I says:

        Need to know the Group rates, Website still not reflecting correctly. I was in touch with Carolyn last year about the tickets. Please text me I am looking at 50-60 people attending this year. I need to know the group rate. Thanks, Shari

      • cparry1176 says:

        Hey Shari! Yes I totally remember this from last year. We will get you taken care of and I’ll be happy to call or text you. I just need your number. Or call me. 863-899-0334. Carolyn

      • Carolyn says:

        I see this and am working it out now. I remember setting up a special link for you. I will be in touch soon.Thank you for your patience! Carolyn

      • cparry1176 says:

        Shari – I am going to need to send you your own individual link for your tickets. I believe I had to do this last year. As soon as you let me know how many you need I will get right on it. Again, please don’t hesitate to call me. Carolyn

  21. sitedzynz says:

    Paper/card invitation says Saturday November 21. Website says “November 22” (2014)????

  22. Shannon says:

    I’ve misplaced our invitation received in the mail and need to mail in a check. What address should I mail the check to? Thank you!

  23. Tammy mathis says:

    Would like to purchase two tickets

  24. Isabel Braggs says:

    Hello, what food vendors are participating this year? Also if I buy our tickets at Tuckers today will I have them today or will they be at Will Call on Sat?

    • cparry1176 says:

      If you buy your tickets at Tuckers you will get them there, not will call. I will get the finalized list of vendors today. And let you know. Thanks!!

      • cparry1176 says:

        Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy
        Antico Wood Fired Pizzeria&
        Wine Bar
        Badcock and More
        Beef O’Brady’s – Southside
        Bernie Little Distributors, Inc.
        Brewlands Bar&Billiards
        City of Lakeland
        Clark, Campbell, Lancaster&
        Munson, P.A.
        Diageo Americas
        Edible Arrangements
        Fish City Grill
        Fred’s Market – Lakeland
        Harry’s Seafood Bar&Grille
        Hyatt Place Lakeland Center
        J.H.Ham Engineering, Inc.
        J. L. Fence
        Ker’s WingHouse – Lakeland
        Lakeland Police Department
        Ledger Media Group
        Mail Processing Associates
        MaxPak
        Mid Florida Audio/Video, LLC
        Mojo’s Wings, Burgers&Beer
        Outback Steakhouse
        Publix Super Markets Charities
        Smokin’ Jim’s House of Bar-B-Q
        Square 1 Burgers&Bar
        Southside Package&Lounge, Inc.
        Texas Cattle Company
        The Brass Tap
        The Terrace Grille

    • cparry1176 says:

      Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy
      Antico Wood Fired Pizzeria&
      Wine Bar
      Badcock and More
      Beef O’Brady’s – Southside
      Bernie Little Distributors, Inc.
      Brewlands Bar&Billiards
      City of Lakeland
      Clark, Campbell, Lancaster&
      Munson, P.A.
      Diageo Americas
      Edible Arrangements
      Fish City Grill
      Fred’s Market – Lakeland
      Harry’s Seafood Bar&Grille
      Hyatt Place Lakeland Center
      J.H.Ham Engineering, Inc.
      J. L. Fence
      Ker’s WingHouse – Lakeland
      Lakeland Police Department
      Ledger Media Group
      Mail Processing Associates
      MaxPak
      Mid Florida Audio/Video, LLC
      Mojo’s Wings, Burgers&Beer
      Outback Steakhouse
      Publix Super Markets Charities
      Smokin’ Jim’s House of Bar-B-Q
      Square 1 Burgers&Bar
      Southside Package&Lounge, Inc.
      Texas Cattle Company
      The Brass Tap
      The Terrace Grille

  25. susan says:

    looks like restaurant participation is much less than in years past

  26. Candace says:

    I see the rain chance is at 60%, what happens if it rains?

  27. Michael says:

    I want to get tickets but I am unsure about the weather. I’m not interested in standing around in the rain. What happens if it does rain??

  28. Michelle talbot says:

    Has anyone seen the storm brewing off the coast? Let’s just reschedule for next Saturday night!!

  29. Sherry says:

    Can you give money instead of a toy at the event?

  30. Jenn says:

    I just found out you need a toy, friends for my ticket and I have never been. Do you need the toy with your ticket?

  31. lea says:

    It’s raining! No! Is the event still happening?

  32. Mike Sivley says:

    Can you tell me if the ball was cancelled on Saturday? Thanks

    • cparry1176 says:

      It was not cancelled but rained terribly to our disappointment. The children will still enjoy the toys that so many generously gave regardless of the weather. Thank you to everyone!!!

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