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Light Up Lakewood

December 2

Light Up Lakewood

It’s a most joyous of Lakewood traditions and it’s back in Downtown Lakewood for an 11th consecutive year.  The spirit of the season will come to life with holiday cheer when Light Up Lakewood 2017 takes place on Saturday, December 2.

Sponsored by First Federal Lakewood and presented by LakewoodAlive, Light Up Lakewood celebrates the season and the richness of our city’s vibrancy.  This free, family-friendly event in Downtown Lakewood features a holiday parade, lighting ceremony, winter fireworks, live music by the Sellouts, ice carvings, hot chocolate, food trucks, children’s games and much more.

Attendees are invited to stroll Lakewood’s downtown district and visit local stores and restaurants while taking in the sights and sounds of one of Northeast Ohio’s largest holiday celebrations.  Light Up Lakewood serves as a marquee event for the entire region, having drawn an estimated 20,000 guests last year.

Light Up Lakewood represents a day-long celebration that starts with Lunch with Santa at Dewey’s Pizza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and doesn’t end until the music stops playing at 8 p.m.  Guests’ sensory perceptions will be delighted by the twinkle of holiday lights, the cheerful sounds of carolers and the warmth exuded by the festive, friendly atmosphere.

LakewoodAlive Light Up Lakewood

Light Up Lakewood represents one of Northeast Ohio’s largest holiday celebrations.

Highlights include Vendor Village inside the historic Lakewood Masonic Temple, the ever-popular Holiday Parade, which commences at Manor Park at 5 p.m. and ends in front of the Lakewood Public Library, live entertainment provided by bands, choirs, the Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Stage at City Center Park and a can’t-miss fireworks show at 7 p.m. over the rooftops of Downtown Lakewood.


Schedule of Events for Light Up Lakewood 2017:
– 11 am – 1 pm – Lunch with Santa at Dewey’s Pizza
– 11 am – 4:30 pm – Ongoing performances at Lakewood Baptist Church
– 12 – 4 pm – Santa visits Lakewood Baptist Church
– 3 pm – King and Queen Ceremony at Plantation Home
– 4 pm – Festival Kickoff with Vendor Village at the Lakewood Masonic Temple (inside both floors)
– 5 pm – Start of Parade at Manor Park and Detroit Avenue, headed westbound on Detroit
– 5:30 – 8 pm – Ongoing performances at Lakewood Public Library
– 5:30 – 8:30 pm – Santa visits Lakewood Public Library
– 6 – 6:30 and 7 – 8 pm – Performance by The Sellouts
– 6:30 pm – Lighting Ceremony at Main Stage at City Center Park (in front of Marc’s Plaza)
– 7 pm – Fireworks Show

View the Musical Performance Schedules taking place at Lakewood Baptist Church and Lakewood Public Library


Light Up Lakewood 2017 Map
(Click here to view a downloadable version of this map)
(Map design by Convey360)


Considering a sponsorship?  View sponsorship opportunities: sponsorship packet or contact us for more information.

Interested in being a vendor at Light Up Lakewood? Vendor Application

Does your group or organization want to march in the Light Up Lakewood Parade? Parade Application


     Light Up Lakewood 2016     Light Up Lakewood 2016


Light Up Lakewood News
11/16 – A Beginner’s Guide to Attending Light Up Lakewood 2017
11/14 – The Top 10 Traditions of Light Up Lakewood 2017
10/25 – Celebration with Illumination: Light Up Lakewood 2017 to Spread Holiday Cheer on December 2


Thanks to the students and Film Department from St. Edward High School who created this outstanding video from Light Up Lakewood 2016!


Title Sponsor and Fireworks Sponsor

First Federal Lakewood

Snowflake Sponsor

City of Lakewood Logo

Lighting Sponsor

Lakewood City Center

Sparkle Sponsors

Convey 360     Cleveland Clinic Lakewood

Lakewood Anglican Church   Roundstone Insurance Logo

Photo Booth Sponsor

Eric Lowrey - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

King and Queen Scholarship Sponsor

Plantation Home

Jingle Sponsors

Ohio Savings Bank Logo     The University of Akron, School of Social Work, Lakewood Campus       Lakewood Catholic Academy

Twinkle Sponsor

      Cox    Dewey's Pizza   Dollar Bank


Vendor Village Vendors
Aimee Kluiber
All American Gutter Protection
Champion Windows of Cleveland
Elisabeth Wingle
Ellen Szymanski
Floor Coverings International
Fred and Daisy’s
Graeter’s Ice Cream
Heirloom Barber and Shave Shop
Julia Dopman
LulaRoe – Holly Biacsi
Magnolia + Vine
Medical Mutual
Nana’s Spinning Wheel
Promotional Advertising – Paintball
Renewal by Andersen
State Farm
Sweet Amelia’s
The Center for Families and Children
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Universal Windows Direct
Wonder Pop

Outdoor and Food Vendors

Bossy Bakery Boutique
Buckeye Chocolate Co.
Burning River Bagels
Bye Bye Birdie Cafe
Cleveland ConCoction
Funny Cakes
Happy Hour Kettle Corn
Lakewood Cub Scout Pack 76
Lakewood Young Filmmakers Academy
Lynda Bailey
Manna Truck
Mod Equestrian
Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council
Proper Pig Smokehouse
River Dog Cafe
Sauced Wood Fired Pizza
Swenson’s Drive-In Restaurant
The Barkley Pet Hotel and Day Spa
The Gorilla


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Downtown Lakewood
14701 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107 United States
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