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Light Up Lakewood

December 3, 2016


Light Up Lakewood

Event Recap: Light Up Lakewood 2016 Beckons Joy, Ushers in Holiday Season

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

It’s a most joyous of Lakewood traditions and it’s back for another year. The spirit of the season will come to life with holiday cheer when Light Up Lakewood 2016 takes place on Saturday, December 3, within the city’s seasonally-illuminated downtown district.

Presented by LakewoodAlive in conjunction with many generous businesses and organizations, Light Up Lakewood celebrates the season and the richness of the city’s vibrancy. This free, family-friendly event on Detroit Avenue features a holiday parade, lighting ceremony, winter fireworks, live music, 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 25,000 guests last year.

Light Up LakewoodLight 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.

Highlights include Vendor Village inside the historic Masonic Hall, the ever-popular Holiday Parade, live entertainment provided by bands, choirs and dancers, the Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. at the newly-located Main Stage at City Center Park and a can’t-miss fireworks show at 6:45 p.m. over the rooftops of Downtown Lakewood.

Schedule of Events:
11 am – 1 pm – Lunch with Santa at Dewey’s Pizza
11:30 am – 4:30 pm – Ongoing performances at Barton Center
3 pm – King and Queen Ceremony at Plantation Home
4 pm – Festival Kickoff with Vendor Village at the Masonic Temple
5 pm – Start of Parade at Manor Park and Detroit Avenue, headed westbound on Detroit
5 – 8:30 pm – Santa visits Lakewood Public Library
5:30 – 8 pm – Ongoing performances at 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 the Marc’s Plaza)
6:45 pm – Fireworks Show

Click here for a schedule of performances taking place at Barton Senior Center and Lakewood Public Library.

Click here to read the Beginner’s Guide to Light Up Lakewood 2016.

Click here to read the press release regarding Holiday Parade Grand Marshal Makorobondo “Dee” Salukombo.

Click here to read the press release regarding the winner of the fourth grade “Why I Love Lakewood” essay contest.

Click here to read the press release regarding the King and Queen of Light Up Lakewood 2016.

Light Up Lakewood 2016 Map
Click here to view a downloadable version of this map.


Check out the Light Up Lakewood 2016 Brochure! (Design by Convey360)




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  Credit: Lakewood Citizen                             Credit: Lakewood Observer                                                 Credit: Faces of Lakewood

* LakewoodAlive reserves the right to utilize any photograph/video taken at any of our community events for marketing purposes, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video.  For questions regarding this policy, please call our office at 216-521-0655.


Snowflake Sponsors

First Federal Lakewood       City of Lakewood Logo        Lakewood City Center

Sparkle Sponsors

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Lucien Realty     Convey 360       Discount Drug Mart       Lakewood Anglican Church       Plantation Home       Roundstone Insurance       The University of Akron Lakewood

Jingle Sponsors

Barton Senior Center     Dewey's Pizza       IMCD US     Lakewood Hardware
Lakewood Masonic Temple      Lakewood Public Library       Lakewood Catholic Academy

Twinkle Sponsors

Beck Center for the Arts       Burgers 2 Beer Lakewood        Dollar Bank      Modelo Dental Care     NEO Realty Group LLC


December 3, 2016
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Downtown Lakewood
14701 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107 United States
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