LakewoodAlive’s Festive Event to Illuminate Downtown Lakewood on December 1
When LakewoodAlive’s signature holiday event returns for a 12th consecutive year this December, the traditions that have made this festive occasion a crowd favorite will be complemented by a trio of new features.
LakewoodAlive announces The Roundstone Beer Garden as a new centerpiece of Light Up Lakewood 2018 taking place Saturday, December 1, in Downtown Lakewood. Sponsored by Roundstone Insurance and located at the intersection of Mars and Detroit Avenues, this Beer Garden will afford Light Up Lakewood attendees aged 21+ an opportunity to purchase and enjoy a selection of craft beers.
The Roundstone Beer Garden will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. during Light Up Lakewood and will welcome guests on a first-come, first served basis as capacity permits. Children under 12 may enter The Roundstone Beer Garden provided they are accompanied by an adult aged 21+.
Additionally, Light Up Lakewood 2018 will feature the introduction of the Holiday Market at the historic Lakewood Masonic Temple. Replacing Vendor Village, the Holiday Market will showcase goods from a wide array of local artists and entrepreneurs, offering visitors a prime opportunity to jumpstart their holiday shopping.
Also new this year is the addition of the Light Up Lakewood Holiday Train sponsored by Laskey Costello, LLC and Paisley Monkey. This beautifully restored classic trackless train will run along Detroit Avenue between Belle and Warren (depot located at St. Charles), allowing riders to experience the festival from a unique streetscape perspective for a cost of just $1 per ride.
“We are excited to blend the long-held traditions of Light Up Lakewood with these new guest offerings,” said Ian Andrews, Executive Director of LakewoodAlive. “The addition of The Roundstone Beer Garden, the Holiday Market and the Holiday Train enable us to expand the appeal of Light Up Lakewood, while at the same time maintaining the festive, family-friendly nature of our signature community event. We are grateful to Roundstone Insurance and the Lakewood Masonic Temple for helping to make The Roundstone Beer Garden and the Holiday Market possible.”
Sponsored by First Federal Lakewood, Light Up Lakewood celebrates the season and the richness of Lakewood’s vibrancy. This free-to-attend, family-friendly event in Downtown Lakewood features a holiday parade, lighting ceremony, winter fireworks, live music, ice carvings, hot chocolate, food trucks, children’s games and more.
Light Up Lakewood serves as one of Northeast Ohio’s largest holiday celebrations, drawing an estimated 20,000 guests each December. Highlights include the ever-popular Holiday Parade, which commences at Manor Park Avenue at 5 p.m. and ends in front of Lakewood Public Library, live entertainment provided by bands and choirs, the Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. at City Center Park and a can’t-miss fireworks show at 7 p.m. over the rooftops of Downtown Lakewood.
For more information regarding Light Up Lakewood 2018, please visit LakewoodAlive.org/LightUpLakewood.
Light Up Lakewood is generously supported by the following sponsors:
Beer Garden Sponsor:
Lakewood City Center
Photo Booth Sponsor:
Eric Lowrey and Chris Bergin, Berkshire Hathaway/Lucien Realty
MLSound Design, LLC