Tickets for Highly-Anticipated Event Go On Sale September 28 and October 1

Get ready to rejoice, chocolate lovers!  A delectable evening awaits when the 11th Annual Lakewood Chocolate Walk takes place on Thursday, October 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Downtown Lakewood.

The Chocolate Walk – hosted by LakewoodAlive and the Downtown Lakewood Business Alliance (DLBA) – represents a popular autumn tradition with a devout following of chocolate fans from all over Northeast Ohio.  Participants visit 25 shops and eateries in Downtown Lakewood that are Sweet Stops on the Chocolate Walk.

Limited to 350 attendees, this much-anticipated event will sell out very quickly.  This year’s Chocolate Walk features two different ways to secure tickets:

Chocolate Walk Presale Ticket Launch
When: Saturday, September 28 at 9 a.m.
Where: lion and blue – 15106 Detroit Avenue in Downtown Lakewood
What: 150 General Admission tickets (but no VIP tickets) will be sold for $50 each on a first-come, first-served basis with a limit of four tickets per person.  The purchaser will receive a small swag bag containing sweet treats.  Five swag bags will contain “Golden Tickets” in the form of a $50 gift card, and there will also be a visit from a special guest.

Online Ticket Sale
When: Tuesday, October 1 at 10 a.m.
Where: LakewoodAlive.org/ChocolateWalk
What: 50 VIP tickets will be sold for $75 each and 150 General Admission tickets will be sold for $40 each during the online ticket sale starting at 10 a.m. on October 1.  Please note that there is a purchasing limit of four tickets per person, and that the Chocolate Walk is intended for adults aged 21 and older.

The VIP ticket option exists for those seeking to elevate the joy of the chocolate experience to an even greater level of bliss.  Hosted by Malley’s Chocolates, the Pre-Walk VIP Reception – limited to only 50 lucky attendees – takes place from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. at Malley’s Lakewood location (14822 Madison Avenue), where guests will sample decadent treats, as well as appetizers, wine and beer.  Transportation aboard the “Chocolate Express” will be provided from Downtown Lakewood to the VIP Reception and back.  VIP tickets will only be available for purchase online starting at 10 a.m. on October 1.

A General Admission ticket gains you entrance to First Federal Lakewood (14806 Detroit Avenue) at 6 p.m., where you’ll receive your Chocolate Walk supplies.  Guided by a map and the signs and festive bows decorating participating merchants, you’ll take to the streets to visit the Sweet Stops, collecting something chocolate-themed at each location.  You may visit the stops in any order you wish – the merchants eagerly await you.

The evening ends for all attendees with the Final Stop at First Federal Lakewood.  You may stop here whenever you finish your walk, turn in your completed Golden Egg Hunt form, wet your whistle and grab a snack.  The Final Stop will be your last chance to purchase tickets for the 50/50 raffle and raffle baskets, with the drawings held at 8:55 p.m.  You need not be present to win.

“Our annual Chocolate Walk represents a unique opportunity to showcase Lakewood’s vibrancy,” said Ian Andrews, Executive Director of LakewoodAlive.  “We hope you can join us for this memorable evening, with proceeds supporting the Downtown Lakewood Business Alliance, our Downtown Lakewood Program and LakewoodAlive.”

For more information regarding the Lakewood Chocolate Walk taking place October 24, please visit LakewoodAlive.org/ChocolateWalk.