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Light Up Lakewood 2018

December 1 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Light Up Lakewood

Usher in the holiday season with this time-honored Lakewood tradition now in its 12th year.  The spirit of the season will come to life with festive cheer when Light Up Lakewood 2018 takes place on Saturday, December 1, in Downtown Lakewood.

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 community event in Downtown Lakewood 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, drawing an estimated 20,000 guests each December.

Light Up Lakewood 2017

Light Up Lakewood 2018 takes place on December 1 in Downtown Lakewood (Alex Belisle Photography)

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.

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 and 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 2018:

Light Up Lakewood 2017

– 11 am – 1 pm – Lunch with Santa at Dewey’s Pizza
– 3 pm – King and Queen Ceremony at Plantation Home
– 4 pm – Festival Kickoff with Vendor Village at the Lakewood Masonic Temple
– 5 pm – Start of Parade at Manor Park and Detroit Avenue, headed westbound on Detroit
– 6:30 pm – Lighting Ceremony at the Main Stage at City Center Park
– 7 pm – Fireworks Show sponsored by First Federal Lakewood


More details regarding Light Up Lakewood 2018 will be unveiled in the coming months so check back regularly for updates.  Don’t miss this most joyous of Lakewood holiday traditions on December 1!


Interested in sponsoring Light Up Lakewood? 
View sponsorship opportunities or call 216-521-0655.



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Light Up Lakewood News
March 15, 2018 – Mark Your Calendar: LakewoodAlive Unveils 2018 Schedule of Community Events
December 6, 2017 –  Light Up Lakewood 2017 Ushers in Holiday Season with Festive Celebration


Title Sponsor and Fireworks Sponsor

First Federal Lakewood


Snowflake Sponsor

City of Lakewood Logo


King and Queen Scholarship Sponsor

Plantation Home


Twinkle Sponsor
Champion Windows & Home Exteriors Logo



December 1
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Downtown Lakewood
14701 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107 United States
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