Light Up Lakewood 2019
December 7 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Usher in the holiday season with this time-honored Lakewood tradition now in its 13th year. The spirit of the season will come to life with festive cheer when Light Up Lakewood 2019 takes place on Saturday, December 7, 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 event in Downtown Lakewood features a holiday parade, lighting ceremony, winter fireworks, Beer Garden, Holiday Market, Holiday Train, live music, ice carvings, hot chocolate, food trucks, children’s games and 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 represents a long-held holiday celebration of Lakewood’s vibrancy. 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 the Holiday Market inside the historic Lakewood Masonic Temple; the Light Up Lakewood Beer Garden sponsored by Roundstone Insurance; the ever-popular Holiday Parade, which commences at Manor Park Avenue at 5 p.m. and ends in front of Lakewood Public Library; 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.
Schedule of Events for Light Up Lakewood 2019:
– 11 am – 1 pm – Lunch with Santa at Dewey’s Pizza
– 11 am – 4 pm – Ongoing performances at Lakewood Baptist Church with a surprise visitor
– 3 pm – Royalty Scholarship Ceremony at Plantation Home
– 4 pm – Festival Kickoff with Holiday Market at the Lakewood Masonic Temple
– 4 pm – Light Up Lakewood Beer Garden sponsored by Roundstone Insurance at the intersection of Mars and Detroit Avenues
– 4 pm – Holiday Train sponsored by Laskey Costello, LLC and Paisley Monkey runs along Detroit Avenue between Belle and Arthur (depot located at St. Charles)
– 5 pm – Start of Parade at Manor Park and Detroit Avenues, headed westbound on Detroit
– 5:30 – 8 pm – Ongoing performances and children’s activities at Lakewood Public Library
– 5:30 – 8:30 pm – Santa visits Lakewood Public Library
– 6:30 pm – Lighting Ceremony at Main Stage at City Center Park (in front of the Marc’s Plaza)
– 7 pm – Fireworks Show sponsored by First Federal Lakewood
More details regarding Light Up Lakewood 2019 will be unveiled in the coming weeks so check back regularly for updates. Don’t miss this most joyous of Lakewood holiday traditions on December 7!
Interested in sponsoring Light Up Lakewood? View sponsorship opportunities or call 216-521-0655.
Interested in having your group participate in the Holiday Parade? View the Parade Application.
Interested in serving as a street vendor? View the Street Vendor Application.
Light Up Lakewood News
November 13, 2019 – Light Up Lakewood 2019 to Feature Beer Garden Sponsored by Roundstone Insurance
November 5, 2019 – The Top 10 Traditions of Light Up Lakewood 2019
October 30, 2019 – Light Up Lakewood 2019 to Spread Holiday Cheer on December 7
Light Up Lakewood 2019 is generously supported by the following sponsors:
Title Sponsor and Fireworks Sponsor
Beer Garden Sponsor
Photo Booth Sponsor
Royalty Scholarship Sponsor
Holiday Train Sponsors