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Light Up Lakewood 2019

December 7 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Light Up LakewoodUsher 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 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.

Light Up Lakewood 2019

Santa is always a crowd favorite during the Holiday Parade. (Judie Vegh/OyVegh Photography)

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 Holiday Market inside the historic Lakewood Masonic Temple, the ever-popular Holiday Parade along Detroit Avenue, 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.

Light Up Lakewood 2019

First Federal Lakewood serves as Title Sponsor for Light Up Lakewood 2019. (Judie Vegh/OyVegh Photography)

Schedule of Events for Light Up Lakewood 2019:
– 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 Holiday Market 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 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!


Light Up Lakewood Festival Royalty Scholarship Application
As part of our commitment to fostering and sustaining vibrant neighborhoods, LakewoodAlive partners with Plantation Home owner David Stein to provide two $500 scholarships to Lakewood residents who are high school juniors in the 2019-20 school year. This scholarship celebrates community service, pride in Lakewood and a commitment to further strengthening the community. Six finalists will be selected to be interviewed; ultimately, two Royalty will be chosen by the selection committee as the scholarship recipients. Click here to access the scholarship application, which is due via email or postmarked October 29, 2019.


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.

For information on serving as a food vendor or participating in Holiday Market at the Lakewood Masonic Temple, please contact Devon Chodzin at dchodzin@lakewoodalive.org or 216-521-0655.


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Light Up Lakewood News
March 20, 2019 – Mark Your Calendar: LakewoodAlive Unveils 2019 Schedule of Community Events


Light Up Lakewood 2019 is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor and Fireworks Sponsor

First Federal Lakewood

Snowflake Sponsor

City of Lakewood Logo

Sparkle Sponsor

Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center Logo

Royalty Scholarship Sponsor

Plantation Home

Jingle Sponsors

Good Soil Lutheran Ministries                      Lakewood Anglican Church                       Lakewood Catholic Academy

Twinkle Sponsor

Renewal by Andersen Logo

Host Venues
Lakewood Baptist Church | Lakewood Masonic Temple | Lakewood Public Library





December 7
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Downtown Lakewood
14701 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107 United States
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