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Light Up Lakewood 2020

December 5 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


**PLEASE NOTE: Event details are subject to change to ensure health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic**

Glittering lights illuminate our city, fireworks sparkle overhead and an aura of merriment puts smiles on faces.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and you’re invited to partake in the festive cheer when Light Up Lakewood 2020 takes place on Saturday, December 5 in Downtown Lakewood.

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The Light Up Lakewood Beer Garden draws a festive crowd. (Judie Vegh/OyVegh Photography)

Sponsored by First Federal Lakewood and presented by LakewoodAlive, Light Up Lakewood celebrates the spirit of 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, Holiday Market, Beer Garden, 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.  Now in its 14th year, Light Up Lakewood serves as a marquee event for the entire region, drawing an estimated 20,000 guests each December.

Highlights include the Holiday Market inside the historic Lakewood Masonic Temple; the Light Up Lakewood Beer Garden; 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.

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The Fireworks Show culminates Light Up Lakewood. (Judie Vegh/OyVegh Photography)

Schedule of Events for Light Up Lakewood 2020:
– 3 pm – Royalty Scholarship Ceremony at Plantation Home
– 4 pm – Festival Kickoff with the Holiday Market at the Lakewood Masonic Temple
– 4 pm – Light Up Lakewood Beer Garden at the intersection of Mars and Detroit Avenues
– 4 pm – Holiday Train runs along Detroit Avenue between Belle and Arthur (depot at St. Charles)
– 5 pm – Start of Parade at Manor Park and Detroit Avenues, headed westbound on Detroit
– 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 2020 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 5!


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Light Up Lakewood News
December 10, 2019 – Light Up Lakewood 2019 Spreads Holiday Cheer in Downtown Lakewood


Light Up Lakewood 2020 is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor and Fireworks Sponsor

First Federal Lakewood

Snowflake Sponsor

City of Lakewood Logo

Royalty Scholarship Sponsor

Plantation Home

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



December 5
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Downtown Lakewood
14821 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107 United States
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