Light Up Lakewood 2022
December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The most joyous of Lakewood traditions is returning to Downtown Lakewood for the 16th annual celebration. The spirit of the season will come to life with holiday cheer when Light Up Lakewood 2022 takes place on Saturday, December 3 from 4 to 8 p.m.
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 on Detroit Avenue in Downtown Lakewood features a holiday parade, lighting ceremony, winter fireworks, The 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 shops 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.
Light Up Lakewood represents a long-held holiday celebration of Lakewood’s sense of community. Guests will be delighted by the festive atmosphere which includes the twinkle of holiday lights, the cheerful sounds of carolers and the warmth of hot beverages.
Highlights include the Outdoor Vendor Village; The Beer Garden; the ever-popular Holiday Parade, which commences at Manor Park Avenue at 5 p.m. and ends at Elmwood Avenue; the Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. at City Center Park and a can’t-miss fireworks show at 7 p.m. over Downtown Lakewood.
Schedule of Events for Light Up Lakewood 2022:
3 p.m. – Royalty Scholarship Ceremony at Avenue Home
4 p.m. – Festival Kickoff
Light Up Lakewood Beer Garden on Detroit Avenue between Arthur and Mars Avenues
Holiday Train runs along Detroit Avenue between Marlowe and St. Charles Avenues
Live entertainment begins
Visit Santa at the steps of the Lakewood Public Library
5 p.m. – Start of Parade at Manor Park and Detroit Avenues, headed westbound on Detroit Avenue
6:30 p.m. – Lighting Ceremony at Main Stage at City Center Park
7 p.m. – Fireworks Show sponsored by First Federal Lakewood will be shot off from a new location at Kauffman Park to provide more opportunities for attendees to view from Detroit Avenue
7:40 p.m. – Last pour at Beer Garden
8 p.m. – Close of festival
Vendor and sponsorship applications will be posted in the coming weeks, check back for updates.
Light Up Lakewood 2022 is generously supported by the following sponsors: