The most joyous of Lakewood traditions is returning to Downtown Lakewood for the 17th annual celebration. The spirit of the season will come to life with holiday cheer when Light Up Lakewood 2023 takes place on Saturday, December 2 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 Roundstone 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 Indoor Holiday Market; The Roundstone Beer Garden sponsored by Roundstone Insurance; the ever-popular Holiday Parade sponsored by Shinn Law Firm, which commences at Belle & Detroit Avenues at 5 p.m. and ends at Arthur 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 Kauffman Park.
Ways to Get Involved
Schedule of Events for Light Up Lakewood 2022:
4 p.m. – Festival Kickoff
– Holiday Market at the Lakewood Masonic Temple
– The Roundstone Beer Garden sponsored by Roundstone Insurance featuring Immigrant Son Brewery on Detroit Avenue between Belle and Marlowe Avenues
– Food Trucks
– Outdoor Vendors
– DJs spinning festive tunes
– Family Fun Zone outside of the library including the Holiday Train sponsored by Laskey Costello, LLC.
4-8 p.m. – Santa visits in front of Lakewood Public Library
5 p.m. – Holiday Parade sponsored by Shinn Law starting at Belle and Detroit Avenues, headed westbound on Detroit Avenue
5:30-8 p.m. – Music at City Center Main Stage
6:30 p.m. – Lighting Ceremony at Main Stage at City Center Park (in front of the Marc’s Plaza)
7 p.m. – Fireworks Show sponsored by First Federal Lakewood over Kauffman Park
7:45 p.m. – Final Pour at The Roundstone Beer Garden
Light Up Lakewood 2023 is generously supported by the following sponsors:
Beer Garden Sponsor:
Holiday Train Sponsor:
Roundstone Beer Garden – Beer Sponsor:
Family Fun Zone Sponsor:
Photo Booth Sponsor:
Hot Chocolate Sponsor
Ice Carving Sponsors: