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Light Up Lakewood to be Held Dec. 2nd

For many people, the holiday season starts when Christmas music begins playing on the radio (which seems to get earlier and earlier each year), or once the first snow covers the ground like a winter wonderland, or when the leftovers from Thanksgiving are finally gone—but for people in Lakewood, the holiday season doesn’t truly start until Light Up Lakewood.

Light Up Lakewood is an annual free festival held on Detroit avenue by LakewoodAlive, which boasts a crowd of 20,000. Filled with festivities, such as live performances, amazing food, free hot chocolate, a parade, a lighting ceremony, and a firework show to end it all, Light Up Lakewood has a chock full schedule, which is listed below, with events starting at 11 a.m.

  • 11 am – 1 pm – Lunch with Santa at Dewey’s Pizza
  • 11 am – 4:30 pm – Ongoing performances at Lakewood Baptist Church
  • 12 – 2 pm – Santa visits Lakewood Baptist Church
  • 3 pm – King and Queen Ceremony at Plantation Home
  • 4 pm – Festival Kickoff with Vendor Village at the Lakewood Masonic Temple
  • 5 pm – Start of Parade at Manor Park and Detroit Avenue, headed westbound on Detroit
  • 5:30 – 8 pm – Ongoing performances at Lakewood Public Library
  • 5:30 – 8:30 pm – Santa visits Lakewood Public Library
  • 6 – 6:30 and 7 – 8 pm – Performance by The Sellouts
  • 6:30 pm – Lighting Ceremony at Main Stage at City Center Park (in front of Marc’s Plaza)
  • 7 pm – Fireworks Show

Lakewood Baptist Church:

  • 11:00-11:20 am – Lakewood Baptist Church Organist – Welcome and Opening
  • 11:30-11:50 am – Lakewood Catholic Academy Jazz Band
  • 12:00-12:20 pm – Harding Singers
  • 12:30-12:50 pm – Garfield Jazzy Jam Holiday Ensemble
  • 1:00-1:20 pm – Harding Singers Too
  • 2:00-2:20 pm – Garfield Music Crew
  • 2:20-2:30 pm – Beth’s Young Quartet from Choir Loft
  • 2:30-2:50 pm – Harding Middle School Jazz Band
  • 2:50-3:00 pm – Beth’s Young Quartet from Choir Loft
  • 3:00-3:20 pm – Horace Mann
  • 3:30-3:50 pm – Lincoln Singers
  • 4:00-4:20 pm – LHS Chamber Orchestra

Lakewood Public Library:

  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Friends Holiday Public Book Sale (Book Sale Room)
  • 6:00 – 8:30 pm – Holiday Crafts & Activities (Multipurpose Room)
  • 4:30 pm – St. Edward’s Trash Talkers (Front Sidewalk)
  • 5:30-5:55, 6:35-7:00, 7:15-7:45 – Beck Center for the Arts Music Makers (Children’s Section-South)
  • 5:30 – 8:30 pm – Santa Visits/Photos (Bring Your Camera)
  • 6:00-6:30 pm – Stringin’ Along Middle School Strings (Children’s Section-South)
  • 6:15-6:30 pm- Vive/Fourtes (New Books Room)
  • 6:30-7:00 pm- Four Seasons (New Books Room)
  • 6:30 – 8:00 pm – H2O’s “Twigbee-Style” Shop (Homework Room)
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm – Story Time – every half hour
  • 7:15 – 7:45 pm – LHS Chamber Choir (Atrium)

So whether you’re a Lakewoodite and have been to plenty, or this is your first time coming, Light up Lakewood has something for everyone.

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