City of Lakewood: Snow…and tree lighting coming again to Lakewood


Lakewood residents are cordially invited to join in the city’s 3rd annual tree lighting ceremony and community gathering on Friday, December 2, 2016 starting at 6:00 p.m. outside The Centre at Sycamore Plaza at 5000 Clark Ave., next to city hall.

Snow machines will add to the seasonal festiveness, along with Dickens carolers and carnival games. More food trucks will be on hand this year too!

The event also offers wonderful and free family holiday photo opportunities. Costumed characters will help with several holiday photo scenes, including one with Santa Claus.

No reservations are required. Just come on down. Parking will be available in the rear Centre-City Hall parking lots. The parking lot in front of city hall will be closed as it will be used for the event.

There will be plenty of other opportunities to enjoy good cheer around the Lakewood tree if you can’t make the tree lighting on December 2. From December 3 through December 31, the tree will be on display in the plaza, providing an animated light show that changes colors to music continuously from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. each night. Stop by and enjoy the splendor of the winter holidays!

If it is raining in the late afternoon  and early evening of December 2, the event will be cancelled, but the tree will still be lit for the first time at 6:30 p.m. that evening. If any rain stops by 3:00 p.m. the event will go on, although some activities may be limited. For more information, including weather-related updates on December 2, visit or call city staff at 562-866-9771, extension 2140. Call extension 3123 on December 2.


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