Tree Lighting Festivities

Mom and child with Santa at tree lighting event

The City of Lakewood, along with generous support from sponsors and community partners, hosts the annual community tree lighting event, with "snow flurries" accompanying the dramatic lighting of the 24-foot-tall tree in the Civic Center Plaza.

Watch the CityTV video of the most recent tree lighting event.

Each year, thousands of residents and guests enjoy a celebration of the season at Lakewood's tree lighting event, with a visit and photos with Santa, a selection of food trucks, free carnival games, and face painting.

Photo stations are available with colorful backdrops and costumed characters. Carolers provide a festive seasonal assortment of vocal melodies, including a community sing-a-long by the tree.

In 2014, Lakewood capped off the city's year-long 60th Anniversary festivities with the first tree lighting event. The event was significantly expanded in 2015 and continues year after year now. 

Crowd of people at tree lighting event