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Lakewood Lights

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Thanks for joining us! We look forward to seeing you next year. Happy holidays!


Lakewood Heritage Center
801 S. Yarrow St.
Lakewood, CO 80226


Gather your friends, family and neighbors for this annual celebration! Join Mayor Adam Paul for a tree lighting ceremony, then enjoy a stroll among the light displays or hop on a wagon ride, listen to festive live music and warm up with roasted chestnuts and hot chocolate. Spin the dreidel to get coin-shaped chocolate gelt. Snap a photo with jolly old Santa Claus or craft an ornament to commemorate this happy holiday. 



What to expect at Lakewood Lights:


Lights, lights, lights! 
The Heritage Center will be glowing with a spectacular display of holiday cheer. All of our buildings will be open to the public and decorated for the occasion. 

Lakewood Lights Building

Hot cocoa & cookies
Warm up with a holiday-favorite snack of hot cocoa and cookies. Both will be available for purchase in the diner all night long.

Lakewood Lights Cocoa

Photos with Santa
Get your family photo taken for free with Santa!

Lakewood Lights Santa 2

Holiday music
Join Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul and Green Mountain High School's Shadows of the Mountain Choir for the official tree lighting beginning at 5:45 p.m. on Friday. The event continues Saturday evening with live holiday music around the center.

Lakewood Lights Music

Tractor-pulled hay wagon rides
Take a ride on a hay wagon pulled by our 1940 McCormick Farmall “H” tractor!

Lakewood Lights Tractor

Holiday crafts
Warm up in the Country Schoolhouse where you and the kids can do holiday crafts. New this year, ZigZag Explorer wants you come discover Italy's Le Befana! A friendly witch that goes around giving presents to kids that are good and coal to kids that are naughty! Sound familiar!? Come create your own Le Befana! Crafting, coloring, and a Taste of Italy.


Then, join Great Work Montessori in the Calving Barn to make your own snowflakes.

Lakewood Lights Crafts

Lamp Post Decorating Competition
We’ve asked community groups, non-profits and local organizations to get in the spirit and help us dress up our site. They’ve each “adopted” a lamp post to decorate and it’s your job to pick a winner! Stop by our site anytime Friday, Nov. 30 or Saturday, Dec. 1 to look at all the lamp posts and vote on your favorite. Pick up and submit your ballots from the outdoor box office window at the Visitor Center.


Here's a map of adopted lamp posts.


Thank you, to our participants for helping us get in the holiday spirit: 40 West Arts District, Alameda Connects, Benefits in Action with Kiwanis of Colfax West, Denver Federal Center, Green Mountain Area Homeschoolers, Green Mountain Future Farmers of America, Historic Preservation Commission, Kiwanis Club of Belmar, Kiwanis Clubs of Lakewood & Alameda West, Lakewood Arts Center, MUSEO de las Americas, South Lakewood Business Association, SpayToday, The Mural Project of Colorado.

Lakewood Lights Lamp pole

If you have accessibility needs, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance so that we can do our best to make the proper accommodations. 


Want to get involved? Contact us for volunteer opportunities, sponsorship opportunities, and general inquiries! 


For more information please call 303-987-7850 or email HCA@Lakewood.org.

Thank you to our Sponsors

SCFD 30th Anniversary Logo

Power Home Remodeling

Foothills Credit Union logo Lifetime Windows and Siding
 Zig Zag Explorer Great Work Montessori
Tedford large logo

Contact Information:

Lakewood Heritage Center
801 S. Yarrow St.
Lakewood, CO 80226
Direct: 303-987-7850 | Email: hca@lakewood.org

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