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Holiday Happenings in Lakewood

Holiday Art and Workshops

Lakewood Cultural Center | Washington Heights Arts Center

Welcome the holiday season with a variety of workshops available to help you create unique holiday gifts.

Not in the mood to make something yourself? Come to the annual Washington Heights Art and Pottery Sale, where you can find a great gift of locally-made pottery, jewelry, art and more.

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday December 3
Washington Heights Arts Center

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Ongoing Exhibits

Corner Gallery, Lakewood Cultural Center

Corner Gallery inside Lakewood Cultural Center serves the needs of the local arts community for rentable space. Come by monthly to see what's new!

September: "Drawing with Thread and Beads", Kathy Mitchell-Garton
October: "What Lakewood Means to Me", Dennison Elementary
November: Washington Heights Arts Center
December: Nutcracker Collection, Paul Noel Fiorino


Lakewood Lights

Lakewood Lights featuring the Mayor's Tree Lighting
Lakewood Heritage Center


5:30-8:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday, December 2 & 3


The official mayor's tree lighting ceremony begins at 5:45pm and will feature Green Mountain High School's Shadows of the Mountains Choir (Friday ONLY).

  • FREE museum tours
  • FREE tractor pulled hay-wagon rides
  • FREE photos with Santa
  • FREE vintage holiday ornament making in the Country School
  • $1 cocoa and cookies
  • Unique gift shopping in the 20th Century Emporium
Lakewood Lights 2013

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker
Ballet Ariel
Lakewood Cultural Center


2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10 and 17
Sunday, Dec. 11 and 18
Thursday, Dec. 22
Friday, Dec. 23

7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 17


Clara and the Nutcracker Prince journey on a magical adventure to the land of dancing Snowflakes and the Sugar Plum Fairy's castle. Get into the holiday spirit with this delightful ballet for the whole family.



Winter Solstice Celebration

Bear Creek Lake Park

6-8 p.m., Wednesday, December 21


Celebrate the first day of winter with us! We will go on a short night hike and then gather around the campfire for a marshmallow roast and celebration of the winter solstice that will include the traditional burning of the yule log. Pleas bring a mug to enjoy a hot beverage! No dogs please.


Winter Solstice