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Holiday Happenings in Lakewood


Holiday Art Workshops

Lakewood Cultural Center | Washington Heights Arts Center

Throughout November and December paint, draw, sculpt and craft! A variety of workshops available to help you create unique holiday gifts.

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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!

October: Jerry Halsor, Bronze Sculpture
November: Behind the Art: Ski and Snowboard Design
December: Carolyn Weidner, Oil Paintings


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


5:30-8:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday, December 4 & 5


Official lighting ceremony with mayor of Lakewood at 6 p.m. (Friday night 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
Ballet Ariel
Lakewood Cultural Center


2 p.m., Saturday, Sunday, Monday, December 12-14, 19-21
7 p.m., Saturdays, December 12 &19


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., Monday, 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