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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 2
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!

October 2017: Video Experience, Kendra Fleshman
November 2017: Woodprints, Steve Sumner
December 2017: Washington Heights Arts Center Artist Show


Lakewood Lights

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


5:30-8:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday, December 1 & 2


The official mayor's tree lighting ceremony is Friday only and begins at 5:45 p.m.

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

Timothy P. & the Rocky Mountain Stocking Stuffers

Lakewood Cultural Center


7:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 1
Saturday, Dec. 2

2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 2
Sunday, Dec. 3


Always audience favorites, the Stocking Stuffers have become a holiday tradition. The concert features 10 of the region's finest Western, bluegrass and folk musicians playing new arrangements and audience favorites, led by front man Timothy P. Irvin.



The Nutcracker

Ballet Ariel
Lakewood Cultural Center


2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 16 and 23
Sunday, Dec. 10 and 17
Friday, Dec. 22

7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 16
Friday, Dec. 22


An imaginative and beautiful version of this enchanting holiday tale of a young girl who dreams of a courageous Nutcracker Prince, a villainous Mouse King and a magical journey to an extraordinary kingdom, performed by professional and pre-professional dancers.



Winter Solstice Celebration

Bear Creek Lake Park

6-8 p.m., Thursday, 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