Lakewood Lights

Next date: Friday, December 06, 2019 | 05:30 PM to Saturday, December 07, 2019 | 08:30 PM

Holiday Lights at the Heritage Center

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. 

Mayor's Tree Lighting Ceremony 

The lights turn on Friday, Dec. 6 at 5:45 p.m. 


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.

Red Barn decorated with holiday lights

Photos with Santa

Get your photo taken with the big guy himself! Santa will be setup in his temporary workshop, located in the Lakewood Heritage Center Visitor Center both Friday and Saturday night. Santa posing with children

Friday: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Both meet and greets and photos are free. 

Holiday Treats

Hot cocoa and cookiesChild drinking cocoa at Lakewood Lights
Warm up with a holiday favorite snack of hot cocoa and cookies. Available for free in the diner. 
Suggested donation: $1

Roasted Chestnuts
We'll be roasting chestnuts in the 1930s Farmhouse all evening using our beautiful vintage Detroit Jewel Gas Stove, c. 1924. 

Chocolate Gelt 
We'll be handing out chocolate gelt from the 1920s Streer Peterson House.

Festive Activities

Tractor-pulled hay wagon rides Tractor decorated in holiday lights
Take a ride on a hay wagon pulled by our 1940 McCormick Farmall “H” 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.Kids playing dreidle at Lakewood Lights

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

Dreidel & Gelt
Spin the Dreidel and win chocolate gelt in our 1920s Streer Peterson House.

Adopt a Lamp Post

Children climbing on a lamp post

We’ve asked community groups, nonprofits and local organizations to get in the spirit and help us dress up our site. They’ll each “adopt” a lamp post to decorate and it’s your job to pick a winner! Stop by our site anytime Friday, Dec. 6 or Saturday, Dec. 7 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.

If you're a local group, whose interested in getting involved, stay tuned! We'll be posting the lamp post adoption form here in the fall.


  • Friday, December 06, 2019 | 05:30 PM - Saturday, December 07, 2019 | 08:30 PM


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

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