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Lakewood hosts Christmas Tree Lighting Festival

Santa and his reindeer are coming to Lakewood! All Lakewood residents are invited to the 13th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festival Friday, Dec.5, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main Street in Lakewood.

The Christmas Tree Lighting Festival includes tree decorating and lighting, children's crafts and holiday music featuring the Lakes High School Choir, the Greater Life Church Choir and Mann Middle School's Royal Blue Choir. Santa's reindeer will be on display from 4 to 7 p.m.

At 4:30 p.m., Lakewood's Christmas tree will be lighted and refreshments will be served. Santa arrives at 4:45 p.m. escorted by Clover Park High School's Marching Band and will visit with youngsters from 5 to 7 p.m. in City Hall.

Portions of the Christmas Tree Lighting Festival are held outdoors; participants are encouraged to plan and dress accordingly. Participants are also encouraged to bring donations of non-perishable food items for the Lakewood Youth Council food drive.

The Christmas Tree Lighting Festival is sponsored by the City of Lakewood and made possible by donations from many local businesses and volunteers. For more information on the Christmas Tree Lighting Festival, call Sara Stratton at 589-2489.

  • Download the Christmas Tree Lighting Festival Flyer