Lakewood shines a bit brighter following Lakewood Lights on Friday, December 1, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park. The official lighting ceremony with the mayor and city council begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Meet with Santa or craft an ornament. Cookies and hot cocoa are available for free (though a $1 donation is nice). This event is FREE and open to all ages.
Children can meet with the big guy himself! Santa will be set up in his workshop, located in the Heritage Lakewood Visitor Center from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Note: Santa meet and greets start at 3 p.m. BEFORE the tree lighting festivities.
Meet and greets are FREE, but you need to reserve a spot. To do so: Arrive at the beginning of the evening to reserve your place in the line. Santa’s helpers will take down your name and cell phone number.
Then, you can wander around enjoying the festivities as the elves will text you when it’s your turn to meet Santa!
For more information, call 303-987-7850. 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood.