Embrace the holiday season in old-fashioned style with Light Up Lakewood

Capture the enchanting streetscape as this historic suburb turns back time and Detroit Avenue is illuminated in Light Up Lakewood. On Friday evening November 30, Lakewood’s downtown business district will be bustling with charm during a festive holiday kickoff and tree-lighting ceremony that is destined to become an annual tradition. A half-mile mile stretch of Detroit – from Marlowe to Arthur (Lakewood Hospital and Lakewood Library, respectively) -- will be closed to traffic and transformed into a holiday spectacular where residents will join their friends and neighbors for entertainment on multiple stages, holiday activities, refreshments and good cheer. “Light Up Lakewood has all the ingredients to be a magical night for the entire community,” said Mary Anne Crampton, executive director of Main Street Lakewood. “Both young and old can take part in old-fashioned fun and family-centered activities as we usher in the holiday season together in style.” The two-hour event starts at 6 p.m. and will include a sparkling tree lighting ceremony, a visit from Santa Claus and many other festive elements that will make the evening a night to remember. “We’re thrilled to be a part of this rejuvenation of a tradition from years past that is guaranteed to create cherished memories and new friendships,” said Jack Gustin, president of Lakewood Hospital, a Shining Star sponsor of the event. “We’re equally pleased that the trees on our hospital campus will ‘light up’ the city.” Light Up Lakewood is a joint venture between Main Street Lakewood and LakewoodAlive. In addition to Lakewood Hospital, sponsors for this event include LakewoodAlive, Hinckley Lighting, Rockport Square, The Coral Company and the City of Lakewood. For more information about the event, check out www.lightuplakewood.com.
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Volume 3, Issue 22, Posted 10:34 AM, 10.23.2007