Organizers of Light Up Lakewood
, the annual holiday event that takes place on Dec. 1 in downtown Lakewood, have announced that this year's event just became a lot more enticing. It will now include a beer garden. Located at the intersection of Mars and Detroit Avenues, the Roundstone Beer Garden will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. during the event.
Additionally, Light Up Lakewood 2018 will feature the introduction of the Holiday Market at Lakewood Masonic Temple. Replacing Vendor Village, the Holiday Market will showcase goods from a wide array of local artists and entrepreneurs.
Also new this year is the addition of the Light Up Lakewood Holiday Train, a restored classic trackless train that will run along Detroit Ave. between Belle and St. Charles; tickets to ride it will cost just a buck.
“We are excited to blend the long-held traditions of Light Up Lakewood with these new guest offerings,” says Ian Andrews, Executive Director of LakewoodAlive, in a press release. “The addition of the Roundstone Beer Garden, the Holiday Market and the Holiday Train enable us to expand the appeal of Light Up Lakewood while at the same time maintaining the festive, family-friendly nature of our signature community event. We are grateful to Roundstone Insurance and the Lakewood Masonic Temple for helping to make the Roundstone Beer Garden and the Holiday Market possible.”
As usual, the free event will also feature a holiday parade, a lighting ceremony, winter fireworks, live music, ice carvings, hot chocolate, food trucks, children’s games and more.