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Holiday Happenings in Lakewood

Holiday Art Workshops

Lakewood Cultural Center | Washington Heights Arts Center

Welcome the holiday season with a variety of workshops available to help you create unique holiday gifts.

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Arts and Pottery Sale

Not in the mood to make something yourself? Come to the annual Washington Heights Art and Pottery Sale, where you can find a great gift of locally-made pottery, jewelry, art and more.

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, December 8
Washington Heights Arts Center

Arts and Pottery Sale

Lakewood Lights

Lakewood Lights featuring the Mayor's Tree Lighting
Lakewood Heritage Center


5:30-8:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday, November 30 & December 1


The official mayor's tree lighting ceremony is Friday only and begins at 5:45 p.m.

  • FREE museum tours
  • FREE tractor pulled hay-wagon rides
  • FREE photos with Santa
  • FREE vintage holiday ornament making in the Country School
  • Unique gift shopping in the 20th Century Emporium
Lakewood Lights 2013

Timothy P. & the Rocky Mountain Stocking Stuffers

Lakewood Cultural Center


7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 30
Saturday, Dec. 1

2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1
Sunday, Dec. 2


Delighting audiences at the Lakewood Cultural Center for the 15th holiday season, Timothy P. Irvin and his 10-piece string band bring resounding cheer and humor to the stage. Bluegrass, country and folk renditions of favorite holiday songs make this concert a beloved annual tradition, Lakewood style! Tickets start at $20

Timothy P & The Rocky Mountain Stocking Stuffers

The Nutcracker

Ballet Ariel
Lakewood Cultural Center


11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Thursday, Nov. 29


7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Thursday, Nov. 29


An imaginative and beautiful version of this enchanting holiday tale of a young girl who dreams of a courageous Nutcracker Prince, a villainous Mouse King and a magical journey to an extraordinary kingdom, performed by professional and pre-professional dancers. Tickets are $30, and child, student and senior discount options are available for this event.


Winter Solstice Celebration

Bear Creek Lake Park

6-8 p.m., Friday, December 21


Celebrate the first day of winter with us! We will go on a short night hike and then gather around the campfire for a marshmallow roast and celebration of the winter solstice that will include the traditional burning of the yule log. Please bring a mug to enjoy a hot beverage! No dogs please. Registration is $5.

BCLP Winter Solstice