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Holiday Parade of Lights


Lakewood's Holiday Parade

• Saturday, Dec 7, 2024 • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm • Lakewood City Hall •

Lakewood's Holiday Parade

Join us on Saturday, December 7th, 2024 for our annual Parade of Lights and Tree Lighting Ceremony!

Join us on Saturday, December 7th, 2024 for our annual Parade of Lights and Tree Lighting Ceremony! Each December, over 7,000 people of all ages line the streets of Lakewood to OOOH and AAAH over the passing holiday-themed floats. The Parade of Lights is a free event, and one of our favorite annual traditions. Keep an eye out for candy and prizes being handed out from the parade floats!

  • The Parade of Lights begins at 4:30 at Park Lodge Elementary School
  • The Tree Lighting Ceremony begins at 5:30 at Lakewood City Hall

Where to Watch

Beginning at 4:30 p.m., the Lakewood Parade of Lights starts at Park Lodge Elementary School, continues along Gravelly Lake Drive, to Main street, and ends at Lakewood City Hall. The parade ends with a tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m., followed by music and festivities to ring in the Holiday season!

Scene of the Parade of Lights in Lakewood.
Santa waves to onlookers at the Parade of Lights.

Participate in the Parade

Local businesses and groups can decorate floats to highlight their organizations, and celebrate the winter season! If you are interested in participating, visit the Vendor Application page.

Participants are competing for three awards in the categories of, Most Original, Most Spirited, and Best Over All Appearance. We love to see new participants in the parade each year, so don’t be afraid to sign up!


4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, Dec 7, 2024
Lakewood City Hall

6300 100th St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

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