featured graphic for Lakewood virtual tree lighting during COVID-19

Mayor Rogers invites residents to safely watch Lakewood’s holiday festivities

In his weekly video on behalf of the Lakewood City Council, Mayor Todd Rogers discusses how the city has modified its traditional Tree Lighting event. To be COVID-safe, there will be no in-person gathering for the Tree Lighting this year (that event normally draws over 5,000 people into a crowded setting).

Instead, residents can safely watch on Lakewood CityTV from home while the tree is lit at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4. The ceremony will include carolers from Mayfair High School and an on-camera visit and message for Lakewood children from Santa Claus.

Then, at 7:30 p.m. (approximately 30 minutes after the tree is lit), residents can step out on to their front lawns to see the skies of Lakewood lit up by a triple fireworks show launched from various locations throughout the city.

Details are in the Mayor’s video and in the story below.

Lakewood Update 11-20-20 with Mayor Todd Rogers from CityTVLakewoodCA on Vimeo.

Join us for the Virtual Tree Lighting…with fireworks!

Lakewood residents are invited to a two-part, fun-filled, COVID-safe evening to kick off the holiday season on Friday, Dec. 4 starting at 6:30 p.m.

FIRST…Lakewood’s 24-foot-tall tree will be lit on Friday, Dec. 4 during a live broadcast of the annual tree lighting ceremony.

You can join in at 6:30 p.m. by tuning in to City TV channel 31 (Spectrum and Frontier), channel 99 (AT&T) or www.lakewoodcity.org/CityTV.

SECOND…At 7:30 p.m. (or about 30 minutes after the virtual tree lighting event ends), step outside your house to see a breathtaking fireworks show light up the sky over Lakewood!

The City of Lakewood is sponsoring this special “Holiday Aerial Fireworks Show” with funding that was not used for the July 3 fireworks show that was planned and paid for, and then had to be postponed.

Three coordinated aerial fireworks shows are set to be displayed in different parts of the city at the same time so that as many Lakewood residents as possible can watch from their front yard or nearby.

More details on the Tree Lighting event

This article was released by the City of Lakewood.


  1. It was so nice we really enjoyed the fireworks show. Thank You City of Lakewood!!

  2. How much did that cost?

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