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Lighting Up Lakewood
Sep 16th @ 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Lakewood Cemetery Lantern Lighting Celebration, now in its third year, is a public memorial event that offers guests a unique way to remember their loved ones. The celebratory event features live music, food trucks, and activities, and culminates with a special nondenominational ceremony at sunset, in which candlelit lanterns are released on Lakewood’s lake while the names of loved ones are read aloud.
Come early for the activities, which will include
- Self-guided tours of the cemetery (via brochures and mobile app); Lakewood’s Memorial Chapel and Garden Mausoleum, open from 3 to 5 PM
- Historic streetcar rides to and from Lake Harriet provided by the Minnesota Streetcar Museum ($2 round trip)
- Lantern decorating from 5-7 p.m. (decorating supplies provided; however, a $5 donation is suggested for each lantern, and please register online at LakewoodCemetery.org to insure adequate supplies)
- Lantern release ceremony at sunset (roughly 7 to 8 PM).
The event has grown significantly over the past two years, and we are eager to welcome the public back to Lakewood for another wonderful evening this September 16th.