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Lantern Lighting Celebration at Lakewood Cemetery
September 15, 2018 @ 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Lakewood Cemetery invites the public to its fourth annual Lantern Lighting Celebration. This family-friendly event offers an opportunity for people to celebrate the lives of deceased loved ones by decorating a floating lantern in their memory. At dusk, in a beautiful ceremony, attendees gather to release their candlelit lanterns onto Lakewood’s eight-acre lake, while the names of loved ones are read aloud.
Since its inception in 2015, the event has grown through strong community support — from 400 people in its first year to more than 1,500 in 2017. Visit Facebook to watch a short video from last year’s event to see what it means to people to participate in this event.
Throughout the event, guests can enjoy live music, food and refreshments from food vendors, the beauty of Lakewood’s scenic grounds, and take self-guided tours of the cemetery via Lakewood’s mobile app.
Tickets are available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3459518. Cost is $5 and covers the use of one lantern and the art supplies to decorate it.