1. You’re always welcome at Lakewood.
Families and visitors are welcome at Lakewood every day of the year, including holidays. During the winter, our gates are open from 8 AM to 5 PM each day.
When you’re here, please take care while driving or walking on our roads, which can be slippery. We also appreciate visitors yielding to cemetery trucks and vehicles, as we work year-round serving families.
2. Our Mausoleums are open year-round.
Lakewood’s Garden and Community Memorial Mausoleums provide a year-round space to remember. No matter the weather, these serene, contemplative spaces allow for quiet reflection. Both mausoleums are open every day of the week from 10 AM to 4:30 PM.
3. Lakewood offers community events in the winter.
For those looking for good conversation and community with others this winter, Lakewood offers events and opportunities to connect during the colder months. Winter is a great time to take part in a Death Café or join a Lakewood Book Club discussion. This February at book club, we’ll discuss “The Beginner’s Goodbye,” by popular author, Anne Tyler. Visit our events page to learn more and RSVP.
4. Enjoy Lakewood’s winter beauty on Facebook and Instagram.
If you’d like to see Lakewood decked out in its winter glory, but can’t visit in person, check out our stunning gallery of winter photos on Facebook and Instagram. Liking and following us on social media is also a great way to stay up to date on events and to read our fascinating history posts. If these photos inspire you, consider entering our Focus on the Seasons calendar photo contest which opens Thursday, February 16. Watch for full details next month in our newsletter.
5. It’s not too long until tulip season!
We appreciate all the seasons at Lakewood, but understand winter is not everyone’s favorite. Just remember spring will be here before you know it! Lakewood starts preparing for spring during the winter – growing seedlings in our greenhouse so that our flowers are in full bloom when we plant them in May. Tulip bulbs for our spectacular tulip display are planted in the fall, then surrounded by a thick layer of straw. When the snow melts away and the straw is no longer frozen to the ground, there’s a small window of time before the tulips begin to emerge. This busy time of preparations puts us one step closer to Lakewood’s spring outburst of color!
We hope you’ll take some time this winter to visit Lakewood, join us for an event, stay connected with us on social media, or mark your calendar for a visit this spring to see the tulips in early May!