Fireworks show in December? Lakewood celebrates Fourth of July late

The Fourth of July came in December this year for Lakewood residents as the city capped off its tree-lighting ceremony with a fireworks display Friday night that could be heard for miles.

The unexpected show was the result of the city having planned and paid for a pyrotechnic show for July 3, one that was ultimately postponed.

According to the newsletter posted on the Lakewood city website the fireworks were deployed to three different parts of the city to allow as many residents as possible to see them from their own homes.

The show accompanied the lighting of a 24-foot tall Christmas tree that’s on display at the Lakewood Civic Center.

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Jason Ruiz covers City Hall and politics for the Long Beach Post.