Light up Crystal Lake with Us

Christmas Eve Luminary Event
December 24 at Dusk

Welcome. We invite you to participate and continue to keep the tradition alive to light up the streets around Crystal Lake, Illinois with luminaries.

Gather Materials:

brown paper bags

10-hour votive candles

kitty litter or sand


boxes to assemble & hold them

wagon or sled to put them on the street

Helpful Hints:

It is not necessary but you can fold or cuff the top of the paper bag. Place kitty litter or sand at the bottom of the bag to anchor the candle.

We suggest that each person create 50-100 luminaries to light up their street. If you are able, please place extra luminaries on unlit streets, such as down the middle of Broadway for Santa’s runway, Lake Ave., or CCAPOA beaches.

Use 10-hour votive or tealight candles.

Set of 72 candles

Set of 144 candles

Place luminaries out about 10 large paces apart on Christmas Eve.

If you have time, pull the wicks to stand up - it helps with lighting them. Please help light any unlit luminaries that you see around dusk.

It is important that we pick up luminaries on Christmas Day.


materials for luminaries

Connect with us on the Facebook Luminary page
if you have any questions, send us an email.

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