Rose Garden
Neighborhood Association

RGNA Neighborhood Luminaria Display

  • December 10, 2011
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Residences throughout the West End

RGNA members and their neighbors are invited to "light up the night" with luminaria along the City sidewalks for a glowing holiday display of the neighborhood for all to enjoy. Walk along and meet your neighbors, perhaps stopping by a friendly porch to sip a hot toddy or mulled cider along the way while taking in the crisp night air. Hope you’ll join in lighting up our West End for a memorable evening display!

Luminaria How-Tos:

(1) White lunch bags - 6"x 4"x 12 ¼ " size works best. If you can't find these, use the next smaller size.

(2) Fill with 1 inch of play sand available at hardware stores (Ace, Albrights, Lowes, Home Depot); approx. $3 per 40lb. bag

(3) Space bags 5 feet apart  - placed along the inner edge of the City sidewalk in front of your home.

(4) 10-hour votive candles - provide a nice, long show for all the effort:

  • available at A-1 Restaurant Supply at 16th St. and Sumner Avenue in Allentown;
  • cost is $2.59 (1 dozen); $15.42(6 dozen); $49.08 (24 dozen = 1 case)
  • note: tea lights, depending on quality, were found to average only a 2 to 4 - hour burn; (LED tea or votive lights were found not to provide ample light.)

(5) Allow time (1/2 hr. - 1 hr.) to set-up your luminaria so they can be burning by 5 p.m.!

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