See how 30,000 white paper sacks, each filled with sand and a votive candle lit at dusk on December 12, create a magical scene on a winter evening.
Residents and businesses can light luminarias along their own sidewalks at 5:00 pm on Sunday, December 12 for Coralville's 30th annual Aisle of Lights, when miles of luminarias are available for viewing by foot or car. Local businesses donate the sacks and sand for the luminarias, which are distributed to area residents by neighborhood block captains, to light the way for a festive evening. Sacks are placed approximately every third sidewalk section. Individuals are responsible for purchasing votive candles for the sacks and for cleaning up by 9:00 am on Monday. For block captain information, contact Herb Staub at 319.351.3848.
The City of Coralville provides free wheelchair-accessible shuttle service open to the general public to tour the luminarias on December 12; tours last approximately 45 minutes. Buses board at 6:00 pm at City Hall and the GEICO / McGregor’s parking lot off Highway 6. A second tour will depart at approximately 6:45 pm from City Hall only.
In addition to Sunday’s luminaria display, the weekend includes many events throughout Coralville on December 11 and 12, including live music and performances, children’s activities, and exhibits.