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December 15, 2013
Luminarias are lit at 5:00 PM on Sunday evening.
Meagan McCollum, Johnson County Historical Society
Free and open to the public
Aisle of Lights 2013
Sunday, December 15
Coralville's 33rd annual Aisle of Lights weekend includes free events throughout Coralville on Sunday, December 15, 2013, and miles luminarias beginning at 5:00 pm. Aisle of Lights 2013 is made possible in part by a donation from the Iowa City Area Association of Realtors.
See how 30,000 white paper sacks, each filled with sand and a votive candle, can create a magical scene on a winter evening!
How to Participate
Pick up sacks and sand
(both donated by local businesses) from your neighborhood block captain. To find your block captain or volunteer to be one, please contact area coordinator Herb Staub at 319.351.3848. You can still participate even if you don't have a block captain!
Buy votive candles
for the sacks. Lenoch and Cilek Ace Hardware has them as supplies last, and donates a portion of the sale back to help fund next year's activities.
Place sacks weighted with sand on your sidewalk
for viewing by 5:00 pm on Sunday, December 15.
Please clean up luminaries by 9:00 am on Monday.
To Tour Aisle of Lights by Bus: Sunday, December 15, 2013
The City operates one free, wheelchair-accessible bus departing from City Hall approximately every 45 minutes beginning at 5:15 pm. The last tour departs at approximately 8:15 pm. Each round is limited to 40 people on a first come, first served basis. Open to the public.
Aisle of Lights Events*
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Iowa River Landing: Johnson County Historical Society Museum and Hawkeye Model Railroad Club, 860 Quarry Rd.
“History of the Candy Cane,” cookie decorating; museums open for free; holiday tree crafts and luminary decorations for kids
Iowa River Landing: Scratch Cupcakery
927 E. 2nd Ave.
Open with special holiday flavors
Iowa River Landing: Backpocket Brewing
903 Quarry Rd.
Brewery tours. Bring something for “Toys for Tots” and get one free beer
Iowa River Landing: Homewood Suites
921 E. 2nd Ave.
Mrs. Claus reading stories by the fire; cookies and cocoa; tours
Iowa River Landing: KCJJ Radio
845 Quarry Rd.
Open house, live broadcast
Iowa River Landing: Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
300 E. 9th St.
Cookie decorating, crafts, cider, and cocoa
Iowa River Landing: Massage Heights
919 E. 2nd Ave.
Open house; first 50 people through the door get entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card
Iowa River Landing: Von Maur
115 Iowa River Landing Pl.
Free photos with Santa
Iowa River Landing: Waterstreet Coffee Bar
925 E. 2nd Ave.
Coffee and cocoa specials
Coralville United Methodist Church
13th Ave. and 8th St.
Dine in or carry out soup and dessert support. Supports church missions trips.
Luminaries on Ice
Coral Ridge Mall Ice Arena
Hawkeye Skating Club holiday performance, followed by luminaria skating.
Iowa River Landing: E. 9th St. and Quarry Road
Kick off the start of luminaries with a tree lighting in the IRL!
The Big White House
1246 12th Ave.
Open house in a renovated 1910 farm house hosted by Genesis Church, hot drinks, cookies, and live music.
Light luminaries on your sidewalks and tour the twinklng lights.
The Santa House
1489 Valley View Dr.
Yard Santas, life-size Nativity, model trains, animations, and appearances by Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Mr. Elf.
1512 7th St.
Free refreshments, entertainment, and children's activities sponsored by the University of Iowa Community Credit Union. Bring a camera and take photos with Santa in an antique sleigh. Live music presented by the Community of Christ.
*all events subject to change.
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