Avondale’s Annual Luminaria Event

luminariaHey – Don’t miss the annual Luminaria Event held every year in Avondale and Ortega. White paper bags filled with sand and little candles line the streets and sidewalks. The scene evokes Christmas and gets everyone in the Holiday spirit. Many local churches will sell the luminaria kits (very inexpensive) and they will also have them for sale at the Riverside Arts Market.

Luminaria – December 19 and 20, 2009

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Riverside Avondale’s beloved Luminaria celebration. To celebrate, we’re expanding the event into a full weekend of community spirit, holiday fanfare and neighborhood fun!

Events for Saturday, December 19th include a Holiday market and entertainment at the Riverside Arts Market, a guided bike tour of the historic district, and a raft of holiday discounts at our local restaurants and businesses.

Sunday, December 20th, will feature a self-guided walking tour of historic churches, a Historic Trolley tour of the Luminaria lights, the ever-popular Luminaria Bike Ride, a live nativity scene and numerous musical performances at area churches, and—of course!—the traditional lighting of the Luminaria lanterns at sundown.

Thanks for reading — please join me for my next adventure in the Avondale, Ortega and Riverside neighborhoods.

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