Photo courtesy of Mark Krancer

Volunteers needed for Luminaria in Memorial Park, December 15, 2019

Experience the Glow of Luminaria at Memorial Park

Volunteers needed to set the scene December 15

Luminaria Night in Memorial Park will kick off with a merry band of volunteers who will set up luminaria around the park on Sunday, Dec. 15, 1-3 p.m. Immediately following distribution and lighting of the luminaria, the Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Department will bring a fire truck (3-5 p.m.). Beginning at 4 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus will invite children to share their holiday wish lists while a trackless train offers rides to youngsters, who will also enjoy cotton candy, and parents will enjoy holiday music provided by West Riverside Elementary Chorus and violin ensemble. Activities end at 6 p.m. to allow park visitors to enjoy Riverside Avondale Preservation’s 35th Annual Luminaria Night throughout the historic district.

To help set up luminaria, please meet at Memorial Park beginning at 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15.

Schedule of Events:

1 PM – 3 PM:
  • Luminaria Set Up (volunteers needed, kids welcome to help, too)
3 PM – 5 PM:
  • JFRD Fire Engine
  • Holiday Music (featuring West Riverside Elementary School Chorus and violin ensemble)
4 PM – 6 PM:
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus (photo opportunities will be available)
  • Train Rides (ride the trackless train around Memorial Park)

After the activities, walk around the historic district and enjoy Riverside Avondale Preservation’s 35th Annual Luminaria.