Aisle of Lights

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Contact Us

Aisle of Lights
c/o City of Coralville
1512 7th St.
Coralville, IA 52241

Ph: 319.248.1700

Save the Date
Sunday, December 10, 2017
5:00-9:00 pm

Aisle of Lights

See how thousands of white paper sacks, each filled with sand and a votive candle, create a magical scene on a winter evening! Miles of luminarias are available for viewing by foot or car.

Area businesses and organizations host a merry day of activities for all ages, and then participating residents and businesses light luminarias to burn in the evening. Coralville’s annual Aisle of Lights luminaria display began in 1980. 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Light luminarias on Sunday from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Other activities take place throughout the day and evening (see "Events" below).

Where to See Luminarias

1.  Residents and businesses throughout Coralville are invited to light luminarias on their sidewalks.
2. The City and community volunteers will light luminarias on:
  • 5th Street (1st Avenue to S.T. Morrison Park)
  • 12th Avenue (Highway 6 to Oakdale Boulevard)
  • Holiday Road (1st Avenue to 12th Avenue)

Where to See Holiday Lights & Displays

See a map of the community's favorite light displays at


Aisle of Lights is held snow or shine, and will not be rescheduled if the weather doesn't cooperate. In the event of wind, sleet, or rain, light luminarias as you are able.

Presenting Sponsor

University of Iowa Community Credit Union
Aisle of Lights 2017 is sponsored by the University of Iowa Community Credit Union.

Sand donated by Hawkeye Ready Mix.
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How to Participate
  1. Get free sacks and sand beginning Monday, December 4:
    • Pick up sacks at Hawkeye Ready Mix (309 1st Ave.), the Coralville Recreation Center (1506 8th St.), and Coralville City Hall (1512 7th St.)
    • Pick up sand at Hawkeye Ready Mix (309 1st Ave.).
  2. Buy votive candles.
  3. Fold the top edge of the sack down for extra sturdiness. Place sacks, weighted with sand and a candle, along your sidewalks.
  4. Light your candles by 5:00 pm on Sunday. Please clean up your luminarias by 9:00 am on Monday.
Include Your Neighbors
Would you like to invite your neighbors to light luminarias? Download and print our handy neighborhood invitation