By Terri Spilman
Bundle up and gather your family and friends – even the four-legged ones – for a candlelight winter stroll at the Luminary Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 14 at Central Park West Trails on the grounds of The Monon Center.
The park and trails will be glowing with the lights of more than 2,000 luminaries. Carolers from the Village Dance Studio in Zionsville as well as from other local community groups will add some musical holiday cheer.
This is the second year for the event which had nearly 3,000 attendees the first year.
“My neighborhood used to have a luminary night when I was a kid, and I looked forward to it all year. It was so beautiful to look down the street and see all of the luminaries lit around the bend. So I figured, why not have it in a park,” said event organizer Traci Broman.
“The Luminary Walk is only one mile long so it is a perfect event for any family to attend,” Broman said. “Families are also welcome to bring their dogs (as long as they are on leashes). The route is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. Dress for the weather as it is likely to be cold, but will still be a beautiful sight to see.”
Cookies, and hot chocolate or coffee will be available free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registering for the Luminary Walk is helpful so that participants can receive notification on the chance the event may be cancelled due to inclement weather, but it’s not required.
The path will begin at Central Park West Trails near the entrances off of College Avenue and 111th Street.
For more information on the Luminary Walk or to register visit www.carmelclayparks.com.