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

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. Aisle of Lights is held annually on the second Sunday in December. Area businesses and organizations often free host activities for all ages.

Aisle of Lights is only possible with community participation, when residents and businesses light luminarias along their sidewalks in the eveningCoralville’s annual Aisle of Lights luminaria display began in 1980. 

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Light luminarias on Sunday from 5:00 to 9:00 pm (see "Events" below for related activities).

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 throughout December.


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

GreenState Credit Union
Aisle of Lights is sponsored by GreenState Credit Union.

Sand donated by Hawkeye Ready Mix.
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How to Participate
  1. Get free sacks and sand beginning Monday, December 5:
    • Pick up sacks at Coralville City Hall (1512 7th St.) or the Coralville Recreation Center (1506 8th St.)
    • Pick up sand at the Aquatic Center parking lot (1513 7th St.), adjacent to City Hall, in the west side of the lot; bring a container to transport sand.
  2. Buy votive candles.
  3. Place sacks, weighted with sand and a candle, along your sidewalks (roughly every third sidewalk square). Tip: Fold the top edge of the sack down for extra sturdiness. 
  4. Light your candles by 5:00 pm on Sunday. Please clean up your luminarias by 9:00 am on Monday.
Available beginning December 5, 2022
Include Your Neighbors
Would you like to invite your neighbors to light luminarias? Download and print our handy neighborhood invitation