Luminary Stroll: Needham’s First Luminary Night

Written by Alecia White Scharback 

How pretty would your neighborhood be like this?
Nothing says “welcome” more than a burning lamp or candle.  I remember our chilly November wedding day–we had taken special care to have lit luminaries line the path up the hill to our reception venue.  Those golden, flickering lights were romantic, yes, but they also warmly welcomed our friends and neighbors to celebrate with us. 

Homes all over Needham will be lighting luminaries along their walkways and sidewalks to connect home-to-home and neighbor-to-neighbor, on Sunday, November 4th.  Your family and you can enjoy a beautiful, candlelit stroll through our wonderful community, as well as join the festivities in Needham Center, which will be abuzz between 4-6 p.m.  There will be open businesses, restaurants, and entertainment along the illuminated streets.  A “labrynth of lights” will also adorn Greens Field.  
Other neighboring towns have been enjoying their own luminary nights for several years, but this will be Needham’s first ever Luminary Stroll.  Here’s how to be part of the magic:
1.  Order your luminary kit(s):
2.  Light your luminaries after 5 PM on November 4th
3.  Visit Needham Center between 4-6 PM
4.  Enjoy a stroll through hundreds of glimmering neighborhoods 

Proceeds from the purchase of luminaries will benefit the Community Center of Needham group, a wonderful organization committed to bringing a much-needed, top-notch community center to our town.  Visit for more info and to purchase your luminaries.  
See you soon, Neighbors!

 About the Author

Alecia White Scharback is currently a stay-at-home mom in Needham.  She lives with her husband and two small children.  Fairly new to town, she enjoys discovering all the varied things Needham has to offer young families.  A Midwesterner at heart, and after spending nearly six years in NYC, Alecia is a reluctant (yet burgeoning!) Red Sox fan. 

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