Join us for a festive night of lights as Luminaria light up the Village of Mariemont! Gather in the Old Town Center for the lighting of our Christmas tree, carriage rides, a visit from Santa and more!
LUMINARIA KITS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!!!
If you missed the pre-order deadline but still would like to buy a kit to help light the village on Luminaria night, MPPG is selling kits December 4th and December 10th at the Boy Scouts Tree Sale! Kits are $15, please stop by and purchase one!!
Each year in early December, the Village of Mariemont kicks off the holiday season with its Annual Tree Lighting and Luminaria Night in the Old Town Square. This annual event is planned by the Mariemont Preschool Parents Group (MPPG) and has become a cherished tradition in the village.
The evening is filled with wonderful activities including the tree lighting, caroling, horse drawn carriage rides, Bell Tower Carillon concert, and a visit from Santa! In addition to the evening’s festivities, the streets of the village are lined with beautiful candlelit luminaria lanterns.
The Annual Tree Lighting & Luminaria event is MPPG’s only fundraiser. Group members volunteer to coordinate the event and raise money via sales of luminaria kits to village residents, event sponsorship from area businesses, and donations on the day of the event.
Proceeds from Luminaria are used to fund projects throughout the community. Most recently, profits have funded playground equipment and fencing at Dogwood Park and playground equipment at Anne Buntin Becker Park. The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori school also received a donation for the construction of a community-shared natural playscape at their campus in Madison Place.
In addition to giving back to the community, 10% of Luminaria profits are donated to a charitable cause or organization voted on by MPPG members. MPPG's 2015 Luminaria donation recipient was the Cincinnati Public Library-Mariemont Branch. New sensory equipment, sound equipment, and a family program were added.
The Mariemont Preschool Parents Group is extremely proud and honored to be a part of this wonderful village tradition and always look forward to it each holiday season!