2017 SEAWALL LUMINARIA
Terri Boyle & Linda Testa
Lighting candles along the seawalls on Christmas Eve is a popular Venetian Isles tradition. The lights reflecting on the water create tranquil, festive atmosphere that are a special part of VI residents’ holiday celebration.
We encourage all residents to participate again this year by placing luminaria along their seawalls and lighting them at 6pm on Christmas Eve (December 24th). We also invite you to enjoy the beauty of the luminary display by taking a stroll around the neighborhood with family & friends after the candles are lit.
Where can I get candles & luminary bags?
The Venetian Isles Hospitality Committee sells sets of 10 candles plus 10 bags for $12. The candle seller assigned to your street is listed below. Please try to purchase your candles as early as possible as the last few days before Christmas are busy for everyone and some sellers go out of town.
How many candles do I need?
For most homes, 10-20 candles should be sufficient to line your entire seawall and dock.
Grand Canal Boulevard
Residents living along Grand Canal are given an extra set of candles and bags to place along their Grand Canal Boulevard frontage as well as the bridges.
Mermaid Point & Carolina Avenue
Residents who live on Mermaid Point, along open water side of Carolina Avenue and on the Carolina Circle island have been lining their streets & driveways with luminaria instead of placing them on the seawalls. This allows the candles to be more visible and less likely to blow out. If you live on one of these streets, please ask your designated candle seller for details.
What if it is raining on Christmas Eve?
We will light the candles at 6pm on Christmas Day in the event of heavy rain on Christmas Eve.
What if I’m not home at 6pm on Christmas Eve?
We encourage all members of the Venetian Isles community to participate so that the continuity of the luminary display is not broken. If you aren’t going to be home at the time of the candle lighting, please ask a neighbor or your candle seller to light the candles along your seawall or street.
If you’d like to receive a text message reminder to light your candles, please opt in by texting VIHA to 77948
Volunteer for the Candle Committee
The Candle Committee is a great way to meet your neighbors in VI. If you are interested in joining us next year, please contact Linda (727-525-6120) or Terri Boyle (727-430-3456).
Happy holidays and enjoy the beautiful luminaria display!
Below is the list of candle sellers by street. If you’re unable to reach your designated candle seller, please call Linda Testa at 525-6120 or Terri Boyle at 430-3456.