Become a 2020 Luminary Night sponsor and help our community #UnitebyLight! Supports flameless luminaries for 25 older adults living in Simsbury.
Join Simsbury's Unite by Light on December 6 by purchasing a luminary kit here! Light up as a symbol of unity with your neighbors or in memory of a loved one. You may pick up your luminary kit on Oct. 24, Nov. 14, or Nov. 21 at Fitzgerald's Foods.
Join us for Unite by Light 2020, a fully inclusive luminary event that unites an entire community for a single night of connection and joy.
“So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.” – Baha’U’Llah
On December 6, 2020, Simsbury CT will be aglow by candlelight with the spirit of friendship, unity, and community! 2020 has been an extraordinarily challenging year for so many reasons and we invite local businesses, faith and other community organizations, schools, and residents of every age to #UnitebyLight by lighting luminary candles beginning at 5:00 p.m. And join us as we light one mile along Hopmeadow St. with more than 1,200 luminaries for the Simsbury Unity Mile!
Single luminaries are being provided free-of-charge to adults in Simsbury living communities and adults age 65+ living in their own home (up to 600 single luminaries) so that they, too, can join the community celebration and #UnitebyLight.
Individuals and families are invited to purchase 10-light luminary kits* for their residence for $20 and/or become a Family Sponsor with a $100 donation that provides 25 older adults with single luminaries so that they, too, can unite by light. (Scroll down to purchase or donate.)
Luminary kits are available for purchase at Fitzgerald's Foods on October 24, November 14 and November 21 from 10-4. Luminary kits can also be purchased online below with pick up at Fitzgerald's on one of the dates above.
* Each purchase of a 10-light luminary kit supports the donation of a single luminary to an older adult and funds our intergenerational programs that reduce loneliness & isolation in Simsbury and neighboring communities.
With help from our friends and neighbors, we will place at least 1000 luminaries along downtown Hopmeadow St. as a Mile of Unity on the night of December 6, 2020. Are you a business, faith or other community organization, or individual or family looking to make a difference? We invite you to support the Simsbury Unity Mile with a sponsorship.
There are three sponsorship levels available: Platinum ($1000), Gold ($500), and Silver ($250). Each sponsor will have a sign with its logo and sponsorship level placed along the Simsbury Unity Mile. Please download our Business Sponsor form below for more details and instructions on how to become a sponsor.
Our luminary kits are specially designed to offer youth and adults alike the opportunity be a part of this wonderful celebration of unity.
Folding paper boxes offer the opportunity to be decorated by the young -and the young at heart - before being placed inside the luminary bag.
The paper boxes can be filled with any solid substance to weight them - single rocks, sand, or any other item conveniently available around the home - before being placed inside the paper bags.
Just like snowflakes themselves, no two bags are exactly alike!
(We are handcrafting the luminary bags and yours may differ from the one shown.)
Safe, flameless, flickering LED tea lights rest on top of the paper boxes and complete the luminary.