Our first Luminaria in Avondale

Luminaria is a highly celebrated holiday tradition in Jacksonville. RAP began this New Mexico tradition of illuminating paper bags (farolitos) along the streets of Avondale in the 1980s. The event has evolved into a celebration involving yard carolers, hay rides, candy pelting from parade floats (not a fan) and a one-of-a-kind neighborhood light display. To help celebrate the event’s 29th year, TBFCS and a few friends got festive (probably over drinks) and created our own Luminaria Home Crawl.


More Pictures from the 1st annual Luminaria Home Crawl (thanks to Aliera for loaning a few shots)

Four Stop Recap:

  1. The Barsins- Kendall and Scott started the night off with whiskey shots from banana pudding cups and scrumptious appetizers on Challen Avenue.
  2. The Mulls- Leave it to this cute couple to come up with a creative specialty drink! What else would it be but…. MULLed wine! We loved our second stop at Aerien and Patrick’s on Plaza Place!
  3. Our third stop was the living nativity at Riverside Avenue Christian Church. No specialty drinks but the baby goats were pretty awesome.
  4. The Boys from Cherry Street- Jules and I were the last stop on the crawl. Bubbly, a fire pit and oversized marshmallows for s’mores were waiting to finish the night.

All in all, the census was that it won’t be the last Luminaria Home Crawl. We’re thankful to have a neighborhood full of friends and homes filled with spirits.