Candle lanterns for Christmas Eve
The Festival of Lights celebrates its 20th year in 2018 illuminating Lake of the Woods Cemetery in the soft glow of candlelight in memory of loved ones who have passed on..
The Christmas Eve program gets underway at 1 p.m. Dec. 4 with Rev. Cathy Giroux leading the service followed by the Sideways Singers performing Christmas carols and hymns. After the service, the lighting of the ice candles begins and volunteers are always welcome to come out and lend a hand.
Candle lanterns can be purchased by contacting the cemetery office at 467-2067. The cost is $8 for pick-up or $10 for cemetery staff to place it on a specific gravesite.