luminaries in Menlo Park

We checked in earlier this month with Jim Schott, who along with Debbie Hall and John Dumulac, organizes the display of luminaries on Hillview Dr., Hobart and Cotton streets (Hillview Manor) on Christmas Eve.

“We’re going electronic with flameless, flickering, battery-powered candles to make setup easier and quicker,” he emailed us. “They should last all night, and we’ll use them again for a few years.”

We think it’s a lovely tradition and suggest you drive by if you’re out and about on Christmas Eve.

Luminaries pictured in 2012 by Cotton St. resident George Fisher


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Luminarias light up Menlo Park streets thanks to Jim Schott and his neighbors

For the past two Christmas Eves, around 900 luminarias have lined three streets off of Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park — Cotton, Hobart and Hillview. And they’ll be making an appearance again this year. The luminarias are the work of Cotton Avenue resident Jim Schott, whose inspiration came from his brother who lives in Cranbrook, NJ, where half the […]

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