symbolizing hope and drawing the community together

Our Town Belfast luminaries project lights the way into the new year

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BELFAST — Join Our Town Belfast in placing luminaries throughout Belfast symbolizing hope and drawing the community together as Belfast lights the way into the New Year.

“It has been a challenging year for us to bring the community together,” said Our Town Belfast Executive Director Zach Schmesser, in a news release. “We’ve had to get creative in ways to do that. The Luminaries Project is a way to safely look ahead to the future while bringing the community together.”

The Luminaries Project was envisioned by Board Member and Satori Belfast co-owner Jocelyn Tracy.

“Growing up in the Midcoast I always loved the tradition of lighting up the sidewalks and paths with luminaries in the dark of winter,” said Tracy. “2020 is the perfect year to revitalize this tradition and maybe introduce it to a new generation.”


Kits are for sale for $10 and include everything you need to make 10 luminaries. The kit includes bags, sand, and candles. Kits can be purchased at the Belfast Co-op or ordered online (

Kits ordered online will be delivered to those who live in Belfast.

Kits will also be on sale at the United Farmer’s Market, 18 Spring Street, on Saturday, December 12 and 19, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Then on New Year’s Eve simply place the constructed kit on a flat surface outside at dusk.

“We encourage you to take a walk or drive around town to enjoy other luminaries,” said Our Town.

For more information about the Luminaries Project or to purchase your kit:


OUR TOWN BELFAST is a community-driven and nationally-accredited Main Street organization whose mission is to grow and sustain our historic downtown while celebrating our unique cultural heritage.

We believe in supporting local businesses, honoring our heritage through historic preservation, and in bringing together the community in order to make downtown Belfast a better place to live, work and play.

Our Town Belfast envisions a vibrant future in which our waterfront, commercial district, treasured historic buildings, and outdoor public spaces are alive with activity.

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Thu, 12/31/2020 (All day)

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