Light a Luminary

Every light that shines honors a Ronald McDonald House family.

Light a Luminary: December 20, 2020

Our community has been lighting luminaries in honor of Ronald McDonald House families since 1987.  This holiday tradition has helped to provide a “home-away-from-home” for over 24,000 families.  Luminary kits containing 6 bags, 6 candles, and sand are assembled by volunteers and sold by retail stores and volunteer Street Captains.  The luminaries are lit on December 20, with each light shining to honor an RMH family.

*Please note that your neighborhood is welcome to light your luminaries on any date you choose.  Please contact Sarah at or 336-970-5659 if you prefer a different date to be listed on the materials you share with neighbors. 

Get involved

  • Be a Street Captain: Sign-Up Here!
    • Take luminary orders from your neighbors, pick up kits, and distribute them.  A letter to send your neighbors, order forms, and tracking sheet are provided in your Street Captain Packet.
  • Already a Street Captain? 2020 Street Captain Packet
  • Decorate your holiday services and gatherings!  Check out information on Bulk Orders.

For more information: Sarah Thompson | 336.970.5659 |

Purchase Luminaries

Bulk Pickup Days

  • Purchase luminaries curbside at our Luminary Location during Bulk Pickup Days!
    • December 3rd, 4th, 5th and December 10th, 11th, and 12th; 9:00 a.m. to noon
    • 1425 Plaza Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 (off of Healy drive, near Greek Market)
  • Directions: 1425 Plaza Drive
  • There is no need to pre-order.  Just show up, turn in your money, and we will load the luminaries into your car!

Luminary Retail Locations

  • Ace Hardware – Cloverdale
  • Buie’s Market
  • Canteen Market & Bistro
  • Dewey’s – Thruway and Reynolda Manor
  • Dioli’s
  • etc. Consignment Shoppe
  • Gazebo
  • Lowes Foods – Clemmons, Kernersville, Kinderton, Peters Creek, Reynolda Manor, Robinhood, and Lewisville
  • Mast General Store
  • McCall’s
  • Schiffman’s
  • Southern Home & Kitchen
  • Village Tavern – Greensboro, Hanes Mall, and Reynolda Village

Important Dates

  • December 20: Light a Luminary. Join your neighbors in lighting your candles to support RMH families!
  • December 21 and 22: Rain dates.


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