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The MLCC is an all-volunteer organization that informs, serves, and advocates for the residents and businesses of Mt. Lookout, Cincinnati. Founded in 1906, it is the oldest continually operated civic organization in the State of Ohio. 

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The Mount Lookout Community Council is responsible for maintaining the Square and working with City Hall. It hosts neighborhood events such as Fall Festival and the annual Luminaria Light Up Night. MLCC exists to help make Mount Lookout a wonderful place to live!

Your financial support and participation helps us maintain the community. AND Supporting Members can vote on Board Officers and the distribution of certain City grants.

Become a supporting member of the MLCC today

48th Annual Luminaria Event is Coming Soon, Sponsored by the Mt. Lookout Community Council

Organized by the MLCC and Mt. Lookout Business Association, Luminaria is an annual holiday tradition enjoyed by all in our community. On Light Up Night, residents and businesses throughout the community line our streets and sidewalks with inviting luminaries to light up the night and celebrate the season!

Luminaria is Your community council’s ONLY fundraiser!  The Mt. Lookout Community Council is a non-profit organization. Proceeds from Luminaria kit sales are directly reinvested into your neighborhood, including beautification and maintenance of Mt. Lookout Square, including landscaping, seasonal flower pots, and holiday lights, as well as the Mt. Lookout Fall Festival, Ault Park Fireworks and more. Additionally, the MLCC serves as your liaison between Mt. Lookout and City Hall, so having a strong community is key to making our voices heard.

How do I Buy a Luminaria Kit?

Luminaria kits are on sale NOW! Kits are $30 each, or two for $50. Each additional kit is $30.

Click Here to Purchase a Kit Online

There will be a limited supply of kits available for sale at Lookout Joe’s and Keepsake Photography beginning at 1:00pm on Sunday, November 12. Both shops are located in the square and will sell kits while supplies last. Exact change or check (made out to MLCC) is preferred. At the time of purchase, you will be asked to complete a short form so that we can keep track of all orders. Please allow yourself enough time to complete this form and return it back to Lookout Joe’s or Keepsake Photography staff at the time of your purchase. 

You may also purchase a kit in person on Saturday, November 11 between 9am and noon at Toolbank Cincinnati. Please pull up to the check-in table to purchase and collect your kit. 

Each kit includes:

  • 24 white paper bags
  • 24 votive candles
  • Sand
  • Luminaria Program Book

Download the order form below and send with payment to the MLCC. We do not recommend sending cash, and please use a security envelope.

Mt. Lookout Community Council

P.O. Box 8444

Cincinnati, OH 45208

Make checks payable to: MLCC

Luminaria Kit Form 2023.pdf

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Mt. Lookout Community Council

PO Box 8444

Cincinnati, OH 45208

Telephone: (513) 999-2200


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