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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. 

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 no longer available for preorder. 

There will be a limited supply of kits available for sale at Lookout Joe’s and Keepsake Photography beginning on Sunday, November 12. Both shops are located in the square and will sell kits while supplies last. Exact change 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 this Saturday, November 11 between 9am and noon at Toolbank Cincinnati (1682 E. Seymour Ave.). 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 with holiday greetings from local businesses and family activities


December 10th @ 6pm-8pm in Mt. Lookout square

Luminaria in Mt. Lookout is meant to celebrate the winter season and all those holidays that fall within it. We invite you to enjoy Light Up Night with your family and close friends, and explore the neighborhood.

Light Up Night Family Activities

Trolley Rides, Cookies and Cocoa

Join us from 6:00pm to 8:00pm for cookies, snacks and hot chocolate in the Square! All food will be available for self-serve. After you’ve had your fill, step onto an old-fashioned trolley and enjoy the holiday lights. Thank you to Rohde Funeral Home for allowing us to use their front lot. 

Thank you to our generous Refreshment Sponsors:

Lookout Joe's Coffee, Dial Residential, and Vinology Wine Cellar/Cincinnati Wine Academy. 

Spreading Holiday Music Cheer throughout Mt. Lookout

While you’re sipping cocoa around the bonfire in the square, enjoy some holiday music and visits with Santa. The music continues along the trolley ride with a stop at Kilgour Elementary for a performance by the Kilgour school choir.


Thank you to our 2023 Luminaria Sponsors:

Nailtique * The Redmoor *  Boogie Brand * Lookout Joe’s * Keepsake Photography Studio * Geo. H. Rohde & Son Funeral Home *   Zip’s Cafe * Lash Boutique * Coldwell Banker, Finn Team * Dial Residential * Vinology Wine Cellar * Huwel Insurance * Zobrist Design Group (ZDG) * Mt. Lookout Chiropractic & Injury Center * Attune Movement and Pilates* Cincinnati Wine Academy* Sago *BomDia Massage and Wellness *The Crystalary * Delwood Eat & Drink * VV The Italian Experience * Comey & Shephard, Karen Kelley & Samantha Reid *

 Want to be a 2023 Luminaria Sponsor? There's still time! Email

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Mt. Lookout Community Council

PO Box 8444

Cincinnati, OH 45208

Telephone: (513) 400 - 5185


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