King’s Highway Luminaria to shed light on domestic abuse

Luminaries shine along King's Highway in 2017. Submitted image.

Each Christmas Eve, King’s Highway in East Harriet glows with paper lanterns to shed a light on domestic abuse. 

The King’s Highway Luminaria will celebrate its 21st year this Dec. 24, with lights expected to start at 6 p.m., according to longtime organizer Mickey O’Kane. 

The Luminaria raises money for the Domestic Abuse Project, a Minneapolis nonprofit that for years was located in Stevens Square before moving to Northeast in 2018. Neighbors have raised more than $26,000 for the Domestic Abuse Project since 2003, O’Kane said. 

The Luminaria runs from 42nd Street to 47th Street, with sand-and-candle-filled bags lining the parkway, creating a pleasant glow for the holiday night.