Luminarias light the night in New Rochester on Christmas Eve

File. A volunteers puts out Luminarias in New Rochester.

NEW ROCHESTER — For the 42nd year, village residents and members of St. Paul Lutheran Church invite the public to visit their community on Saturday, Christmas Eve, to enjoy their 500 Luminarias.

The Luminarias is a Spanish/Mexican Christmas tradition of lighting the way for the Christ child. The Luminarias will be set out along the two roads coming into the community, as well as in front of St. Paul Lutheran Church. As in past years, the Luminarias will be set out by over 20 volunteers from the town of New Rochester and St. Paul’s Church starting around 1 p.m., with the candles burning until after midnight.

New Rochester is located about 5 miles east of Bowling Green off U.S. 6. On the North side, see the Luminarias glowing from Route 6 while looking north at Ohio 199.