CandlesLRFriday, December 20, 2019 - 5:30-7 p.m.
Throughout Ariel-Foundation Park

The community is invited to come together at Ariel-Foundation Park on Friday, Dec. 20, from 5:30-7 p.m. for "Candles & Carols," a free holiday event featuring a walk-through luminary display and local choral groups singing and leading Christmas carols. This year’s event is dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Ann Schnormeier.

Guests should plant to park at the Urton Clock House lot off of Pittsburgh Avenue with overflow parking at the Schnormeier Event Center. The Heritage Singers and Apple Valley Singers will present seasonal music and lead guests in caroling inside the Community Foundation Pavilion. A luminary display will be featured along the sidewalks and in the Tree of Life Labyrinth. Restrooms and refreshments will be available at the Urton Clock House.

Event sponsors include Ted Schnormeier, Kim and Pam Rose, Knox County Kayakers, Psi Iota Xi, Coleman Family Gallery and Gallery Suite, Lanning’s Foods, Tim Hortons and Williams Flower Shop.


Park Info



 Ariel-Foundation Park, located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, is a 250-acre civic park that offers a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors of all ages.

Visiting Hours

Ariel-Foundation Park is officially open April 1 through November 15. Some areas of the park are accessible to pedestrians year-round. Daily hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. There are no admissions or parking fees. The Rastin Observation Tower, park museum, picnic pavillions, trails and other park features are free and open to the public. The Rastin Observation Tower is open during winter months, as long as weather allows.

Contact Us

Foundation Park Conservancy
P.O. Box 644, Mount Vernon, OH 43050
[email protected]

Mount Vernon City Parks Department
307 Wooster Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050
[email protected]

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