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Lighting of the Candelarias

December 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – January 5, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Salinas City Center
Lighting of the Candelarias @ Salinas City Center

Our YWCA-MC December event “Lighting of the Candelarias”, public displays of lighted candelarias (the traditional paper bags weighted by sand and lit by LED lights) created by our clients, children and adults who have survived domestic violence. We honor them for finding a path out of the darkness to a new life filled with light. YWCA-MC will set up the candelarias in a designated space at various venues and also provide tables and staff to collect donations for our Domestic Violence Services. Planned locations are Salinas City Center during First Friday (5:00 – 9:00 pm) and King City Christmas Parade at the Town Square (6:00 – 8:00 pm) December 6.  Please check our December Event page for more YWCA-MC December events.

YWCA-MC Mission:

The YWCA Monterey County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.


YWCA Monterey County is a leader in ensuring a safe, healthy, and dignified community, empowering women to live to their fullest potential. Sustained by its values and commitment to diversity, equity, and justice, YWCAMC provides education, advocacy, and services that prevent and address all forms of violence against vulnerable members of our community.