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Old 11-29-2010, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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I would very much like to put luminarias on our roof this year, but can't seem to figure out where to buy them. I know the Boy Scouts and other organizations sell paper bag luminarias closer to Christmas. However, I'm looking for the electric strings of lights with the plastic bags so that I can put them on the roof and leave them.

Does anyone have a source for luminarias around here that I'm just not finding? Thanks!
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe
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You're asking for trouble putting luminarias on your roof. Here in Santa Fe luminarias are the bonfires. I think you're talking about the farolitos. I always put real farollitos on my roof and on the walkway up to my front door. It's a little work, but it's beautiful. I can't go with the electric things. I'm old school. I have a container that I keep my sand in from year to year.

I would think you could get the electric ones pretty much anyplace. WalMart, KMart, Lowes, Home Depot...
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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Loborick - yeah, I knew I was asking for trouble calling them luminarias not farolitos here in SF! But I'm from Albuquerque... where we're less traditional. Thanks for the tips on Walmart, Home Depot, etc. Maybe I just looked too early because no one had them. I'll check again next week!
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:56 AM
 
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Good luck!
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Old 11-30-2010, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Tempe and Ruidoso
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You can order them at Target.com. I don't think they carry them in their stores. The church across the street from our house has a few hundred of the electric ones on their roof and it looks great.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:25 AM
 
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Hobby Lobby had them last year, so they most likely do this year.
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:35 AM
 
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we purchased electric farolitos at the Chili shop in SFe...just E of Pasquals on Water St. Right inside the door. Think they were about $30 a string...but can't remember for sure. They have 4 legged plastic stand with white electric Xmas light and a plastic bag that fits over the top. Need a way to attach....like screw to a long board or else they will blow over. T
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I think of a luminaria as the white paper bags we line our streets with on Christmas Eve. If this is what OP is talking about, we use kitty litter in the bags and votive candles which have been kept in the freezer, so they burn longer. The 12 hour votives last all night.
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Old 02-09-2023, 02:55 PM
 
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Our company manufactures plastic luminarias and are the only ones manufactured in the USA.

They come with a 10-year warranty (the only company putting a warranty on luminarias). I'm using the same luminarias for 18 continuous years and they have at least another 18 years left in them!

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We have an info page specifically discussing putting them on rooftops and walls. We have helped all kinds of businesses and homeowners with advice.

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Old 02-17-2023, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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we purchased electric farolitos at the Chili shop in SFe...just E of Pasquals on Water St. Right inside the door. Think they were about $30 a string...but can't remember for sure. They have 4 legged plastic stand with white electric Xmas light and a plastic bag that fits over the top. Need a way to attach....like screw to a long board or else they will blow over. T
I purchased similar electric luminarias years ago at Walgreens which sells them closer to the holidays. Mine are from RC Company and currently are about $40 for a 10 luminaria strand per their website. My only issue is that the two piece plastic stand, bulb guard, and plastic bag or sleeve are difficult and time consuming to assemble and I think would be especially difficult to assemble to place on a roof. However the replaceable sleeves are nice. Last year I put out a strand at Halloween on my front porch wall with Halloween sleeves and then just replaced the sleeve/bags with regular Christmas bags a few weeks later. I would prefer a one piece luminaria, especially if placed on a roof, but my electric luminarias are in good condition so doubt I will upgrade.

Just realized this post was more than 10 years old but always a topic of interest in New Mexico!

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