Candlelight Vigil

Remember Those Lost To Homelessness

The COTS annual candlelight vigil will take place in front of Burlington City Hall on December 21 , the same day as the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, and also National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day. The candlelight vigil is held on this day to honor those who have died while homeless.

This is a somber event, but also an uplifting one as we hear inspiring music from Edmunds Elementary Chorus, and reflect on the hope we have for those still experiencing homelessness.

We hope that you’ll join us this year to remember those that were lost in the past year and to honor those still experiencing homelessness in our community. The event takes place outside of city hall so participants are encouraged to dress warmly. Candles will be provided, along with hot chocolate. If you are unable to join us in person, we invite you instead to light a candle on this night and remember those who have faced the crisis of homelessness.

2023 Candlelight Vigil

December 21, 2023


In honoring these individuals, we remember the hardship they encountered and strengthen our determination to influence change within our broken system. We also lift up the voices and stories of those still experiencing homelessness. 

Join Us

Would you like to join us as a reader at the Vigil? COTS will provide a short paragraph for you to read that tells the story of someone still experiencing homelessness in our community. Click the button below to contact Rebekah Mott and let her know you are interested.

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