Morris Township Sparkles with Festive Spirit: Join the 2023 Holiday Lights Contest!


Unleash Your Holiday Creativity from December 13-17 for a Chance to Win Local Recognition and Prizes!

Morris Township invites residents to showcase their holiday spirit in the 2023 Holiday Lights Contest, running from December 13th to 17th. This free-to-enter contest encourages locals to decorate their homes in festive lights and designs, with winners to be honored with special rewards and public recognition.

Morris Township is set to transform into a winter wonderland as the annual Holiday Lights Contest returns, inviting residents to light up their homes in the most creative and festive ways possible. The contest, scheduled for December 13-17, 2023, is an opportunity for community members to display their holiday spirit and compete for exciting prizes.

Eligibility and Rules:

Participants in the contest must adhere to specific guidelines to ensure fair competition. Key rules include:

  • Personal Touch: Only self-installed decorations are eligible, emphasizing the personal effort and creativity of participants.
  • Visibility: Judges will only consider decorations that are visible from the roadway, ensuring a spectacular view for passers-by.
  • Display Times: Contestants must keep their lights on from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM during the contest period for judging purposes.
  • Limit on Winners: To keep the competition fresh, winners are limited to claiming the top spot for a maximum of three consecutive years.

Categories and Judging:

The contest features three distinct categories to cater to different decorating styles:

  1. Your Inner Clark Griswold: For the most dazzling and elaborate light displays.
  2. Animation Celebration: Highlighting dynamic, animated light arrangements.
  3. Traditional: Emphasizing classic and elegant holiday decoration styles.

A panel of judges will evaluate the entries based on creativity, lighting, and overall aesthetic appeal.

Prizes and Recognition:

Winners, who will be notified by phone by December 20th, stand to receive an array of prizes:

  • An 18” x 24” yard sign celebrating their victory.
  • A gift card from a local Morris Township business.
  • Special recognition on the Township’s website and Facebook page.

This contest not only brings festive cheer to the community but also supports local businesses and fosters a sense of togetherness.

As the holiday season approaches, Morris Township residents are gearing up to transform their homes into luminous expressions of the holiday spirit. The Holiday Lights Contest is more than just a competition; it's a celebration of community, creativity, and the joyous spirit of the season. Happy holidays and happy decorating to all!

Residents can enter the contest here!

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