Time again for the Nighttime Magic Holiday Light Contest!

The holidays are swiftly approaching – some people already have their Christmas trees up – so, bust out the lights, blow up the Santas and dust off the candy canes: It’s time again for the 34th Annual Nighttime Magic Holiday Light Contest!

A participant from the 2020 contest.

The contest drew about 30 participants last year, with the winners (First, Second and Third places) taking home goodies such as certificates to local businesses like Sybaris, Southpaws, Bodie Bakery, The Natty Dresser, Urban Ag Supply and The Pix Theatre.

Helping coordinate the event to make the season bright is the Albany Visitors Association, along with premier sponsors Burcham’s Metals, broker Robyn van Rossmann from Town & Country Realty, and Hospitality Vision.

Residents are encouraged to enter the contest for the best use of lights in decorating the exterior of their homes for everyone to enjoy and vote for their favorite. The winners will gain bragging rights for the year and receive some great prizes, including a variety of gift certificates from local stores.

Judging this year will again be open to the community. Pictures of entries will be posted on the AVA Facebook page and addresses will be included for people to drive by. A holiday light drive will be posted on the Albany Explorer App and community members can vote for their favorites via Facebook or by emailing the Albany Visitors Association. Public voting will open on Friday, December 10 and continue through Sunday, December 19, 2021. Winners will be announced by Tuesday, December 21.

Here are the details for anyone wishing to take part:

1. Entries must be within the city limits of Albany.

2. To enter, email a picture of the completed light display to info@albanyvisitors.com, by 5 p.m. Monday, December 6.

3. Entries must include: Participant’s name; full street address; title of the display; email address; and phone number.

4.  Lights need to remain on from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. December 6 through January 1, or longer if you like!

That’s all it will take to be a part of Albany’s Nighttime Magic this year!

People wishing to drive the route to look at the participating locations can pick up a list of participants at the Albany Visitors Association beginning December 10, or download the Albany Explorer App.

Thank you to all the homeowners who participate in this program. Without your efforts this wonderful community tradition would not be possible.

So, make a plan, break out the lights and have a big and bright holiday season!

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