The 2021 Nighttime Magic Holiday Light Contest WINNERS!

“Christmas Spirit on Waverly”, 1924 Waverly Dr. SE

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to this year’s winners and a giant THANK YOU to all our participants! The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are Christmas Spirit on Waverly, 1924 Waverly Dr. SE; The Tree of Lights, 4203 Winners Circle Ave SE; and Light up the Night, 1327 NW North Albany Rd.

For all to enjoy, this brief VIDEO of the participating homes will show at the Pix Theatre before feature films through December. All participants will receive a gift card to The Pix!

Nighttime Magic winners are entitled to bragging rights for the entire year and all participants will receive a gift card to one of our wonderful local businesses ranging from $45 to $150. Participating businesses include El Palenque Mexican Restaurant, Natural Sprinkles Co., Novak’s Restaurant, PizzAmoré, The Pix Theatre, Southpaw’s Perfect Pizza, and Urban Ag Supply.

A special Thank You to our sponsors for helping to light up Albany: Burcham’s Metals Inc., Broker Robyn vanRossmann of Town & Country Realty, and Hospitality Vision!

Houses throughout Albany will continue to be decked out in holiday themes through January 1st.

Get a map or list of homes below.

  1. Download the Albany Explorer App for the addresses and a map  Apple iOs: Download the free app at the Apple Store for iPhone or iPad Android OSDownload the free app at Google Play for Android.
  1. Download and print the map 2021 NTM Map or list 2021 NTM List
  2. Get a printed map at the Albany Visitors Association, 110 3rd Ave SE Open M-F 9-5 and avialable in our 24hour information kiosk by the front door.

HOW PEOPLE ENTERED the 2021 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, 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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