36th Annual Nighttime Magic Holiday Light Contest

VOTE NOW through Sunday, December 17 for your favorite display! Here’s how.

Get the PDF version of the map with this year’s participating houses,

Download our app, Albany Explorer, where you will find an interactive version,

Link directly to the Google map, or

Pick up a paper copy from our office. NOTE: The office will be closed after December 11 during our move. Copies will be in the 24 hour visitor information display to the right of our front door.

After you visit the homes, visit our Facebook or Instagram, find the post with the numbered photos of each home, and comment with the number of your favorite display.

You can also email info@albanyvisitors with your top choice. Put “Nighttime Magic” in the subject and the address of your choice in the body.

Many thanks to our sponsors, Burcham’s Metals.

What the contest is all about

Albany residents are encouraged to enter the 36th Annual Nighttime Magic Holiday Light 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 Instagram, and addresses will be included for people to drive by. A holiday light drive (with map) will be posted on the Albany Explorer App and community members can vote for their favorites via Facebook, Instagram or by emailing info@albanyvisitors.com.

It just takes four things to participate:

1. Your display must be within the city limits of Albany.

2. Email a picture of your completed light display to info@albanyvisitors.com by 5 p.m. Monday, December 4.

3. Include in your email entry:

  • Your name
  • Your full street address
  • Title of your display
  • Your email address
  • Your phone number

4.  Keep your light display on from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. December 4 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! So, break out the lights and help us all have a big and bright holiday season! Questions – Email info@albanyvisitors.com or call 541-928-0911.

Public voting will open on Friday, December 8, and continue through Sunday, December 17, 2023. Winners will be announced by Tuesday, December 19.

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 8, 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.

9 Comments on “36th Annual Nighttime Magic Holiday Light Contest

  1. Voting for number 9 it’s amazing it looked wonderful when I was driving down Waverly

  2. How are you suppose to find the holiday houses, if you are not that familiar with Albany???? Your map needs to have street names on it or something!!!!!
    Truly disappointed to not be seeing them this year.
    We also went to the visitors center to ask about where we could go, but all you had was a map with no names on it and you were closed. I know tis the season and all but really.
    We also downloaded your map on your very unfriendly app and again to our disappointment the same thing no street names.
    Totally dissatisfied in Albany.

    • We were out of the office for the holidays and we are moving our office right now. We’ll get back on track next year for sure!

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