Festival of Lights Theme Announced

(Waitsfield): The Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce and Sugarbush Resort announce the Sixth Annual Festival of Lights- a holiday lights decorating contest. The theme for 2011-2012 Lighting Festival is “Vermont Holiday Spirit!”.  Homeowner, shopkeepers, civic, religious,scout and fraternal organizations are urged to decorate a building, tree, or accessory structure along the “official route”.  Feel free to ‘adopt’ a tree or building to decorate if you are not on the official route. Participants are urged to use low wattage and LED lights, and use timers to minimize power usage whenever possible. The route includes:

  • Rt 100 from Moretown/Duxbury town line south to Warren/Granville town line
  • Rt 100B Moretown to Middlesex town line
  • Waitsfield’s Bridge Street, East Warren Rd (including Roxbury Gap-Roxbury/Warren town line) thru Warren Village
  • From Mad River Glen, east along Route 17 to Route 100
  • German Flats Road
  • Sugarbush Access Road to Lincoln Peak, including Sugarbush Village

Judging will take place on Saturday, December 10 with winners to be announced on Tuesday evening December 13 at the Festival of Lights celebration at Timbers Restaurant at Sugarbush Resort beginning at 5:30pm. Thousands of dollars in prizes will be awarded in categories, including:

  • Best Decoration of a Home
  • Best Decoration of a Business or Public Bldg
  • Best Decoration of a Tree over 10’
  • Best Decoration of a Tree under 10’
  • Best Decoration of Window/Sign or Accessory Structure (shed, gazebo etc)

Criteria for judging winners includes: Reflective of Theme,Clever & Creative; Visual Impact (the WOW! Factor).  Contact the chamber at 496-3409 to register your intention to participate this year.