It’s Time to Light up the MRV!

Every holiday season, the Mad River Valley comes to life with a spectacle of illumination that is quintessential Vermont. While it has been a long-standing tradition, it has added meaning this year. As we enter an uncertain winter season the citizens of the Mad River Valley are coming together to create beacons of hope for locals and visitors alike.

The Mad River Valley’s Festival of Lights is an effort to encourage businesses and homeowners to decorate their properties for the holidays. Each year there is a contest to honor the best displays in the community. Display creators are asked to register below so that a Holiday Display Map can be created. This will enable holiday revelers to enjoy a socially distant driving event and to vote for winners in various categories. The Chamber of Commerce was recently awarded a $10,000 grant to support local businesses and a big chunk of that went directly to member restaurants and retail stores with the purchase of gift certificates. These will be used as prizes for the best displays and to encourage spectator participation.  Keep on the lookout for information about the driving tour and on-line voting on the MRV’s social media channels.

Those creating displays are asked to register your display noting your name, physical address and whether the display is at a residence or a business. Thanks to everyone for working to light up the MRV this year!